Jude 1:17-23 TNIV

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 people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.5

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20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up6 in your most holy faith7 and praying 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 save others by snatching them from the fire;11 to others show mercy, mixed with fear--hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.a12

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        • f 1:23 - ,23 The Greek manuscripts of these verses vary at several points.