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2 Kings 6:1-7

MSG 1 One day the guild of prophets came to Elisha and said, "You can see that this place where we're living under your leadership is getting cramped - we have no elbow room. NIV 1 The company of the prophets said to Elisha, "Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. MSG 2 Give us permission to go down to the Jordan where each of us will get a log. We'll build a roomier place." Elisha said, "Go ahead." NIV 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." MSG 3 One of them then said, "Please! Come along with us!" He said, "Certainly." NIV 3 Then one of them said, "Won't you please come with your servants?" "I will," Elisha replied. MSG 4 He went with them. They came to the Jordan and started chopping down trees. NIV 4 And he went with them. They went to the Jordan and began to cut down trees. MSG 5 As one of them was felling a timber, his axhead flew off and sank in the river. "Oh no, master!" he cried out. "And it was borrowed!" NIV 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!" MSG 6 The Holy Man said, "Where did it sink?" The man showed him the place. He cut off a branch and tossed it at the spot. The axhead floated up. NIV 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. MSG 7 "Grab it," he said. The man reached out and took it. NIV 7 "Lift it out," he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it.