The Call of Elisha

1 Kings 19

19 So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast n his cloak upon him. 20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, o "Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?" 21 And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh p with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.

  1. Cross References
    2 Kings 2:8
    Then Elijah took his cloak and rolled it up and struck the water, and the water was parted to the one side and to the other, till the two of them could go over on dry ground.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 8:21 - 22
    Another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father.
    Luke 9:61 - 62
    Yet another said, "I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.
  3. Cross References
    2 Samuel 24:22
    Then Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up what seems good to him. Here are the oxen for the burnt offering and the threshing sledges and the yokes of the oxen for the wood.
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