Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had brought back to life. He said, "Get up and go with your family. Stay any place you can, because the Lord has called for a time without food that will last seven years."
So the woman got up and did as the man of God had said. She left with her family, and they stayed in the land of the Philistines for seven years.
After seven years she returned from the land of the Philistines and went to beg the king for her house and land.
The king was talking with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God. The king had said, "Please tell me all the great things Elisha has done."
Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had brought a dead boy back to life. Just then the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came and begged the king for her house and land. Gehazi said, "My master and king, this is the woman, and this is the son Elisha brought back to life."
The king asked the woman, and she told him about it. Then the king chose an officer to help her. "Give the woman everything that is hers," the king said. "Give her all the money made from her land from the day she left until now."