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But I say to you that ‘Elijah’ has indeed come, and they did to him whatever they wanted, just as it is written about him.” Bible other translations

“just as it is written about him.” In the comparison between Elijah and John the Baptist, the things that were written about how Elijah was treated are brought forward to John the Baptist just like the name “Elijah” was brought forward to apply to John. Although “Elijah” (John the Baptist) in Malachi 4 is not foretold to be treated with contempt, since the prophet Elijah was treated with contempt in the Old Testament, we would expect John, who was called Elijah, to be treated with contempt in the New Testament. [For more on John the Baptist being called “Elijah,” see commentary on Matthew 17:10].


Commentary for: Mark 9:13

 
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