New International Version
Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things.
King James Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Darby Bible Translation
And he answering said to them, Elias indeed comes first and will restore all things.
World English Bible
Jesus answered them, "Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things,
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, 'Elijah doth indeed come first, and shall restore all things,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Elias - shall first come, and restore all things - Or will reform, αποκαταστησει; this word our Lord quotes from the Septuagint; who render the Hebrew והשוב לב אבות על בנים vehesheb leb aboth al banim, he will cause the heart of the fathers to turn to the children, by, ος αποκαταστησει καρδιαν πατρος προς υιον, who will convert, or restore, the heart of the father to the son. We are not therefore to understand the version of the Septuagint quoted by our Lord in any other sense than the Hebrew will allow. No fanciful restoration of all men, devils and damned spirits, is spoken of as either being done, or begun, by the ministry of John; but merely that he should preach a doctrine tending to universal reformation of manners, and should be greatly successful: see Matthew 3:1-7, and especially Luke 3:3-15, where we find that a general reformation had taken place,
1. among the common people;
2. among the tax-gatherers; and
3. among the soldiers.
And as John announced the coming Christ, who was to baptize with the Holy Ghost, i.e. to enlighten, change, and purify the heart, that the reform might be complete, both outward and inward, he may be said, in the strictest sense of the word, to have fulfilled the prophecy: and that he was the Elijah mentioned by Malachi, the words of Gabriel to the virgin Mary prove; Luke 1:17. And he (John) shall go before him (Christ) in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, etc.; and that his ministry was powerfully effectual for this purpose, we have already seen.
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The disciples asked him, "Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."
Then they gathered around him and asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?"
Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.
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