Jude 1:1-6 LEB


1 Jude,a a slave of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to [those who are] called, loved in God the Father and kept forb Jesus Christ.

References for Jude 1:1

    • a 1:1 - "Jude" is the traditional form of the name introducing the letter, but the Greek form is the same as "Judas"
    • b 1:1 - Or perhaps "by"
      2 May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.

      Contend for the Faith

      3 Dear friends, [although I]c was making every effort to write to you concerning our common salvation, I considered [it] a necessity to write to you to encourage [you] to contend for the faith delivered once and for all to the saints.

      References for Jude 1:3

        • c 1:3 - *Here "[although]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("was making") which is understood as concessive
          4 For certain mend have slipped in stealthily, who were designated long ago for this condemnation, ungodly ones, who change the grace of our God into licentiousness and who deny our only Master and Lord Jesus Christ.

          References for Jude 1:4

            • d 1:4 - Or "people," since the Greek term can be used in a generic sense, but if this statement is related to 2 Peter 2:12, it is more likely men are in view

              Condemnation of the Ungodly False Teachers

              5 Now I want to remind you, [although] you know everything once and for all,e that Jesus,f having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, the second time destroyed those who did not believe.

              References for Jude 1:5

                • e 1:5 - Some manuscripts place this word in the following clause
                • f 1:5 - Some manuscripts have "the Lord"
                  6 And [the] angels who did not keep to their own domain but deserted their proper dwelling place, he has kept in eternal bonds under deep gloom for the judgment of the great day,