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But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.”a So they went down to Bethel.
3 The companyb of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”
“Yes, I know,” Elisha replied, “so be quiet.”
4 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, Elisha; the Lord has sent me to Jericho.c”
And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho.
5 The companyd of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”
“Yes, I know,” he replied, “so be quiet.”
And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.”g So the two of them walked on.
7 Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. 8 Elijah took his cloak,h rolled it up and strucki the water with it. The water dividedj to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dryk ground.
11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of firen and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaveno in a whirlwind.p 12 Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariotsq and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and torer it in two.
13 Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. 14 He took the cloaks that had fallen from Elijah and struckt the water with it. “Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.
15 The companyu of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The spiritv of Elijah is resting on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. 16 “Look,” they said, “we your servants have fifty able men. Let them go and look for your master. Perhaps the Spiritw of the Lord has picked him upx and set him down on some mountain or in some valley.”
“No,” Elisha replied, “do not send them.”
17 But they persisted until he was too embarrassedy to refuse. So he said, “Send them.” And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him. 18 When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to go?”
19 The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.”
21 Then he went out to the spring and threwz the salt into it, saying, “This is what the Lord says: ‘I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.’ ” 22 And the water has remained purea to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.
23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeeredb at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a cursec on them in the named of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys. 25 And he went on to Mount Carmele and from there returned to Samaria.
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