Now 1the sons of the prophetssaid to Elisha, "Beholdnow, the placebefore you where we are living is toolimited for us.
2"Please let us go to the Jordan and each of us take from there a beam, and let us make a placethere for ourselves where we may live." So he said, "Go."
Then onesaid, "Please be willing to go with your servants." And he aanswered, "I shall go."
So he went with them; and when they came to the Jordan, they cutdowntrees.
But as one was felling a beam, bthe axeheadfell into the water ; and he cried out and said, "Alas, my master ! For it was borrowed."
Then the man of Godsaid, "Where did it fall ?" And when he showed him the place, 2he cutoff a stick and threw it in there, and made the ironfloat.
He said, "Take it up for yourself." So he put out his hand and took it.