Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

He will go before him with the spirit and the power of Elijah, to reconcile fathers to their children, and to bring the disobedient back to the wisdom of upright men, to make a people perfectly ready for the Lord."

New American Standard Bible

"It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

King James Version

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

He is the one who will go before the Lord with the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, and to prepare the people to be ready for the Lord."

A Conservative Version

And he will go ahead, in front of him, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of fathers toward children, and the disobedient in a mentality of the righteous, to make ready for Lord a people prepared.

American Standard Version

And he shall go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just; to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him .

Amplified

And he will [himself] go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient and incredulous and unpersuadable to the wisdom of the upright [which is the knowledge and holy love of the will of God] -- "in order to make ready for the Lord a people [perfectly] prepared [in spirit, adjusted and disposed and placed in the right moral state].

An Understandable Version

He will go on ahead of the Messiah [See verse 76], in the spirit and power of Elijah, to rekindle the affections of fathers for their children, and [to influence] disobedient people to live wisely like righteous people. And he will prepare the people to be ready for [the coming of] the Lord."

Anderson New Testament

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient, by the wisdom of the just, in order to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.

Bible in Basic English

And he will go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, turning the hearts of fathers to their children, and wrongdoers to the way of righteousness; to make ready a people whose hearts have been turned to the Lord.

Common New Testament

And he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

Daniel Mace New Testament

and he shall march before him, in the spirit and power of Elias, to reconcile parents and children together, and the unruly to the practice of justice, that the people may be duly dispos'd to receive the Lord.

Darby Translation

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn hearts of fathers to children, and disobedient ones to the thoughts of just men, to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.

Godbey New Testament

And he will go before Him in the spirit and Power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient unto the understanding of the righteous, to prepare a people made ready for the Lord.

John Wesley New Testament

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the rebellious to the prudence of the just, to make ready a prepared people for the Lord.

Julia Smith Translation

And he shall come before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the intelligence of the just; to prepare a people having been put in order for the Lord.

King James 2000

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he will go on before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to prepare for the Lord a people made ready."

Modern King James verseion

And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the unbelievers to the wisdom of the just men: to make the people ready for the Lord."

Moffatt New Testament

he will go in front of Him with the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, turning the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make a people ready and prepared for the Lord."

Montgomery New Testament

"He shall go before Him in the wisdom and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, and so to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him."

NET Bible

And he will go as forerunner before the Lord in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him."

New Heart English Bible

He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

The Emphasized Bible

And, he, shall go before him, in the spirit and power of Elijah, - To turn the hearts of fathers unto children, and the unyielding, into the prudence of the righteous, and to prepare, for the Lord, a people made ready.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he shall go forth before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to convert the hearts of fathers with their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to prepare a people ready for the Lord.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He shall go before him in the spirit and with the power of Elijah, 'to reconcile fathers to their children' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, and so make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him."

Webster

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament

and he will be His forerunner in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn fathers' hearts to the children, and cause the rebellious to walk in the wisdom of the upright, to make a people perfectly ready for the lord."

Williams New Testament

He will go before Him in the spirit and the power of Elijah to turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the upright, to make ready for the Lord a people perfectly prepared."

World English Bible

He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to prepare a people prepared for the Lord."

Worrell New Testament

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

Worsley New Testament

And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to prepare for the Lord a people well-disposed.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he shall go before Him, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn hearts of fathers unto children, and disobedient ones to the wisdom of righteous ones, to make ready for the Lord, a people prepared.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he

Usage: 0

shall go
προέρχομαι 
Proerchomai 
go before, go farther, go forward, outgo, pass on
Usage: 9

ἐνώπιον 
Enopion 
before, in the sight of, in the presence of, in sight, in presence, to, not tr
Usage: 78

him

Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

of Elias
Ἡλίας 
helias 
Usage: 24

to turn
ἐπιστρέφω 
Epistrepho 
Usage: 29

the hearts
καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

of the fathers
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

to
ἐπί 
Epi 
ἐν 
En 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 644
Usage: 2128

the children
τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

ἀπειθής 
Apeithes 
Usage: 6

the wisdom
φρόνησις 
Phronesis 
Usage: 2

of the just
δίκαιος 
Dikaios 
Usage: 57

to make ready
ἑτοιμάζω 
hetoimazo 
Usage: 27

a people
λαός 
Laos 
Usage: 137

κατασκευάζω 
Kataskeuazo 
Usage: 9

Context Readings

The Prediction Of John The Baptist's Birth

16 and he will turn many of Israel's descendants to the Lord their God. 17 He will go before him with the spirit and the power of Elijah, to reconcile fathers to their children, and to bring the disobedient back to the wisdom of upright men, to make a people perfectly ready for the Lord." 18 Zechariah said to the angel, "How am I to know that this is so? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in life."


Cross References

Matthew 11:14

and, if you are ready to accept the idea, he is himself Elijah who was to come.

Matthew 11:14-6

and, if you are ready to accept the idea, he is himself Elijah who was to come.

Luke 1:76

"And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, For you will go before the Lord to make his way ready,

John 3:28

You will bear me witness that I said, 'I am not the Christ; I have been sent in advance of him.'

John 3:28

You will bear me witness that I said, 'I am not the Christ; I have been sent in advance of him.'

Matthew 17:11-12

He answered, "Elijah does come and is to reform everything,

Mark 9:11-13

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11-30

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11-6

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Mark 9:11

And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?"

Matthew 3:4

John wore clothing made of hair cloth, and he had a leather belt around his waist, and he lived on dried locusts and wild honey.

Matthew 3:7-12

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the wrath that is coming?

Matthew 14:4

for John said to him, "It is not right for you to be living with her."

Matthew 21:29-32

And he answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go.

Luke 1:16

and he will turn many of Israel's descendants to the Lord their God.

Luke 3:7-14

So he would say to the crowds that came out there to be baptized by him, "You brood of snakes! Who warned you to fly from the wrath that is coming?

John 1:13

owing their birth not to nature nor to any human or physical impulse, but to God.

John 1:13

owing their birth not to nature nor to any human or physical impulse, but to God.

Acts 10:33

So I sent for you immediately, and you have very kindly come. Now we are all here in God's presence, to hear everything that the Lord has instructed you to say."

Romans 9:23

so as to show all the wealth of his glory in dealing with the objects of his mercy, whom he has prepared from the beginning to share his glory,

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Do you not know that wrongdoers will not have any share in God's kingdom? Do not let anyone mislead you. People who are immoral or idolaters or adulterers or sensual or given to unnatural vice

Colossians 1:12

and you will thank the Father who has entitled you to share the lot of God's people in the realm of light.

2 Timothy 2:21

So if a man will cleanse himself from these things, he will be put to great uses, consecrated and used by the master of the house himself, and ready for any good use.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are the chosen race, the royal priesthood, the consecrated nation, his own people, so that you may declare the virtues of him who has called you out of darkness into his wonderful light;

2 Peter 3:11-14

If all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what holy and pious lives you ought to lead,

1 John 2:28

Now, dear children, keep in union with him, so that if he appears, we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame when he comes.

Revelation 20:4

Then I saw thrones with beings seated on them, who were empowered to act as judges. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus and the message of God, who refused to worship the animal and its statue, and would not have its mark put on their foreheads or on their hands. They were restored to life and reigned with the Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 20:4

Then I saw thrones with beings seated on them, who were empowered to act as judges. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus and the message of God, who refused to worship the animal and its statue, and would not have its mark put on their foreheads or on their hands. They were restored to life and reigned with the Christ a thousand years.

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