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.