Chapter 36

Elijah and Elisha

“Chapter 36: Elijah and Elisha,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 139–40


Elijah

Elijah was a prophet of God. He had the power of the priesthood. He had the power of God. He had become old. Elisha had followed Elijah for many years.

Elijah and Elisha

God had told Elijah that Elisha would be the next prophet. Elijah and Elisha went to the Jordan River. Elijah hit the water with his coat. The water divided. They walked through on dry land.

Elijah and Elisha talking

Elijah and Elisha walked and talked together. Elisha wanted the Holy Ghost to be with him.

Elisha falling to ground

Elisha became the prophet. He had the power of the priesthood. He had the power of God. As Elijah went to heaven, he dropped his coat on the ground. Elisha picked it up.

Elisha walking through Jordan River

Elisha went back to the Jordan River. He hit the water with Elijah’s coat. The water divided. Elisha walked through on dry land. Some righteous Israelites met him. They knew Elisha was the new prophet.