Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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."

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."

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 He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord, their God. 17 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." 18 Zacharias said to the angel, "How can I be sure of this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years."


Cross References

Matthew 11:14

If you are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, who is to come.

Malachi 4:5-6

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of Yahweh comes.

Luke 1:76

And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways,

John 3:28

You yourselves testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before him.'

Psalm 78:8

and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that didn't make their hearts loyal, whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Matthew 17:11-12

Jesus answered them, "Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things,

Mark 9:11-13

They asked him, saying, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

John 1:21-30

They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."

1 Samuel 7:5

Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray for you to Yahweh."

1 Kings 17:1

Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the foreigners of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As Yahweh, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word."

1 Kings 18:18

He answered, "I have not troubled Israel; but you, and your father's house, in that you have forsaken the commandments of Yahweh, and you have followed the Baals.

2 Kings 1:4-6

Now therefore thus says Yahweh, "You shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die."'" Elijah departed.

2 Kings 1:16

He said to him, "Thus says Yahweh, 'Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.'"

1 Chronicles 29:18

Yahweh, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of your people, and prepare their heart for you;

2 Chronicles 29:36

Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, because of that which God had prepared for the people: for the thing was done suddenly.

Psalm 10:17

Yahweh, you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear,

Psalm 111:10

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his work have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Isaiah 29:24

They also who err in spirit will come to understanding, and those who grumble will receive instruction."

Amos 4:12

"Therefore thus will I do to you, Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, Israel.

Matthew 3:4

Now John himself wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

Matthew 3:7-12

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 14:4

For John said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

Matthew 21:29-32

He answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind, and went.

Luke 1:16

He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord, their God.

Luke 3:7-14

He said therefore to the multitudes who went out to be baptized by him, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

John 1:13

who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 1:34

I have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God."

Acts 10:33

Therefore I sent to you at once, and it was good of you to come. Now therefore we are all here present in the sight of God to hear all things that have been commanded you by God."

Romans 9:23

and that he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy, which he prepared beforehand for glory,

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals,

Colossians 1:12

giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;

2 Timothy 2:21

If anyone therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and suitable for the master's use, prepared for every good work.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

2 Peter 3:11-14

Therefore since all these things will be destroyed like this, what kind of people ought you to be in holy living and godliness,

1 John 2:28

Now, little children, remain in him, that when he appears, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Revelation 20:4

I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as didn't worship the beast nor his image, and didn't receive the mark on their forehead and on their hand. They lived, and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

1 Kings 21:20

Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, my enemy?" He answered, "I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh.

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