Jude: Chapter 01

The Epistle of Jude. The 1st Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
1:1 Judas, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to these that be loved, that be in God the Father, and of Jesus Christ kept and called, Judas the servant of Jesus Christ, the brother of James, To them which are called and sanctified in god the father, and preserved in Christ Jesus. Jude a servant of JESUS CHRIST, and brother of James, to them which are called & sanctified of God the Father, and reserved to Jesus Christ: Jude the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, & called:
1:2 mercy to you, and peace, and charity be full-filled. Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied. Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied. Mercy unto you, and peace, and love be multiplied.
1:3 Most dear, I doing all busyness to write to you of your common health, had need to write to you, and pray to strive strongly for the faith once betaken to saints. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common health: 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. 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 earnestly contend for the maintenance of the faith, which was once given unto the Saints. 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.
1:4 Forsooth some men privily entered, that sometime were before-written into this doom, unpious men, overturning the grace of our God into lechery, and denying the alone lordshipper and our Lord Jesus Christ. For there are certain craftily crept in, of which it was written aforetime unto such judgement, They are ungodly, and turn the grace of our lord God unto wantonness, And deny God the only lord, and our lord Jesus Christ. For there are certain men crept in which were before of old ordained to this condemnation: ungodly men they are which turn the grace of our God into wantonness, and deny God the only Lord, and our Lord Jesus Christ. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, & our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:5 Forsooth I will together admonish you, witting once all things, for Jesus saving his people of the land of Egypt, the second time lost them that believed not. My mind is therefore to put you in remembrance, forasmuch as ye once know this, how that the lord (after that he had delivered the people out of Egypt) destroyed them which afterward believed not: I will therefore put you in remembrance, forasmuch as ye once knew this, how that the Lord, after that he had delivered the people out of Egypt, destroyed them afterward which believed not. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord having saved the people out of the land of Egypt afterward destroyed them that believed not.
1:6 Soothly angels that kept not his princehood, but forsook his house, he reserved into the doom of great God, in everlasting bonds under darkness. The angels also, which kept not their first estate: but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day. The Angels also which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day. And the Angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgement of the great day.
1:7 As Sodom, and Gomorrha, and nigh coasted cities, in like manner doing fornication, and going away after other flesh, be made example, suffering pain of everlasting fire. even as Zodom, and Gomor, and the cities about them (which in like manner defiled themselves, with fornication, and followed strange flesh) are set forth for an ensample, and suffer the vengeance of eternal fire. As Sodom and Gomorrhe, and the cities about them, which in like manner as they did, committed, and followed strange flesh, are set forth for an ensample, and suffer the vengeance of eternal fire. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, 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.
1:8 In like manner also these that defoul the flesh, and despise lordship, and blaspheme majesty. Likewise these dreamers defile the flesh, despise rulers, and speak evil of them that are in authority. Likewise notwithstanding these dreamers also defile the flesh, and despise government, and speak evil of them that are in authority. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
1:9 When Michael, the archangel, disputing with the devil, strove of Moses’ body, he was not hardy to bring in doom of blasphemy, but said, The Lord command to thee. Yet Michael the archangel (when he strove against the devil, and disputed about the body of Moses) durst not give railing sentence, but said: The lord rebuke thee. Yet Michael the Archangel, when he strove against the devil, and disputed about the body of Moses, durst not blame him with cursed speaking, but saith, The Lord rebuke thee. Yet Michael the Archangel, when contending with the devil, he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
1:10 Forsooth these blaspheme, whatever things they know not. Forsooth whatever things they know by kind as dumb beasts, in these they be corrupt. But these speak evil of those things which they know not. In those things which they know naturally (as beasts which are without reason) they corrupt themselves. But these speak evil of those things, which they know not: and whatsoever things they know naturally, as beasts, which are without reason, in those things they corrupt themselves. But these speak evil of those things, which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
1:11 Woe to them that went the way of Cain, and that be shed out by error of Balaam for meed, and perished in the again-saying of Core. Woe be unto them, for they have followed the way of Cain, and are spilt in the error of Balam for lucre’s sake, and are cast away in the treason of Core. Woe be unto them: for they have followed the way of Cain, and are cast away by the deceit of Balaam’s wages, and perish in the gainsaying of Core. Woe unto them, for they have gone in the way of Kain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam, for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
1:12 These be in their meats filths, feasting together, without dread feeding themselves. These be clouds without water, that be borne about of winds; harvest trees without fruit, twice dead, drawn up by the root; These are spots which of your kindness feast together, without fear, feeding themselves. Clouds they are without water, carried about of winds: Trees rotten in autumn, unfruitful, twice dead, and plucked up by the roots. These are spots in your feasts of charity when they feast with you, without all fear, feeding themselves: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds, corrupt trees & without fruit, twice dead, & plucked up by the roots. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds, trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.
