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Jude

The Warnings of History to the Ungodly

Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and [a]brother of [b]James, [writes this letter],

To those who are the called (God’s chosen ones, the elect), dearly loved by God the Father, and kept [secure and set apart] for Jesus Christ: May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you [filling your heart with the spiritual well-being and serenity experienced by those who walk closely with God].

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I was compelled to write to you [urgently] appealing that you [c]fight strenuously for [the defense of] the faith which was once for all [d]handed down to the saints [the faith that is the sum of Christian belief that was given verbally to believers]. For certain people have crept in unnoticed [just as if they were sneaking in by a side door]. They are ungodly persons whose condemnation was predicted long ago, for they distort the grace of our God into decadence and immoral freedom [viewing it as an opportunity to do whatever they want], and deny and disown our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Now I want to remind you, although you are fully informed once for all, that [e]the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe [who refused to trust and obey and rely on Him]. And angels who did not keep their own designated place of power, but abandoned their proper dwelling place, [these] He has kept in eternal chains under [the thick gloom of utter] darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the adjacent cities, since they in the same way as these angels indulged in gross immoral freedom and unnatural vice and sensual perversity. They are exhibited [in plain sight] as an example in undergoing the punishment of everlasting fire.

Nevertheless in the same way, these dreamers [who are dreaming that God will not punish them] also defile the body, and reject [legitimate] authority, and revile and mock angelic majesties. But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil (Satan), and [f]arguing about the body of Moses, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him, but [simply] said, “The Lord rebuke you!” 10 But these men sneer at anything which they do not understand; and whatever they do know by [mere] instinct, like unreasoning and irrational beasts—by these things they are destroyed. 11 Woe to them! For they have gone the [defiant] way of Cain, and for profit they have run headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of [mutinous] Korah. 12 These men are hidden reefs [elements of great danger to others] in your [g]love feasts when they feast together with you without fear, looking after [only] themselves; [they are like] clouds without water, swept along by the winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted and lifeless; 13 wild waves of the sea, flinging up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of deep darkness has been reserved forever.

14 It was about these people that [h]Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, when he said, “Look, the Lord came with [i]myriads of His holy ones 15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the [j]ungodly of all the ungodly deeds they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh and cruel things ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” 16 These people are [habitual] murmurers, griping and complaining, following after their own desires [controlled by passion]; they speak arrogantly, [pretending admiration and] flattering people to gain an advantage.

Keep Yourselves in the Love of God

17 But as for you, beloved, remember the [prophetic] words spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 18 They used to say to you, “In the last days there will be scoffers, following after their own ungodly passions.” 19 These are the ones who are [agitators] causing divisions—worldly-minded [secular, unspiritual, carnal, merely sensual—unsaved], devoid of the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up on [the foundation of] your most holy faith [continually progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], pray in the Holy Spirit, 21 and keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously and looking forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ [which will bring you] to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on some, who are doubting; 23 save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy but with fear, loathing even the clothing spotted and polluted by their shameless immoral freedom.

24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling or falling into sin, and to present you unblemished [blameless and faultless] in the presence of His glory with triumphant joy and unspeakable delight, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and power, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Notas al pie

  1. Jude 1:1 Jude and James were among the younger half brothers of Jesus (Mark 6:3).
  2. Jude 1:1 James was a prominent leader in the early church (Acts 15).
  3. Jude 1:3 Lit contend earnestly.
  4. Jude 1:3 There is no “secret knowledge” or “better way” or alternative belief system which God has revealed to some unique group or teacher. The truth is available to everyone.
  5. Jude 1:5 Two early mss read Jesus.
  6. Jude 1:9 In Jewish tradition, Michael claimed to be Moses’ teacher and was present when God put Moses to death (Midrash on Deut 11:10). Jude’s point is that if the archangel Michael had such respect for Satan’s power, then mere humans are extremely foolish to insult or show disrespect to angelic beings. This does not mean that true Christians cannot or should not engage in spiritual warfare with satanic forces; quite the contrary (Eph 6:12; James 4:7). But they should follow Michael’s example and act only as legitimate representatives of Christ who are in good standing with Him.
  7. Jude 1:12 The early church frequently met together for a communal meal followed by the Lord’s Supper.
  8. Jude 1:14 The descendant of Seth (Gen 5:18-24).
  9. Jude 1:14 A Greek word meaning “ten thousand” in the singular. It is often used to refer to vast numbers of people or things that are virtually beyond counting.
  10. Jude 1:15 The purpose of the repetition is to emphasize the punishment determined for the false teachers.

Nkwa Asem

Yuda

Yesu Kristo somfo Yuda a ɔyɛ Yakobo ne nua na ɔkyerɛw krataa yi. De kɔmaa wɔn a Onyankopɔn afrɛ wɔn na wɔte Agya Onyankopɔn dɔ ne Yesu Kristo banbɔ mu.

Mmɔborɔhunu ne ɔdɔ a ɛdɔɔso nka mo.

