And he said, "Why will you go to him today? It is neither new moon nor sabbath." She said, "It will be well."
Then she saddled the ass, and she said to her servant, "Urge the beast on; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you."
So she set out, and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel. When the man of God saw her coming, he said to Geha'zi his servant, "Look, yonder is the Shu'nammite;
run at once to meet her, and say to her, Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?" And she answered, "It is well."
And when she came to the mountain to the man of God, she caught hold of his feet. And Geha'zi came to thrust her away. But the man of God said, "Let 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? Did I not say, Do not deceive me?"
He said to Geha'zi, "Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go. If you meet any one, do not salute him; and if any one salutes you, do not reply; and lay my staff upon the face of the child."
Then the mother of the child said, "As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So he arose and followed her.
Geha'zi went on ahead and laid the staff upon 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 has not awaked."
When Eli'sha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed.
So he went in and shut the door upon the two of them, and prayed to the LORD.