1 Kings 19:20

And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray you, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to you?
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Ephrem The Syrian

AD 373
“So he set out from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He passed by him and threw his mantle over him.” With his mantle Elijah took Elisha from farming to prophesying. From the symbolic point of view, Elisha represents the type of the apostles to whom our Lord said in the Gospel, “So stay here in the city of Jerusalem until you have been clothed with power from high.” Therefore the mantle of Elijah signified the gifts of the Spirit which the apostles would receive. - "On the First Book of Kings 19.19"

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Kiss, and bid them adieu. (Menochius) To thee. I have no farther orders. Obey the Spirit of God. Hoc age. Hebrew, "for what have I done to thee? "Did I require thee to follow me? Act as God may direct thee. Yet remember the ceremony which thou hast seen, and do not turn back (Calmet) to neglect thy office. (Haydock) (Matthew viii. 22., and Luke ix. 62.)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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