the reapers. One day
the lad fell sick, and after they had carried him home to his
mother, he died.
The mother laid
him upon a bed, and set forth to seek Elisha, the man of God, who
had helped her in times past. Seeing that she was greatly
troubled, the prophet went with her to her house where the child
lay. And he went into the room alone, and shut the door and
prayed. Suddenly, the boy sneezed seven times, and sat up, and
opened his yes.
And the ma of God
said: "Call the Shunammite." And when she had come, he
said: "Take up your son." Falling at his feet, the
mother poured out her thanks to Elisha for saving her son.
occasion, Elisha and his followers chanced to be in the land of
Gilgal during a time of great famine.
Calling to his
servants, he said: "Let the great pot be put on the fire, and
All that cold be
found in the fields was a wild vine bearing gourds, and these were
shredded into the pot. Then all ate of the pottage and found it
Later there came
a man from Baalshalisha, bringing with him bread and twenty barley
loaves and some ears of corn in the husk. Elisha directed his
servants to distribute this food to all of the people roundabout,
but they cried: "My master, that little is not enough to set
before so many."
"God has promised that they shall eat and leave some after.
Set the food before the people."
So the servants
did as he bade them, and all the people ate their fill, and there
was food left over when they had finished, even as the man of God