Then the men of the citysaid to Elisha, "Behold now, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lordsees ; but the water is bad and the landais unfruitful."
He said, "Bring me a newjar, and putsaltbin it." So they brought it to him.
He went out to the spring of water and 1threwsaltcin it and said, "Thussays the LORD, 'I have dpurifiedthesewaters ; there shall not be from theredeath or eunfruitfulnessanylonger.' "
So the waters have been fpurified to thisday, according to the word of Elishawhich he spoke.
Then he went up from there to Bethel ; and as he was going up by the way, youngladscame out from the city and 2mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead ; go up, you baldhead !"
When he lookedbehind him and saw them, he 3cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bearscame out of the woods and tore up forty-twolads of gtheir number.
He went from there to 4MountCarmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.