So the disciples questioned Him, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
Then they began to question Him, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
“Elijah does come first and restores everything,” He replied. “How then is it written about the Son of Man that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
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.
You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah, but I’ve been sent ahead of Him.’
And child, you will be called
a prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord
to prepare His ways,
This is the one it is written about:Look, I am sending My messenger
ahead of You;
he will prepare Your way before You.
“Which of the two did his father’s will?”“The first,” they said. Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you!
“Sir,” the sick man answered, “I don’t have a man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I’m coming, someone goes down ahead of me.”
1 Thessalonians 4:15
For we say this to you by a revelation from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly have no advantage over those who have fallen asleep.
After this, the Lord appointed 70 others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go.
He sent messengers ahead of Him, and on the way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make preparations for Him.
All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them.
2 Corinthians 9:5
Therefore I considered it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance the generous gift you promised, so that it will be ready as a gift and not as an extortion.
Let my lord go ahead of his servant. I will continue on slowly, at a pace suited to the livestock and the children, until I come to my lord at Seir.”
1 Samuel 9:27
As they were going down to the edge of the city, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the attendant to go on ahead of us, but you stay for a while, and I’ll reveal the word of God to you.” So the attendant went on.
who will go out before them and come back in before them, and who will bring them out and bring them in, so that the Lord’s community won’t be like sheep without a shepherd.”
But commission Joshua and encourage and strengthen him, for he will cross over ahead of the people and enable them to inherit this land that you will see.’
When the leaders lead in Israel,
when the people volunteer,
praise the Lord.
I remember this as I pour out my heart:
how I walked with many,
leading the festive procession to the house of God,
with joyful and thankful shouts.
When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.
Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.
Then those who went ahead and those who followed kept shouting:Hosanna!
He who comes in the name
of the Lord is the blessed One!
These men went on ahead and waited for us in Troas,
Then we went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, intending to take Paul on board there. For these were his instructions, since he himself was going by land.