2 Kings 13:14

Elisha Makes One Final Prophecy

13:14 Now Elisha had a terminal illness. King Joash of Israel went down to visit him. He wept before him and said, “My father, my father! The chariot and horsemen of Israel!”

tn Heb “Now Elisha was ill with the illness by which he would die.”

tn Heb “went down to him.”

tn Though the noun is singular here, it may be collective, in which case it could be translated “chariots.”

sn By comparing Elisha to a one-man army, the king emphasizes the power of the prophetic word. See the note at 2:12.