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    Jude 1:1 Jude, the slave of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are the called, beloved in Father God, and guarded by Jesus Christ;

    Jude 1:2 mercy to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

    Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I was making every urgency to write to you concerning our collective deliverance, it was necessary for me to write to you, and entreat you that you compete over the prize for the faith that was once handed over to the saints.

    Jude 1:4 For there are certain men who slithered in stealthily, who were written about previously long ago for this condemnation, godless men, changing the grace of our God into unrestrained sexual lust, and rejecting our only Master and Lord Jesus Christ.

    Jude 1:5 Therefore I desire to remind you, though you know all this, one time the Lord saved the people out of the land of Egypt, then secondly destroyed them who did not believe.

    Jude 1:6 Even the messengers who did not keep their princely position, but left behind their own homes, He has guarded in perpetual bonds under darkness for the great Day of Judgment.

    Jude 1:7 Just as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in like manner, gave themselves over to excessive fornication and going after other flesh, are set before us as an illustration, undergoing the punishment of perpetual fire.

    Jude 1:8 Likewise also these dreamers are polluting the body, rejecting authority, and speaking evil of glorious ones.

    Jude 1:9 Yet Michael, the chief of the messengers, when contending with the Devil, he disputed regarding the body of Moses and did not challenge to bring a mocking judgment, but said, the Lord rebuke you!

    Jude 1:10 But these blaspheme the things which they do not understand; but what these understand instinctively, as illogical animals, in these things they corrupt themselves.

    Jude 1:11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and are poured out toward the deception of Balaam for payment, and were utterly destroyed in Korah’s contradiction.

    Jude 1:12 These are hidden rocky reefs in your love-feasts, when they feast together with you, shepherding themselves fearlessly; they are clouds without water, carried around by winds; trees who are rotting, fruitless, twice dying, rooted out;

    Jude 1:13 wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness into the New Covenant Age.

    Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied and also to these, saying, behold, the Lord comes with countless of His saints,

    Jude 1:15 to execute judgment against all, and to prove guilty all that are godless among them of all their godless deeds which they have committed in a godless way; and of all their cruel words which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.

    Jude 1:16 These are grumblers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words, complimenting faces with flattery for their own profit.

    Jude 1:17 But, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    Jude 1:18 that they told you there would be mockers in the time of the end, who should walk after their own godless lusts.

    Jude 1:19 These are they who isolate themselves, soulish, not possessing the Spirit.

    Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves upon your holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

    Jude 1:21 keep yourselves in the love of God, anticipating the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ into infinite life.

    Jude 1:22 And on some having compassion, examining carefully;

    Jude 1:23 and others saving with fear, seizing them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

    Jude 1:24 Now is the possibility of Him guarding you from stumbling, and to present you flawless in the very presence of His glory with exuberant joy,

    Jude 1:25 to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and into all the New Covenant Age. Amen.