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Elisha and the iron axe

The miracle of the floating axe head.
Contributed by Didier Martin
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese
At one time a group of prophets said to Elisha, ‘The place where we live with you is too small for us. Let us go to the river Jordan and cut down trees for wood to build a bigger place.’ – Slide 1
Elisha answered, ‘All right.’ One man said, ‘Come with us.’ <br/>And he answered, ‘I will go with you’. <br/>So Elisha went with them. – Slide 2
And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood. – Slide 3
But as one of the prophets was cutting down a tree, his axe head flew off and fell into the water. – Slide 4
He cried out to Elisha ‘Alas, master! It was a borrowed axe. And an iron axe head is so expensive.’ <br/>Elisha asked, ‘Where did it fall?’ <br/>And he showed him the place.’ – Slide 5
Elisha cut off a stick … – Slide 6
… and threw it in the water – Slide 7
The iron axe head came to the surface and floated on the top of the water. Elijah said, ‘Take it out.’ – Slide 8
The man reached out for the axe head and repaired his axe. God had miraculously solved the problem and the building work could continue. – Slide 9
Slide 10