Jude Chapter 1
1 Judethe servant of Jesus Christand brother of Jamestothem that are sanctified by God the Fatherand preserved inJesus Christand called
2 Mercy unto youand peaceand lovebe multiplied.
3 Belovedwhen I gave all diligence to write unto you of thecommon salvationit was needful for me to write unto youandexhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faithwhich was once delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawareswho were beforeof old ordained to this condemnationungodly menturning thegrace of our God into lasciviousnessand denying the onlyLord Godand our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrancethough ye once knewthishow that the Lordhaving saved the people out of theland of Egyptafterward destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estatebut lefttheir own habitationhe hath reserved in everlasting chainsunder darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrhaand the cities about them in likemannergiving themselves over to fornicationand going afterstrange fleshare set forth for an examplesuffering thevengeance of eternal fire.
8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the fleshdespisedominionand speak evil of dignities.
9 Yet Michael the archangelwhen contending with the devil hedisputed about the body of Mosesdurst not bring against hima railing accusationbut saidThe Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know notbutwhat they know naturallyas brute beastsin those thingsthey corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto themfor they have gone in the way of Cainand rangreedily after the error of Balaam for rewardand perished inthe gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charitywhen they feastwith youfeeding themselves without fearclouds they arewithout watercarried about of windstrees whose fruitwitherethwithout fruittwice deadplucked up by the roots
13 Raging waves of the seafoaming out their own shamewandering starsto whom is reserved the blackness of darknessfor ever.
14 And Enoch alsothe seventh from Adamprophesied of thesesayingBeholdthe Lord cometh with ten thousands of hissaints
15 To execute judgment upon alland to convince all that areungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they haveungodly committedand of all their hard speeches whichungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are murmurerscomplainerswalking after their ownlustsand their mouth speaketh great swelling wordshavingmen s persons in admiration because of advantage.
17 Butbelovedremember ye the words which were spoken beforeof the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the lasttimewho should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselvessensualhaving not theSpirit.
20 But yebelovedbuilding up yourselves on your most holyfaithpraying in the Holy Ghost
21 Keep yourselves in the love of Godlooking for the mercy ofour Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassionmaking a difference
23 And others save with fearpulling them out of the fire hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from fallingand topresent you faultless before the presence of his glory withexceeding joy
25 To the only wise God our Saviourbe glory and majesty dominion and powerboth now and ever. Amen.