Then the men of the city said to Elisha, "Even though our lord can see that the city's location is good, the water is bad and the land unfruitful."
He replied, "Bring me a new bowl and put salt in it." After they had brought him one,
Elisha went out to the spring of water, threw salt in it, and said, "This is what the Lord says: 'I have healed this water. No longer will death or unfruitfulness result from it.' "
Therefore, the water remains healthy to this very day according to the word that Elisha spoke.
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking up the path, some small boys came out of the city and harassed him,a chanting, "Go up, baldy! Go up, baldy!"
He turned around, looked at them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and mauled 42 of the youths.
From there Elisha went to Mount Carmel,b and then he returned to Samaria.