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1 Kings 19:19-21

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19:19 Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen; he was near the twelfth pair. Elijah passed by him and threw his robe over him. 19:20 He left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and mother goodbye, then I will follow you.” Elijah 1  said to him, “Go back! Indeed, what have I done to you?” 19:21 Elisha 2  went back and took his pair of oxen and slaughtered them. He cooked the meat over a fire that he made by burning the harness and yoke. 3  He gave the people meat and they ate. Then he got up and followed Elijah and became his assistant.

1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Elijah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Elijah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Heb “and with the equipment of the oxen he cooked them, the flesh.”



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