2 And it came to pass, when the Lord was about to atake up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with bElisha from Gilgal. 2 Then Elijah said to Elisha, c“Stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.”
But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and das your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they went down to Bethel.
And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent!”
But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they came to Jericho.
So he answered, “Yes, I know; keep silent!”
But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So the two of them went on. 7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan. 8 Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water; and fit was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry gground.
Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”
10 So he said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.” 11 Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly ha chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah iwent up by a whirlwind into heaven.
Lit. from your head