just as 1Sodom and Gomorrah and the 2cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and 3went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an 4example in undergoing the 5punishment of eternal fire.
Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, 6defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.
But 7Michael 8the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about 9the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, "10The Lord rebuke you!"
But 11these men revile the things which they do not understand; and 12the things which they know by instinct, 13like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.
Woe to them! For they have gone 14the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into 15the error of Balaam, and 16perished in the rebellion of Korah.
These are the men who are hidden reefs 17in your love feasts when they feast with you 18without fear, caring for themselves; 19clouds without water, 20carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, 21uprooted;
22wild waves of the sea, casting up 23their own shame like foam; wandering stars, 24for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.
It was also about these men that 25Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "26Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,
27to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which 28ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
These are 29grumblers, finding fault, 30following after their own lusts; they speak 31arrogantly, flattering people 32for the sake of gaining an advantage.
But you, 33beloved, 34ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by 35the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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