And they said to him, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; and others say one of the prophets.” Bible other translations

“And they said to him.” The literal text is, “And they said to him, saying,” which is idiomatic and means “they said to him.”

“Elijah.” For information on why the people thought that Elijah would come, and why John the Baptist was called “Elijah,” see commentary on Matthew 17:10.

Commentary for: Mark 8:28