New Defender's Study Bible Notes
11:14 this is Elias. John the Baptist came “in the spirit and power of Elias” (Luke 1:17). He was not Elijah (Elias), however, nor was he received as Elijah. In fact, after John’s martyrdom, Jesus renewed the promise of Malachi 4:5 that “Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things” (Matthew 17:11).