Book 65 Of The Holy Bible


My Commentary                                                                        Matthew Henry's Commentary

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:

Mercy unto you,
and peace,
and love,
be multiplied.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Likewise also
these filthy dreamers
defile the flesh,
despise dominion,
and speak evil of dignities.

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.

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.

Woe unto them!
for they have gone in the way of Cain,
and ran greedily after
the error of Balaam for reward,
and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

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;

Raging waves of the sea,
foaming out their own shame;
wandering stars,
to whom is reserved
the blackness of darkness for ever.

And Enoch also,
the seventh from Adam,
prophesied of these, saying,
Behold, the Lord cometh
with ten thousands of his saints,

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.

These are murmurers,
walking after their own lusts;
and their mouth speaketh
great swelling words,
having men's persons
in admiration because of advantage.

But, beloved,
remember ye the words
which were spoken before
of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

How that they told you
there should be mockers in the last time,
who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

These be they who separate themselves,
sensual, having not the Spirit.

But ye, beloved,
building up yourselves
on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Ghost,

Keep yourselves
in the love of God,
looking for the mercy
of our Lord Jesus Christ
unto eternal life.

And of some have compassion,
making a difference:

And others
save with fear,
pulling them out of the fire;
hating even
the garment spotted by the flesh.

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,

To the only wise God our Saviour,
be glory and majesty,
dominion and power,
both now and ever.

End Jude

My Commentary

Matthew Henry's Commentary
(An Exposition With Practical Observations)