New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "Elijah is indeed coming first to get everything ready.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:11 Regulate all things - In order to the coming of Christ.
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
Then his disciples asked him, "Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?"
But I tell you, Elijah has already come, but he wasn't recognized, and they chose to abuse him. And in the same way they will also make the Son of Man suffer."
So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, "Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?"
For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.
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