New American Standard Bible
The Widows Oil
1Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves. 2Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house? And she said, Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil. 3Then he said, Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty vessels; do not get a few. 4And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full. 5So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured. 6When the vessels were full, she said to her son, Bring me another vessel. And he said to her, There is not one vessel more. And the oil stopped. 7Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest.
11One day he came there and turned in to the upper chamber and rested. 12Then he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him. 13He said to him, Say now to her, Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what can I do for you? Would you be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the army? And she answered, I live among my own people. 14So he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Truly she has no son and her husband is old. 15He said, Call her. When he had called her, she stood in the doorway. 16Then he said, At this season next year you will embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant.
17The woman conceived and bore a son at that season the next year, as Elisha had said to her.
29Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, do not salute him, and if anyone salutes you, do not answer him; and lay my staff on the lads face. 30The mother of the lad said, As the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you. And he arose and followed her. 31Then Gehazi passed on before them and laid the staff on the lads face, but there was no sound or response. So he returned to meet him and told him, The lad has not awakened.
32When Elisha came into the house, behold the lad was dead and laid on his bed. 33So he entered and shut the door behind them both and prayed to the LORD. 34And he 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, and he stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child became warm. 35Then he returned and walked in the house once back and forth, and went up and stretched himself on him; and the lad sneezed seven times and the lad opened his eyes. 36He called Gehazi and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she came 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.
42Now a man came from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, Give them to the people that they may eat. 43His attendant said, What, will I set this before a hundred men? But he said, Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the LORD, They shall eat and have some left over. 44So he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD.