Forsooth the sons of prophets said to Elisha, Lo! the place in which we dwell before thee, is strait to us; (And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Lo! the place in which we live before thee, is too narrow, or too small, for us;)
go we therefore to Jordan, and each man take a portion of wood for himself, that we build to us there a place to dwell therein (so that we can build a place there for all of us to live in). And Elisha said, Go ye.
And one of them said, Therefore and thou come with thy servants. (And) He answered, I shall come.
And he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they hewed trees (they cut down some wood).
And it befelled, that when a man of them had cut down [a] matter, or (a piece of) wood, the iron of the ax felled into the water; and he cried [out], and said, Alas! alas! alas! my lord, and I had taken this same thing by borrowing (for I have borrowed this thing from someone!).
Soothly the man of God said, Where felled it? And he showed to him the place. Therefore he cutted down a tree, and sent it thither where the iron was; and the iron floated (And so he cut off a stick, and sent it down to where the piece of iron was; and the iron floated up).
And Elisha said, Take thou (it). Which held forth the hand, and took it (And he put forth his hand, and took it).