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Elisha and the miracle water

Elisha puts salt into a spring to get pure water.
Contributed by Richard Gunther
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish
Elisha had just taken over from Elijah as a prophet of God. He was at the city of Jericho. – Slide 1
The people of Jericho came to him and complained that the water was bad and the land was producing poor crops. – Slide 2
A good water supply was so important to the people as they lived in a hot dry land. – Slide 3
Elisha gave a strange command. ‘Bring me a new bowl,’ he said, ‘and put salt in it.’ So they brought him a new bowl full of salt. – Slide 4
Elisha then took the bowl to the local water spring. – Slide 5
He then threw the salt into the water and said, ‘This is what the Lord says: “I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.”’ – Slide 6
When the people tasted the water it was fresh and clean. – Slide 7
And from that point on the water remained pure, just as Elisha has said. – Slide 8
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