Bible: 2 Kings 13:14-19

Elisha Makes One Final Prophecy

13:14 Now Elisha had a terminal illness. 1  King Joash of Israel went down to visit him. 2  He wept before him and said, “My father, my father! The chariot 3  and horsemen of Israel! 4  13:15 Elisha told him, “Take a bow and some arrows,” and he did so. 5  13:16 Then Elisha 6  told the king of Israel, “Aim the bow.” 7  He did so, 8  and Elisha placed his hands on the king’s hands. 13:17 Elisha 9  said, “Open the east window,” and he did so. 10  Elisha said, “Shoot!” and

he did so. 11  Elisha 12  said, “This arrow symbolizes the victory the Lord will give you over Syria. 13  You will annihilate Syria in Aphek! 14  13:18 Then Elisha 15  said, “Take the arrows,” and he did so. 16  He told the king of Israel, “Strike the ground!” He struck the ground three times and stopped. 13:19 The prophet 17  got angry at him and said, “If you had struck the ground five or six times, you would have annihilated Syria! 18  But now, you will defeat Syria only three times.”

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