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1 From Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James; to those who are called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ.   

2 Mercy to you, peace and love be multiplied. 

3 Beloved, while I was eager to write to you of our common salvation, I felt it necessity to write to you urging you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 

4 For certain men have secretly crept in who were long ago designated for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into sensuality, and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. 

5 Now I desire to remind you, though you once knew these things, that the Lord, having saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 

6 And angels that kept not their proper positions, but left their appropriate dwelling place, he has kept in everlasting chains under darkness until the judgment of the great day. 

7 Just as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, so these have indulged themselves in immorality pursuing unnatural passion, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire. 

8 Yet, in this same way, these even in their dreams defile the flesh, and reject authority, and berate supernatural beings.

9 But Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil, disputing about the body of Moses, did not bring against him a slanderous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” 

10 But these people scoff at things they do not understand, and what they do understand naturally, like the animals without reason, by these things they are destroyed. 

11 Woe to them! For they have followed the way of Cain, they have run wildly after the error of Balaam for gain, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. 

12 These people are submerged hidden rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who feed only themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots. 

13 They are rogue waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever. 

14 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, about these people saying, “Look, the Lord is coming with ten thousands of his holy ones, 

15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done, and of all the insulting things ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” 

16 These people are murmurers, complainers, walking guided by their lusts (and their mouths speak great boastings), flattering people for their own benefit. 

17 But you, beloved, remember the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.   

18 For they told you, “In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly passions.” 

19 They are divisive, sensual, not having the Spirit. 

20 But you, beloved, by building up yourselves in your most holy faith, and by praying in the Holy Spirit, 

21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ leading to eternal life. 

22 Have mercy on those who are in doubt.   

23 Save some, snatching them out of the fire; and have mercy on others with fear; hating even the clothes spotted by the flesh. 

24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you in the presence of his glory without blemish in exceeding joy, 

25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, authority and power, before all time, now, and forever. Amen.