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2 Kings 2:19-25 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth : but the water is naught, and the ground barren . 19 The men of the city said to Elisha, "Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive."
20 And he said , Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. 20 "Bring me a new bowl," he said, "and put salt in it." So they brought it to him.
21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said , Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. 21 Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, "This is what the LORD says: 'I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.' "
22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake . 22 And the water has remained wholesome to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.
23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up , thou bald head; go up , thou bald head. 23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!"
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.
25 And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria. 25 And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.