1:13 waves of the wild sea, frothing out their confusions; erring stars, to whom the tempest of darknesses is kept into without end. They are the raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame. They are wandering stars, to whom is reserved the mist of darkness for ever. They are the raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame: they are wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame, wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
1:14 But Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Lo! the Lord cometh with his holy thousands, Enoch the seventh from Adam prophesied before of such saying: Behold, the lord shall come with thousands of saints, And Enoch also the seventh from Adam, prophesied of such, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with thousands of his Saints, And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his Saints,
1:15 for to do doom against all, and to reprove all unpious men of all the works of the unpiety of them, by which they did unpiously, and of all hard words, that unpious sinners have spoken against God. to give judgement against all men, and to rebuke all that are ungodly among them, of all their ungodly deeds, which they have ungodly committed, and of all their cruel speakings, which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. To give judgement against all men, and to rebuke all the ungodly among them of all their wicked deeds, which they have ungodly committed, & of all their cruel speakings, which wicked sinners have spoken against him. To execute judgement upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them, of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches, which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
1:16 These be grutchers plaining, wandering after their desires; and the mouth of them speaketh pride, worshipping persons, by cause of winning. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts, whose mouths speak proud things. They have men in great reverence because of advantage. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts: whose mouths speak proud things, having men’s persons in admiration, because of advantage. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts, and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
1:17 Forsooth, ye most dear, be ye mindful of the words, which be before-said of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; But ye dearly beloved remember the words which were spoken before of the Apostles of our lord Jesus Christ, But, ye beloved, remember the words which were spoken before of the Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, But beloved, remember ye the words, which were spoken before of the Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1:18 which said to you, that in the last times there shall come scorners, wandering after their own desires, not in piety. how that they told you that there should be beguilers in the last time, which should walk after their own ungodly lusts. How that they told you that there should be mockers in the last time, which should walk after their own ungodly lusts. How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
1:19 These be, the which separate themselves, beastly, not having Spirit. These are makers of sects, natural, having no spirit. These are makers of sects, fleshly, having not the Spirit. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the spirit.
1:20 Forsooth ye, most dear, above building yourselves on your most holy faith, in the Holy Ghost praying, But ye dearly beloved, edify yourselves in your most holy faith, praying in the holy ghost, But, ye beloved, edify yourselves in your most holy faith, praying in the holy Ghost, But ye beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the holy Ghost,
1:21 keep yourselves in the love of God, abiding the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ into life everlasting. and keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our lord Jesus Christ, unto eternal life. And keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto eternal life. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
1:22 And reprove ye these men that be deemed, And have compassion on some, separating them: And have compassion of some, in putting difference: And of some have compassion, making a difference:
1:23 forsooth save ye them, snatching them of the fire. Soothly do ye mercy to others in dread of God, hating and that defouled coat, that is flesh. and other save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, and hate the filthy vesture of the flesh. And other save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, and hate even the garment spotted by the flesh. And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire: hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
1:24 But to him that is mighty to keep you without sin, and to ordain before the sight of his glory you unwemmed in full out joy, Unto him that is able to keep you, that ye fall not, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with joy, Now unto him that is able to keep you, that ye fall not, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with joy, 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,
1:25 in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God alone our Saviour, by Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, and magnifying, empire, and power, before all worlds, and now, and into all worlds of worlds. Amen. that is to say, to God our saviour which only is wise, be glory, majesty, dominion, and power, now and for ever Amen. That is, to God only wise, our Saviour, be glory, and majesty, and dominion, and power, both now and for ever, Amen. To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, now and ever. Amen.
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