The disciples of the prophets said to Elisha, “The place where we’re staying is too small for us. Let’s go to the Jordan River. Each of us can get some logs and make a place for us to live there.”
Elisha said, “Go ahead.”
Then one of the disciples asked, “Won’t you please come with us?”
Elisha answered, “I’ll go.”
So he went with them. They came to the Jordan River and began to cut down trees. 5 As one of them was cutting down a tree, the ax head fell into the water. He cried out, “Oh no, master! It was borrowed!”
The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” When he showed Elisha the place, Elisha cut off a piece of wood.
He threw it into the water at that place and made the ax head float.
Elisha said, “Pick it up.” The disciple reached for it and picked it up.