The groups of prophets said to Elisha, "The place where we meet with you is too small for us.
Let's go to the Jordan River. There everyone can get a log, and let's build a place there to live." Elisha said, "Go."
One of them said, "Please go with us." Elisha answered, "I will go,"
so he went with them. When they arrived at the Jordan, they cut down some trees.
As one man was cutting down a tree, the head of his ax fell into the water. He yelled, "Oh, my master! I borrowed that ax!"
Elisha asked, "Where did it fall?" The man showed him the place. Then Elisha cut down a stick and threw it into the water, and it made the iron head float.
Elisha said, "Pick up the axhead." Then the man reached out and took it.
The king of Aram was at war with Israel. He had a council meeting with his officers and said, "I will set up my camp in this place."
Elisha, the man of God, sent a message to the king of Israel, saying, "Be careful! Don't pass that place, because the Arameans are going down there!"
The king of Israel checked the place about which Elisha had warned him. Elisha warned him several times, so the king protected himself there.
The king of Aram was angry about this. He called his officers together and demanded, "Tell me who of us is working for the king of Israel."
One of the officers said, "None, my master and king. It's Elisha, the prophet from Israel. He can tell you what you speak in your bedroom."