(1) Jude, a bondservant of Jesus the Messiah, brother of James. To those being obedient: the Elect who are loved by God, the Father, and Jesus, the Messiah. (2) Mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you. (3) Beloved, being earnest to write all of you concerning our common Savior, I'm compelled to write to you to contend for the faith once-and-for-all delivered to the saints. (4) For some men have snuck into your midst, those written of long ago concerning the Judgment--godless people, who have turned the grace our God into debauchery, denying our only Master and Lord, Jesus the Messiah. (5) I want you to recall, although you already know full well, that the Lord, having once and for all saved a people from Egypt, later destroyed those who did not believe. (6) The angels did not keep their proper place of authority, but deserted their own dwelling. He has kept them, bound in eternal chains, for the great day of Judgement. (7) Similarly, Sodom and Gomorrah, and those surrounding these cities, in the same [rebellious] manner, were indulging in immorality and pursuing unnatural sexual relations: these were set as an example by undergoing the punishment of everlasting fire. (8) Indeed, in similar fashion, these dreamers also defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones. (9) But when Michael the Archangel, disputing with the Devil--arguing about Moses' body--dared not to pronounce a judgment of reproach, rather he said, "May the Lord rebuke you!" (10) But these folks indeed reproach what they do not understand, and are being corrupted by the very things which, like irrational animals, should have been instinctively understood. (11) Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain. They emptied themselves to the error of Balaam in pursuit of gain and they shall certainly perish in the rebellion of Korah. (12) These are those among the beloved of you blameless--feasting together, fearlessly protecting themselves, a waterless cloud taken away by wind: an unfruitful tree belonging to late autumn, twice dead uprooted, (13) a wild wave of the sea, causing its disgrace to foment, a wandering star which the gloom of the darkness is kept in eternity. (14) Even Enoch, the seventh descendant from Adam, prophesied to them saying, "Behold, the Lord, among his holy throng, has come (15) to make judgment against everyone, and to convict all the impious concerning all their ungodly works which they have done in ungodliness, and concerning all of the harsh things these ungodly sinners have spoken against him." (16) They are grumblers and complainers, following after their own passions, and they boast with their mouths for the sake of gain. (17) But you, beloved, remember the [prophetic] words previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah. (18) This they were saying to you: "In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own impious lusts." (19) These men are dividers, carnal, not having the Spirit. (20) But you, beloved, are building yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. (21) Guard yourselves in the love of God, receiving the mercy of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, unto everlasting life. (22) And indeed, be merciful to those who are wavering. (23) Save others as being snatched from fire. Have mercy on others, with fear, hating even the clothes that have been stained from the flesh. (24) To the one who is able to keep you from falling and to cause you to stand blameless before his glory, rejoicing in God alone (25) our Savior, through Jesus, the Messiah, our Lord, be glory, majesty, power and authority before all time, and now, and into all eternity, amen.