(I saw a stream of water coming from the Temple, bringing life to all wherever it flowed.)
The angel brought me to the entrance of the Temple,
where a stream came out from under the Temple threshold
and flowed eastwards,
since the Temple faced east.
The water flowed from under the right side of the Temple,
south of the altar.
He took me out by the north gate
and led me right round outside
as far as the outer east gate
where the water flowed out
on the right-hand-side.
He then said,
“This water flows east down to the Arabah
and to the sea;
and flowing into the sea
makes its waters wholesome.
Wherever the river flows,
all living creatures teeming in it will live.
Fish will be very plentiful,
for wherever the water goes
it brings health,
and life teems wherever the river flows.
Along the river, on either bank,
will grow every kind of fruit tree
with leaves that never wither
and fruit that never fails;
they will bear new fruit every month,
because this water comes from the sanctuary.
And their fruit will be good to eat
and the leaves medicinal.”
The word of the Lord.
R.) Thanks be to God.