, ...of one
1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of
James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father,
and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto
you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to
write unto you, and exhort you that ye should
earnestly contend for the faith which was once
delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who
were before of old ordained to this condemnation,
ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into
lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and
our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye
once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the
people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed
them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate,
but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in
everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment
of the great day.
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about
them in like manner, giving themselves over to
fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set
forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of
8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the
flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with
the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst
not bring against him a railing accusation, but said,
The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they
know not: but what they know naturally, as brute
beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of
Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for
reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when
they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear:
clouds they are without water, carried about of
winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit,
twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own
shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the
blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied
of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten
thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all
that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly
deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all
their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after
their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great
swelling words, having men's persons in admiration
because of advantage.
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were
spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in
the last time, who should walk after their own
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual,
having not the Spirit.
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your
most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for
the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the
fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from
falling, and to present you faultless before the
presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and
majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.