2 Kings 9:1

Overview - 2 Kings 9
Elisha sends a young prophet with instructions to anoint Jehu at Ramoth-gilead.
The prophet having done his message, flees.
11 Jehu, being made king by the soldiers, kills Joram in the field of Naboth.
27 Ahaziah is slain at Gur, and buried at Jerusalem.
30 Proud Jezebel is thrown down out of a window, and eaten by dogs.
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2 Kings 9:1  (King James Version)
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:

The Jews say that this was Jonah, the prophet, the son of Amittai.

the children
4:1 6:1-3

See on
1 Kings 20:35

Gird up thy loins
As the upper garments of the Orientals were long and flowing, it was indispensably necessary to tuck up the skirts with a girdle about their loins, in order to use any expedition in their work or on a journey.
4:29 1 Kings 18:46 ; Jeremiah 1:17 ; Luke 12:35-37 ; 1 Peter 1:13

box of oil
1 Samuel 10:1 ; 16:1 1 Kings 1:39

2 Kings 8:28 2 Kings 8:29 Deuteronomy 4:1 Deuteronomy 4:3 ; 1 Kings 22:4 1 Kings 22:20