2 Kings 2:11

“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.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, [there appeared] a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
- King James Version

As they were going along and talking, behold, {there appeared} a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, `there appeared' a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, which parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And while they went on their way, going on talking together, suddenly there were carriages and horses of fire separating them from one another and Elijah went up to heaven in a great wind.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass as they went on, and talked, that behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire; and they parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into the heavens.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, they are going, going on and speaking, and lo, a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and they separate between them both, and Elijah goeth up in a whirlwind, to the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, which parted them both assunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 2:11


2:11 A chariot of fire - In this form the angels appeared. The souls of all the faithful, are carried by an invisible guard of angels, into the bosom of Abraham. But Elijah being to carry his body with him, this heavenly guard appeared visibly: Not in an human shape, tho' so they might have borne him in their arms, but in the form of a chariot and horses, that he may ride in state, may ride in triumph, like a prince, like a conqueror. See the readiness of the angels to do the will of God, even in the meanest services for the heirs of salvation! Thus he who had burned with holy zeal for God and his honour, was now conveyed in fire into his immediate presence.


Discussion for 2 Kings 2

  • Ronnie Alexander
    God is Good
  • Richard Mears
    Stephen, while I mostly agree with your mostly unstated premise that the children of today are getting worse and worse, I disagree with your analysis. It is totally and completely different to mock a Christian for looking for the return of Jesus in the rapture...and simply calling someone 'bald'. Is that a sin? Is it such a dreadful sin that children should be slaughtered for calling someone bald?
  • Steven Lacey-James
    Take the bible LITERALLY!

    The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY (Jesus Christ) knows ALL things, like knowing the future of those children and what they would amount to and ultimately that they would end up in Hell.

    btw...Confessing that Jesus Christ IS GOD COME IN THE FLESH is THE salvation issue.
  • Stephen Botts
    The children are like many today that mock Christians for looking for the return of Jesus in the Rapture.
  • April
    Eric: I'm curious as to why you think what you think?.
  • Eric
    Maybe the prophet needs some guidence. He might be lost.

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