2 Kings 2:6

6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the LORD has sent me to the Jordan.” And he replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them walked on.

Read 2 Kings 2:6 Using Other Translations

And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
Then Elijah said to him, "Please stay here, for the LORD has sent me to the Jordan." But he said, "As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So the two of them went on.
Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the LORD has told me to go to the Jordan River.” But again Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and you yourself live, I will never leave you.” So they went on together.

What does 2 Kings 2:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 2:6

And Elijah said unto him, tarry, I pray thee, here
At Jericho, seemingly very desirous to get rid of him, that he might not see his assumption:

for the Lord hath sent me to Jordan:
where passing that he was to be taken up:

and he said,
&c; Elisha swore, as before, he would not leave him:

and they two went on;
to Jordan, which was six miles from Jericho F11.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 Travels p. 205.
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