2 Kings 2-9. 2 Kings 2:9 NIV When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your … Through both, heavenly wisdom announced its truths, and Almighty energy wrought its marvels. Both stood faithful in a faithless age. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. Commentary. 2 Kings 2:9 Context. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. 2 Kings 2:9 KJV 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. Library. When Elijah was taken up to heaven, Elisha took up his mantle and began his ministry. A final interview between good men. Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. A double portion of thy spirit be upon me - This in reference to the law, Deuteronomy 21:17: He shall acknowledge the first-born, by giving him a Double Portion of all that he hath-the right of the first-born is his. We read, that this city was not only wasted by Joshua with fire and sword, but cursed also. 2 Kings 2:9 Parallel. He was given a double portion of Elijah's spirit, making him a mighty worker of miracles. 2 Kings 2:9. 6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. "Cursed be he before the Lord, who shall rise up and build that city Jericho," Joshua 6:26. King James Bible 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 they two went on. Jericho Itself. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. God selected Elisha as Elijah's successor (1 Kings 19:16). 2 Kings 2:9 Parallel Commentaries. 7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan. The two names here mentioned represent two of the most remarkable men in the history of the world.