When the child had grown, he went out one day to his father among the reapers.
And he said to his father, "Oh, 1my head, my head!" The father said to his servant, "Carry him to his mother."
And when he had lifted him and brought him to his mother, the child sat on her lap till noon, and then he died.
And she went up 2and laid him on the bed of the 3man of God and shut the door behind him and went out.
Then she called to her husband and said, "Send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, that I may quickly go to 4the man of God and come back again."
And he said, "Why will you go to him today? It is neither 5new moon nor Sabbath." She said, "All is well."
Then she saddled the donkey, and she said to her servant, "Urge the animal on; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you."
So she set out and came to the man of God 6at Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her coming, he said to Gehazi his servant, "Look, there is the Shunammite.
Run at once to meet her and say to her, 'Is all well with you? Is all well with your husband? Is all well with the child?'" And she answered, "All is well."
And when she came 7to the mountain to the man of God, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came to push her away. But the man of God said, "Leave her alone, for she is in bitter distress, and the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me."
Then she said, "Did I ask my lord for a son? 8Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me?'"
He said to Gehazi, 9"Tie up your garment and 10take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet anyone, 11do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not reply. And 12lay my staff on the face of the child."
Then the mother of the child said, 13"As the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So he arose and followed her.
Gehazi went on ahead and laid the staff on the face of the child, but there was no sound or sign of life. Therefore he returned to meet him and told him, "The child 14has not awakened."
When Elisha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed.
So he went in and 15shut the door behind the two of them 16and prayed to the LORD.
Then he went up and lay on the child, putting his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. And as 17he stretched himself upon him, the flesh of the child became warm.
Then he got up again and walked once back and forth in the house, and went up 18and stretched himself upon him. The child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
Then he summoned Gehazi and said, "Call this Shunammite." So he called her. And when she came to him, he said, "Pick up your son."
She came and fell at his feet, bowing to the ground. 19Then she picked up her son and went out.