Jude 1:1-11 NIV

1 Jude,1 a servant of Jesus Christ2 and a brother of James, To those who have been called,3 who are loved by God the Father and kept bya Jesus Christ:4

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    • a 1:1 - Or "for"; or "in"
      2 Mercy, peace5 and love be yours in abundance.6

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      The Sin and Doom of Godless Men

      3 Dear friends,7 although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share,8 I felt I had to write and urge you to contend9 for the faith10 that was once for all entrusted to the saints.11

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          4 For certain men whose condemnation was written aboutb long ago have secretly slipped in among you.12 They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.13

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            • b 1:4 - Or "men who were marked out for condemnation"
              5 Though you already know all this,14 I want to remind you15 that the Lord c delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.16

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                • c 1:5 - Some early manuscripts "Jesus"
                  6 And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home--these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.17

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                  7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah18 and the surrounding towns19 gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.20

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                  8 In the very same way, these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings.21

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                  9 But even the archangel22 Michael,23 when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses,24 did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"25

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                  10 Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals--these are the very things that destroy them.26

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                  11 Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain;27 they have rushed for profit into Balaam's error;28 they have been destroyed in Korah's rebellion.29

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