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Jude
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                1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ (but brother of James), to those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 may mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. 
               
3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain persons have crept in secretly, those who were long ago marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into a license for sin and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. 
               
5 Now I desire to remind you, though you were fully informed, that [the] Lord who once saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, he has kept in eternal chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day, 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise acted immorally and indulged in strange flesh, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. 
               
8 Yet in the same way these men in their dreamings defile the flesh, reject authority, and revile the glorious ones. 9 But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a slanderous accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” 10 But these men revile whatever they do not understand. And the things that they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals do, by these things they are destroyed. 11 Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for the sake of gain they have rushed headlong into Balaam’s error, and perished in Korah’s rebellion. 12 These are the ones who are blemishes in your love feasts when they feast without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, uprooted; 13 wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the blackest darkness has been reserved into eternity. 
               
14 It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones, 15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict everyone of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” 16 These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for their own advantage. 
               
17 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 they told you [that]: “At the end of time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly lusts.” 19 These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith. Pray in the Holy Spirit. 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God. Wait anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on some, who doubt. 23 Save others, snatching them out of fire. And on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.
                   24 Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.


Title Alx/Byz[Jude], Minor[variations of The General Letter of the Holy Apostle Jude, Brother of James].  

1:1 Alx[beloved], Byz[sanctified (KJV, NKJ)]; Alx/Byz[and kept for Jesus Christ], Minor[omits]; Jude Greek Judas; servant Greek slave; kept for or kept by or kept in.

1:3 Alx[our common salvation], Byz[the common salvation (KJV)], Minor[your common salvation (DRA)].

1:4 Alx/Byz[our only Master and Lord or the only Master, and our Lord], Major[the only Lord God, and our Lord (KJV, MRD, NKJ)]; marked out or designated.

1:5 Alx/Byz[I desire to remind you], Minor[adds brothers]; Alx[you were fully informed], Byz[you once knew this (KJV, NKJ)], Minor[you were once fully informed (ASV, ESV, NAS, NAU, NET, NJB, RSV)]; Alx/Byz[the Lord], Minor[Jesus (DRA, ESV, NET, NLT) others God (MRD) others God Christ others he (RSV)], Alt[without textual foundation ADONAI my Lord (~JNT)]; Alx[who once saved], Byz[who saved (ASV, DRA, ESV, KJV, NAS, NAU, NET, NIV, NJB, NKJ, RSV, TLB)]; Alx/Major[the land of Egypt], Byz[Egypt (HCS, JNT, MRD, NIV, NJB, NLT, REB, TEV)].

1:8 Alx/Byz[authority], Minor[authorities]; glorious ones or angels Greek glories.

1:9 a slanderous accusation or an accusation of blasphemy.

1:12 Alx[These are the ones who are blemishes], Byz[These are blemishes (DRA, ESV, ~JNT, KJV, NAB, ~NET, ~NIV, NJB, NKJ, NLT, NRS, ~REB, RSV, TEV, ~TLB)]; Alx/Byz[love feasts], Minor[deceptions]; Alx/Byz[when they feast], Minor[adds with you (ASV, ESV, HCS, JNT, KJV, NAS, NAU, NIV, NJB, NKJ, NLT, NRS, TLB)]; Alx/Byz[along or away], Minor[about (DRA, KJV, MRD, NAB, NJB, NKJ, ~NLT, ~TLB)]; blemishes or reefs.

1:14-15 Pseudepigrapha[1 Enoch 1:9 “Behold, he comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon them, and destroy the wicked, and reprove all the carnal for everything which the sinful and ungodly have done, and committed against him.”].

1:15 Alx[to execute judgment on all], Byz[adds the ungodly among them (KJV, NKJ)], Minor[adds the ungodly (ASV, DRA, ESV, MRD, NAS, NAU, NIV, NJB, REB, RSV)]; Alx/Byz[harsh things], Minor[harsh words (JNT, KJV, MRD, NAB, NET, NIV, ~NLT, REB, TEV)].

1:16 Alx[their own lusts], Byz[their lusts (ASV, HCS, JNT, MRD, NAB, NET, NLT, REB, TLB)].

1:18 Alx/Byz[that], Minor[omits (ASV, ESV, HCS, JNT, KJV, NAB, NET, NIV, NJB, NRS, REB, RSV, TEV)]; Alx[At the end of time], Byz[In the last time (ASV, DRA, ESV, HCS, KJV, NAB, NAS, NAU, NET, NIV, NKJ, NLT, NRS, REB, RSV, TLB)]; 2 Peter 3:3.

1:19 Alx/Byz[cause divisions], Minor[separate themselves (DRA, KJV, MRD)].

1:22 Alx/Byz[have mercy on], Minor[convince (DRA, JNT, RSV) others omit (MRD)]; Alx[who doubt], Byz[making a distinction (JNT, KJV, NKJ)].

