Jude 1:16-25 NIV

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.

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A Call to Persevere

17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles4 of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.5

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18 They said to you, "In the last times6 there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires."7

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19 These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.8

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20 But you, dear friends, build yourselves up9 in your most holy faith10 and pray in the Holy Spirit.11

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      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

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      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

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      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--

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      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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