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Jude 1

1 Jude, slave of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those agape-loved by God the father and kept in Christ Jesus, [and] called, 2 may mercy to you and peace and agape-love be multiplied.

3 Agape-beloved, doing all earnestness to be writing to you concerning our common salvation, I had necessity to write to you exhorting [you] to be contending for the faith once delivered to the holy [ones]. 4 For certain men snuck in, those of old having been appointed to this judgment, impious, exchanging the grace of our God for debauchery and denying our Master1 and Lord Jesus Christ. 5 So I intend to remind you, [you who] once knew everything, that the Lord having saved the people from the land of Egypt the second [time] destroyed those not having believed. 6 And for the angels who did not keep their own estate but left their own dwelling, he has kept for [the] judgment of [the] great day in eternal bonds under gloom. 7 As Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities [about] them in the same manner indulging themselves and going after other flesh, are set forth [as] example, undergoing the justice of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these dreaming [ones] defile [the] flesh, and reject Lordships, and blaspheme glories. 9 And Michael the archangel, when disputing with the devil, he conversed concerning Moses' body, [but] did not dare to bring [against him a] judgment of slander, but said, [the] Lord rebuke you. 10 But these slander as much as they do not know, but as much as they know naturally as irrational animals, in these [things] they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe to them, for they have proceeded in the way of Cain, and have abandoned themselves to the deception of Balaam's reward, and have perished in the rebellion of Korah. 12 These are spots in your agape-love [feasts when they are] gathering together with [you], fearlessly shepherding themselves, waterless clouds being carried [about] by the winds, trees belonging to late autumn, fruitless, having died twice, having been uprooted, 13 savage waves of [the] sea washing up their own shames, wandering stars, for whom the gloom of darknesses is kept. 14 And Enoch also, [the] seventh [man] from Adam, prophesied to them saying, Behold the Lord came with his ten thousand holy [ones], 15 to do judgment upon all and to rebuke every psyche-life2 concerning all their impious works which they impiously do and concerning all their harsh [words] which impious sinners spoke against him. 16 These are murmurers, complainers, proceeding according to their lusts, and their mouth speaks haughty [words], marveling at [men's] appearances because of advantages. 17 But you, agape-beloved, remember the words having been spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 that he said to us, In the last time there will be mockers proceeding according to their own impious lusts. 19 These are those separating themselves, psyche-life-ish2, not having [the] spirit. 20 But you, agape-beloved, upbuilding yourselves in your holiest faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the agape-love of God, awaiting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to zoe-life3 eternal. 22 And [towards] some be merciful, [who are] doubting, 23 you save [them] snatching them from [the] fire, and [towards] some be merciful in fear, hating [their] clothing stained by [the] flesh.

24 So to the [one] being able to guard you from stumbling and to present [you] before his glory blameless with joy, 25 To [the] only God, our savior through our Lord Jesus Christ [be] glory, greatness, strength, and authority before all the ages and now and to all the ages, Amen.

1DESPOTES "DES-poh-tays" (δεσπoτης ) `Lord': owner and absolute master of slaves. Whereas DESPOTES emphasizes ownership and complete right of disposal, KURIOS (also translated `Lord') emphasizes power—having it, having the right to wield it. Only slaves have a DESPOTES; even free persons may have a KURIOS. DESPOTES occurs in Luke.2:29, Acts.4:24, 1Tim.6:1, 1Tim.6:2, 2Time.2:21, Tit.2:9, 1Pet.2:18, 2Pet.2:1, Jude.1:4, Rev.6:10. "Lord" in every other case is KURIOS (κυριoς )

2from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

3from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.