SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:14 Estaba Eliseo enfermo de aquella su enfermedad de que murió. Y descendió a él Joás rey de Israel, y llorando delante de él, dijo: Â¡Padre mío, padre mío, carros de Israel y su gente de a caballo!
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 13:14 Verse 14. Now Elisha was fallen sick] This is supposed to have taken place in the tenth year of Joash; and if so, Elisha must have prophesied about sixty-five years.
O my father, my father] "What shall I do now thou art dying? thou art the only defense of Israel." He accosts him with the same words which himself spoke to Elijah when he was translated; see chap. ii. 12, and the note there.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 14. Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died , etc.] The prophets do not live for ever; this sickness was unto death; Elisha died, and was not translated as Elijah was: and Joash the king came down unto him ; from his palace to the prophet’s house, to visit him in his sickness; which was an instance of great condescension and respect, and especially in a wicked prince that could not be reformed by him: and wept over his face ; held his head over him, and wept, perceiving he was near his end, and sensible that his death would be a public loss; the nation having often reaped the benefit of his prayers, though his counsel and advice were neglected and despised: and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof ; the same words Elisha said to Elijah, as he went up to heaven, which very probably Joash had heard of; (see Gill on “ 2 Kings 2:12”), and here, as there, the Targum is, “my master, my master, who was better to Israel by his prayers than chariots and horsemen.”
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 10-19 - Jehoash, the king, came to Elisha, to receive his dying counsel an blessing. It may turn much to our spiritual advantage, to attend the sick-beds and death-beds of good men, that we may be encouraged in religion by the living comforts they have from it in a dying hour Elisha assured the king of his success; yet he must look up to God for direction and strength; must reckon his own hands not enough, but go on, in dependence upon Divine aid. The trembling hands of the dyin prophet, as they signified the power of God, gave this arrow more forc than the hands of the king in his full strength. By contemning the sign, the king lost the thing signified, to the grief of the dyin prophet. It is a trouble to good men, to see those to whom they wis well, forsake their own mercies, and to see them lose advantage against spiritual enemies.
Original Hebrew ואלישׁע 477 חלה 2470 את 854 חליו 2483 אשׁר 834 ימות 4191 בו וירד 3381 אליו 413 יואשׁ 3101 מלך 4428 ישׂראל 3478 ויבך 1058 על 5921 פניו 6440 ויאמר 559 אבי 1 אבי 1 רכב 7393 ישׂראל 3478 ופרשׁיו׃ 6571