1 Jude, the servant of Messiah Yeshua, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by Elohim the Father, and preserved in Messiah Yeshua, and called: 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and Love be multiplied. 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith, which was once delivered unto the Saints. 4 For there are certain men crept in unaware, who were before of old, ordained to this condemnation; unrighteous men, turning the grace of Adonai our Elohim, into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord; our Lord, Yeshua the Messiah. 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that Adonai, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 6 And the angels, which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the Judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire; 8 likewise also, these filthy dreamers defile the flesh. They reject authority and speak evil of dignitaries. (2Pe 2) 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, does not bring against him a railing accusation, but said: The Lord rebuke you! 10 But these speak evil of those things that they know not, but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. (Num 16) 12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear. They are clouds without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for who is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying: Behold, The Lord comes with ten thousand Saints, 15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are unrighteous among them of all their unrighteous deeds which they have committed, and of all their hard speeches which unrighteous sinners have spoken against Him. 16 These murmur, they are complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage. 17 But, beloved, you remember the words, which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua, 18 how that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own unrighteous lusts. (2Pe 3) 19 These are the ones who cause divisions, who are worldly and devoid of the Spirit! 20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. 21 Keep yourselves in the Love of Elohim, looking for the mercy of our Lord, Messiah Yeshua unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference; 23 and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 24 Now, unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy; 25 to the only wise El, our Savior, be the glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen!
[Written by Saint Jude the Apostle, unto any/all fellowships.] (Back)