1Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead. You know that your servant feared Yahweh. Now the creditor has come to take for himself my two children to be slaves.”
She said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a pot of oil.”
3Then he said, “Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors; empty containers. Do not borrow just a few.
4You are to go in and shut the door on you and on your sons and pour the oil out into all those containers, and you are to set aside those containers which are full.”
5So she went from him and shut the door on her and on her sons; they brought the containers to her and she poured out the oil into them.
6It came to pass when the containers were full that she said to her son, “Bring me another container.” He said to her, “There is not another container.” So the oil stopped flowing.
8It fell on a day that Elisha passed to Shunem where there was a prominent woman, and she persuaded him to eat bread. So it was, that as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread.
9And she said to her husband, “See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God that passes by us continually.
10Please let us make a little room on the wall. Let us set for him there a bed, a table, a chair and a lamp stand. It will be when he comes to us that he can turn in there.”
11One day he came there and he turned into the room and lay there.
12He said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite.” When he had called her, she stood before him.
13He said to him, “Say now to her, ‘Behold, you have cared for us with all this care. What is to be done for you? Would you like to be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the army?’” She answered, “I live among my own people.”
14He said, “What then is to be done for her?”
Gehazi answered, “Most certainly she has no son, and her husband is old.”
She said, “No, my lord, you man of God, do not lie to your servant.”
He said to his servant, “Carry him to his mother.”
20When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon and then died.
21She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God and shut the door on him, and went out.
24Then she made ready a donkey and said to her servant, “Drive, and go forward! Do not slow down for me unless I ask you to.”
25So she went and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel.
It came to pass when the man of God saw her afar off that he said to Gehazi his servant, “Behold, there is the Shunammite.
26Please run now to meet her and ask her, ‘Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?’”
She answered, “It is well.”
27When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. Gehazi came near to thrust her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone, for her soul is troubled within her and Yahweh has hidden it from me and has not told me.”
29Then he said to Gehazi, “Tuck your cloak under your belt, take my staff in your hand and go your way. If you meet any man, do not greet him; and if anyone greets you, do not answer him again. Then lay my staff on the face of the child.”
31Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff on the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Therefore he returned to meet him, and told him, saying, “The child has not awakened.”
32When Elisha had come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed.
33He went in therefore, and shut the door on them both, and prayed to Yahweh.
34He went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands. He stretched himself on him and the flesh of the child grew warm.
35Then he returned, and walked in the house once back and forth, and went up, and stretched himself on him. Then the child sneezed seven times and the child opened his eyes.
36He called Gehazi, and said, “Call this Shunammite!” So he called her. When she had come in to him, he said, “Take up your son.”
37Then she went in and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son and went out.
38Elisha came again to Gilgal. There was a famine in the land and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, and he said to his servant, “Set on the great pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.”
42A man from Baal-shalishah came and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread and fresh ears of grain in his sack. So he said, “Give to the people that they may eat.”
But he said, “Give to the people that they may eat, for this is what Yahweh says, ‘They will eat, and will have some left over.’”
44So he set it before them and they ate and left some of it, according to the word of Yahweh.