A Double Portion


2 Kings 2: 9-10

Elijah said to Elisha: “Ask what you want me to do for you before I am taken from you.”

Elisha said: “Please may I receive a double portion of your spirit?”

Elijah replied: “You have asked a difficult thing.  If you see me when I am taken from you it will happen for you that way; but if you do not, it will not happen.”

2 Kings 2: 11-12

As they were walking along, speaking as they walked, suddenly a fiery chariot and fiery horses made a separation between the two of them, and Elijah ascended to the heavens in the windstorm.

While Elisha was watching, he was crying out: “My Father, my father! Mighty defender of Israel! You are gone!” And he never saw Elijah again.

2 Kings 2: 14-15

Elisha took the official garment of Elijah that had fallen off him and stood by the bank of Jordan and said: “Where is the LORD, the GOD of Elijah?” Then he struck the waters with Elijah’s cloak and the waters were divided to the left and to the right, so that Elisha went across.

When the sons of the prophets at Jericho saw him from a distance, they said: “The spirit of Elijah has settled down on Elisha.”

Praise the LORD


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