Bible: 2 Kings 2:9-15
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. 2:13 He picked up Elijah’s cloak, which had fallen off him, and went back and stood on the shore of the Jordan. 2:14 He took the cloak that had fallen off Elijah, 9 hit the water with it, and said, “Where is the
2:15 When the members of the prophetic guild in Jericho, 10 who were standing at a distance, 11 saw him do this, they said, “The spirit that energized Elijah 12 rests upon Elisha.” They went to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him.