Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died . And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said , O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.
And Elishasaid unto him, Takebow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.16
And he said to the king of Israel,Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elishaput his hands upon the king'shands.17
And he said , Open the windoweastward. And he opened it. Then Elishasaid , Shoot . And he shot . And he said , The arrow of the LORD'Sdeliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.
And he said , Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel,Smite upon the ground. And he smotethrice , and stayed .
And the man of God was wroth with him, and said , Thou shouldest have smittenfive or sixtimes; then hadst thou smittenSyria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smiteSyria but thrice .