Matthew 17:10

“And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the Scribes that Elias must first come?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And His disciples asked Him, "Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his disciples, questioning him, said, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?
- Basic English Bible

And [his] disciples demanded of him saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first have come?
- Darby Bible

And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes, that Elijah must first come?
- Webster's Bible

Why then, asked the disciples, "do the Scribes say that Elijah must first come?"
- Weymouth Bible

His disciples asked him, saying, "Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
- World English Bible

And his disciplis axiden hym, and seiden, What thanne seien the scribis, that it bihoueth that Elie come first?
- Wycliffe Bible

And his disciples questioned him, saying, `Why then do the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 17:10


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?


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 17:10


Mt 17:10 Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come? They knew that the scribes, in their capacity as interpreters of prophecy, were wont to say that Elijah must come before the Messiah could appear. They said this on the strength of Mal 3:1 4:5. If Peter, James and John were of those who asked this question, they were probably seeking to ascertain if the vision they had seen was the coming of Elijah and why he did not remain.

Discussion for Matthew 17

  • Lilian
    And the voice of our Abba Father "Behold this is my Beloved Son whom i will please Hear Ye him. Thank you Father for giving Jesus to us so that we all must have life in abundance. Thank you Jesus for the blood i will praise thee and worship you alone for you are worthy amen hallelujah
  • Irene123
    They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds ..............; Matt. 17:20. Attributed to
  • Lilian
    Faith comes from hearing the words of God and Faith is a gift from God. It is more important to meditate God's word day and night all the desires of thine heart will be added There's always a Healing in God's words it cleanses our body mind heart and soul for God's words are pure. Thanks to Jesus amen
  • Jacoba
    To increase your faith in God, study your Bible. Know who is talking, who they are talking to and in what period of time they were talking in. Change requires a mental change. God has provided the in His written word the things we need to do and think about. Galatians 5: 22 through 26. Strive for the faith once delivered. Jude 3.
  • Harold Perry
    My faith is so small please Lord help my faith. Keep me also from given in to my flesh that the mountains that keep me from You may be moved and cast into the ocean.
  • Bookreadingismything
    Yes Lord! One of my favorite verses, of which I was thinking about just the other day. God is SO GOOD : !

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