His disciples asked him, saying, "Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
They asked him, saying, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
He said to them, "Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things. How is it written about the Son of Man, that he should suffer many things and be despised?
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."
You yourselves testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before him.'
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,
This is he of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'
Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said to him, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering into the Kingdom of God before you.
The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I'm coming, another steps down before me."
1 Thessalonians 4:15
For this we tell you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left to the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep.
Now after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place, where he was about to come.
and sent messengers before his face. They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to prepare for him.
All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn't listen to them.
2 Corinthians 9:5
I thought it necessary therefore to entreat the brothers that they would go before to you, and arrange ahead of time the generous gift that you promised before, that the same might be ready as a matter of generosity, and not of greediness.
Please let my lord pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir."
1 Samuel 9:27
As they were going down at the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, "Tell the servant pass on before us" (and he passed on), "but stand still first, that I may cause you to hear the word of God."
who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of Yahweh not be as sheep which have no shepherd."
But commission Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you shall see."
"Because the leaders took the lead in Israel, because the people offered themselves willingly, be blessed, Yahweh!
These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, how I used to go with the crowd, and led them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a holy day.
Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat, and to go ahead of him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
Those who went in front, and those who followed, cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
But these had gone ahead, and were waiting for us at Troas.
But we who went ahead to the ship set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for he had so arranged, intending himself to go by land.