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    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
   eternal fire.
    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
   against him.
   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
   ungodly lusts.
   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.

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