1:23 Alx/Major[snatching them out of fire], Byz[snatching them out of the fire (ASV, DRA, ESV, HCS, JNT, KJV, MRD verse 22, NAB, NAS, NAU, NET, NIV, NJB, NKJ, NLT, NRS, REB, RSV, TEV, TLB)]; Alx[with fear], Byz[places with fear in the first half of the verse (KJV, NKJ)].

1:24 Alx[keep you from falling], Byz[keep them from falling].

1:25 Alx[text], Byz[to the only wise God our Savior, be glory, and majesty, dominion, and authority, both now and forever. Amen (KJV, NKJ)].

Cross References: Jude
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01:01 Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3; Clement of Alexandria[Fragments from the Latin Translation of Cassiodorus Comments on Jude]; Origen[Gospel of Matthew Book X.17, XIII.27]

01:02 2Peter 1:2

01:03 Clement of Alexandria[Stromata Book VII.16]; Irenaeus[Fragments from the Lost Works 36]

01:03-16 2Peter 2:1-17

01:04 2Peter 2:1; Pseudepigrapha[1Enoch 48:10]; Irenaeus[Against Heresies Book III.18.5]

01:04-14 Clement of Alexandria[Fragments from the Latin Translation of Cassiodorus Comments on Jude]

01:05 Exodus 12:51; Numbers 14:29-37; 2Peter 1:12; Pseudepigrapha[1Enoch 10:4]

01:05-06 Clement of Alexandria[The Instructor Book III.8]

01:06 This section also includes topical notes for: Everlasting Darkness - Genesis 6:1-4; Matthew 18:8, 25:41; 2Peter 2:4n, 9; Pseudepigrapha[1Enoch 10:6, 12, 12:4, 22:11; 2Baruch 48:9; 2Enoch 7:1; 4Ezra 7.36; Sibylline Oracles 1.98, 1.350]; Dead Sea Scrolls[4Q Enoch (4Q202[4QENAR]) COL II 1-28, (4Q202[4QENAR]) COL III 1-6, (4Q202[4QENAR]) COL IV 9-11, (4Q202[4QENAR]) COL VI 5-7, (4Q204[4QENAR]) COL VI 15]; Philo[On Dreams, That they Are God-Sent (1.114) cf. {Exodus 10:21}]; Apostolic[Ignatius - Letter to the Trallians 5:2]; Hippolytus[Refutation of all Heresies Book IX.22-23]; Irenaeus[Against Heresies Book I.10.1, IV.6.5]; Justin[First Apology 8]; NT-Apocrypha[Epistula Apostolorum 26]

01:06-07 Pseudepigrapha[Testament of Solomon 1:13]

01:07 Genesis 19:1-25; 2Peter 2:6; Pseudepigrapha[4Ezra 2.9; Testament of Naphtali 3:4]; Irenaeus[Against Heresies Book IV.36.4]; Tertullian[To his Wife Book II.2]

01:07-08 2Peter 2:10

01:08 Origen[Gospel of Matthew Book X.24]

01:08-17 Clement of Alexandria[Stromata Book III.2]

01:09 Deuteronomy 34:6; Daniel 10:13, 21, 12:1; Zechariah 3:2; Revelation 12:7; Pseudepigrapha[Assumption of Moses All:All; Life of Adam and Eve Vita 15:3, 39.1-3; Testament of Solomon 1:7]

01:10 2Peter 2:12

01:11 Genesis 4:3-8; Numbers 16:1-50, 21:7, 22:1-35, 31:16; 2Peter 2:11, 15; Cyprian[Epistle LXXV.8]; Irenaeus[Against Heresies Book IV.26.3]

01:12 Proverbs 25:14; Ezekiel 34:8; Matthew 7:16-21n; Apostolic[Ignatius - Letter to the Smyrnaeans 8:2]

01:12-13 Indian[Dhammapada 308]

01:13 Isaiah 57:20; 2Peter 2:17; OT-Apocrypha[Wisdom of Solomon 14:1]; Pseudepigrapha[1Enoch 18:15, 21:5; 2Enoch 11:2; 40:13; Apocalypse of Elijah 4:11; Testament of Levi 3:2; Testament of Solomon 16:2]; Irenaeus[Against Heresies Book I.6.3]; Theophilus of Antioch[To Autolycus Book II.15]

01:14 Genesis 5:21-24; Deuteronomy 33:2; Zechariah 14:5; Pseudepigrapha[1Enoch 60:8, 93:3; 2Enoch 71:32; Jubilees 7:39; Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah (3:13-4:22 = Testament of Hezekiah) 4:14]

01:14-15 Pseudepigrapha[1Enoch 1:9]; Dead Sea Scrolls[4Q Enoch (4Q204[4QENAR]) COL I 16-18]; Anonymous[Treatise Against the Heretic Novatian 16]; Tertullian[On the Apparel of Women Book I.3]

