2 Kings 2:15
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, "The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha." And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.

New Living Translation
When the group of prophets from Jericho saw from a distance what happened, they exclaimed, "Elijah's spirit rests upon Elisha!" And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.

English Standard Version
Now when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho saw him opposite them, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.

New American Standard Bible
Now when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho opposite him saw him, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

King James Bible
And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the sons of the prophets from Jericho who were facing him saw him, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." They came to meet him and bowed down to the ground in front of him.

International Standard Version
As soon as the Guild of Prophets who lived adjacent to Jericho saw Elisha, they began to announce, "The spirit of Elijah is at rest on Elisha!" So they came out to meet him and they greeted him by bowing low to the ground in front of him.

NET Bible
When the members of the prophetic guild in Jericho, who were standing at a distance, saw him do this, they said, "The spirit that energized Elijah rests upon Elisha." They went to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him.

New Heart English Bible
When the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho over against him saw him, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." They came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The disciples of the prophets who were at Jericho saw him from a distance. They said, "Elijah's spirit rests on Elisha!" Then they went to meet him and bowed in front of him with their faces touching the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho some way off saw him, they said: 'The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.' And they came to meet him, and bowed down to the ground before him.

New American Standard 1977
Now when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho opposite him saw him, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And seeing him, the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

King James 2000 Bible
And when the sons of the prophets who were from Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah does rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

American King James Version
And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah does rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

American Standard Version
And when the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho over against him saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sons of the prophets at Jericho, who were over against him, seeing it said: The spirit of Elias hath rested upon Eliseus. And coming to meet him, they worshipped him, falling to the ground,

Darby Bible Translation
And the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho on the opposite side saw him, and they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him,

English Revised Version
And when the sons of the prophets which were at Jericho over against him saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the sons of the prophets who were to view at Jericho, saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

World English Bible
When the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho over against him saw him, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." They came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

Young's Literal Translation
And they see him -- the sons of the prophets who are in Jericho -- over-against, and they say, 'Rested hath the spirit of Elijah on Elisha;' and they come to meet him, and bow themselves to him to the earth,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:13-18 Elijah left his mantle to Elisha; as a token of the descent of the Spirit upon him; it was more than if he had left him thousands of gold and silver. Elisha took it up, not as a sacred relic to be worshipped, but as a significant garment to be worn. Now that Elijah was taken to heaven, Elisha inquired, 1. After God; when our creature-comforts are removed, we have a God to go to, who lives for ever. 2. After the God that Elijah served, and honoured, and pleaded for. The Lord God of the holy prophets is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever; but what will it avail us to have the mantles of those that are gone, their places, their books, if we have not their spirit, their God? See Elisha's dividing the river; God's people need not fear at last passing through the Jordan of death as on dry ground. The sons of the prophets made a needless search for Elijah. Wise men may yield to that, for the sake of peace, and the good opinion of others, which yet their judgment is against, as needless and fruitless. Traversing hills and valleys will never bring us to Elijah, but following the example of his holy faith and zeal will, in due time.
Study Bible
Elisha Succeeds Elijah
14He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and struck the waters and said, "Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?" And when he also had struck the waters, they were divided here and there; and Elisha crossed over. 15Now when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho opposite him saw him, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him. 16They said to him, "Behold now, there are with your servants fifty strong men, please let them go and search for your master; perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up and cast him on some mountain or into some valley." And he said, "You shall not send."…
Cross References
1 Kings 19:16
and Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.

2 Kings 2:7
Now fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan.
Treasury of Scripture

And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah does rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

to view

2 Kings 2:7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view …

The spirit

Numbers 11:25-29 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, and took of …

Numbers 27:20 And you shall put some of your honor on him, that all the congregation …

Joshua 3:7 And the LORD said to Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify you …

Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom …

Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, said the LORD; My spirit …

John 15:26,27 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the …

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

1 Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the …

bowed

2 Kings 2:19 And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, I pray you, the situation …

2 Kings 4:1-4,37 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets …

2 Kings 6:1-7 And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place …

Joshua 4:14 On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; …

Jump to Previous
Bow Bowed Company Earth Elijah Eli'jah Elisha Eli'sha Facing Ground Jericho Meet Opposite Over-Against Prophets Rest Rested Resting Rests Side Spirit Themselves View Watching Way
Jump to Next
Bow Bowed Company Earth Elijah Eli'jah Elisha Eli'sha Facing Ground Jericho Meet Opposite Over-Against Prophets Rest Rested Resting Rests Side Spirit Themselves View Watching Way
Links
2 Kings 2:15 NIV
2 Kings 2:15 NLT
2 Kings 2:15 ESV
2 Kings 2:15 NASB
2 Kings 2:15 KJV

2 Kings 2:15 Biblia Paralela
2 Kings 2:15 Chinese Bible
2 Kings 2:15 French Bible
2 Kings 2:15 German Bible

Alphabetical: And at before bowed came company Elijah Elisha from ground him is Jericho meet Now of on opposite prophets resting rests said saw sons spirit The themselves they to watching went were when who

OT History: 2 Kings 2:15 When the sons of the prophets who (2Ki iiKi ii ki 2 kg 2kg) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
2 Kings 2:14
Top of Page
Top of Page