6Now the company of prophets* said to Elisha, As you see, the place where we live under your charge is too small for us. 2Let 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. 3Then one of them said, Please come with your servants. And he answered, I will. 4So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. 5But as one was felling a log, his axehead fell into the water; he cried out, Alas, master! It was borrowed. 6Then 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. 7He said, Pick it up. So he reached out his hand and took it.
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10 February 2011