Bible: 2 Kings 2:9-12

2:9 When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “What can I do for you, 1  before I am taken away from you?” Elisha answered, “May I receive a double portion of the prophetic spirit that energizes you.” 2  2:10 Elijah 3  replied, “That’s a difficult request! 4  If you see me taken from you, may it be so, but if you don’t, it will not happen.”

2:11 As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a fiery chariot 5  pulled by fiery horses appeared. 6  They went between Elijah and Elisha, 7  and Elijah went up to heaven in a windstorm. 2:12 While Elisha was watching, he was crying out, “My father, my father! The chariot and horsemen of Israel!” 8  Then he could no longer see him. He grabbed his clothes and tore them in two.

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