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20 Elisha ordered them, “Bring me a new bowl and put some salt in it.” So they brought him what he had requested.[a]

21 Elisha went out to the springs, threw the salt into them, and declared, “This is what the Lord says: ‘I have purified these waters. Neither death nor barrenness is to flow from them anymore.’” 22 As a result, the water springs[b] remain pure to this day, just as[c] Elisha had declared.

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  1. 2 Kings 2:20 The Heb. lacks what he had requested
  2. 2 Kings 2:22 Lit. the waters
  3. 2 Kings 2:22 Lit. as the word of

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