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2 Kings 2:9

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2:9 When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “What can I do for you, 1  before I am taken away from you?” Elisha answered, “May I receive a double portion of the prophetic spirit that energizes you.” 2 

2 Kings 2:15-16

Context

2:15 When the members of the prophetic guild in Jericho, 3  who were standing at a distance, 4  saw him do this, they said, “The spirit that energized Elijah 5  rests upon Elisha.” They went to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him. 2:16 They said to him, “Look, there are fifty capable men with your servants. Let them go and look for your master, for the wind sent from the Lord 6  may have carried him away and dropped him on one of the hills or in one of the valleys.” But Elisha 7  replied, “Don’t send them out.”

1 tn Heb “Ask! What can I do for you….?”

2 tn Heb “May a double portion of your spirit come to me.”

3 map For location see Map5 B2; Map6 E1; Map7 E1; Map8 E3; Map10 A2; Map11 A1.

4 tn Heb “and the sons of the prophets who were in Jericho, [who were standing] opposite, saw him and said.”

5 tn Heb “the spirit of Elijah.”

6 tn Or “the spirit of the Lord.”

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



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