Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our 6common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you 7to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
For 8certain people 9have crept in unnoticed 10who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert 11the grace of our God into sensuality and 12deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Now I want 13to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that 14Jesus, who savedc a people out of the land of Egypt, 15afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
And 16the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day--
just as 17Sodom and Gomorrah and 18the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and 19pursued unnatural desire,d serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and 20blaspheme the glorious ones.
But when 21the archangel 22Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing 23about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, 24"The Lord rebuke you."