And the men of the citysaid unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lordseeth : but the water is naught, and the groundbarren .a20
And he said , Bring me a newcruse, and putsalt therein. And they brought it to him.
And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said , Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake .
And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forthlittlechildren out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up , thou bald head; go up , thou bald head.24
And he turnedback, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forthtwo she bears out of the wood, and tareforty and twochildren of them.
And he went from thence to mountCarmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.