The Book of Jude
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
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
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
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of
these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his
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 Christ;
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
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
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty,
dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.