Elisha Succeeds Elijah
Now when r the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho saw him opposite them, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." And they came to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.
And they said to him, "Behold now, there are with your servants fifty strong men. Please let them go and seek your master. It may be that z the Spirit of the Lord has caught him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley." And he said, "You shall not send."
But when they urged him a till he was ashamed, he said, "Send." They sent therefore fifty men. And for three days they sought him but did not find him.
And they came back to him while he was staying at Jericho, and he said to them, "Did I not say to you, 'Do not go'?"
Now the men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees, but the water is bad, and the land is unfruitful."
He said, "Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it." So they brought it to him.
Then he went to the spring of water and b threw salt in it and said, "Thus says the Lord, I have healed this water; from now on neither death nor miscarriage shall come from it."
So the water has been healed to this day, according to the word that Elisha spoke.
He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!"
And he turned around, and when he saw them, c he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys.
From there he went on to d Mount Carmel, and from there he returned e to Samaria.
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2 Kings 2:3
And the sons of the prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, "Do you know that today the Lord will take away your master from over you?" And he said, "Yes, I know it; keep quiet.
1 Kings 18:12
And as soon as I have gone from you, the Spirit of the Lord will carry you I know not where. And so, when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have feared the Lord from my youth.
2 Kings 8:11
And he fixed his gaze and stared at him, until he was embarrassed. And the man of God wept.
2 Kings 4:41
He said, "Then bring flour." And he threw it into the pot and said, "Pour some out for the men, that they may eat." And there was no harm in the pot.
And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the Lord made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them.
And I confronted them and cursed them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair. And I made them take oath in the name of God, saying, "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.
Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. On the west it touches Carmel and Shihor-libnath.
1 Kings 18:19 - 20
Now therefore send and gather all Israel to me at Mount Carmel, and the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table.
2 Kings 3:11
And Jehoshaphat said, "Is there no prophet of the Lord here, through whom we may inquire of the Lord ?" Then one of the king of Israel's servants answered, "Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.