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The People of the Kingdom

(Category 15 of 16)

 
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Jude, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to the book of Jude, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how they work within the Bible’s overall framework.

In this book, Jude confronts corrupt teachers who distort the message about his brother Jesus and lead others astray.

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The Epistle of

JUDE

FIGHT! Contend! Do battle! When apostasy arises, when false teachers emerge,
when the truth of God is attacked, it is time to fight for the faith. Only believers
who are spiritually “in shape” can answer the summons. At the beginning of
his letter Jude focuses on the believers’ common salvation, but then feels compelled
to challenge them to contend for the faith. The danger is real. False teachers
have crept into the church, turning God’s grace into unbounded license to do
as they please. Jude reminds such men of God’s past dealings with unbelieving
Israel, disobedient angels, and wicked Sodom and Gomorrah. In the face of such
danger Christians should not be caught off guard. The challenge is great, but so is
the God who is able to keep them from stumbling.
The Greek title Iouda, “Of Jude,” comes from the name Ioudas which appears
in verse 1. This name, which can be translated Jude or Judas, was popular in the
first century because of Judas Maccabaeus (died 160 B.C.), a leader of the Jewish
resistance against Syria during the Maccabean revolt.
 
 

Greeting to the Called

1

1 JUDE, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and abrother of James,

To those who are bcalled, 1sanctified by God the Father, and cpreserved in Jesus Christ:

CHAPTER 1 References

1 aActs 1:13
bRom. 1:7
cJohn 17:11, 12
1NU beloved
2 a1 Pet. 1:2
3 aTitus 1:4
bPhil. 1:27

2 Mercy, apeace, and love be multiplied to you.

Contend for the Faith

3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you aconcerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting byou to contend earnestly for the faith

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which was once for all delivered to the saints.
4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord 1God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Old and New Apostates

5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that athe Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
6 And the angels who did not keep their 1proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
7 as aSodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the 1vengeance of eternal fire.
8 aLikewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and bspeak evil of 1dignitaries.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, in 1contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, a“The Lord rebuke you!”
10 aBut these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way aof Cain, bhave run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished cin the rebellion of Korah.

Apostates Depraved and Doomed

12 These are 1spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried 2about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;
13 araging waves of the sea, bfoaming up their own shame; wandering

4 1NU omits
God
5 a1 Cor.
10:5–10
6 1own
7 aGen. 19:24
1punishment
8 a2 Pet. 2:10
bEx. 22:28
1glorious
ones, lit. glories
9 aZech. 3:2
1arguing
10 a2 Pet. 2:12
11 aGen. 4:3–8
b2 Pet. 2:15
cNum. 16:1–3,
31–35
12 1stains, or
hidden reefs
2NU, M along
13 aIs. 57:20
b[Phil. 3:19] c2 Pet. 2:17
14 aMatt.
16:27; 25:31
15 a1 Sam. 2:3
16 a2 Pet. 2:18
bProv. 28:21
17 a2 Pet. 3:2
18 a[1 Tim. 4:1] 19 1soulish or
worldly
20 aCol. 2:7
b[Rom. 8:26] 21 aTitus 2:13
22 1NU who
are doubting
(or making
distinctions)
23 aRom. 11:14
bAmos 4:11
c[Zech. 3:4, 5] 1NU omits
with fear 2NU
adds and on
some have
mercy with
fear
24 a[Eph. 3:20] bCol. 1:22 1M
them
25 1NU the
only God our
2NU Through
Jesus Christ
our Lord, Be
glory 3NU
adds Before
all time,

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stars cfor whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
14 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, a“Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,
15 “to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the aharsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

Apostates Predicted

16 These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they amouth great swelling words, bflattering people to gain advantage.
17 aBut you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
18 how they told you that athere would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.
19 These are 1sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.

Maintain Your Life with God

20 But you, beloved, abuilding yourselves up on your most holy faith, bpraying in the Holy Spirit,
21 keep yourselves in the love of God, alooking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And on some have compassion, 1making a distinction;
23 but aothers save 1with fear, bpulling them out of the 2fire, hating even cthe garment defiled by the flesh.

Glory to God

24 aNow to Him who is able to keep 1you from stumbling, And bto present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
25 To 1God our Savior, 2Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and 3power, Both now and forever. Amen.

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PSALM 39

Prayer for Wisdom and Forgiveness

To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

1 I SAID, “I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my atongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me.”
2 aI was mute with silence, I held my peace even from good; And my sorrow was stirred up.
3 My heart was hot within me; While I was 1musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:

4 “LORD, amake me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am.
5 Indeed,You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his best state is but avapor. Selah
6 Surely every man walks about like a shadow; Surely they 1busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches, And does not know who will gather them.

PSALM 39 References

1 aJob 2:10;
Ps. 34:13;
[James
3:5–12] 2 aPs. 38:13
3 1meditating
4 aPs. 90:12;
119:84
5 aPs. 62:9;
[Eccl. 6:12] 6 1make an
uproar for
nothing
7 aPs. 38:15
8 aPs. 44:13;
79:4; 119:22
9 aPs. 39:2
b2 Sam. 16:10;
Job 2:10
10 aJob 9:34;
13:21
11 aJob 13:28;
[Ps. 90:7]; Is.
50:9
12 aGen. 47:9;
Lev. 25:23;
1 Chr. 29:15;
Ps. 119:19;
Heb. 11:13;
1 Pet. 2:11
13 aJob 7:19;
10:20, 21;
14:6; Ps.
102:24 b[Job
14:10

7 “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My ahope is in You.
8 Deliver me from all my transgressions; Do not make me athe reproach of the foolish.
9 aI was mute, I did not open my mouth, Because it was bYou who did it.
10 aRemove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand.
11 When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity,

You make his beauty amelt away like a moth; Surely every man is vapor. Selah

12 “Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, aas all my fathers were.
13 aRemove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, Before I go away and bam no more.”

 
 

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