JUDE
 

THE EPISTLE OF JUDE

EXAMPLES OF PATTERNS IN THE SCRIPTURES
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THE KING JAMES VERSION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
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 by Keith Hepworth

1  JUDE, the servant of God, called of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,
   To them that are sanctified of the Father,
   And preserved in Jesus Christ; 
2  Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied.
3  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation,
   It was needful to 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 also denying the only Master and Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5  I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye were once fully informed on this,
   How that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt,
   Afterward destroyed all those that believed not in him.
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 Gomorrah, and the cities round about them,
   In like manner gave themselves to immortality,
   And going after unnatural lusts,
   Are set forth for an example,
   Suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
8  Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh,
   They despise authority, and they speak evil of the glorious ones.
9  And yet even Michael the archangel, when he was contending with the devil,
   Disputing about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation,
   But said, The Lord rebuke thee; but these speak evil of those things which they know not,
   And what they know naturally, as brute beasts; in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the same way as that of Cain,
   And ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward,
   And perished in the gainsaying of Korah.
12 These men are blemishes upon your feasts of charity,
   When they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear;
   Clouds they are without water, carried about of winds;
   Trees which have 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 forever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied of these, saying,
   Behold, the Lord cometh with tens of thousands of his saints to execute judgment upon all,
   and to convict all that are ungodly of their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed,
   And of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are grumblers, and malcontents, walking after their own lusts;
   And their mouth speaketh great swelling words,
   Having men's persons in admiration to gain their own 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 cause divisions, sensual people, having not the Spirit;
   But ye, beloved, build 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; 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 into sin,
   And to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.