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Malachi 4:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Look, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome Day of the Lord comes.

Matthew 17:10-13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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

11 “Elijah is coming[a] and will restore everything,” He replied.[b] 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.”[c] 13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them about John the Baptist.


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

Mark 9:11-13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 Then they began to question Him, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

12 “Elijah does come first and restores everything,” He replied. “How then is it written about the Son of Man that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt? 13 But I tell you that Elijah really has come, and they did whatever they pleased to him, just as it is written about him.”

Luke 1:17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 And he will go before Him
in the spirit and power of Elijah,
to turn the hearts of fathers
to their children,
and the disobedient
to the understanding of the righteous,
to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.

John 1:21 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 “What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?”

“I am not,” he said.

“Are you the Prophet?”[a]

“No,” he answered.


  1. John 1:21 Probably the Prophet in Dt 18:15

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