Jude 1:1-6 DBY

1 Jude, bondman of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to the called ones beloved in God [the] Father and preserved in a Jesus Christ:

References for Jude 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or, possibly, 'by.'
      2 Mercy to you, and peace, and love be multiplied. b

      References for Jude 1:2

        • b 1:2 - The aorist; it is not merely a wish for the future, but that such may be their state.
          3 Beloved, using all diligence to write to you of our common salvation, I have been obliged to write to you exhorting [you] to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.
          4 For certain men have got in unnoticed, they who of old were marked out beforehand c to this sentence, d ungodly [persons], turning the grace of our God into dissoluteness, and denying our only Master and Lord Jesus Christ. e

          References for Jude 1:4

            • c 1:4 - The article is used here with the perfect participle. The word signifies to appoint by notice beforehand, to fix by proclamation. They are the ones who of old were so noticed and marked out.
            • d 1:4 - Krima: not the act of condemnation, but the subject-matter on which they are condemned: see Note, 1Cor. 11.29.
            • e 1:4 - Or 'denying the only Master and our Lord Jesus Christ.' 'Master' is despotes: see Acts 4.24; 2Pet. 2.1.
              5 But I would put you in remembrance, you who once knew all things, that the Lord, having saved a people out of [the] land of Egypt, in the second place destroyed those who had not believed.
              6 And angels who had not kept their own original state, but had abandoned their own dwelling, he keeps f in eternal chains under gloomy darkness, to [the] judgment of [the] great day;

              References for Jude 1:6

                • f 1:6 - The Greek perfect tense; signifying here the continuance of what had begun in the past.