He took up also the mantle of Eliyah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of the Yarden.
He took the mantle of Eliyah that fell from him, and struck the waters, and said, Where is the LORD, the God of Eliyah? and when he also had struck the waters, they were divided here and there; and Elisha went over.
When the sons of the prophets who were at Yericho over against him saw him, they said, The spirit of Eliyah does rest on Elisha. They came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
They said to him, See now, there are with your servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray you, and seek your master, lest the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up, and cast him on some mountain, or into some valley. He said, You shall not send.
When they urged him until he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but didn't find him.
They came back to him, while he stayed at Yericho; and he said to them, "Didn't I tell you, 'Don't go?'"
The men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, we pray you, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees: but the water is bad, and the land miscarries.
He said, Bring me a new jar, and put salt therein. They brought it to him.
He went forth to the spring of the waters, and cast salt therein, and said, Thus says the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from there any more death or miscarrying.
So the waters were healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.
He went up from there to Beit-El; and as he was going up by the way, there came forth young lads out of the city, and mocked him, and said to him, Go up, you baldy; go up, you baldhead.