1 H3068 And it came to pass, when the LORD H5927 would take up [H8687] H452 Elijah H8064 into heaven H5591 by a whirlwind H452 , that Elijah H3212 went [H8799] H477 with Elisha H1537 from Gilgal.
2 H452 And Elijah H559 said [H8799] H477 unto Elisha H3427 , Tarry [H8798] H3068 here, I pray thee; for the LORD H7971 hath sent [H8804] H1008 me to Bethel H477 . And Elisha H559 said [H8799] H3068 unto him, As the LORD H2416 liveth H5315 , and as thy soul H2416 liveth H5800 , I will not leave [H8799] H3381 thee. So they went down [H8799] H1008 to Bethel.
3 H1121 And the sons H5030 of the prophets H1008 that were at Bethel H3318 came forth [H8799] H477 to Elisha H559 , and said [H8799] H3045 unto him, Knowest [H8804] H3068 thou that the LORD H3947 will take away [H8802] H113 thy master H7218 from thy head H3117 to day H559 ? And he said [H8799] H3045 , Yea, I know [H8804] H2814 it; hold ye your peace [H8685] .
4 H452 And Elijah H559 said [H8799] H477 unto him, Elisha H3427 , tarry [H8798] H3068 here, I pray thee; for the LORD H7971 hath sent [H8804] H3405 me to Jericho H559 . And he said [H8799] H3068 , As the LORD H2416 liveth H5315 , and as thy soul H2416 liveth H5800 , I will not leave [H8799] H935 thee. So they came [H8799] H3405 to Jericho.
5 H1121 And the sons H5030 of the prophets H3405 that were at Jericho H5066 came [H8799] H477 to Elisha H559 , and said [H8799] H3045 unto him, Knowest [H8804] H3068 thou that the LORD H3947 will take away [H8802] H113 thy master H7218 from thy head H3117 to day H559 ? And he answered [H8799] H3045 , Yea, I know [H8804] H2814 it; hold ye your peace [H8685] .
6 H452 And Elijah H559 said [H8799] H3427 unto him, Tarry [H8798] H3068 , I pray thee, here; for the LORD H7971 hath sent [H8804] H3383 me to Jordan H559 . And he said [H8799] H3068 , As the LORD H2416 liveth H5315 , and as thy soul H2416 liveth H5800 , I will not leave [H8799] H8147 thee. And they two H3212 went on [H8799] .
7 H2572 And fifty H376 men H1121 of the sons H5030 of the prophets H1980 went [H8804] H5975 , and stood [H8799] H5048 to view H7350 afar off H8147 : and they two H5975 stood [H8804] H3383 by Jordan.
8 H452 And Elijah H3947 took [H8799] H155 his mantle H1563 , and wrapped it together [H8799] H5221 , and smote [H8686] H4325 the waters H2673 , and they were divided [H8735] H8147 hither and thither, so that they two H5674 went over [H8799] H2724 on dry ground.
9 H5674 And it came to pass, when they were gone over [H8800] H452 , that Elijah H559 said [H8804] H477 unto Elisha H7592 , Ask [H8798] H6213 what I shall do [H8799] H3947 for thee, before I be taken away [H8735] H477 from thee. And Elisha H559 said [H8799] H8147 , I pray thee, let a double H6310 portion H7307 of thy spirit be upon me.
10 H559 And he said [H8799] H7592 , Thou hast asked [H8800] H7185 a hard thing [H8689] H7200 : nevertheless, if thou see [H8799] H3947 me when I am taken [H8795] from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so .
11 H1980 And it came to pass, as they still [H8800] H1980 went on [H8802] H1696 , and talked [H8763] H7393 , that, behold, there appeared a chariot H784 of fire H5483 , and horses H784 of fire H6504 , and parted [H8686] H8147 them both H996 asunder H452 ; and Elijah H5927 went up [H8799] H5591 by a whirlwind H8064 into heaven.
