Jude 1:23

And some save (ou de swzete). B omits ou de. Snatching them out of the fire (ek puro arpazonte). Present active participle of arpazw, old verb, to seize. Quotation from Amos 4:11 and Zechariah 3:3 . Cf. Psalms 106:18 . Firemen today literally do this rescue work. Do Christians? And on some have mercy with fear (ou de eleate en pobwi). In fear "of the contagion of sin while we are rescuing them" (Vincent). For this idea see 1 Peter 1:17 ; 1 Peter 3:15 ; 2 Corinthians 7:1 ; Philippians 2:12 . Spotted (espilwmenon). Perfect passive participle of spilow, late and common verb (from spilo, spot, 2 Peter 2:13 ), in N.T. only here and James 3:6 .