13:14 Now Elisha had a terminal illness. 1 King Joash of Israel went down to visit him. 2 He wept before him and said, “My father, my father! The chariot 3 and horsemen of Israel!” 4
1 tn Heb “Now Elisha was ill with the illness by which he would die.”
2 tn Heb “went down to him.”
3 tn Though the noun is singular here, it may be collective, in which case it could be translated “chariots.”
4 sn By comparing Elisha to a one-man army, the king emphasizes the power of the prophetic word. See the note at 2:12.