2 Kings 2 – NIV & YCB

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2 Kings 2:1-25

Elijah Taken Up to Heaven

1When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.”

But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

3The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”

“Yes, I know,” Elisha replied, “so be quiet.”

4Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, Elisha; the Lord has sent me to Jericho.”

And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho.

5The company of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him, “Do you know that the Lord is going to take your master from you today?”

“Yes, I know,” he replied, “so be quiet.”

6Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.”

And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them walked on.

7Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. 8Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

9When 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 spirit,” Elisha replied.

10“You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.”

11As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.

13Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. 14He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. “Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.

15The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. 16“Look,” they said, “we your servants have fifty able men. Let them go and look for your master. Perhaps the Spirit of the Lord has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley.”

“No,” Elisha replied, “do not send them.”

17But they persisted until he was too embarrassed to refuse. So he said, “Send them.” And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him. 18When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to go?”

Healing of the Water

19The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.”

20“Bring me a new bowl,” he said, “and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him.

21Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, “This is what the Lord says: ‘I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.’ ” 22And the water has remained pure to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.

Elisha Is Jeered

23From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” 24He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys. 25And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.

Yoruba Contemporary Bible

2 Ọba 2:1-25

Elijah gun kẹ̀kẹ́ iná lọ sí ọ̀run

1Nígbà tí Ọlọ́run ń fẹ́ gbé Elijah lọ sí òkè ọ̀run nínú àjà, Elijah àti Eliṣa wà ní ọ̀nà láti Gilgali. 2Elijah wí fún Eliṣa pé, “Dúró níbí; Olúwa rán mi lọ sí Beteli.”

Ṣùgbọ́n Eliṣa wí pé, “Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti dájú pé Olúwa wà láyé àti gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti yẹ, Èmi kò ní fi ọ́ sílẹ̀.” Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni wọ́n sọ̀kalẹ̀ lọ sí Beteli.

3Àwọn ọmọ wòlíì ní Beteli jáde wá sí ọ̀dọ̀ Eliṣa wọ́n sì béèrè pé, “Ṣé ìwọ mọ̀ pé Olúwa yóò gba ọ̀gá rẹ kúrò lọ́dọ̀ rẹ lónìí?”

“Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni, Èmi mọ̀,” Eliṣa dáhùn “Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ má ṣe sọ̀rọ̀ nípa rẹ̀.”

4Nígbà náà Elijah sì wí fún un pé, “Dúró níbí, Eliṣa: Olúwa ti rán mi lọ sí Jeriko.”

Ó sì dá a lóhùn pé, “Bí ó ti dájú pé Olúwa yè àti tí ìwọ náà yè, Èmi kò ní fi ọ́ sílẹ̀.” Wọ́n sì jọ lọ sí Jeriko.

5Àwọn ọmọ wòlíì tí ó wà ní Jeriko sì gòkè tọ Eliṣa wá wọ́n sì béèrè lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ pé, “Ṣé ìwọ mọ̀ wí pé Olúwa yóò gba ọ̀gá rẹ kúrò lọ́dọ̀ rẹ lónìí?”

“Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni, Èmi mọ̀,” Ó dá wọn lóhùn, “Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ má ṣe sọ nípa rẹ̀.”

6Nígbà náà Elijah wí fún un pé, “Dúró níbí; Olúwa rán mi lọ sí Jordani.”

Ó sì dá a lóhùn pé, “Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti jẹ́ wí pé, Olúwa yè àti gẹ́gẹ́ bí o ti yè, èmi kò ní fi ọ́ sílẹ̀.” Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni àwọn méjèèjì sì jọ ń lọ.

7Àádọ́ta àwọn ọkùnrin ọmọ wòlíì sì lọ láti lọ dúró ní ọ̀nà jíjìn, wọ́n sì kọ ojú da ibi tí Elijah àti Eliṣa ti dúró ní Jordani. 8Elijah sì mú agbádá ó sì ká a sókè ó sì lu omi náà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀. Omi náà sì pín sí ọ̀tún àti sí òsì, àwọn méjèèjì sì rékọjá lórí ilẹ̀ gbígbẹ.

9Nígbà tí wọ́n rékọjá, Elijah sì wí fún Eliṣa pé, “Sọ fún mi, kí ni èmi lè ṣe fún ọ kí ó tó di wí pé wọ́n gbà mí kúrò lọ́dọ̀ rẹ?”

“Jẹ́ kí èmi kí ó jogún ìlọ́po méjì ẹ̀mí rẹ.” Ó dá a lóhùn.

