Jude 1:17-25 NIV

A Call to Persevere

17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles1 of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.2

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18 They said to you, "In the last times3 there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires."4

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19 These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.5

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20 But you, dear friends, build yourselves up6 in your most holy faith7 and pray in the Holy Spirit.8

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      21 Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait9 for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.10

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      22 Be merciful to those who doubt;
      23 snatch others from the fire and save them;11 to others show mercy, mixed with fear--hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.12

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      24 To him who is able13 to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence14 without fault15 and with great joy--

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      25 to the only God16 our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!17 Amen.18

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