19 Then (C)the man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck down Syria until you had made an end of it, but now you will strike down Syria only (D)three times.”. Coming soon: our Thanksgiving email series will be an exercise in biblical renewal. Genesis 48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. The prophet, by his teaching and his prayers, as well as by his sage counsel and wonder-working powers, had been more to Israel than chariots and horsemen. And he said, “The Lord's arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Syria! He led a “holy war” that extinguished the house of Omri in Jerusalem as well as in Samaria (2 Kings 9–10). Announcing our NEW encyclopedia for Kids! Though Elisha recruited Jehu to revolt against and succeed Ahab, it was Elijah who was instructed to anoint Jehu as Israel’s king (1 Kings 19:16). and the prophets, do they live for ever? Also note the Bible says the youth were torn apart, which means gravely harmed but not necessarily killed (though some may have died). ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Elisha did, indeed, see the chariot of fire and horses of fire that separated the men, and he saw Elijah taken to heaven in a whirlwind. This was the Lord’s judgment on these men, not merely Elisha’s. 22 (F)Now Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz. O my father, my father.--Comp, the Note on 2Kings 2:12. BUT – and here’s the key point – Elisha DID indeed witness the event, and so, as the audience, we know that the “double-portion” of God’s Spirit is now on Elisha. 17 And he said, “Open the window eastward,” and he opened it. 2 Kings 13:14-25 English Standard Version (ESV) The Death of Elisha. Answer: There are a few key issues we must understand in regards to this account of the youths cursing Elisha. and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. Wept over his face.--As he lay on the bed. As a prophet, Elisha was a political activist and revolutionary. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Updates? 24 When Hazael king of Syria died, Ben-hadad his son became king in his place. The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” 15 And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and arrows.” So he took a bow and arrows. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Proverbs 11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. The mantle, cultic garment of the prophet, carries connotations of power and authority. English Standard Version (ESV).
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