Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Yuda

Ndine Yuda, mtumiki wa Yesu Khristu, komanso mʼbale wake wa Yakobo.

Kwa inu amene Mulungu Atate anakuyitanani, amene amakukondani ndikukusungani mwa Yesu Khristu.

Chifundo, mtendere ndi chikondi zikhale nanu mochuluka.

Tchimo ndi Kuwonongeka kwa Osapembedza

Okondedwa, ngakhale ndinkafunitsitsa kukulemberani za chipulumutso cha tonsefe, ndakakamizidwa kuti ndikulembereni ndi kukupemphani kolimba kuti mumenye ndithu nkhondo yotchinjiriza chikhulupiriro chimene Mulungu anachipereka kamodzi kokha kwa anthu onse oyera mtima. Pakuti anthu ena amene za chilango chawo zinalembedwa kale, alowa mobisika pakati panu. Amenewa ndi anthu osapembedza Mulungu, amene amapotoza chisomo cha Mulungu wathu kuchisandutsa ufulu ochitira zonyansa ndiponso amakana Yesu Khristu amene Iye ndiye Mbuye ndi Mfumu yathu.

Ngakhale munazidziwa kale zonsezi, ndafuna kuti ndikukumbutseni kuti Ambuye anapulumutsa anthu ake ndi kuwatulutsa mʼdziko la Igupto, koma pambuyo pake anawononga amene sanakhulupirire. Ndipo mukumbukire angelo amene sanakhutire ndi maudindo awo, koma anasiya malo awo. Angelo amenewa Mulungu anawamanga ndi maunyolo osatha, ndipo akuwasunga mʼmalo a mdima mpaka tsiku lalikulu lachiweruzo. Musayiwale mizinda ya Sodomu ndi Gomora ija, ndi mizinda yoyandikana nayo. Anthu mʼmenemo anadziperekanso kuchita zadama ndi kuchita zonyansa zachilendo. Mizinda imeneyi yakhala ngati chitsanzo cha amene adzalangidwa ndi moto wosatha.

Nʼchimodzimodzinso zimene akuchita anthu amenewa potsata maloto awo, amadetsa matupi awo, amakana ulamuliro wa Mulungu ndiponso amachitira chipongwe angelo akumwamba. Koma ngakhale mkulu wa angelo Mikayeli, pamene ankalimbana ndi Mdierekezi za mtembo wa Mose, sanamunene kuti wachipongwe, koma anati, “Ambuye akudzudzule iwe!” 10 Koma anthu awa amachita chipongwe zinthu zimene sakuzidziwa. Ndipo zinthu zimene amazidziwa ndi nzeru zachibadwa, monga za nyama, ndizo zimene zimawawononga.

11 Tsoka kwa iwo chifukwa anatsatira njira ya Kaini. Iwo athamangira phindu, nʼchifukwa chake anagwa mʼtchimo la Baalamu. Iwo anawonongedwa chifukwa chowukira monga anachitira Kora.

12 Anthu amenewa ndiwo amayipitsa maphwando anu achikondi. Amadya nanu mopanda manyazi ndipo ali ngati abusa amene amangodzidyetsa okha. Anthuwa ali ngati mitambo yowuluzika ndi mphepo, yopanda mvula. Ali ngati mitengo ya nthawi ya masika, yopanda zipatso, yozuka mizu, mitengo yoferatu. 13 Iwowa ali ngati mafunde awukali apanyanja, amene amatulutsa thovu la zonyansa zawo. Amenewa ali ngati nyenyezi zosochera, ndipo Mulungu akuwasungira mdima wandiweyani mpaka muyaya.

14 Enoki, wachisanu ndi chiwiri kuyambira pa Adamu, ananeneratu za anthu amenewa kuti, “Onani, Ambuye akubwera ndi oyera ake osawerengeka 15 kuti adzaweruze aliyense, ndi kudzagamula kuti onse osapembedza ndi olakwa, chifukwa cha ntchito zawo zosalungama zimene anachita mʼmoyo wawo osaopa Mulungu. Adzawatsutsa chifukwa cha mawu onse achipongwe amene osapembedzawa ananyoza nawo Ambuye.” 16 Anthu amenewa amangʼungʼudza ndi kudandaula. Amatsatira zilakolako zawo zoyipa. Amayankhula zodzitamandira ndipo amanamiza ena pofuna kupeza phindu.

