1Jude, a 2bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To 3those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and 4kept for Jesus Christ:
5May mercy and peace and love 6be multiplied to you.
7Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our 8common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you 9contend earnestly for 10the faith which was once for all 11handed down to 12the saints.
For certain persons have 13crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand 14marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn 15the grace of our God into 16licentiousness and 17deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Now I desire to 18remind you, though 19you know all things once for all, that the Lord, 20after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe.
And 21angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has 22kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day,
just as 23Sodom and Gomorrah and the 24cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and 25went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an 26example in undergoing the 27punishment of eternal fire.
Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, 28defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.
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