New Living Translation
As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven.
King James 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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English 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.
Young's Literal Translation
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.
2 Kings 2:11 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
We read, that this city was not only wasted by Joshua with fire and sword, but cursed also. "Cursed be he before the Lord, who shall rise up and build that city Jericho," Joshua 6:26. "Nor was another city to be built (says the Talmudists), which was to be called by the name of Jericho: nor was Jericho itself to be built, although to be called by another name." And yet I know not by what chance this city crept out of dust and rubbish, lived again, and flourished, and became the second city to Jerusalem. …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Consolations against the Fear of Death.
The Healing of the Waters
The Country of Jericho, and the Situation of the City.
Then a loud voice from heaven called to the two prophets, "Come up here!" And they rose to heaven in a cloud as their enemies watched.
walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him.
2 Kings 6:17
Then Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes and let him see!" The LORD opened the young man's eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.
The winds are your messengers; flames of fire are your servants.
Jump to PreviousApart Appeared Asunder Carriages Chariot Elijah Eli'jah Fire Great Heaven Heavens Horses Parted Separated Separating Talked Talking Together Walking Way Whirlwind Wind
Jump to NextApart Appeared Asunder Carriages Chariot Elijah Eli'jah Fire Great Heaven Heavens Horses Parted Separated Separating Talked Talking Together Walking Way Whirlwind Wind
Links2 Kings 2:11 NIV
2 Kings 2:11 NLT
2 Kings 2:11 ESV
2 Kings 2:11 NASB
2 Kings 2:11 KJV
2 Kings 2:11 Bible Apps
2 Kings 2:11 Biblia Paralela
2 Kings 2:11 Chinese Bible
2 Kings 2:11 French Bible
2 Kings 2:11 German Bible
2 Kings 2:11 Commentaries