As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them,(A) “Don’t tell anyone about the vision until the Son of Man is raised[a] from the dead.”

10 So the disciples questioned Him, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”(B)

11 “Elijah is coming[b] and will restore everything,” He replied.[c](C) 12 “But I tell you: Elijah has already come, and they didn’t recognize him. On the contrary, they did whatever they pleased to him. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.”[d](D) 13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them about John the Baptist.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 17:9 Other mss read Man has risen
  2. Matthew 17:11 Other mss add first
  3. Matthew 17:11 Other mss read Jesus said to them
  4. Matthew 17:12 Lit suffer by them

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