The Epistle of Jude
Bible, King James Version (KJV)
] 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
] 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
] 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
] 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.
] 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
] 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
] 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
] 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 roots;
] 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
] 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
] How that they told you there should be mockers in the
last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the
] 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
] Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to
present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding
] To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty,
dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.