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2 Kings 2:9

Overview - 2 Kings 2
Elijah, taking his leave of Elisha, with his mantle divides Jordan;
and, granting Elisha his request, is taken up by a fiery chariot into heaven.
12 Elisha, dividing Jordan with Elijah's mantle, is acknowledged his successor.
16 The young prophets, hardly obtaining leave to seek Elijah, cannot find him.
19 Elisha with salt heals the unwholesome waters.
23 Bears destroy the children that mocked Elisha.
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2 Kings 2:9  (King James Version)
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
 


Ask what
13:14-19 Numbers 27:16-23 ; Deuteronomy 34:9 ; 1 Chronicles 29:18 1 Chronicles 29:19 ; Psalms 72:1 Psalms 72:20
Luke 24:45-51 ; John 17:9-13 ; Acts 1:8 ; 8:17 20:25-36

Elisha said
Numbers 11:17 Numbers 11:25 ; 1 Kings 3:9 ; 2 Chronicles 1:9 2 Chronicles 1:10 ; John 14:12-14 ; 16:7 1 Corinthians 12:31

a double portion
This probably refers to the law respecting the first-born, who had a double portion of the property of his father. As Elisha may have considered himself as the first-born of Elijah, so he requested a double portion of his spiritual influence.
Numbers 27:20 ; Deuteronomy 21:17 ; Zechariah 9:12 ; 12:8 1 Timothy 5:17
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