4 The wife of a man from the companyb of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditorc is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”
“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”d
3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.
7 She went and told the man of God,e and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”