11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, “This is what the LORD says: ‘I have healed this water. What are the benefits of creating an account? Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the LORD has sent me to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the … The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria. And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho. “Bring me a new bowl,” he said, “and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two. New International Version Update. Do this so that you may prosper. 13 Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. New International Version (NIV) Bible Book List. “So be strong, ( D) act like a man, 3 and observe. Font Size. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. 12 Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! 2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth,”. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. “Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” he asked. Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, Elisha; the LORD has sent me to Jericho.” And he replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. “Get out of here, baldy!” 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Try it for 30 days FREE. Try it free for 30 days. Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! 2 Kings 2 New International Version (NIV) Elijah Taken Up to Heaven. When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to go?”, The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.”. New International Version Update. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over. Salem Media Group. NIV®. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley.” “No,” Elisha replied, “do not send them.”. 23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. But they persisted until he was too embarrassed to refuse. 15 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground. He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. 2 Kings 3. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two. Let them go and look for your master. Don't have an account? 3 Joram son of Ahab became king of Israel in Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned twelve years. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible notes. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the LORD has sent me to the Jordan.” And he replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them walked on.