NIV 2 Kings 2:13

Elisha 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.

What are the implications of the question: Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?

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    This question is too broad, in my view. The 'implications' could be many and various. I think you should focus the question by making it clear, yourself, what you think the particular implication is. – Nigel J Sep 25 at 5:28

There is a problem with the Hebrew text which compounds the "trickiness" of this text in 2 Kings 2:14.

Benson's commentary is the most helpful here.

2 Kings 2:14. And said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? — Who at Elijah’s request divided these waters, and is able to do it again. But according to this translation, two words are left out, namely, אŠ הוא, aph-hu. The clause literally rendered is, Where is the Lord God of Elijah, even He? which a learned foreigner interprets thus; that Elisha having asked this question, Where is? &c., answers himself in the two last words, aph-hu, yea, he is yet in being. Abarbinel expounds them, Though Elijah be not here, yet his God is. The servant is wanting, but not the Lord. The blessed God is still present, and will supply his place. And when he also had smitten the water’s, they parted hither and thither — As when Elijah smote them with the same mantle, which they both used, as Moses did his rod, not imagining that there was any inherent virtue in it, or at all trusting therein; but using it as a mere sign of the presence and power of God, in which alone they confided to work this wonder. Thus Elijah’s last miracle was Elisha’s first, and the disciple began where his master left off, taking up and carrying on the same blessed work of witnessing for God against idols and idolaters.

That is, putting the textual problem aside, Elisha is asking, "Will God be with me as He was with Elijah?"

It was the act of catching Elijah's mantle that has now passed into the language, meaning, the one who now wears the mantle is the recognized successor. God then demonstrated this by performing precisely the same miracle as Elisha had seen Elijah do and with the same mantle. Elisha had now taken Elijah's place as the recognized prophet to Israel.

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