New International Version
Elisha then picked up Elijah's cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.
King James Bible
He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
Darby Bible Translation
And he took up the mantle of Elijah which fell from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan;
World English Bible
He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of the Jordan.
Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh up the robe of Elijah, that fell from off him, and turneth back and standeth on the edge of the Jordan,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He took - the mantle - The same with which he had been called by Elijah to the prophetic office, and the same by which Elijah divided Jordan. His having the mantle was a proof that he was invested with the authority and influence of his master.
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LibraryThe Translation of Elijah and the Ascension of Christ
'And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.'--2 KINGS ii. 11. 'And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.'--LUKE xxiv. 51. These two events, the translation of Elijah and the Ascension of our Lord, have sometimes been put side by side in order to show that the latter narrative is nothing …
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Gentleness Succeeding Strength
Formation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
The Call of Elisha
They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--
1 Kings 19:19
So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
2 Kings 2:12
Elisha saw this and cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.
2 Kings 2:14
He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. "Where now is the LORD, the God of Elijah?" he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.
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