So the disciples asked him, "Why, then, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
So they asked him, "Don't the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
He told them, "Elijah is indeed coming first and will restore all things. Why, then, is it written that the Son of Man must suffer a great deal and be treated shamefully?
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."
You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, "I am not the Messiah, but I have been sent ahead of him.'
And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, because you will go ahead of the Lord to prepare his way
This is the man about whom it is written, "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'
Which of the two did the father's will?" They answered, "The first one."
The sick man answered him, "Sir, I don't have anyone to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up. While I'm trying to get there, someone else steps down ahead of me."
1 Thessalonians 4:15
For we declare to you what the Lord has told us to say: We who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have died.
After this, the Lord appointed 70 other disciples and was about to send them ahead of him in pairs to every town and place that he intended to go.
So he sent messengers on ahead of him. On their way they went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him.
All who came before me are thieves and bandits, but the sheep didn't listen to them.
2 Corinthians 9:5
Therefore, I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to visit you ahead of me, to make arrangements in advance for this gift you promised, and to have it ready as something given generously and not forced.
So allow yourself to go ahead of your servant while I travel more slowly, letting the herds set their own pace with the children until I arrive to see my lord in Seir."
1 Samuel 9:27
As they were going down to the edge of the town, Samuel told Saul, "Tell your young man to go ahead of us and when he has gone ahead, stop for a while so I may declare God's word to you."
who will go in and out before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in so that the LORD'S community won't be like a flock without a shepherd."
Therefore charge Joshua to be doubly strong, because he will lead this people and cause them to inherit the land that you'll see.'
"When hair grows long in Israel, when the people give themselves willingly, bless the LORD!
These things I will recall as I pour out my troubles within me: I used to go with the crowd in a procession to the house of God, accompanied with shouts of joy and thanksgiving.
When he has driven out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.
Jesus immediately had the disciples get into a boat and cross to the other side ahead of him, while he sent the crowds away.
Those who went ahead and those who followed him were shouting, "Hosanna! How blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
These men went on ahead and were waiting for us in Troas.
We proceeded to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we intended to pick up Paul. He had arranged it this way, since he had planned to travel there on foot.