Matthew 27:47

“Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, {began} saying, "This man is calling for Elijah."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And some of them stood there, when they heard it, said, This man calleth Elijah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And some of those who were near by, hearing it, said, This man is crying to Elijah.
- Basic English Bible

And some of those who stood there, when they heard [it], said, This [man] calls for Elias.
- Darby Bible

Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elijah.
- Webster's Bible

The man is calling for Elijah, said some of the bystanders.
- Weymouth Bible

Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, "This man is calling Elijah."
- World English Bible

And summen that stoden there, and herynge, seiden, This clepith Helye.
- Wycliffe Bible

And certain of those standing there having heard, said -- `Elijah he doth call;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:47


Mt 27:47 This [man] calleth for Elijah. The resemblance between the word "Eli" and the name Elijah is very close in the original. There is an allusion to the belief that Elijah would come before the Messiah.

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