1 Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:
3 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. 4 For there crept in stealthily certain men, who of old were set forth for this condemnation, ungodly men, changing the grace of our God into lasciviousness; and denying the only Master and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 Now I wish to put you in remembrance, though ye know all things once for all, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who believed not. 6 And angels who kept not their own principality, but left their proper habitation, He hath kept in everlasting bonds, under darkness, for the judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them, having in like manner with these given themselves over to fornication, and going away after other flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.
8 Yet, in like manner, these also, indulging in dreams, defile, indeed, the flesh, and set at nought dominion, and rail at dignities. 9 But Michael, the arch-angel, when contending with the Devil he was disputing about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring against him a railing judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you." 10 But these rail at such things as they know not; and what they understand naturally, as the irrational animals, in these things they are corrupted. 11 Woe to them, because they went in the way of Cain, and rushed on in the error of Balsam for hire, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah!
12 These are the hidden rocks in your love-feasts, feasting sumptuously together, feeding themselves without fear; clouds without water, borne along by winds; autumnal trees, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; 13 wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own ignominies; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of the darkness has been reserved forever.
14 And to these also Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with His holy myriads, 15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness, which in ungodliness they committed, and of all the hard things which, as ungodly sinners, they spake against Him."
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking according to their own desires; and their mouth speaks great swelling words; admiring men's persons, for the sake of profit.
17 But do ye, beloved, remember the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 that they were wont to say to you: "In the last time there will be mockers, walking according to their own ungodly desires." 19 These are those who make separations; sensual, having not the Spirit.
20 But do ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And on some have compassion, while contending with you, 23 and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now to Him Who is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you without blemish, in gladness, before the presence of His glory, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time, and now, and forever and ever. Amen.