The company1 of the prophets said to Elisha, "Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us.
Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to live." And he said, "Go."
Then one of them said, "Won't you please come with your servants?" "I will," Elisha replied.
And he went with them. They went to the Jordan and began to cut down trees.
As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead fell into the water. "Oh, my lord," he cried out, "it was borrowed!"
The man of God asked, "Where did it fall?" When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw2 it there, and made the iron float.
"Lift it out," he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it.
Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, "I will set up my camp in such and such a place."
The man of God sent word to the king3 of Israel: "Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there."
So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned4 the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.