Matthew 17:12

But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I say vnto you, that Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but haue done vnto him whatsoeuer they listed: Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wished. So also the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but I say into you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but did unto him whatsoever they would. Even so shall the Son of man also suffer of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say to you that Elijah has come, and they had no knowledge of him, but did to him whatever they were pleased to do; the same will the Son of man undergo at their hands.
- Basic English Bible

But I say unto you that Elias has already come, and they have not known him, but have done unto him whatever they would. Thus also the Son of man is about to suffer from them.
- Darby Bible

But I say to you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but have done to him whatever they pleased: likewise will also the Son of man suffer by them.
- Webster's Bible

But I tell you that he has already come, and they did not recognize him, but dealt with him as they chose. And before long the Son of Man will be treated by them in a similar way."
- Weymouth Bible

but I tell you that Elijah has come already, and they didn't recognize him, but did to him whatever they wanted to. Even so the Son of Man will also suffer by them."
- World English Bible

And Y seie to you, that Elie is nowe comun, and thei knewen hym not, but thei diden in him what euer thingis thei wolden; and so mannus sone schal suffre of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I say to you -- Elijah did already come, and they did not know him, but did with him whatever they would, so also the Son of Man is about to suffer by them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 17:12


17:12 Elijah is come already - And yet when the Jews asked John, Art thou Elijah? He said, I am not, #John 1:21|. His meaning was, I am not Elijah the Tishbite, come again into the world. But he was the person of whom Malachi prophesied under that name.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 17:12


Mt 17:12 Elias is come already. John the Baptist, who came in the spirit and power of Elijah (Mr 1:2-8 Lu 1:17). Have done unto him whatsoever they listed. "List" and "lust" were originally one word, meaninf to "desire" or "wish". The account of his martyrdom is given in Mt 14:6-12 and Mr 6:21-29. The Son of man suffer by them. Henceforth he keeps the lesson of his suffering constantly before their minds. After all, his disciples were not prepared for it when the hour came.

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