Matthew 11:14

And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if ye wil receiue it, this is Elias which was for to come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And if you are willing to accept {it,} John himself is Elijah who was to come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if ye are willing to receive `it,' this is Elijah, that is to come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if you are able to see it, this is Elijah who was to come.
- Basic English Bible

And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, who is to come.
- Darby Bible

And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah who was to come.
- Webster's Bible

And (if you are willing to receive it) he is the Elijah who was to come.
- Weymouth Bible

If you are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, who is to come.
- World English Bible

he is Elie that is to come.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if ye are willing to receive [it], he is Elijah who was about to come;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 11:14


11:14 #Mal 4:5|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 11:14


Mt 11:14 This is Elijah, who was to come. Malachi predicted that Elijah would come to prepare the way for the Lord. Christ explains that this was fulfilled in John. He was not the literal, but a spiritual Elijah. See Mal 4:5.

Discussion for Matthew 11

  • BSP
    Verse 19: The results of a certain action or procedure will reveal whether it was a wise course.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 11:27 ---ALL THINGS---ARE DELIVERED UNTO ME OF MY FATHER AND --NO MAN-- KNOWETH THE SON BUT THE FATHER NEITHER KNOWETH ANY MAN THE FATHER SAVE THE SON AND HE TO WHOMSOEVER THE SON WILL REVEAL HIM ***1 TIMOTHY 2:5 FOR THERE IS ONE GOD AND --- ONE MEDIATOR --- BETWEEN GOD AND MAN --- THE MAN JESUS CHRIST
  • Insight777
    V11, John the Baptist was less than Jesus. John was shown how to cleanse sin, he had Holy Spirit but not all the powers of God. He was baptized, forgiven of sin. It is possible that he harbored negative thoughts towards people that refused baptism and true Gospel.Thoughts of frustration and weakness of his own power to help sinners is short of perfection. Jesus is perfect, his kingdom is perfect.
  • A disciple
    "Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he." Does this suggest that we can be the least in our Christianity? or rather, that the littlest one among those born from above...? For with these things the Lord rebukes those most blessed, but who repented not.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 11:20 THEN BEGAN HE TO UPBRAID THE CITIES WHEREIN MOST OF HIS MIGHTY WORKS WERE DONE BECAUSE THEY REPENTED NOT***TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN 2:12 --- TEACHING US --- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS --- PRESENT LIFE ---
  • A disciple
    The three Abrahamic Religions idea or slogan, is false! Abraham was called out from Ur of the Chaldees, to sever him from the heathen cult of Nimrod worship/Islam. Israel is for now not right with the Lord their God, denying and persecuting the Name of the only begotten Son of God; so God hides from them. Those who are Believers in Jesus Christ, are walking in the Spirit and the faith of Abraham.

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