Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Beloved, making all diligence to write to you about the common salvation, I had need to write to you exhorting you to earnestly contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the sanctified.

New American Standard Bible

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.

King James Version

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 ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Holman Bible

Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.

International Standard Version

Dear friends, although I was eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write to you and urge you to continue your vigorous defense of the faith that was passed down to the saints once and for all.

American Standard Version

Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints.

Amplified

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I was compelled to write to you [urgently] appealing that you fight strenuously for [the defense of] the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints [the faith that is the sum of Christian belief that was given verbally to believers].

An Understandable Version

Dearly loved ones, as I was very eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we share in common, I felt it necessary [instead] to write urging you to contend earnestly for the faith [i.e., the teaching of Christ] which was once and for all delivered [by the apostles, See verse 17] to the saints [i.e., God's holy people].

Anderson New Testament

Beloved, using all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, I thought it necessary to write to you, and exhort you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.

Bible in Basic English

My loved ones, while my thoughts were full of a letter which I was going to send you about our common salvation, it was necessary for me to send you one requesting you with all my heart to go on fighting strongly for the faith which has been given to the saints once and for ever.

Common New Testament

Beloved, although I was very eager to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Daniel Mace New Testament

My beloved, as I was strongly bent upon writing to you of our common salvation, I thought it necessary to write to you at present, and exhort you to contend earnestly for the faith, which was once delivered to the saints.

Darby Translation

Beloved, using all diligence to write to you of our common salvation, I have been obliged to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Beloved, making all haste to write to you, concerning the common salvation, I thought it necessary to write to you, exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith formerly delivered to the saints.

Godbey New Testament

Beloved, making all haste to write to you concerning our common salvation, I had need to write to you, exhorting you to agonize for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Goodspeed New Testament

Dear friends, I was just on the point of writing to you about our common salvation, when it became necessary for me to write and appeal to you to come to the defense of the faith that has once for all been intrusted to God's people.

John Wesley New Testament

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you and exhort you, to contend earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.

Julia Smith Translation

Dearly beloved, making all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, I had necessity to write to you, beseeching to fight for the faith once delivered to the holy ones.

King James 2000

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was necessary for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Dear friends, [although I] was making every effort to write to you concerning our common salvation, I considered [it] a necessity to write to you to encourage [you] to contend for the faith delivered once and for all to the saints.

Modern King James verseion

Having made all haste to write to you about the common salvation, beloved, I had need to write to you to exhort you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, to exhort you, that ye should continually labour in the faith, which was once given unto the saints.

Moffatt New Testament

Beloved, my whole concern was to write to you on the subject of our common salvation, but I am forced to write you an appeal to defend the faith which has once for all been committed to the saints;

Montgomery New Testament

Beloved, although I was making all haste to write to you in regard to our common salvation, I am compelled to write you an appeal to defend the faith once for all committed to the saints.

NET Bible

Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

New Heart English Bible

Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Noyes New Testament

Beloved, while giving all diligence to write to you, I found it necessary to write to you concerning the common salvation, exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.

Sawyer New Testament

Beloved, giving all diligence to write to you concerning the common salvation, I was under a necessity to write and exhort you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.

The Emphasized Bible

Beloved! though I was using all diligence to be writing unto you concerning our common salvation, yet have I had necessity to write at once unto you, exhorting you to be earnestly contending for, the faith, once for all delivered unto the saints.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you concerning the common salvation, I held it necessary to write unto you, exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered unto the saints.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Dear friends, while I was making every effort to write to you about our common Salvation, I felt that I must write to you at once to urge you to fight in defense of the Faith that has once for all been entrusted to the keeping of Christ's People.

Webster

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you concerning the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith, which was once delivered to the saints.

Weymouth New Testament

Dear friends, since I am eager to begin a letter to you on the subject of our common salvation, I find myself constrained to write and cheer you on to the vigorous defense of the faith delivered once for all to God's people.

Williams New Testament

Dearly beloved, while I was doing my best to begin writing you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write and urge you to carry on a vigorous defense of the faith that was once for all entrusted to God's people.

World English Bible

Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Worrell New Testament

Beloved, while giving all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, I was constrained to write to you, exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.

Worsley New Testament

Beloved, having an earnest desire to write to you concerning the common salvation, I was under a necessity of writing to exhort you that ye would strive earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.

