The General Epistle of Jude
UDE, 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:
1:2 Mercy unto you, and peace and love, be
1:3 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.
1:4 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.
1:5 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
1:6 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.
1:7 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.
1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile
the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
1:9 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
1:10 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.
1:11 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.
1:12 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
1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own
shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of
darkness for ever.
1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied
of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of
1:15 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
1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after
their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling
words having men's persons in admiration because of
1:17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were
spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in
the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly
1:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual,
having not the Spirit.
1:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your
most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the
mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
1:22 And of some have compassion, making a
1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out
of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
1:24 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,
1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory
and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever.