Epistle of Jude

New Testament / Epistle of Jude

1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called and sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:

2 Mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.

3-4 Beloved, while I gave all diligence to contact you about our common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you and exhort you to earnestly contend for the faith which was once and for all delivered to the saints. For there are certain men who crept in unnoticed, who were marked long ago for condemnation, ungodly men who turn the grace of our God into lasciviousness and deny the only true God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

5-7 Therefore, I will put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having delivered the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their estate, but left their own habitation, he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in like manner, gave themselves over to fornication, and went after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

8-11 Likewise, these filthy dreamers also defile the flesh, despise authority, and speak evil of dignitaries. Yet even Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil when he disputed about Moses's body, did not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke you. But these speak evil of those things which they do not know, and whatever they know naturally, as brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. Woe to them. For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

12-13 These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you, stuffing themselves without fear: they are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

14-15 And Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these men, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment on all, and to convict all who are ungodly among them with their ungodly deeds which they have committed, and of all the harsh words which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

16-19 These are murmurers and complainers walking after their own lusts, their mouths speaking great swelling words, flattering people with false admiration to take advantage of them. But, beloved, you remember the words that were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there would be mockers in the last time who would walk after their own sinful lusts. These are carnal people who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.

20-21 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life.

22-25 And on some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Now to him, who can keep you from error and present you faultless in the presence of his glory with considerable joy, to the only wise God and Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.

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