15:1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.
15:2 Every branch in me that doesn't bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
15:3 You are already pruned clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
15:4 Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can't bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me.
15:5 I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
15:6 If a man doesn't remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
15:7 If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you.
15:8 "In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples.
15:9 Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love.
15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and remain in his love.
15:11 I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full.
15:12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.
15:16 You didn't choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
15:17 "I command these things to you, that you may love one another.
15:18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.
15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
15:20 Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his lord.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
15:21 But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they don't know him who sent me.
15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
15:23 He who hates me, hates my Father also.
15:24 If I hadn't done among them the works which no one else did, they wouldn't have had sin. But now have they seen and also hated both me and my Father.
15:25 But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which was written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.'
15:26 "When the Counselor has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will testify about me.
15:27 You will also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.
9:1 The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from the sky which had fallen to the earth. The key to the pit of the abyss was given to him.
9:2 He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.
9:3 Then out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
9:4 They were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those people who don't have God's seal on their foreheads.
9:5 They were given power not to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, when it strikes a person.
9:6 In those days people will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
9:7 The shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war. On their heads were something like golden crowns, and their faces were like people's faces.
9:8 They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like those of lions.
9:9 They had breastplates, like breastplates of iron. The sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, or of many horses rushing to war.
9:10 They have tails like those of scorpions, and stings. In their tails they have power to harm men for five months.
9:11 They have over them as king the angel of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is "Abaddon,"
9:12 The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.
9:13 The sixth angel sounded. I heard a voice from the horns of the golden altar which is before God,
9:14 saying to the sixth angel who had one trumpet, "Free the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates!"
9:15 The four angels were freed who had been prepared for that hour and day and month and year, so that they might kill one third of mankind.
9:16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million. I heard the number of them.
9:17 Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.
9:18 By these three plagues were one third of mankind killed: by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur, which proceeded out of their mouths.
9:19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails. For their tails are like serpents, and have heads, and with them they harm.
9:20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn't repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn't worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.
9:21 They didn't repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their sexual immorality, nor of their thefts.
10:1 I saw a mighty angel coming down out of the sky, clothed with a cloud. A rainbow was on his head. His face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.
10:2 He had in his hand a little open book. He set his right foot on the sea, and his left on the land.
10:3 He cried with a loud voice, as a lion roars. When he cried, the seven thunders uttered their voices.
10:4 When the seven thunders sounded, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from the sky saying, "Seal up the things which the seven thunders said, and don't write them."
10:5 The angel who I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to the sky,
10:6 and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there will no longer be delay,
10:7 but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as he declared to his servants, the prophets.
10:8 The voice which I heard from heaven, again speaking with me, said, "Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land."
10:9 I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. He said to me, "Take it, and eat it up. It will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey."
10:10 I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth. When I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.
10:11 They told me, "You must prophesy again over many peoples, nations, languages, and kings."