4 Kings 2:19-22 (Vespers, 12th reading)
- Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the ground barren.”
- And he said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him.
- Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.’ “
- So the water remains healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.