The puzzle of the three disciples about the resurrection and about Elijah on their way down the mountain

Mat 17:9-13

9 And when they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus gave them orders, saying, Let no man have word of what you have seen, till the Son of man has come again from the dead.
10 And his disciples, questioning him, said, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?
11 And in answer he said, Elijah truly has to come and put all things right:
12 But I say to you that Elijah has come, and they had no knowledge of him, but did to him whatever they were pleased to do; the same will the Son of man undergo at their hands.
13 Then the disciples saw that he was talking to them of John the Baptist.

Mar 9:9-13

9 And while they were coming down from the mountain, he gave them orders not to give word to any man of the things they had seen, till the Son of man had come back from the dead.
10 And they kept the saying, questioning among themselves what the coming back from the dead might be.
11 And they put a question to him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah has to come first?
12 And he said to them, Truly, Elijah does come first, and puts all things in order; and how is it said in the Writings that the Son of man will go through much sorrow and be made as nothing?
13 But I say to you that Elijah has come, and they have done to him whatever they were pleased to do, even as the Writings say about him.

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