Elisha said, "Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few.
Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side."
She left him and afterward shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring.
When all the jars were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another one." But he replied, "There is not a jar left." Then the oil stopped flowing.
She went and told the man of God,1 and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left."
One day Elisha went to Shunem.2 And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat.
She said to her husband, "I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God.
Let's make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay3 there whenever he comes to us."
One day when Elisha came, he went up to his room and lay down there.
He said to his servant Gehazi, "Call the Shunammite."4 So he called her, and she stood before him.
Elisha said to him, "Tell her, 'You have gone to all this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the commander of the army?' " She replied, "I have a home among my own people."