1 This is what happened when Yahweh took Elijah up to heaven in the whirlwind: Elijah and Elisha set out from Gilgal,
Gen 5:24 Heb 11:5 1Kgs 19:11 1Kgs 19:16-21 Josh 4:19 Josh 5:9 1Kgs 18:12
2 and Elijah said to Elisha, 'You stay here, for Yahweh is only sending me to Bethel.' But Elisha replied, 'As Yahweh lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you!' and they went down to Bethel.
2Kgs 2:6 2Kgs 4:30 1Sam 1:26 2Kgs 2:4 1Kgs 12:29 1Kgs 12:33-2 1Sam 17:55
3 The brotherhood of prophets living at Bethel came out to meet Elisha and said, 'Do you know that Yahweh will carry your lord and master away today?' 'Yes, I know,' he said, 'be quiet.'
2Kgs 4:1 2Kgs 4:38 1Kgs 20:35 2Kgs 9:1 1Kgs 18:4 1Sam 10:10-12 1Sam 19:20
4 Elijah said, 'Elisha, you stay here, Yahweh is only sending me to Jericho.' But he replied, 'As Yahweh lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you!' and they went on to Jericho.
2Kgs 2:2 Josh 6:26 1Kgs 16:34 2Kgs 4:30 Acts 2:42 Acts 11:23 Luke 19:1
5 The brotherhood of prophets living at Jericho went up to Elisha and said, 'Do you know that Yahweh will carry your lord and master away today?' 'Yes, I know,' he said, 'be quiet.'
2Kgs 2:3 Acts 1:2 Acts 1:11 Acts 26:25 Eccl 3:7 Gen 48:19 Hab 2:20
6 Elijah said, 'Elisha, you stay here, Yahweh is only sending me to the Jordan.' But he replied, 'As Yahweh lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you!' And they went on together.
2Kgs 2:2 Josh 3:15
7 Fifty of the brotherhood of prophets followed them, halting some distance away as the two of them stood beside the Jordan.
1Kgs 18:4 1Kgs 18:13 2Kgs 2:17
8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water; and the water divided to left and right, and the two of them crossed over dry-shod.
1Kgs 19:19 2Kgs 2:14 Exod 14:21-22 1Kgs 19:13 Isa 11:15 Josh 3:14-17 Ps 114:5-7
9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, 'Make your request. What can I do for you before I am snatched away from you?' Elisha answered, 'Let me inherit a double share of your spirit.'
Num 11:17 Deut 21:17 1Tim 5:17 Deut 34:9 Num 11:25 1Chr 29:18-19 1Cor 12:31
10 'Your request is difficult,' Elijah said. 'If you see me while I am being snatched away from you, it will be as you ask; if not, it will not be so.'
2Kgs 2:12 Acts 1:9-10 John 16:24 Mark 11:22-24
11 Now as they walked on, talking as they went, a chariot of fire appeared and horses of fire coming between the two of them; and Elijah went up to heaven in the whirlwind.
2Kgs 6:17 Ps 104:3-4 Heb 1:14 Ps 68:17 2Kgs 2:1 Ezek 1:4-28 Ezek 10:9-22
12 Elisha saw it, and shouted, 'My father! My father! Chariot of Israel and its chargers!' Then he lost sight of him, and taking hold of his own clothes he tore them in half.
2Kgs 13:14 2Cor 5:2 2Cor 5:4 Acts 1:9 Acts 8:2 Eph 4:8 Isa 37:15
13 He picked up Elijah's cloak which had fallen, and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.
1Kgs 9:26 1Kgs 19:19 2Kgs 2:8
14 He took Elijah's cloak and struck the water. 'Where is Yahweh, the God of Elijah?' he cried. As he struck the water it divided to right and left, and Elisha crossed over.
John 14:12 Ps 42:10 Ps 115:2 1Kgs 18:36-39 2Kgs 2:8-10 Acts 2:33 Acts 3:12-13
15 The brotherhood of prophets saw him in the distance, and said, 'The spirit of Elijah has come to rest on Elisha'; they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.
1Pet 4:14 2Cor 12:9 2Kgs 2:7 2Kgs 2:19 2Kgs 4:1-4 2Kgs 4:37 2Kgs 6:1-7
16 'Look,' they said, 'your servants have fifty strong men with them, let them go and look for your master; the Spirit of Yahweh may have taken him up and thrown him down on a mountain or into a valley.' 'Send no one,' he replied.
1Kgs 18:12 Acts 8:39 2Cor 12:2-3 Ezek 3:14 Ezek 8:3 Ezek 11:24 Ezek 40:2
17 But they so shamed him with their insistence that he consented. So they sent fifty men who searched for three days without finding him.
2Kgs 8:11 2Sam 18:22-23 Heb 11:5 Luke 11:8 Rom 10:2
18 They then came back to Elisha who had stayed in Jericho; he said, 'Didn't I tell you not to go?'
19 The people of the city said to Elisha, 'The city is pleasant to live in, as my lord indeed can see, but the water is foul and the country suffers from miscarriages.'
1Kgs 16:34 1Kgs 18:7 1Kgs 18:13 1Tim 5:17 Deut 28:2-4 Deut 28:11 Deut 28:15-18
20 'Bring me a new bowl,' he said, 'and put some salt in it.' They brought it to him.
Ezek 47:11 Judg 9:45 Zeph 2:9
21 Then he went to the source of the water, threw salt into it and said, 'Yahweh says this, "I make this water wholesome: neither death nor miscarriage shall come from it any more." '
2Kgs 4:41 2Kgs 6:6 Exod 15:25-26 1Cor 1:18-28 Ezek 47:8-11 John 9:6 Lev 2:13
22 And the water became wholesome, as it is today, exactly as Elisha had said it would.
23 From there he went up to Bethel, and while he was on the road, some small boys came out of the town and jeered at him. 'Hurry up, baldy!' they shouted. 'Come on up, baldy!'
2Chr 36:16 Job 19:18 Job 30:1 1Kgs 12:28-32 Amos 3:14 Amos 4:4 Amos 5:5
24 He turned round and looked at them; and he cursed them in the name of Yahweh. And two bears came out of the forest and savaged forty-two of the boys.
Acts 5:5 Acts 5:9 Acts 13:9-11 1Kgs 13:24 1Kgs 19:17 1Kgs 20:36 2Kgs 1:10-12
25 From there he went on to Mount Carmel and then returned to Samaria.
2Kgs 4:25 1Kgs 18:19-20 1Kgs 18:42