Eliseus will not part from Elias. The water of the Jordan is divided by Elias' cloak. Elias is taken up in a fiery chariot, and his double spirit is given to Eliseus. Eliseus healeth the waters by casting in salt. Boys are torn by bears for mocking Eliseus.
1 And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elias into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elias and Eliseus were going from Galgal.
Factum est autem cum levare vellet Dominus Eliam per turbinem in caelum, ibant Elias et Eliseus de Galgalis.
2 And Elias said to Eliseus: Stay thou here, because the Lord hath sent me as far as Bethel. And Eliseus said to him: As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And when they were come down to Bethel,
Dixitque Elias ad Eliseum : Sede hic, quia Dominus misit me usque in Bethel. Cui ait Eliseus : Vivit Dominus, et vivit anima tua, quia non derelinquam te. Cumque descendissent Bethel,
3 The sons of the prophets, that were at Bethel, came forth to Eliseus, and said to him: Dost thou know that this day the Lord will take away thy master from thee? And he answered: I also know it: hold your peace.
egressi sunt filii prophetarum, qui erant in Bethel, ad Eliseum, et dixerunt ei : Numquid nosti, quia hodie Dominus tollet dominum tuum a te? Qui respondit : Et ego novi : silete.
4 And Elias said to Eliseus: Stay here because the Lord hath sent me to Jericho. And he said: As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And when they were come to Jericho,
Dixit autem Elias ad Eliseum : Sede hic, quia Dominus misit me in Jericho. Et ille ait : Vivit Dominus, et vivit anima tua, quia non derelinquam te. Cumque venissent Jericho,
5 The sons of the prophets that were at Jericho, came to Eliseus, and said to him: Dost thou know that this day the Lord will take away thy master from thee? And he said: I also know it: hold your peace.
accesserunt filii prophetarum, qui erant in Jericho, ad Eliseum, et dixerunt ei : Numquid nosti quia Dominus hodie tollet dominum tuum a te? Et ait : Ego novi : silete.
6 And Elias said to him: Stay here, because the Lord hath sent me as far as the Jordan. And he said: As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee; and they two went on together,
Dixit autem ei Elias : Sede hic, quia Dominus misit me usque ad Jordanem. Qui ait : Vivit Dominus, et vivit anima tua, quia non derelinquam te. Ierunt igitur ambo pariter,
7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets followed them, and stood in sight at a distance: but they two stood by the Jordan.
et quinquaginta viri de filiis prophetarum secuti sunt eos, qui et steterunt econtra, longe : illi autem ambo stabant super Jordanem.
8 And Elias took his mantle and folded it together, and struck the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, and they both passed over on dry ground.
Tulitque Elias pallium suum, et involvit illud, et percussit aquas, quae divisae sunt in utramque partem, et transierunt ambo per siccum.
9 And when they were gone over, Elias said to Eliseus: Ask what thou wilt have me to do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Eliseus said: I beseech thee that in me may be thy double spirit.
Cumque transissent, Elias dixit ad Eliseum : Postula quod vis ut faciam tibi, antequam tollar a te. Dixitque Eliseus : Obsecro ut fiat in me duplex spiritus tuus.
10 And he answered: Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless if thou see me when I am taken from thee, thou shalt have what thou hast asked: but if thou see me not, thou shalt not have it.
Qui respondit : Rem difficilem postulasti : attamen si videris me, quando tollar a te, erit tibi quod petisti : si autem non videris, non erit.
11 And as they went on, walking and talking together, behold a fiery chariot, and fiery horses parted them both asunder: and Elias went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
Cumque pergerent, et incedentes sermocinarentur, ecce currus igneus, et equi ignei diviserunt utrumque : et ascendit Elias per turbinem in caelum.
12 And Eliseus saw him, and cried: My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the driver thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own garments, and rent them in two pieces.
Eliseus autem videbat, et clamabat : Pater mi, pater mi, currus Israel, et auriga ejus. Et non vidit eum amplius : apprehenditque vestimenta sua, et scidit illa in duas partes.
13 And he took up the mantle of Elias, that fell from him: and going back, he stood upon the bank of the Jordan,
Et levavit pallium Eliae, quod ceciderat ei : reversusque stetit super ripam Jordanis,
14 And he struck the waters with the mantle of Elias, that had fallen from him, and they were not divided. And he said: Where is now the God of Elias? And he struck the waters, and they were divided, hither and thither, and Eliseus passed over.
et pallio Eliae, quod ceciderat ei, percussit aquas, et non sunt divisae : et dixit : Ubi est Deus Eliae etiam nunc? Percussitque aquas, et divisae sunt huc atque illuc, et transiit Eliseus.
15 And the sons of the prophets at Jericho, who were over against him, seeing it said: The spirit of Elias hath rested upon Eliseus. And coming to meet him, they worshipped him, falling to the ground,
Videntes autem filii prophetarum, qui erant in Jericho econtra, dixerunt : Requievit spiritus Eliae super Eliseum. Et venientes in occursum ejus, adoraverunt eum proni in terram,
16 And they said to him: Behold, there are with thy servants fifty strong men, that can go, and seek thy master, lest perhaps the spirit of the Lord hath taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley. And he said: Do not send.
dixeruntque illi : Ecce, cum servis tuis sunt quinquaginta viri fortes, qui possunt ire, et quaerere dominum tuum, ne forte tulerit eum spiritus Domini, et projecerit eum in unum montium, aut in unam vallium. Qui ait : Nolite mittere.
17 But they pressed him, till he consented, and said: Send. And they sent fifty men: and they sought three days but found him not.
Coegeruntque eum, donec acquiesceret, et diceret : Mittite. Et miserunt quinquaginta viros : qui cum quaesissent tribus diebus, non invenerunt.
18 And they came back to him: for he abode at Jericho, and he said to them: Did I not say to you: Do not send?
Et reversi sunt ad eum : at ille habitabat in Jericho, et dixit eis : Numquid non dixi vobis : Nolite mittere?
19 And the men of the city said to Eliseus: Behold the situation of this city is very good, as thou, my lord, seest: but the waters are very bad, and the ground barren.
Dixerunt quoque viri civitatis ad Eliseum : Ecce habitatio civitatis hujus optima est, sicut tu ipse domine perspicis : sed aquae pessimae sunt, et terra sterilis.
20 And he said: Bring me a new vessel, and put salt into it. And when they had brought it,
At ille ait : Afferte mihi vas novum, et mittite in illud sal. Quod cum attulissent,
21 He went out to the spring of the waters, and cast the salt into it, and said: Thus saith the Lord: I have healed these waters, and there shall be no more in them death or barrenness.
egressus ad fontem aquarum misit in illum sal, et ait : Haec dicit Dominus : Sanavi aquas has, et non erit ultra in eis mors, neque sterilitas.
22 And the waters were healed unto this day, according to the word of Eliseus, which he spoke.
Sanatae sunt ergo aquae usque in diem hanc, juxta verbum Elisei, quod locutus est.
23 And he went up from thence to Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, little boys came out of the city and mocked him, saying: Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
Ascendit autem inde in Bethel : cumque ascenderet per viam, pueri parvi egressi sunt de civitate, et illudebant ei, dicentes : Ascende calve, ascende calve.
24 And looking back, he saw them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord: and there came forth two bears out of the forest, and tore of them two and forty boys.
Qui cum respexisset, vidit eos, et maledixit eis in nomine Domini : egressique sunt duo ursi de saltu, et laceraverunt ex eis quadraginta duos pueros.
25 And from thence he went to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.
Abiit autem inde in montem Carmeli, et inde reversus est in Samariam.