When Allah was about to take up Ilyas by a whirlwind into heaven, Ilyas went with Al-Yasa from Gilgal. 2Ilyas said to Al-Yasa, Wait here, for Allah has sent me to Bethel. Al-Yasa said, As Allah lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they went on to Bethel. 3The group of prophets who were at Bethel came to Al-Yasa, and said to him, “Do you know that Allah will take away your master from you today?“
He said, “Yes, I know it. Hold your peace.“
4Ilyas said to him, Al-Yasa, wait here, for Allah has sent me to Jericho. Al-Yasa said, As Allah lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. So they came to Jericho. 5The group of prophets who were at Jericho came near to Al-Yasa, and said to him, “Do you know that Allah will take away your master from you today?“
He answered, “Yes, I know it. Hold your peace.“
6Ilyas said to him, “Wait here, for Allah has sent me to the Jordan.“
Al-Yasa said, “As Allah lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.“ The two went on together. 7Fifty men of the group of prophets went, and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan. 8Ilyas took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water was divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground. 9When they had crossed, Ilyas said to Al-Yasa, Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you. Al-Yasasaid, Let a double portion of your spirit be on me. 10He said, You have asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so to you; but if not, it shall not be so. 11It happened, as they continued on and talked, that there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, which drove between them; and Ilyas went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12Al-Yasa saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen! Al-Yasa saw Ilyas no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and tore them in two pieces. 13He took up also the cloak of Ilyas that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of the Jordan. 14He took the cloak of Ilyas that fell from him, and struck the water, and said, Where is Allah, the God of Ilyas? When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left; and Al-Yasa crossed over. 15When the group of prophets from Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Ilyas rests on Al-Yasa. They came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him. 16They said to him, See now, there are with your servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray you, and seek your master. Perhaps the Spirit of Allah has taken him up, and set him on some mountain, or in some valley. Al-Yasa said, Do not send them. 17But when they urged him until he was too ashamed to refuse, he said, Send them. Therefore they sent fifty men; and they searched three days, but did not find him. 18They came back to Al-Yasa, while he stayed at Jericho; and he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you, ‘Do not go?‘” 19The men of the city said to Al-Yasa, Behold, we pray you, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees: but the water is bad, and the land is unproductive. 20 Al-Yasa said, Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it. They brought it to him. 21He went out to the spring that supplied the water, and threw salt into it, and said, Thus says Allah, I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness. 22So the water remains healed to this day, according to the word which Al-Yasa spoke. 23He went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came out of the city, and mocked him, and said to him, Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead. 24He looked behind him and saw them, and cursed them in the name of Allah. Then two bears came out of the woods, and mauled forty-two of them. 25Al-Yasa went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.