SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:16 Y le dijeron: He aquí hay con tus siervos cincuenta varones fuertes; vayan ahora y busquen a tu señor; por ventura lo ha levantado el espíritu del SEÑOR, y lo ha echado en algún monte o en algún valle. Y él les dijo: No enviéis.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 2:16 Verse 16. Fifty strong men] Probably the same fifty who are mentioned ver. 7, and who saw Elijah taken up in the whirlwind.
Cast him upon some mountain] Though they saw him taken up towards heaven, yet they thought it possible that the Spirit of the Lord might have descended with him, and left him on some remote mountain or valley.
Ye shall not send.] He knew that he was translated to heaven, and that therefore it would be useless.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 16. And they said unto him, behold, now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men , etc.] Perhaps meaning themselves, ( 2 Kings 2:7) who were young, stout, and strong, and able to travel for days together: let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master ; for though they knew he was to be taken away, yet knew not for what time, and imagined he might be found again: lest peradventure the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up ; as it seems he was wont to do, (see 1 Kings 18:12) and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley ; where he sometimes had his abode; or they might fancy, if he was taken up to heaven, yet in his soul only, and that, when that was separated, his dead body would be left on a mountain, or in a valley; and therefore they were desirous of seeking and finding it, that it might not be exposed to birds and beasts of prey, but that they might bury it in a decent and honourable manner: and he said, ye shall not send ; he knew it was to no purpose, since he was translated to heaven, body and soul, and which he was an eyewitness of.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 13-18 - Elijah left his mantle to Elisha; as a token of the descent of the Spirit upon him; it was more than if he had left him thousands of gol and silver. Elisha took it up, not as a sacred relic to be worshipped but as a significant garment to be worn. Now that Elijah was taken to heaven, Elisha inquired, 1. After God; when our creature-comforts ar removed, we have a God to go to, who lives for ever. 2. After the God that Elijah served, and honoured, and pleaded for. The Lord God of the holy prophets is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever; but what will it avail us to have the mantles of those that are gone, their places, their books, if we have not their spirit, their God? Se Elisha's dividing the river; God's people need not fear at last passin through the Jordan of death as on dry ground. The sons of the prophet made a needless search for Elijah. Wise men may yield to that, for the sake of peace, and the good opinion of others, which yet their judgmen is against, as needless and fruitless. Traversing hills and valley will never bring us to Elijah, but following the example of his holy faith and zeal will, in due time.
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