He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed1 to the LORD.
Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched2 himself out upon him, the boy's body grew warm.
Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out upon him once more. The boy sneezed seven times3 and opened his eyes.436
Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite." And he did. When she came, he said, "Take your son."537
She came in, fell at his feet and bowed to the ground. Then she took her son and went out.
Elisha returned to Gilgal6 and there was a famine7 in that region. While the company of the prophets was meeting with him, he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot and cook some stew for these men."
One of them went out into the fields to gather herbs and found a wild vine. He gathered some of its gourds and filled the fold of his cloak. When he returned, he cut them up into the pot of stew, though no one knew what they were.
The stew was poured out for the men, but as they began to eat it, they cried out, "O man of God, there is death in the pot!" And they could not eat it.
Elisha said, "Get some flour." He put it into the pot and said, "Serve it to the people to eat." And there was nothing harmful in the pot.8
A man came from Baal Shalishah,9 bringing the man of God twenty loaves10 of barley bread11 baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. "Give it to the people to eat," Elisha said.
"How can I set this before a hundred men?" his servant asked. But Elisha answered, "Give it to the people to eat.12 For this is what the LORD says: 'They will eat and have some left over.13' "