Now the company of prophets said to Elisha, "As you see, the place where we live under your charge is too small for us.
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."
Then one of them said, "Please come with your servants." And he answered, "I will."
So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.
But as one was felling a log, his ax head fell into the water; he cried out, "Alas, master! It was borrowed."
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.
He said, "Pick it up." So he reached out his hand and took it.
Once when the king of Aram was at war with Israel, he took counsel with his officers. He said, "At such and such a place shall be my camp."
But the man of God sent word to the king of Israel, "Take care not to pass this place, because the Arameans are going down there."
The king of Israel sent word to the place of which the man of God spoke. More than once or twice he warned such a place so that it was on the alert.
The mind of the king of Aram was greatly perturbed because of this; he called his officers and said to them, "Now tell me who among us sides with the king of Israel?"
Then one of his officers said, "No one, my lord king. It is Elisha, the prophet in Israel, who tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedchamber."