The citizens said to Elisha, "As you can see, sir, this city is in a good location, but the water is bad, and the land causes miscarriages."
He said, "Bring me a new bowl, and put some salt in it." They did so.
Elisha then went out and threw salt into the spring. He said, "This is what the LORD has said: I have purified this water. It will no longer cause death and miscarriage."
The water has stayed pure right up to this very day, in agreement with the word that Elisha spoke.
Elisha went up from there to Bethel. As he was going up the road, some young people came out of the city. They mocked him: "Get going, Baldy! Get going, Baldy!"
Turning around, Elisha looked at them and cursed them in the LORD's name. Then two bears came out of the woods and mangled forty-two of the youths.
From there Elisha went to Mount Carmel and then back to Samaria.