Let's go down to the Jordan River, where there are plenty of logs. There we can build a new place for us to meet." "All right," he told them, "go ahead."
"Please come with us," someone suggested. "I will," he said.
When they arrived at the Jordan, they began cutting down trees.
But as one of them was chopping, his ax head fell into the river. "Ah, my lord!" he cried. "It was a borrowed ax!"
"Where did it fall?" the man of God asked. When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it into the water. Then the ax head rose to the surface and floated.
"Grab it," Elisha said to him. And the man reached out and grabbed it.
When the king of Aram was at war with Israel, he would confer with his officers and say, "We will mobilize our forces at such and such a place."
But immediately Elisha, the man of God, would warn the king of Israel, "Do not go near that place, for the Arameans are planning to mobilize their troops there."
So the king of Israel would send word to the place indicated by the man of God, warning the people there to be on their guard. This happened several times.
The king of Aram became very upset over this. He called in his officers and demanded, "Which of you is the traitor? Who has been informing the king of Israel of my plans?"
"It's not us, my lord," one of the officers replied. "Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!"