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2 And Elijah said vnto Elisha, Tarie here, I pray thee: for the Lord hath sent me to Bethel: and Elisha said vnto him, As the Lord liueth, and as thy soule liueth, I wil not leaue thee. So they went downe to Bethel.
3 And the sonnes of the Prophets that were at Bethel, came foorth to Elisha, and said vnto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it, hold you your peace.
4 And Elijah said vnto him, Elisha, tarie here, I pray thee: for the Lord hath sent me to Iericho: And hee said, As the Lord liueth, and as thy soule liueth, I will not leaue thee. So they came to Iericho.
5 And the sonnes of the Prophets that were at Iericho came to Elisha, and said vnto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And hee answered, Yea, I knowe it, holde you your peace.
9 ¶ And it came to passe when they were gone ouer, that Elijah said vnto Elisha, Aske what I shall doe for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be vpon me.
11 And it came to passe as they still went on and talked, that beholde, there appeared a charet of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder, and Elijah went vp by a whirlewind into heauen.
12 ¶ And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the charet of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he tooke hold of his owne cloathes, and rent them in two pieces.
14 And he tooke the mantle of Eliiah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? And when hee also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went ouer.
15 And when the sonnes of the Prophets which were to view at Iericho, saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha: And they came to meet him, and bowed themselues to the ground before him.
16 ¶ And they said vnto him, Behold now, there bee with thy seruants fiftie strong men, let them goe, we pray thee, and seeke thy master: lest peraduenture the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him vp, and cast him vpon some mountaine, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.
21 And he went forth vnto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I haue healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death, or barren land.
23 ¶ And he went vp from thence vnto Bethel: and as hee was going vp by the way, there came foorth little children out of the citie, and mocked him, and said vnto him, Goe vp thou bald head, Goe vp thou bald head.
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Martha Prince's 2 Kings Chapter 2 comment on 4/12/2013, 6:46pm...
@ Matt II Kings 2:23-24 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them
Nowhere in this scripture does it say that God killed the 42 children.
Martha Prince's 2 Kings Chapter 2 comment on 4/12/2013, 6:38pm...
@Kristy Atchley,,,the God we serve is a loving and forgiving God yet it is the New Testament where we find more written about forgiveness. Matthew 18:21-22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Also, Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Kristy Atchley's 2 Kings Chapter 2 comment on 4/09/2013, 5:11pm...
The Bible says that we are to forgive. Could a prophet of God not forgive children for being childish in their ways?
MKHULULI NDLOVU's 2 Kings Chapter 2 comment on 2/25/2013, 5:57am...
We should always learn to respect the Lord's anointed.
Pastor steve samati's 2 Kings Chapter 2 comment about verse 9 on 1/19/2013, 10:13pm...
This section illustrates the mystery of transference of spirits. “ye reap where ye bestowed no labor”, John 4:38.
Timothy Wayne George's 2 Kings Chapter 2 comment on 7/10/2012, 8:54am...
Elisha is the man of God, and he has received a double anointing from the Lord. Children are to be taught to respect their elders. So this is more a judgement on the parents. While Elisha cursed them in the name of the Lord, it was God that sent the two she bears as a judgement. These children were under the age of accountability, so they are in heaven. So this is why it is so important for parents to train up their children in the fear, and admonition of the Lord. Had these children been trained properly, they never would have said what they said to the man of God. This is a lesson for us to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Matt's 2 Kings Chapter 2 comment on 7/09/2012, 9:46pm...
This is amazing! Really! All people die, including children. But a prophet cursing children and a god killing them?!? And for what; mocking a man cause he is bald. Yeah, makes perfect sense.
Why don't you just kill anyone that mocks you or someone you know? You can't and you won't, why, because it is wrong and you'll just be a murderer!
Wake up people!
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