Now therecried a certainwoman of the wives of the sons of the prophetsuntoElisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thouknowestthat thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to takeunto him my two sons to be bondmen.
Let us make a littlechamber, I praythee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shallturn in thither.
And he saidunto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thouhastbeencareful for us with all thiscare; what is to be done for thee? wouldestthou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwellamongmine own people.
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazicamenear to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexedwithin her: and the LORDhath hid it from me, and hath not told me.
Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thinehand, and go thy way: if thoumeet any man, salute him not; and if any salutethee, answer him not again: and lay my staffupon the face of the child.
And Gehazipassed on beforethem, and laid the staffupon the face of the child; but there was neithervoice, nor hearing. Wherefore he wentagain to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.
And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouthupon his mouth, and his eyesupon his eyes, and his handsupon his hands: and he stretchedhimselfupon the child; and the flesh of the childwaxedwarm.
And Elishacameagain to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophetsweresittingbefore him: and he saidunto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethepottage for the sons of the prophets.
And therecame a man fromBaalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twentyloaves of barley, and fullears of corn in the huskthereof. And he said, Giveunto the people, thatthey may eat.