||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:
||Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh,
despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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
||Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame;
wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of
darkness for ever.
||And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of
these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of
||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.
||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.
||But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken
before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
||How that they told you there should be mockers in the
last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
||These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having
not the Spirit.
||But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most
holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
||Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the
mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
||And of some have compassion, making a difference:
||And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire;
hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
||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,
||To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty,
dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.