1:1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:
1:1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, who are beloved in God the Father and kept safe for Jesus Christ:

1:2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.
1:2 May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.

1:3 Beloved, being very eager to write to you of our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
1:3 Beloved, while eagerly preparing to write to you about the salvation we share, I find it necessary to write and appeal to you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

1:4 For admission has been secretly gained by some who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly persons who pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
1:4 For certain intruders have stolen in among you, people who long ago were designated for this condemnation as ungodly, who pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

1:5 Now I desire to remind you, though you were once for all fully informed, that he who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
1:5 Now I desire to remind you, though you are fully informed, that the Lord, who once for all saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

1:6 And the angels that did not keep their own position but left their proper dwelling have been kept by him in eternal chains in the nether gloom until the judgment of the great day;
1:6 And the angels who did not keep their own position, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains in deepest darkness for the judgment of the great Day.

1:7 just as Sodom and Gomor'rah and the surrounding cities, which likewise acted immorally and indulged in unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
1:7 Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which, in the same manner as they, indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

1:8 Yet in like manner these men in their dreamings defile the flesh, reject authority, and revile the glorious ones.
1:8 Yet in the same way these dreamers also defile the flesh, reject authority, and slander the glorious ones.

1:9 But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, disputed about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a reviling judgment upon him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you."
1:9 But when the archangel Michael contended with the devil and disputed about the body of Moses, he did not dare to bring a condemnation of slander against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"

1:10 But these men revile whatever they do not understand, and by those things that they know by instinct as irrational animals do, they are destroyed.
1:10 But these people slander whatever they do not understand, and they are destroyed by those things that, like irrational animals, they know by instinct.

1:11 Woe to them! For they walk in the way of Cain, and abandon themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam's error, and perish in Korah's rebellion.
1:11 Woe to them! For they go the way of Cain, and abandon themselves to Balaam's error for the sake of gain, and perish in Korah's rebellion.

1:12 These are blemishes on your love feasts, as they boldly carouse together, looking after themselves; waterless clouds, carried along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted;
1:12 These are blemishes on your love-feasts, while they feast with you without fear, feeding themselves. They are waterless clouds carried along by the winds; autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, uprooted;

1:13 wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars for whom the nether gloom of darkness has been reserved for ever.
1:13 wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the deepest darkness has been reserved forever.

1:14 It was of these also that Enoch in the seventh generation from Adam prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with his holy myriads,
1:14 It was also about these that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "See, the Lord is coming with ten thousands of his holy ones,

1:15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness which they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
1:15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict everyone of all the deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him."

1:16 These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own passions, loud-mouthed boasters, flattering people to gain advantage.
1:16 These are grumblers and malcontents; they indulge their own lusts; they are bombastic in speech, flattering people to their own advantage.

1:17 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
1:17 But you, beloved, must remember the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

1:18 they said to you, "In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions."
1:18 for they said to you, "In the last time there will be scoffers, indulging their own ungodly lusts."

1:19 It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.
1:19 It is these worldly people, devoid of the Spirit, who are causing divisions.

1:20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit;
1:20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit;

1:21 keep yourselves in the love of God; wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
1:21 keep yourselves in the love of God; look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

1:22 And convince some, who doubt;
1:22 And have mercy on some who are wavering;

1:23 save some, by snatching them out of the fire; on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
1:23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; and have mercy on still others with fear, hating even the tunic defiled by their bodies.

1:24 Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with rejoicing,
1:24 Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing,

1:25 to the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and for ever. Amen.
1:25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.