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Mark 9:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they asked him, saying, [How is it] that the scribes say that Elijah must first come?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— They asked Him, saying, “[Why is it] that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they asked him saying, Why do the scribes say that Elias must first have come?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they began to question him, saying—The Scribes, say, that, Elijah, must needs come, first?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they were questioning him, saying, that the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they asked him, saying: Why then do the Pharisees and scribes say that Elias must come first?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they asked him, saying, Why say the Scribes that Elias must first come?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And they asked him, saying, How then say the Sophree that Elia must come before?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they asked him, and said: Why then do the Scribes say, that Elijah must first come?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they asked 1905
{1905} Prime
ἐπερωτάω
eperotao
{ep-er-o-tah'-o}
From G1909 and G2065; to ask for, that is, inquire, seek.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
him, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
saying, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
Why y3754
[3754] Standard
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
say 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
scribes 1122
{1122} Prime
γραμματεύς
grammateus
{gram-mat-yooce'}
From G1121; a writer, that is, (professionally) scribe or secretary.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
Elias 2243
{2243} Prime
Ἠλίας
Helias
{hay-lee'-as}
Of Hebrew origin [H0452]; Helias (that is, Elijah), an Israelite.
must 1163
{1163} Prime
δεῖ
dei
{die}
Third person singular active present of G1210; also δεόν [[deon]], {deh-on'}; which is neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding).
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
first 4412
{4412} Prime
πρῶτον
proton
{pro'-ton}
Neuter of G4413 as an adverb (with or without G3588); firstly (in time, place, order, or importance).
come? 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5629
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Mark 9:1-13.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 9:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 9:11

(3) And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

(3) The foolish opinion of the rabbis concerning Elias' coming is refuted here, which was that either Elias should rise again from the dead, or that his soul would enter into some other body.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Mark 9:4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Matthew 11:14 And if ye will receive [it], this is Elias, which was for to come.
Matthew 17:10-11 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? ... And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
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