10“Ìwọ ti béèrè ohun tí ó ṣòro,” Elijah wí pé, “Síbẹ̀ tí ìwọ bá rí mi nígbà tí a bá gbà mí kúrò lọ́wọ́ rẹ, yóò jẹ́ tìrẹ bí bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́ kò ní rí bẹ́ẹ̀.”

112.11: If 11.12.Gẹ́gẹ́ bí wọ́n ti ń rìn lọ tí wọ́n sì ń sọ̀rọ̀ pọ̀, lọ́gán kẹ̀kẹ́ iná àti ẹṣin iná yọ sí wọn ó sì ya àwọn méjèèjì nípa, Elijah sì gòkè lọ sí ọ̀run pẹ̀lú àjà. 12Eliṣa rí èyí ó sì kígbe sókè, “Baba mi! Baba mi! Kẹ̀kẹ́ àti ẹlẹ́ṣin Israẹli!” Eliṣa kò sì rí i mọ́. Ó sì mú aṣọ ara rẹ̀ ó sì fà wọ́n ya sọ́tọ̀.

13Ó sì mú agbádá tí ó ti jábọ́ láti ọ̀dọ̀ Elijah ó sì padà lọ, ó sì dúró lórí bèbè Jordani. 14Ó sì mú agbádá náà tí ó jábọ́ láti ọwọ́ rẹ̀, ó sì lu omi pẹ̀lú rẹ̀. “Níbo ni Olúwa Ọlọ́run Elijah wà?” Ó béèrè. Nígbà tí ó lu omi náà, ó sì pín sí apá ọ̀tún àti sí òsì, Eliṣa sì rékọjá.

15Àwọn ọmọ wòlíì láti Jeriko, tí wọ́n ń wò, wí pé, “Ẹ̀mí Elijah sinmi lé Eliṣa.” Wọ́n sì lọ láti lọ bá a, wọ́n sì dojúbolẹ̀ níwájú rẹ̀. 16“Wò ó,” wọ́n wí pé, “Àwa ìránṣẹ́ ni àádọ́ta ọkùnrin alágbára. Jẹ́ kí wọ́n lọ láti lọ wá ọ̀gá rẹ wá. Bóyá ẹ̀mí Olúwa ti gbé e sókè, ó sì gbé e kalẹ̀ lórí òkè ńlá tàbí lórí ilẹ̀.”

“Rárá,” Eliṣa dá a lóhùn pé, “Má ṣe rán wọn.”

17Ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n rọ̀ ọ́ títí ojú fi tì í láti gbà. Ó wí pé, “Rán wọn.” Wọ́n sì rán àádọ́ta ènìyàn tí ó wá a fún ọjọ́ mẹ́ta ṣùgbọ́n wọn kò rí i. 18Nígbà tí wọ́n padà dé ọ̀dọ̀ Eliṣa, tí ó dúró ní Jeriko, ó wí fún wọn pé, “Ṣé èmi kò sọ fún un yín kí ẹ má lọ?”

Ìwòsàn omi

19Àwọn ọkùnrin ìlú wí fún Eliṣa, pé “Wò ó, olúwa wa, ìtẹ̀dó ìlú yìí dára, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹ ti rí i, ṣùgbọ́n omi náà burú, ilẹ̀ náà sì sá.”

20Ó sì wí pé, “Mú àwokòtò tuntun fún mi wá, kí o sì mú iyọ̀ sí inú rẹ̀.” Wọ́n sì gbé e wá fún un.

21Nígbà náà ó sì jáde lọ sí ibi orísun omi, ó sì da iyọ̀ sí inú rẹ̀, ó wí pé, “Èyí ni ohun tí Olúwa wí: ‘Èmi ti wo omi yìí sàn. Kò ní mú ikú wá mọ́ tàbí mú ilẹ̀ náà sá.’ ” 22Omi náà sì ti dára ni mímu títí di òní, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀rọ̀ tí Eliṣa ti sọ.

Wọ́n fi Eliṣa ṣe yẹ̀yẹ́

23Láti ibẹ̀ Eliṣa lọ sókè ní Beteli gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti ń rìn lọ lójú ọ̀nà, àwọn ọ̀dọ́ kan jáde wá láti ìlú náà wọ́n sì fi ṣe ẹlẹ́yà. “Máa lọ sókè ìwọ apárí!” Wọ́n wí pé. “Máa lọ sókè ìwọ apárí!” 24Ó sì yípadà, ó sì wò wọ́n ó sì fi wọ́n bú ní orúkọ Olúwa. Nígbà náà beari méjì sì jáde wá láti inú igbó ó sì lu méjìlélógójì (42) lára àwọn ọ̀dọ́ náà. 25Ó sì lọ sí orí òkè Karmeli láti ibẹ̀ ó sì padà sí Samaria.