Jude 1:17-23 NIV

A Call to Persevere

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

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18 They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.”

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

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20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

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      21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

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      22 Be merciful to those who doubt;
      23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.a

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        • f 1:23 - The Greek manuscripts of these verses vary at several points.