How are we to read/understand the passage below?
I’m seeing this passage used to mock the Bible. Often condensed to ”Boys jeer a bald guy and two bears maul 42 of them.”
Here is the passage:
2 Kings 2:23-24 New International Version (NIV)
Elisha Is Jeered
23 From 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!” 24 He 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.