And Eli'jah said unto Eli'sha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Eli'sha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.
And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Eli'sha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head today? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
¶ And Eli'jah said unto him, Eli'sha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.
And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Eli'sha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head today? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
¶ And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Eli'jah said unto Eli'sha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Eli'sha said, I pray thee, let a double portion Deut. 21.17 of thy spirit be upon me.
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Eli'jah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
And Eli'sha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof! 2 Kgs. 13.14 And he saw him no more.
And he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
and he took the mantle of Eli'jah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Eli'jah? And when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Eli'sha went over.
¶ And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Eli'jah doth rest on Eli'sha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.
¶ And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.