Jude 1:1-6 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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