1 It happened, when the LORD would take up Eliyah by a whirlwind into heaven, that Eliyah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2 Eliyah said to Elisha, Please wait here, for the LORD has sent me as far as Beit-El. Elisha said, As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they went down to Beit-El.
3 The sons of the prophets who were at Beit-El came forth to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from your head today?" He said, "Yes, I know it; hold your shalom."
4 Eliyah said to him, Elisha, please wait here, for the LORD has sent me to Yericho. He said, As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they came to Yericho.
5 The sons of the prophets who were at Yericho came near to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from your head today?" He answered, "Yes, I know it. Hold your shalom."
6 Eliyah said to him, "Please wait here, for the LORD has sent me to the Yarden." He said, "As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you." They two went on.
7 Fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood over against them afar off: and they two stood by the Yarden.