12 H477 And Elisha H7200 saw [H8802] H6817 it, and he cried [H8764] H1 , My father H1 , my father H7393 , the chariot H3478 of Israel H6571 , and the horsemen H7200 thereof. And he saw [H8804] H2388 him no more: and he took hold [H8686] H899 of his own clothes H7167 , and rent [H8799] H8147 them in two H7168 pieces.
13 H7311 He took up [H8686] H155 also the mantle H452 of Elijah H5307 that fell [H8804] H7725 from him, and went back [H8799] H5975 , and stood [H8799] H8193 by the bank H3383 of Jordan;
14 H3947 And he took [H8799] H155 the mantle H452 of Elijah H5307 that fell [H8804] H5221 from him, and smote [H8686] H4325 the waters H559 , and said [H8799] H3068 , Where is the LORD H430 God H452 of Elijah H5221 ? and when he also had smitten [H8686] H4325 the waters H2673 , they parted [H8735] H477 hither and thither: and Elisha H5674 went over [H8799] .
15 H1121 And when the sons H5030 of the prophets H3405 which were to view at Jericho H7200 saw [H8799] H559 him, they said [H8799] H7307 , The spirit H452 of Elijah H5117 doth rest [H8804] H477 on Elisha H935 . And they came [H8799] H7125 to meet [H8800] H7812 him, and bowed [H8691] H776 themselves to the ground before him.
16 H559 And they said [H8799] H3426 unto him, Behold now, there be H5650 with thy servants H2572 fifty H2428 strong H1121 men H582 H3212 ; let them go [H8799] H1245 , we pray thee, and seek [H8762] H113 thy master H7307 : lest peradventure the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H5375 hath taken him up [H8804] H7993 , and cast [H8686] H259 him upon some H2022 mountain H259 , or into some H1516 valley H559 . And he said [H8799] H7971 , Ye shall not send [H8799] .
17 H6484 And when they urged [H8799] H954 him till he was ashamed [H8800] H559 , he said [H8799] H7971 , Send [H8798] H7971 . They sent [H8799] H2572 therefore fifty H376 men H1245 ; and they sought [H8762] H7969 three H3117 days H4672 , but found [H8804] him not.
18 H7725 And when they came again [H8799] H3427 to him, (for he tarried [H8802] H3405 at Jericho H559 ,) he said [H8799] H559 unto them, Did I not say [H8804] H3212 unto you, Go [H8799] not?
19 H582 And the men H5892 of the city H559 said [H8799] H477 unto Elisha H4186 , Behold, I pray thee, the situation H5892 of this city H2896 is pleasant H113 , as my lord H7200 seeth [H8802] H4325 : but the water H7451 is naught H776 , and the ground H7921 barren [H8764] .
20 H559 And he said [H8799] H3947 , Bring [H8798] H2319 me a new H6746 cruse H7760 , and put [H8798] H4417 salt H3947 therein. And they brought [H8799] it to him.
21 H3318 And he went forth [H8799] H4161 unto the spring H4325 of the waters H7993 , and cast [H8686] H4417 the salt H559 in there, and said [H8799] H559 , Thus saith [H8804] H3068 the LORD H7495 , I have healed [H8765] H4325 these waters H4194 ; there shall not be from thence any more death H7921 or barren [H8764] land .
22 H4325 So the waters H7495 were healed [H8735] H3117 unto this day H1697 , according to the saying H477 of Elisha H1696 which he spake [H8765] .
23 H5927 And he went up [H8799] H1008 from thence unto Bethel H5927 : and as he was going up [H8802] H1870 by the way H3318 , there came forth [H8804] H6996 little H5288 children H5892 out of the city H7046 , and mocked [H8691] H559 him, and said [H8799] H5927 unto him, Go up [H8798] H7142 , thou bald head H5927 ; go up [H8798] H7142 , thou bald head.
24 H6437 And he turned [H8799] H310 back H7200 , and looked [H8799] H7043 on them, and cursed [H8762] H8034 them in the name H3068 of the LORD H3318 . And there came forth [H8799] H8147 two H1677 she bears H3293 out of the wood H1234 , and tare [H8762] H705 forty H8147 and two H3206 children of them.