You anointed kings to inflict retribution, and prophets to succeed you.
You were taken up by a whirlwind of fire, in a chariot with horses of fire.
At the appointed time, it is written, you are destined to calm the wrath of God before it breaks out in fury, to turn the hearts of parents to their children, and to restore the tribes of Jacob.
Happy are those who saw you and were adorned with your love! For we also shall surely live.
When Elijah was enveloped in the whirlwind, Elisha was filled with his spirit. He performed twice as many signs, and marvels with every utterance of his mouth. Never in his lifetime did he tremble before any ruler, nor could anyone intimidate him at all.
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