2 Kings 2:9

“And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

¶ 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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you. And Elisha said, "Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I am taken from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when they had come to the other side, Elijah said to Elisha, Say what you would have me do for you before I am taken from you. And Elisha said, Be pleased to let a special measure of your spirit be on me.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I am taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I am taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Please let a double portion of your spirit be on me."
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, at their passing over, that Elijah hath said unto Elisha, `Ask, what do I do for thee before I am taken from thee?' and Elisha saith, `Then let there be, I pray thee, a double portion of thy spirit unto me;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha: 'Ask what I shall do for thee, before I am taken from thee.' And Elisha said: 'I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 2:9


2:9 A double portion - Or, rather double to what the rest of the sons of the prophets receive at thy request. He alludes to the double portion of the first - born, #Deut 21:17|. But though Elisha desired no more, yet God gave him more than he desired or expected; and he seems to have had a greater portion of the gifts of God's Spirit, than even Elijah had.


Discussion for 2 Kings 2:9

  • James Greene for verse 9
    We need double portion of God 's spirit and a double portion of God 's blessing 2Kings verse 9 10
  • Pastor steve samati for verse 9
    This section illustrates the mystery of transference of spirits. “ye reap where ye bestowed no labor”, John 4:38.

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