Atoro adiyifo

Me nnamfonom, na merebɔ mmɔden akyerɛw mo afa nkwagye a yɛn nyinaa te mu no ho. Nanso ɛsɛ sɛ mekyerɛw mo wɔ asɛm foforo ho na moyere mo ho gyina nokware a Onyankopɔn de ama ne nkurɔfo afebɔɔ a ɛnsɛ sɛ wɔsesa mu nna nyinaa no akyi pintinn. Nnipa bi awiawia wɔn ho abɛfra yɛn mu, a wɔkyea asɛm a ɛfa yɛn Nyankopɔn adom no ho, yi wɔn ho ano wɔ wɔn bɔne ho, nam so po Yesu Kristo a ɔno nko ara na ɔyɛ Wura ne yɛn Awurade no. Kyerɛwsɛm no aka wɔn afobu a aba wɔn so no ho asɛm dedaw.

Ɛwom sɛ munim eyinom dedaw, nanso mepɛ sɛ mekae mo adwene wɔ ogye a Awurade gyee Israelfo fii Misraim asase so na akyiri yi, ɔsɛee wɔn a na wonnye asɛm no nni no ho. Monkae abɔfo a na wɔtra wɔn tumi na wogyaw wɔn atenae no. Woguu wɔn nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn wɔ sum kabii mu a Onyankopɔn de wɔn asie retwɛn da kɛse no na wabu wɔn atɛn. Monkae Sodom ne Gomora ne nkurow a na atwa wɔn ho ahyia no sɛ, na emu nnipa no yɛ aguamanfo, na wɔde wɔn agu ogya a ennum da no mu, de retwe wɔn aso de abɔ obiara kɔkɔ.

Saa nnipa no nam saa kwan koro no ara so soso dae ma wɔyɛ bɔne tia wɔn nipadua. Wɔtew Onyankopɔn tumi atua, na wɔayaw anuonyamfo a wɔwɔ soro no. Ɔbɔfo panyin Mikael mpo nyɛɛ saa da. Bere a Mikael ne ɔbonsam repere Mose amu so a akasakasa sii wɔn ntam no mpo, wantew ɔbonsam atua, na mmom asɛm a ɔkae ara ne sɛ, “Awurade nka w’anim.” 10 Nanso saa nnipa yi tew nneɛma a wɔnte ase ho atua. Na nneɛma a wonim kwa sɛ nkekaboa no, saa nneɛma koro no ara na ɛsɛe wɔn.

11 Wonnue! Ɔkwan a Kain faa so no ara so na wɔnam. Sikanibere nti, wɔde wɔn ho ahyɛ mfomso a Bileam yɛe no bi ase. Wɔayɛ dɔm sɛnea Kora yɛɛ dɔm no nam so ma wɔasɛe wɔn sɛ ɔno.

12 Wɔte sɛ nkekae fi a ɛwɔ wo nua aduan a ɔne wo di mu a wɔmfɛre ho. Wɔn ani ku wɔn ara wɔn ho. Na wɔte sɛ omununkum a esi na mframa bɔ no nanso osu ntɔ. Wɔte sɛ nnua a ɛnsow aba asusow mu. Wɔte sɛ nnua a wɔatutu ne ntini ama awu koraa.

13 Wɔte sɛ ɛpo asorɔkye a ano yɛ den a, wɔn aniwude a wɔyɛ no huru sɛ ahuru. Wɔte sɛ okyin nsoromma, a Onyankopɔn de wɔn asie esum kabii mu afebɔɔ.

14 Henok, Adam aseni a ɔto no so asia na ɔhyɛɛ saa nnipa yi ho nkɔm teteete se, “Hwɛ, Awurade ne n’abɔfo Kronkron mpempem bɛba, 15 na wɔabebu mo nyinaa atɛn na wɔabu nnebɔneyɛfo nyinaa atɛn wɔ wɔn bɔne a wɔayɛ ne nsɛm a wɔaka atia Onyankopɔn no ho.” 16 Bere biara, saa nnipa yi nwiinwii na wɔde so nso to afoforo so. Wodi wɔn akɔnnɔ akyi. Wɔhoahoa wɔn ho na wotu afoforo aso sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wɔbɛba abedi wɔn akyi.

Kɔkɔbɔ

17 Me nnamfonom, monkae. Monkae nsɛm a tete no asomafo no ka faa Awurade Yesu Krsito ho. 18 Wɔkae se, “Sɛ awiei no du a, nnipa a wodi mo ho fɛw bɛba, wɔn a wodi wɔn akɔnnɔ akyi.” 19 Eyinom ne nnipa a wɔnam wɔn akɔnnɔ so de mpaepaemu ba no. Na wonni Honhom no wɔ wɔn mu.

20 Enti mo a moyɛ me nnamfonom, mitu mo fo sɛ, monkɔ so mmia mo gyidi mu. Mommɔ mpae wɔ Honhom Kronkron no tumi mu, 21 na montena Onyankopɔn dɔ mu bere a moretwɛn yɛn Awurade Yesu Krsito wɔ n’ahummɔbɔ mu ama wama mo nkwa a enni awiei no.

22 Munhu akyinnyegyefo mmɔbɔ. 23 Montwe wɔn mfi ogya mu nnye wɔn nkwa. Momfa suro nhu ebinom mmɔbɔ, na munkyi atade a bɔne nkekae akeka mu.

24 Na nea obetumi aso mo mu na moanhintiw, na ɔde mo asi n’anuonyam anim sɛ nnipa a wonni dɛm wɔ ahosan mu no, 25 Onyankopɔn koro a ɔnam yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo so yɛ yɛn Agyenkwa no, ɔno na anuonyam ne kɛseyɛ ne ahoɔden ne tumi nka no mmere a atwam ne nnɛ ne daa nyinaa. Amen.