Jude 1:15-25 NIV

15 to judge1 everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way, and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him."2

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16 These men are grumblers3 and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires;4 they boast5 about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

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A Call to Persevere

17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles6 of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.7

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18 They said to you, "In the last times8 there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires."9

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19 These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.10

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20 But you, dear friends, build yourselves up11 in your most holy faith12 and pray in the Holy Spirit.13

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      21 Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait14 for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.15

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      22 Be merciful to those who doubt;
      23 snatch others from the fire and save them;16 to others show mercy, mixed with fear--hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.17

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      24 To him who is able18 to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence19 without fault20 and with great joy--

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      25 to the only God21 our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!22 Amen.23

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