10 The disciples asked him, “Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?”

Read Matthew 17:10 Using Other Translations

And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
And the disciples asked him, "Then why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?"
Then his disciples asked him, “Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes? ”