SEV Biblia, Chapter 19:20 Entonces dejando él los bueyes, vino corriendo en pos de Elías, y dijo: Te ruego que me dejes besar a mi padre y a mi madre, y luego te seguiré. Y él le dijo: Ve, vuelve: Â¿qué te he hecho yo?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 19:20 Verse 20. Let me-kiss my father and my mother] Elisha fully understood that he was called by this ceremony to the prophetic office: and it is evident that he conferred not with flesh and blood, but resolved, immediately resolved, to obey; only he wished to bid farewell to his relatives. See below.
What have I done to thee?] Thy call is not from me, but from God: to him, not to me, art thou accountable for thy use or abuse of it.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 20. And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah , etc.] His heart being touched by the Lord at the same time, and his mind enlightened to understand what was meant by that action: and said, let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother ; take his leave of them in this way, which was what was used by friends at parting, (see Ruth 1:9,14) and then I will follow thee ; which he understood was meant by his casting his mantle over him: and he said unto him, go back again ; to his plough: for what have I done to thee ? he had only cast the skirts of his mantle over him, and had said nothing to him; this he said to try him, and get out of him what was in his heart, and how it had been touched by the Spirit of God; and if so, then he suggests it was not what he had done, but what the Lord had impressed upon him, that would oblige him to return, and follow him, after he had taken his leave of his parents.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 19-21 - Elijah found Elisha by Divine direction, not in the schools of the prophets, but in the field; not reading, or praying, or sacrificing but ploughing. Idleness is no man's honour, nor is husbandry any man' disgrace. An honest calling in the world, does not put us out of the way of our heavenly calling, any more than it did Elisha. His heart wa touched by the Holy Spirit, and he was ready to leave all to atten Elijah. It is in a day of power that Christ's subjects are mad willing; nor would any come to Christ unless they were thus drawn. It was a discouraging time for prophets to set out in. A man that ha consulted with flesh and blood, would not be fond of Elijah's mantle yet Elisha cheerfully leaves all to accompany him. When the Saviou said to one and to another, Follow me, the dearest friends and mos profitable occupations were cheerfully left, and the most arduou duties done from love to his name. May we, in like manner, feel the energy of his grace working in us mightily, and by unreserve submission at once, may we make our calling and election sure __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויעזב 5800 את 853 הבקר 1241 וירץ 7323 אחרי 310 אליהו 452 ויאמר 559 אשׁקה 5401 נא 4994 לאבי 1 ולאמי 517 ואלכה 1980 אחריך 310 ויאמר 559 לו לך 1980 שׁוב 7725 כי 3588 מה 4100 עשׂיתי׃ 6213