Mark 9:11
New International Version
And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"

New Living Translation
Then they asked him, "Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?"

English Standard Version
And they asked him, “Why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?”

Berean Study Bible
And they asked Jesus, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

Berean Literal Bible
And they were asking Him, saying, "The scribes say that it behooves Elijah to come first."

New American Standard Bible
They asked Him, saying, "Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

King James Bible
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

Christian Standard Bible
Then they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

Contemporary English Version
The disciples asked Jesus, "Don't the teachers of the Law of Moses say that Elijah must come before the Messiah does?"

Good News Translation
And they asked Jesus, "Why do the teachers of the Law say that Elijah has to come first?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they began to question Him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

International Standard Version
So they asked him, "Don't the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

NET Bible
Then they asked him, "Why do the experts in the law say that Elijah must come first?"

New Heart English Bible
They asked him, saying, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they asked him and they said, “Why do the Scribes say therefore that Elijah must come first?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they asked him, "Don't the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

New American Standard 1977
And they asked Him, saying, “Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they asked him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must first come?

King James 2000 Bible
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

American King James Version
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

American Standard Version
And they asked him, saying, How is it that the scribes say that Elijah must first come?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they asked him, saying: Why then do the Pharisees and scribes say that Elias must come first?

Darby Bible Translation
And they asked him saying, Why do the scribes say that Elias must first have come?

English Revised Version
And they asked him, saying, The scribes say that Elijah must first come.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

Weymouth New Testament
They also asked Him, "How is it that the Scribes say that Elijah must first come?"

World English Bible
They asked him, saying, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

Young's Literal Translation
And they were questioning him, saying, that the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first.
Study Bible
The Transfiguration
10So they kept this matter to themselves, discussing what it meant to rise from the dead. 11And they asked Jesus, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 12He replied, “Elijah does indeed come first, and he restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected?…
Cross References
Malachi 4:5
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the LORD.

Matthew 11:14
And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.

Mark 9:10
So they kept this matter to themselves, discussing what it meant to rise from the dead.

Treasury of Scripture

And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

Mark 9:4
And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

Malachi 3:1
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 4:5
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they asked
ἐπηρώτων (epērōtōn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1905: To interrogate, question, demand of. From epi and erotao; to ask for, i.e. Inquire, seek.

[Jesus],
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“{Why do} the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

scribes
γραμματεῖς (grammateis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1122: From gramma. A writer, i.e. scribe or secretary.

say
Λέγουσιν (Legousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

Elijah
Ἠλίαν (Ēlian)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2243: Elijah, the prophet. Of Hebrew origin; Helias, an Israelite.

must
δεῖ (dei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

come
ἐλθεῖν (elthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

first?”
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's Greek 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.
9:1-13 Here is a prediction of the near approach Christ's kingdom. A glimpse of that kingdom was given in the transfiguration of Christ. It is good to be away from the world, and alone with Christ: and how good to be with Christ glorified in heaven with all the saints! But when it is well with us, we are apt not to care for others, and in the fulness of our enjoyments, we forget the many wants of our brethren. God owns Jesus, and accepts him as his beloved Son, and is ready to accept us in him. Therefore we must own and accept him as our beloved Saviour, and must give up ourselves to be ruled by him. Christ does not leave the soul, when joys and comforts leave it. Jesus explained to the disciples the prophecy about Elias. This was very suitable to the ill usage of John Baptist.
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