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Elisha and the Sons of the Prophets

This story occurs immediately after Elijah went to Heaven in a whirlwind and Elisha parted the water.

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. And they said unto him, “Behold now, there be with your servants fifty strong men. Let them go, we pray you, and seek your master, lest peradventure the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley.

And he said, “You shall not send.”

And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, “Send.”

They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.

And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, “Did I not say unto you, 'Go not'?”

(2 Kings 2:15-18)

Words that May be New
peradventure: unless, in case
pray: here it means to ask or beg. It usually means to to talk to God
sought: past tense of seek, to look for
tarry: to wait
urge: to beg someone to do something, to strongly encourage

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