The Holy Bible: The New Word – A Letter from Jude

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    [1-2] From Jude, the worker of Yeshua the Christ and the brother of James, to those who are set apart by Yahweh God, and saved by Yeshua the Christ and called by the Holy Spirit: May God’s mercy, peace, and love, come to you many times over.

    [3-11] My loved ones, when I gave my full attention to write to you about our shared salvation, I needed to write to you to encourage you to actively promote the faith that was once given to all Christians. Because certain people have snuck in, being overlooked by us, who were long ago set apart for their guilt, ungodly ones, making a mockery of the grace of our God, and disowning the only true Savior and God, Yeshua, our Christ. So I’m reminding you, though you already know this, how that God, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, later punished those who didn’t believe by death. And also the angels who chose not to stay with God, but left their own place to follow Satan, God has kept in everlasting chains in darkness until the great day of the judgment. Just as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the people of the cities around them are an example, having given themselves over to sexual sin, and going after those of the same sex, who suffered the punishment of everlasting fire. In this way, too, these filthy people who don’t know the truth and destroy their own bodies, hate the authority of the Word, and speak evil of those in authority in the church. Yet Michael, the archangel, who was battling with Satan when they argued about the body of Moses, didn’t dare bring an accusation even against the devil, but only said, May God accuse you. But these people speak evil about what they don’t understand confusing themselves in what they should naturally know, as physical animals. Sorrow will come to them! For they’ve followed the path of Cain, and have made the same selfish mistake of Balaam, looking for a profit, and will be destroyed as in the rebellion of Korah.

     [12-16] These are marks in your love celebrations, when they celebrate with you, eating without fear: they’re clouds with the promise of rain, but carried away by the winds; trees whose fruit dies, with no harvest, completely dead, and pulled up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming and speaking out about their own shame; wandering stars, who are kept in the blackest darkness forever. And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, preached about these kind of people, saying, God comes with countless thousands of the chosen ones, to carry out judgment on all of them, and to prove to all those who are ungodly all the ungodly things they’ve done, and of all the cruel things, which these ungodly sinners have spoken against our God. These people are rebellious complainers, doing whatever they want to do. They speak very nice words to get other’s praises in order to get ahead.

    [17-23] But remember, my loved ones, the words which were spoken by the followers of Yeshua, our Christ; How that they told you there would be people who would mock our faith in the last days, who would do whatever ungodly things they want to do. These are the ones who separate themselves from the truth, living by their physical drives, and not having the self-control of Spirit. But you, my loved ones, keep encouraging yourselves with your most holy faith, praying by the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love, looking forward to the mercy of Yeshua, our Christ, in order to receive everlasting life. And care for those who choose to change their actions: But the others save with fear, pulling them out of the heat of sin; hating even the outward appearance of their sin.

    [24-25] Now to the One who is able to keep you from falling into sin, and to present you with great joy, unflawed, in the presence of Christ’s victory, and to the only One with God’s wisdom, Yeshua, our Savior, be victory and greatness, authority and power, now and forever after. So be it!   

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