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Jude 1:16-25 (New International Version)

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16 These men are grumblers1 and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires;2 they boast3 about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

A Call to Persevere

17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles4 of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.5 18 They said to you, "In the last times6 there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires."7 19 These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.8 20 But you, dear friends, build yourselves up9 in your most holy faith10 and pray in the Holy Spirit.11 21 Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait12 for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.13 22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 snatch others from the fire and save them;14 to others show mercy, mixed with fear--hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.15

Doxology

24 To him who is able16 to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence17 without fault18 and with great joy-- 25 to the only God19 our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!20 Amen.21
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