New Living Translation
Then his disciples asked him, "Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?"
King James Bible
And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
Darby Bible Translation
And his disciples demanded of him saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first have come?
World English Bible
His disciples asked him, saying, "Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
Young's Literal Translation
And his disciples questioned him, saying, 'Why then do the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:10 Why then say the scribes, that Elijah must come first - Before the Messiah? If no man is to know of his coming? Should we not rather tell every man, that he is come, and that we have seen him, witnessing to thee as the Messiah?
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 19, "Why could not we Cast it Out"? Etc. , and on Prayer.
1. Our Lord Jesus Christ reproved unbelief even in His own disciples, as we heard just now when the Gospel was being read. For when they had said, "Why could not we cast him out?" He answered, "Because of your unbelief."  If the Apostles were unbelievers, who is a believer? What must the lambs do, if the rams totter? Yet the mercy of the Lord did not disdain them in their unbelief; but reproved, nourished, perfected, crowned them. For they themselves, as mindful of their own weakness, said …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 21, "How Oft Shall My Brother Sin against Me," Etc.
A Desperate Case --How to Meet It
"Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the LORD arrives.
And if you are willing to accept what I say, he is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come.
"Well," they replied, "some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets."
Jesus replied, "Elijah is indeed coming first to get everything ready.
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