King James VersionJude1


1 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 called: 2 Mer­cy unto you, and peace, and love, be mul­ti­plied. 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 eter­nal fire. 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 cor­rupt them­selves. 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 ev­er. 14 And Enoch al­so, the sev­enth from Adam, proph­e­sied of these, say­ing, Be­hold, the Lord cometh with ten thou­sands of his saints, 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 dif­fer­ence: 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 joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glo­ry and majesty, do­min­ion and pow­er, both now and ev­er. Amen.