Modern Literal Version
[Jude]



      1 Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to the called one, those who have been made holy in God the Father and have been kept in Jesus Christ: 2 mercy to you°, and may peace and love* be multiplied.



     3 Beloved, making* all diligence to write to you° concerning our common salvation, I had a necessity to write to you° encouraging you° to fight earnestly for the faith which was given once for all to the holy-ones.



     4 For* some men sneaked in among you°, those who have been written about, from long-ago *for this condemnation of the ungodly, those who are transferring the grace of our God into unbridled-lusts and denying our only Master, God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ.


     5 But I plan to remind you°, though you° knowing this once for all, that the Lord, having saved people out of the land of Egypt, destroyed those who did not believe the second-time. 6 And the messengers who did not keep to their own principality, but having left their own house, he has kept to the judgment of the great day in eternal bonds under blackness. 7 As Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them in a similar manner with these, having indulged in fornication and having gone after different flesh, are laying before us as an example, being held under the sentence of everlasting fire. {Gen 19:1-38}


     8 Nevertheless, these also dreaming likewise, indeed are defiling the flesh and rejecting lordship and blaspheming the heavenly glories.


     9 But Michael the archangel, when arguing with the devil, after he was reasoning concerning the body of Moses, he did not dare to bring a judging of blasphemy against him, but said, The Lord rebuke you. {Deu 34: 5,6}


     10 But these men, they indeed blaspheme as many things as they do not know. But as many things as they know naturally, like the unreasoning creatures that they are, they corrupt themselves in those things.


     11 Woe to them! Because they traveled in the way of Cain and poured themselves into the error of Balaam's reward and perished in the dispute of Korah. {Gen 4:8; Num 22:1-41; Num 16:1-50}


     12 These people are hidden-reefs in your° love-feasts, sumptuously feasting fearlessly alongside you°, shepherding themselves, they are waterless clouds, being carried away by the winds; unfruitful autumn trees, twice dead, having been uprooted, 13 wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shames, misleading stars– for whom the blackness of darkness has been kept forever.


     14 Now Enoch, seventh from Adam, also prophesied about these people, saying, Behold, the Lord {F} came in among tens of thousands of his holy-ones, 15 to make a judgment against all, and to convict all the ungodly of them, concerning all their works of ungodliness of which they did in ungodly ways and concerning all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.


     16 These men are murmurers, complainers, conducting-themselves according to their lusts and their mouth is speaking flattering-words, admiring faces because of profit.



     17 But you°, beloved, remember° for yourselves the declarations which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 that they were saying to you° that in the last time there will be mockers, conducting-themselves according to their own lusts of ungodlinesses. 19 These are the ones who are causing-splits, who are physical, not having the Spirit. 20 But you°, beloved, keep building yourselves up in your° most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.


     21 Keep° yourselves in God's love*, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ *for everlasting life. 22 And show-mercy° to some, making a distinction; 23 but save° others in fear, seizing them out of the fire, hating even the tunic which has been stained from the flesh.



     24 Now to the one who is able to guard us from falling and to stand us in the sight of his glory, unblemished in gladness, 25 to the only wise God our Savior, is the glory and majesty, dominion and authority, both now and forever. Amen.



     {Footnotes: Jude 14, or: with tens of thousands of his holy-ones; or: with his holy tens of thousands.}



     {NOTES: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the 'Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR.}







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