Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

After they crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I may do for you before I am taken away from you." Then Elisha said, "Please let there come to me a double portion of your spirit."

New American Standard Bible

When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you." And Elisha said, "Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me."

King James Version

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Holman Bible

After they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken from you.”So Elisha answered, “Please, let me inherit two shares of your spirit.”

International Standard Version

When they had crossed the Jordan River, Elijah invited Elisha, "Ask me what you want me to do for you before I'm taken away from you." So Elisha asked, "Please, may there be a double portion of your spirit upon me!"

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee before I am taken from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

American Standard Version

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I am taken from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Amplified

And when they had gone over, Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you. And Elisha said, I pray you, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.

Bible in Basic English

And when they had come to the other side, Elijah said to Elisha, Say what you would have me do for you before I am taken from you. And Elisha said, Be pleased to let a special measure of your spirit be on me.

Darby Translation

And it came to pass when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I am taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And when they had gone over, Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee before I am taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Julia Smith Translation

And it will be as they passed through and Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee before I shall be taken from thee. And Elisha will say, Now shall the mouth of two in thy spirit be to me.

King James 2000

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you, before I be taken away from you. And Elisha said, I pray you, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.

Modern King James verseion

And it happened when they had gone over, Elijah said to Elisha. Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken away from you. And Elisha said, please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And as soon as they were over, Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for thee before I be taken away from thee." And Elisha said, "Let me, I pray thee, have thy spirit double in me."

NET Bible

When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, "What can I do for you, before I am taken away from you?" Elisha answered, "May I receive a double portion of the prophetic spirit that energizes you."

New Heart English Bible

It happened, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Please let a double portion of your spirit be on me."

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass, as they went over, that, Elijah, said unto Elisha - Ask, what I shall do for thee, ere yet I be taken from thee. And Elisha said, Let there be, I pray thee, a double portion of thy spirit upon me.

Webster

And it came to pass, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I am taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

World English Bible

It happened, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Please let a double portion of your spirit be on me."

Youngs Literal Translation

And it cometh to pass, at their passing over, that Elijah hath said unto Elisha, 'Ask, what do I do for thee before I am taken from thee?' and Elisha saith, 'Then let there be, I pray thee, a double portion of thy spirit unto me;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

אליּהוּ אליּה 
'Eliyah 
Usage: 71

אלישׁע 
'Eliysha` 
Usage: 58

Ask
שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

אלישׁע 
'Eliysha` 
Usage: 58

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

of thy spirit
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

References

Easton

Fausets

Smith

Context Readings

Elijah Taken Away From Elisha

8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up, and struck the water. It divided {in two}, and the two of them crossed over on dry land. 9 After they crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I may do for you before I am taken away from you." Then Elisha said, "Please let there come to me a double portion of your spirit." 10 He said, "What you ask is difficult. If you see me being taken from you, it will be so for you, but if not, it will not happen."


Cross References

Numbers 11:17

I will come down and speak with you there; I will take away from the spirit that [is] on you, and I will place [it] on them; and they will bear the burdens of the people with you; you will not bear it alone.

Deuteronomy 21:17

But he shall acknowledge the firstborn son of the disliked [wife] {by giving} him a double portion of {all that he has}, for he [is] the firstfruit of his vigor; to him [is] the legal claim of the birthright.

Numbers 11:25

Then Yahweh went down in the cloud and spoke to him, and he took away the spirit that [was] on him, and he {put it} on the seventy elders. And as soon as the spirit was resting on them they prophesied, but they did not do it again.

Numbers 27:16-23

"Let Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the community

Deuteronomy 34:9

Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom because Moses had placed his hands on him, and the {Israelites} listened to him, and they did as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

1 Kings 3:9

Give to your servant a listening heart to judge your people, to discern between good and bad, because who is able to judge this, your difficult people?"

2 Kings 13:14-19

Elisha became ill with the illness with which he would die, so Jehoash king of Israel went down to him and wept before him, and said, "My father, my father; the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!"

1 Chronicles 29:18-19

O Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our ancestors, keep this forever as a plan [and] thoughts of the heart of your people, and establish their heart toward you.

2 Chronicles 1:9-10

Now, O Yahweh God, let your word to David my father be fulfilled, for you yourself have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.

Psalm 72:1

O God, give your judgments to [the] king, and your righteousness to [the] king's son.

Psalm 72:20

The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are completed.

Zechariah 9:12

Return to [the] fortress, O prisoners of hope; today [I am] declaring [that] I will repay you double.

Zechariah 12:8

On that day Yahweh will put a shield around the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who stumbles among them on that day will be like David, and the house of David [will be] like God, like the angel of Yahweh, {before them}.

Luke 24:45-51

Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,

John 14:12-14

Truly, truly I say to you, the one who believes in me, the works that I am doing he will do also, and he will do greater [works] than these because I am going to the Father.

John 16:7

But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

John 17:9-13

I am asking on behalf of them. I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you have given me, because they are yours,

Acts 1:8

But you will receive power [when] the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest part of the earth."

Acts 8:17

Then they placed [their] hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.

Acts 20:25-36

"And now behold, I know that all [of] you, among whom I went about proclaiming the kingdom, will see my face no more.

1 Corinthians 12:31

But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.

1 Timothy 5:17

The elders who lead well must be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor by speaking and teaching.

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