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Elisha saw this and cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.
King James Bible
And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
American Standard Version
And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof! And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
Young's Literal Translation
And Elisha is seeing, and he is crying, 'My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and its horsemen;' and he hath not seen him again; and he taketh hold on his garments, and rendeth them into two pieces.
2 Kings 2:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof - The Chaldee translates these words thus: "My master, my master! who, by thy intercession, wast of more use to Israel than horses and chariots." This is probably the sense.
In the Book of Ecclesiasticus 48:1, etc., the fiery horses and chariot are considered as an emblem of that burning zeal which Elijah manifested in the whole of his ministry: "Then stood up Elijah the prophet as fire, and his word burned as a lamp," etc.
And rent them in two pieces - As a sign of sorrow for having lost so good and glorious a master.
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Proverbs 11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.
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Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment?...
Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Luke 2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another...
Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
John 3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
2 Corinthians 5:2,4 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed on with our house which is from heaven...
Ephesians 4:8 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.
Revelation 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying to them, Come up here. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud...
Job 1:20,21 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshipped...
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Acts 8:2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
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Genesis 37:34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.
2 Kings 2:13 Elisha then picked up Elijah's cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.
2 Kings 5:13 Naaman's servants went to him and said, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, 'Wash and be cleansed'!"
2 Kings 6:21 When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, "Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?"
2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha had been suffering from the illness from which he died. Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. "My father! My father!" he cried. "The chariots and horsemen of Israel!"
Job 1:20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship