1Jude, the servant of JesusChrist,andbrother of James, to them that are sanctifiedbyGod the Father,andpreserved in JesusChrist, [and] called:2Mercy unto you,andpeace,andlove, be multiplied .
3Beloved, when I gavealldiligence to write unto youof the commonsalvation, it wasneedful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was oncedelivered unto the saints.4For there are certainmen crept in unawares , who were before of oldordainedtothiscondemnation, ungodly men,turning the grace of ourGod intolasciviousness,anddenying the onlyLordGod,andourLordJesusChrist.5
I willthereforeputyou in remembrance , though yeonceknewthis, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt,afterwarddestroyed them that believednot.6And the angels which keptnottheir first estate,abutleft their ownhabitation, he hath reserved in everlastingchainsunderdarknessunto the judgment of the greatday.7
Even asSodomandGomorrha,and the citiesaboutthem in likemanner, giving themselves over to fornication , andgoingafterstrangebflesh, are set forth for an example,suffering the vengeance of eternalfire.8Likewisealsothese [filthy] dreamersdefile the flesh , despisedominion,and speak evil of dignities.9YetMichael the archangel,whencontending with the devil he disputedabout the body of Moses,durstnot bring against him a railingaccusation,butsaid , The Lordrebukethee.10Butthese speak evil of those things whichtheyknownot:butwhat they knownaturally,asbrutebeasts,in those things they corrupt themselves .
11Woe unto them!for they have gone in the way of Cain,and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward,andperished in the gainsaying of Core.12Thesearespotsinyour feasts of charity, when they feast with you,feedingthemselves without fear:clouds [they are] without water, carried aboutofwinds;trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit,twicedead , plucked up by the roots ;
13Ragingwaves of the sea, foaming out their ownshame;wanderingstars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darknessforever.14AndEnochalso, the seventhfromAdam,prophesied of these,saying , Behold , the Lordcomethwith ten thousands of hissaints,15
To executejudgmentuponall,and to convinceall that are ungodly among themofalltheirungodlydeedswhich they have ungodly committed , andofall their hard [speeches] whichungodlysinners have spokenagainsthim.16Thesearemurmurers,complainers,walkingafter their ownlusts;andtheirmouthspeaketh great swelling [words], having men's persons in admirationbecause of advantage.17But,beloved,rememberye the wordswhich were spoken beforeof the apostles of ourLordJesusChrist;18Howthat they toldyou there should bemockersin the lasttime, who should walkafter their ownungodlylusts.19Thesebe they who separatethemselves,sensual,havingnot the Spirit.20Butye,beloved, building upyourselves on your most holyfaith,prayingin the HolyGhost,21Keepyourselvesin the love of God, looking for the mercy of ourLordJesusChristuntoeternallife.22Andofsome have compassion , making a difference :
23Andotherssavewithfear,pulling [them] out of the fire;hatingeven the garmentspottedby the flesh.24Now unto him that is able to keepyou from falling,and to present [you] faultless before the presence of hisglorywith exceeding joy,25
To the onlywiseGodourSaviour, [be] gloryandmajesty,dominionandpower,bothnowandever . Amen.