1 THE SONS of the prophets said to Elisha, Look now, the place where we live before you is too small for us. 2 Let us go to the Jordan, and each man get there a [house] beam; and let us make us a place there where we may dwell. And he answered, Go. 3 One said, Be pleased to go with your servants. He answered, I will go. 4 So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. 5 But as one was felling his beam, the axhead fell into the water; and he cried, Alas, my master, for it was borrowed! 6 The man of God said, Where did it fall? When shown the place, Elisha cut off a stick and threw it in there, and the iron floated.