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Jude 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:1 - Jude, a servant[fn] of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for[fn] Jesus Christ:
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:2 - May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

Judgment on False Teachers

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:3 - Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:4 - For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:5 - Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved[fn] a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:6 - And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:7 - just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire,[fn] serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:8 - Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:9 - But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:10 - But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:11 - Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:12 - These are hidden reefs[fn] at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted;
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:13 - wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:14 - It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones,
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:15 - to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:16 - These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.

A Call to Persevere

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:17 - But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:18 - They[fn] said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:19 - It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:20 - But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:21 - keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:22 - And have mercy on those who doubt;
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:23 - save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment[fn] stained by the flesh.


Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:24 - Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:25 - to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time[fn] and now and forever. Amen.
ESV Footnotes
For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
Or by
Some manuscripts although you fully knew it, that the Lord who once saved
Greek different flesh
Or are blemishes
Or Christ, because they
Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
Or before any age

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