He said, 'You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless,
if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.
And as they were walking along and talking, behold, a chariot of fire appeared
with horses of fire, and they separated the two of them. Then Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven.
And Elisha was watching it
and he was crying out, 'My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!' And he did not see Elijah again. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.
He also took up the coat of Elijah that had fallen from him, and he went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan.
Then he took the coat of Elijah that had fallen 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.
Now when the sons of the prophets who were
at Jericho opposite him
saw him, they said, 'The spirit of Elijah has settled on Elisha.' And they came to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him.
Then they said to him, 'Behold now, there are with your servants fifty strong men; please let them go and search for your master, in case the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up and cast him on some mountain or into some valley.' But he said, 'You shall not send anyone.