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2 Kings 6:1-7 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now the company of prophets said to Elisha, "As you see, the place where we live under your charge is too small for us. 1 The company of the prophets said to Elisha, "Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us.
2 Let us go to the Jordan, and let us collect logs there, one for each of us, and build a place there for us to live." He answered, "Do so." 2 Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to live." And he said, "Go."
3 Then one of them said, "Please come with your servants." And he answered, "I will." 3 Then one of them said, "Won't you please come with your servants?" "I will," Elisha replied.
4 So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. 4 And he went with them. They went to the Jordan and began to cut down trees.
5 But as one was felling a log, his ax head fell into the water; he cried out, "Alas, master! It was borrowed." 5 As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead fell into the water. "Oh, my lord," he cried out, "it was borrowed!"
6 Then the man of God said, "Where did it fall?" When he showed him the place, he cut off a stick, and threw it in there, and made the iron float. 6 The man of God asked, "Where did it fall?" When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float.
7 He said, "Pick it up." So he reached out his hand and took it. 7 "Lift it out," he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it.