Youngs Literal Translation

Beloved, all diligence using to write to you concerning the common salvation, I had necessity to write to you, exhorting to agonize for the faith once delivered to the saints,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

σπουδή 
Spoude 
Usage: 12

to write
γράφω 
Grapho 
γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149
Usage: 149

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293
Usage: 293

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

the common
κοινός 
Koinos 
Usage: 12

σωτηρία 
Soteria 
Usage: 43

it was
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

ἀναγκή 
Anagke 
Usage: 15

for me
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

and exhort
παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

ἐπαγωνίζομαι 
Epagonizomai 
Usage: 1

for the faith
πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

παραδίδωμι 
Paradidomi 
Usage: 75

ἅπαξ 
Hapax 
Usage: 15

παραδίδωμι 
Paradidomi 
Usage: 75

Devotionals

Devotionals about Jude 1:3

References

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Images Jude 1:3

Prayers for Jude 1:3

Questions on Jude 1:3

Context Readings

Jude's Purpose In Writing

2 Mercy to you and peace and love be multiplied. 3 Beloved, making all diligence to write to you about the common salvation, I had need to write to you exhorting you to earnestly contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the sanctified. 4 For certain men have sneaked in, those written about formerly for this condemnation, irreverent men, perverting the grace of our God into licentiousness, and denying our only Master God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life for which thou are called, and confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.

Titus 1:4

to Titus, a genuine child according to the common faith: Grace, mercy, peace from God the Father and Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Philippians 1:27

Only be citizens worthy of the good-news of the Christ, so that, whether having come and having seen you or being absent, I may hear things about you that ye stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving together for the faith o

Jude 1:20

But ye beloved, building up yourselves in your most holy faith, praying in Holy Spirit,

Deuteronomy 9:10

And LORD delivered to me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of God. And on them [was] according to all the words, which LORD spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

Deuteronomy 21:9

So shall thou put away the innocent blood from the midst of thee when thou shall do that which is right in the eyes of LORD.

Nehemiah 13:25

And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, [saying], Ye shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons, or for

Isaiah 45:17

[But] Israel shall be saved by LORD with an everlasting salvation. Ye shall not be put to shame nor confounded world without end.

Isaiah 45:22

Look to me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else.

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue--their bow--for falsehood, and they have grown strong in the land, but not for truth. For they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, says LORD.

Acts 4:12

And salvation is not in any other man, for there is no other name under the heaven, that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.

Acts 6:8-10

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.

Acts 9:22

But Saul was strengthened more, and was confounding the Jews who dwell at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.

Acts 13:46-47

But having spoken boldly, Paul and Barnabas said, It was necessary for the word of God to be spoken first to you, but since ye thrust it away, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Acts 17:3

explaining and pointing out that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead, and, This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.

Acts 18:4-6

And he was discoursing in the synagogue every Sabbath, and was persuading Jews and Greeks.

Acts 18:28

For he forcibly refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating by the scriptures Jesus to be the Christ.

Acts 20:27

For I did not withdraw from declaring to you the whole plan of God.

Acts 28:28

Be it known to you therefore, that the salvation of God was sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear.

Romans 15:15-16

But I wrote more boldly to you, brothers, in part, as reminding you because of the grace that was given to me by God,

1 Corinthians 15:3

For I delivered to you at first what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,

Galatians 2:5

to whom we yielded in subjection not even for an hour, so that the truth of the good-news might continue with you.

Galatians 3:28

There is no Jew nor Greek, there is no bondman nor freeman, there is no male and female, for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 6:11

See in how large letters I wrote to you with my hand.

Ephesians 1:1

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to the sanctified who are at Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the sanctified in Jesus Christ who are at Philippi, with the guardians and helpers:

Colossians 1:2

to the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

But having suffered before and been mistreated in Philippi, as ye know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the good-news of God within much conflict.

1 Timothy 1:18

This command I set before thee, child Timothy, according to the prophecies leading the way for thee, so that by them thou might war the good warfare.

2 Timothy 1:13

Hold the pattern of sound words that thou heard from me, in faith and love in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 13:22

And I urge you, brothers, bear with the word of exhortation, for I also wrote to you in brief.

1 Peter 5:12

By Silvanus, the faithful brother to you, as I reckon, I wrote because of a few things, exhorting and testifying this to be the TRUE grace of God in which ye stand.

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, a bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received an equally precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

2 Peter 1:12-15

Therefore I will not neglect to always remind you about these things, although having known them, and having been established in the present truth.

2 Peter 3:1-2

I write to you now this second letter, beloved, in which I arouse your sincere mind by a reminder,

Jude 1:17

But ye, beloved, remember the sayings previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Revelation 2:10

Fear none of the things that thou are going to suffer. Behold, the devil is indeed going to cast some of you into prison, so that ye may be tried, and ye will have tribulation ten days. Become thou faithful until death, and I will

Revelation 12:11

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. And they loved not their life to the point of death.

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