River of God in the Bible

also known as: Stream of God

This is a poetic phrase used in the book of Psalms.

You visit the earth and cause it to overflow;
You greatly enrich it;
The stream of God is full of water;
You establish their grain, for thus You establish the earth. —Psalm 65:9

As opposed to Earthly streams, the stream of God is a divine resource that is inexhaustible, or the sum of all fertilizing streams that water the earth (Genesis 2:10).

The book of Revelation mentions a future river of God flowing from the throne of God, in its midst is The Tree of Life in the New Jerusaelm in the New Heavens and New Earth.

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing [Greek: θεραπεία —transliteration: therapeia] of the nations. —Revelation 22:1-2 ESV

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Article Version: June 28, 2024