This fifth generation is marked by the death or rather the departure of Elijah from this world. For in fact Elijah does not die but ascends to heaven in a whirlwind  which provokes the astonishment of the fifty young prophets who accompany him and Elisha his successor:
- As  they (Elijah and Elisha) were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
- Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two
- “I will send  my messenger (Elijah), who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger (Messiah, descendant of King David, author of the Psalms) of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.
- “Surely  the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.
- But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
- Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.
- “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.
- “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.
- He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
(extract of the psalm 5 associated to this generation, verses 1 to 5 )
- To the conductor, on nehiloth, a song of David.
- Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my meditation.
- Hearken to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for I will pray to You.
- O Lord, in the morning …
- … You shall hearken to my voice; in the morning I shall arrange [my prayer] to You, and I shall look forward.
- For You are not a God Who desires wickedness; evil does not abide with You.
- From  there (Jericho) 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!”
- 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
- The  land I (God) gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.”
- Then God went up from him at the place where he had talked with him.
- Jacob set up a stone pillar at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.
- Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.
(extract of the psalm 5 associated to this generation, verses 6 to 8 )
- Boastful ones will not stand before you; you hate all those who practice wickedness.
- You destroy speakers of lies; the Lord abhors a man of blood and deceit.
- But I, with Your great loving-kindness, shall enter Your House; I shall prostrate myself toward Your Holy Temple in the fear of You.
Follows  the battle which opposes the king of Moab to the king of Israel. Under Elisha’s leadership, the king of Israel, allied with Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, and the king of Edom, will impose a defeat on Moab together. Moab was at the origin of Balaam’s intervention, who tried to bring the curse upon the people of Israel. This fight foreshadows the final battle of the people of Israel finally reunited against the other side.
(extract of the psalm 5 associated to this generation, verses 9 to 13 )
- O Lord, lead me in Your righteousness; because of those who lie in wait for me, make Your way straight before me.
- For there is no sincerity in his mouth; there is malice in their heart; their throat is an open grave; they make their tongue smooth.
- Condemn them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them down in the multitude of their transgressions for they have rebelled against You.
- And let all who take refuge in You rejoice; may they ever shout for joy, and You shall shelter them, and let all who love Your name exult in You.
- For You, O Lord, shall bless the righteous; You shall encompass him with will like a shield.
 See: Melachim II – II Kings Chapter 2, verse 11.
 Melachim II – II Kings Chapter 2, verses 11 and 12
 Malachi Chapter 3, verse 1
 Malachi Chapter 3, verses 19 to 24
 Melachim II – II Kings Chapter 2, verses 23 and 24.
 Genesis Chapter 35, verses 12 to 15
 See: Melachim II – II Kings Chapter 3