The Call of Elisha
So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his x mantle on him.
And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, y "Please 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?"
So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and z boiled their flesh, using the oxen's equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.
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1 Samuel 28:14
So he said to her, "What is his form?" And she said, "An old man is coming up, and he is covered with a mantle." And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground and bowed down.
2 Kings 2:8
Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water; and it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
2 Kings 2:13
He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan.
2 Kings 2:14
Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, "Where is the LORD God of Elijah?" And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over.
Then another of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father.
But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.
And another also said, "Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.
But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Then they all wept freely, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him.
2 Samuel 24:22
Now Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him. Look, here are oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing implements and the yokes of the oxen for wood.