2 Kings 9:1

Jehu Anointed King of Israel

1 The prophet Elisha summoned a man from the company of the prophets and said to him, “Tuck your cloak into your belt, take this flask of olive oil with you and go to Ramoth Gilead.

Read 2 Kings 9:1 Using Other Translations

And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead:
Then Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, "Tie up your garments, and take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead.
Meanwhile, Elisha the prophet had summoned a member of the group of prophets. “Get ready to travel,” he told him, “and take this flask of olive oil with you. Go to Ramoth-gilead,

What does 2 Kings 9:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 9:1

And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the
prophets
Who the Jews generally say F11 was Jonah the son of Amittai:

and said, gird up thy loins;
his loose and long garments about his loins, for quicker dispatch in travelling:

and take this box of oil in thine hand;
for an use after directed to:

and go to Ramothgilead;
where Joram had left his army with his captains, to keep the city from the Syrians.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 18. p. 47.
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