Behold, he comes with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon them, and destroy the wicked, and reprove all the carnal for everything which the sinful and ungodly have done, and committed against him. (Pseudepigrapha - 1Enoch 1:9)

 

I am aware that the Scripture of Enoch, which has assigned this order (of action) to angels, is not received by some, because it is not admitted into the Jewish canon either. I suppose they did not think that, having been published before the deluge, it could have safely survived that world-wide calamity, the abolisher of all things. If that is the reason (for rejecting it), let them recall to their memory that Noah, the survivor of the deluge, was the great-grandson of Enoch himself; and he, of course, had heard and remembered, from domestic renown and hereditary tradition, concerning his own great-grandfather's "grace in the sight of God," and concerning all his preachings; since Enoch had given no other charge to Methuselah than that he should hand on the knowledge of them to his posterity. Noah therefore, no doubt, might have succeeded in the trusteeship of (his) preaching; or, had the case been otherwise, he would not have been silent alike concerning the disposition (of things) made by God, his Preserver, and concerning the particular glory of his own house. If (Noah) had not had this (conservative power) by so short a route, there would (still) be this (consideration) to warrant our assertion of (the genuineness of) this Scripture: he could equally have renewed it, under the Spirit's inspiration, after it had been destroyed by the violence of the deluge, as, after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian storming of it, every document of the Jewish literature is generally agreed to have been restored through Ezra. But since Enoch in the same Scripture has preached likewise concerning the Lord, nothing at all must be rejected by us which pertains to us; and we read that "every Scripture suitable for edification is divinely inspired." By the Jews it may now seem to have been rejected for that (very) reason, just like all the other (portions) nearly which tell of Christ. Nor, of course, is this fact wonderful, that they did not receive some Scriptures which spake of Him whom even in person, speaking in their presence, they were not to receive. To these considerations is added the fact that Enoch possesses a testimony in the Apostle Jude. (Tertullian - On the Apparel of Women Book I.3)]

 01:14-16 Pseudepigrapha[Life of Adam and Eve Vita 51:9]

01:15 Malachi 3:13; Pseudepigrapha[Joseph and Aseneth 23:7]

01:16 Leviticus 19:15; Daniel 11:36; Pseudepigrapha[1Enoch 5:4]; Dead Sea Scrolls[4Q Enoch (4Q201[4QENAR]) COL II 12-17]

01:17 2Peter 3:2

01:18 Isaiah 3:4; 2Peter 3:3

01:18-19 Hippolytus[Appendix to the Works of Hippolytus - On the End of the World 10]

01:19 Novatian[Treatise Concerning the Trinity 29]

01:20 Clement of Alexandria[Fragments from the Latin Translation of Cassiodorus Comments on Jude]

01:21 This section also includes topical notes for: Everlasting Life - Psalms 21:4, 121:8, 133:3; Isaiah 25:8; Daniel 12:2; Matthew 19:16-21, 29, 25:46; Mark 10:30; Luke 18:18, 30, 20:36; John 3:14-16, 4:14, 5:24-25, 29, 39, 6:27, 40, 47, 50-58, 68, 10:10, 27, 28, 12:25, 50, 17:2-3; Acts 13:46, 48; Romans 2:7, 5:21, 6:22-23; 1Corinthians 15:53-54; 2Corinthians 5:1; Galatians 6:8; 1Timothy 1:16, 4:8, 6:12, 19; 2Timothy 1:10; Titus 1:2, 3:7; 1John 2:25, 3:15, 5:11-13, 20; Jude 1:21; Revelation 1:18; Pseudepigrapha[Odes of Solomon 15.10, 17.14-15, 31.7, 38.3, 40.6; Sibylline Oracles 1.349]; Dead Sea Scrolls[4Q Ages of Creation (4Q181[4QAGESCREAT]) Fragment 1 3-6]; Philo[Special Laws I (345) cf. {Deuteronomy 4:4}]; Clement of Alexandria[Exhortation to the Heathen 12; Stromata Book VII.2; The Instructor Book I.10; Who is the Rich Man that shall be Saved 1, 10-11, 20, 42]; Hippolytus[Refutation of all Heresies Book IX.22-23]; Irenaeus[Against Heresies Book I.10.1, II.28.7, IV.6.5, V.3.3, 5.2; Fragments from the Lost Works 37]; Justin[First Apology 8; On the Resurrection 1]; Nag Hammadi[Testimony of Truth 38; Tripartite Tractate 128]

01:22 Cyprian[Epistle LI.14]

01:22-23 Pseudepigrapha[Testament of Naphtali 3:3]; Clement of Alexandria[Stromata Book VI.8]

01:22-24 Clement of Alexandria[Fragments from the Latin Translation of Cassiodorus Comments on Jude]

01:23 Amos 4:11; Zechariah 3:2, 4; Clement of Alexandria[Stromata Book V.5]; Tertullian[On Modesty 18]



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