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Jude 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Contend Earnestly for the Faith

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[fn]Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ, and brother of [fn]James,

To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:2 - May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.
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Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you exhorting that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the [fn]saints.

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:4 - For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand [fn]marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
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Now I want to remind you, though you know all things, that [fn]Jesus, having once saved a people out of the land of Egypt, [fn]subsequently destroyed those who did not believe.

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:6 - And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day,
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:7 - just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, having indulged in the same way as these in gross sexual immorality and having gone after [fn]strange flesh, are exhibited as an [fn]example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
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Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and blaspheme [fn]glorious ones.

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:9 - But Michael the archangel, when he, disputing with the devil, was arguing about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:10 - But these men blaspheme the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are [fn]destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:11 - Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have poured themselves into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:12 - These are the men who are [fn]hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, [fn]doubly dead, uprooted;
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:13 - wild waves of the sea, casting up their own [fn]shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the [fn]black darkness has been reserved forever.
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But Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, also prophesied about these men, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with [fn]many thousands of His holy ones,

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:15 - to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:16 - These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks arrogantly, [fn]flattering people for the sake of their own benefit.

Keep Yourselves in the Love of God

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But you, beloved, must remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:18 - that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:19 - These are the ones who cause divisions, [fn]worldly-minded, not having the Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:20 - But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, 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 to eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:22 - And on some, who are doubting, have mercy;
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:23 - and for others, save, snatching them out of the fire; and on others have mercy with fear, hating even the tunic polluted by the flesh.
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Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:25 - to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, might, and authority, before all time and now and [fn]forever. Amen.
LSB Footnotes
Gr Judas
Or Jacob; James is the Eng form of Jacob
Or holy ones
Or written about...long ago
Some mss Lord
Lit the second time
Or other; lit different
Or example of eternal fire, in undergoing punishment
Lit corrupted
Or stains
Lit twice
Or shameless deeds
Or netherworld gloom; lit blackness of darkness
Lit His holy ten thousands
Lit marveling faces
Or merely natural
Lit to all the ages

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