2 Kings 6:1-7

Another miracle that Elisha did

1 One day, the group of prophets said to Elisha, ‘The place where we meet with you is too small for us. 2 We must go to the Jordan river to cut down some trees. Each one of us can bring back some wood to build a new place for us to meet in.’ Elisha agreed and he told them to go.

3 One of the prophets said, ‘Please come with us, sir.’ Elisha replied, ‘I will come with you.’ 4 So he went with them. They arrived at the Jordan river. They started to cut down some trees. 5 While one of them was cutting down a tree, his iron axe fell into the water. He shouted, ‘Oh! My master! The axe did not belong to me!’ 6 Elisha asked him, ‘Where did it fall in the water?’ He showed Elisha the place. Then Elisha cut a branch from a tree. He threw it in the water at that place. It caused the iron axe to come to the top of the water. 7 Elisha told the prophet, ‘Lift it out of the water.’ So the man took hold of it with his hand.