Jude, the servant of Jesus, the Messiah, and brother of James, to those who are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus, the Messiah, [and] called.
Mercy to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you, and exhort [you] that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.
For there are certain men crept in unawaringly, 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 master Jesus, the Messiah.
I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
And the angels which did not keep their first estate, but left their own habitation, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness to the Judgment of the Great Day.
Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, 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, *2:98 when contending with the devil, he disputed about the body of Moses, did not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, "May the Lord rebuke you."
But these speak evil of those things which they do not know, but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Woe to 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, [they are] clouds without water, carried about by winds; trees whose fruit withers, 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 forever.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, *Book of Enoch 60:8 prophesied of these, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all who 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." *Book of Enoch 1:9
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling [words], having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
But, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our master Jesus the Messiah;
How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
These are those who separate themselves, sensual, not having the Spirit.
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our master Jesus, the Messiah, to eternal life.
And have compassion of some, making a difference.
And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Now to him who 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 Savior, [is] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.