The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, See now, the place where we dwell before you is too strait for us.
Let us go, we pray you, to the Jordan, and take there every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. He answered, Go you.
One said, Be pleased, I pray you, to go with your servants. He answered, I will go.
So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down wood.
But as one was felling a beam, the ax-head fell into the water; and he cried, and said, Alas, my master! for it was borrowed.
The man of God said, Where fell it? He shown him the place. He cut down a stick, and cast it in there, and made the iron to swim.
He said, Take it up to you. So he put out his hand, and took it.