1. JUDE, the servant of ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by ⟨God⟩ the Father, and pre­served in ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩, and called:
  2. Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
  3. 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.
  4. 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⟩, and our ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩.
  5. 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.
  6. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habit­ation, he hath reserved in ever­lasting chains under dark­ness unto the judg­ment of the great day.
  7. Even as Sodom and Go-mor′-rha, 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.
  8. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
  9. Yet Mi′-cha-el 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Ba′-laam for reward, and perished in the gain­saying of Co′-‍re.
  12. 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. Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wander­ing stars, to whom is reserved the black­ness of dark­ness for ever.
  2. And E′-noch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the ⟨Lord⟩ cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
  3. To execute judgment 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.
  4. 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.
  5. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩;
  6. How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
  7. These be they who separate them­selves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
  8. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩,
  9. Keep yourselves in the love of ⟨God⟩, looking for the mercy of our ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩ unto eternal life.
  10. And of some have compassion, making a difference:
  11. And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
  12. 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,
  13. To the only wise ⟨God⟩ our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. A-men′.  Ω
[This Epistle was written by James’ brother Jude,
also an half-brother of Christ.

Line upon line, precept upon precept”…
for knowledge shall cease and wisdom fail,
but understanding remains (if gained from the former).