The son of the mistress of the house fell sick,
and his sickness grew more severe until he stopped breathing.
So she said to Elijah,
“Why have you done this to me, O man of God?
Have you come to me to call attention to my guilt
and to kill my son?”
Elijah said to her, “Give me your son.”
Taking him from her lap, he carried the son to the upper room where he was staying, and put him on his bed.
Elijah called out to the Lord:
“O Lord, my God, will you afflict even the widow with whom I am staying by killing her son?”
Then he stretched himself out upon the child three times and called out to the Lord:
“O Lord, my God, let the life breath return to the body of this child.”
The Lord heard the prayer of Elijah; the life breath returned to the child’s body and he revived.