19 Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Even though our lord can see that the city’s location is good, the water is bad and the land unfruitful.”(A)

20 He replied, “Bring me a new bowl and put salt in it.”(B)

After they had brought him one, 21 Elisha went out to the spring of water, threw salt in it,(C) and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘I have healed this water. No longer will death or unfruitfulness result from it.’” 22 Therefore, the water remains healthy to this very day according to the word that Elisha spoke.

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