Daily Word OT

November 12, 2019

2 KINGS 2:10-25

2:10 And he said, You have asked a hard thing. If you see me when I am taken from you, so will it be to you; but if not, it will not be so.
2:11 And as they went on and talked, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared; and they separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
2:12 And Elisha saw it and cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen! And he did not see him anymore. And he grasped his clothes and tore them in two pieces.
2:13 And he picked up Elijah’s mantle, which had fallen from him, and returned and stood by the bank of the Jordan.
2:14 And he took Elijah’s mantle, which had fallen from him, and struck the water and said, Where is Jehovah, the God of Elijah? And when he also struck the water, it parted to this side and that, and Elisha crossed over.
2:15 And when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho opposite him saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
2:16 And they said to him, Here with your servants are fifty strong men; let them go and seek your master, lest the Spirit of Jehovah has taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley. And he said, You shall not send them.
2:17 But when they urged him until he was ashamed, he said, Send them. So they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.
2:18 And they returned to him while he stayed at Jericho; and he said to them, Did I not say to you, Do not go?
2:19 And the men of the city said to Elisha, The location of the city is good, as my lord can see; but the water is bad, and the land is barren.
2:20 And he said, Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it. And they brought it to him.
2:21 And he went out to the source of the water and threw salt there; and he said, Thus says Jehovah, I have healed this water; there will not be any more death or barrenness from there.
2:22 So the water has been healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha, which he spoke.
2:23 And he went up from there to Bethel. And as he was going up on the way, some little boys came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, Go up, baldhead; go up, baldhead.
2:24 And he turned around and looked at them and cursed them in the name of Jehovah. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two children among them.
2:25 And he went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.