Awalimbikitsa kuti Apirire

17 Koma okondedwa, kumbukirani zimene atumwi a Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu ananeneratu. 18 Iwo anakuwuzani kuti, “Mʼmasiku otsiriza kudzafika anthu onyoza, otsatira zofuna zawo zoyipa.” 19 Anthu amenewa ndi amene akubweretsa mipatuko pakati panu, amatsatira nzeru zachibadwa ndipo alibe Mzimu Woyera.

20 Koma inu okondedwa, muthandizane kuti mukule pa chikhulupiriro chanu choyera, ndipo muzipemphera ndi mphamvu ya Mzimu Woyera. 21 Khalani mʼchikondi cha Mulungu pamene mukudikira chifundo cha Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu kuti akubweretsereni moyo wosatha.

22 Muwachitire chifundo amene akukayika. 23 Ena muwapulumutse powalanditsa ku moto. Enanso muwachitire chifundo, koma mwa mantha, ndipo muzidana ngakhale ndi mwinjiro yomwe yayipitsidwa ndi machimo.

Mawu Olemekeza Mulungu

24 Kwa Iye amene angathe kukusungani kuti mungagwe mʼmachimo, ndiponso amene angathenso kukufikitsani pamaso pake pa ulemerero wopanda cholakwa muli okondwa, 25 kwa Mulungu yekhayo, Mpulumutsi wathu, kwa Iye kukhale ulemerero, ukulu, mphamvu ndi ulamuliro, mwa Yesu Khristu Ambuye athu, kuyambira isanayambe nthawi, tsopano mpaka muyaya. Ameni.

The Message

Jude

1-2 I, Jude, am a slave to Jesus Christ and brother to James, writing to those loved by God the Father, called and kept safe by Jesus Christ. Relax, everything’s going to be all right; rest, everything’s coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way!

Fight with All You Have in You

3-4 Dear friends, I’ve dropped everything to write you about this life of salvation that we have in common. I have to write insisting—begging!—that you fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish. What has happened is that some people have infiltrated our ranks (our Scriptures warned us this would happen), who beneath their pious skin are shameless scoundrels. Their design is to replace the sheer grace of our God with sheer license—which means doing away with Jesus Christ, our one and only Master.

Lost Stars in Outer Space

5-7 I’m laying this out as clearly as I can, even though you once knew all this well enough and shouldn’t need reminding. Here it is in brief: The Master saved a people out of the land of Egypt. Later he destroyed those who defected. And you know the story of the angels who didn’t stick to their post, abandoning it for other, darker missions. But they are now chained and jailed in a black hole until the great Judgment Day. Sodom and Gomorrah, which went to sexual rack and ruin along with the surrounding cities that acted just like them, are another example. Burning and burning and never burning up, they serve still as a stock warning.

This is exactly the same program of these latest infiltrators: dirty sex, rule and rulers thrown out, glory dragged in the mud.

9-11 The Archangel Michael, who went to the mat with the Devil as they fought over the body of Moses, wouldn’t have dared level him with a blasphemous curse, but said simply, “No you don’t. God will take care of you!” But these people sneer at anything they can’t understand, and by doing whatever they feel like doing—living by animal instinct only—they participate in their own destruction. I’m fed up with them! They’ve gone down Cain’s road; they’ve been sucked into Balaam’s error by greed; they’re canceled out in Korah’s rebellion.

12-13 These people are warts on your love feasts as you worship and eat together. They’re giving you a black eye—carousing shamelessly, grabbing anything that isn’t nailed down. They’re—

Puffs of smoke pushed by gusts of wind;
    late autumn trees stripped clean of leaf and fruit,
Doubly dead, pulled up by the roots;
    wild ocean waves leaving nothing on the beach
    but the foam of their shame;
Lost stars in outer space
    on their way to the black hole.

14-16 Enoch, the seventh after Adam, prophesied of them: “Look! The Master comes with thousands of holy angels to bring judgment against them all, convicting each person of every defiling act of shameless sacrilege, of every dirty word they have spewed of their pious filth.” These are the “grumpers,” the bellyachers, grabbing for the biggest piece of the pie, talking big, saying anything they think will get them ahead.

17-19 But remember, dear friends, that the apostles of our Master, Jesus Christ, told us this would happen: “In the last days there will be people who don’t take these things seriously anymore. They’ll treat them like a joke, and make a religion of their own whims and lusts.” These are the ones who split churches, thinking only of themselves. There’s nothing to them, no sign of the Spirit!

20-21 But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!

22-23 Go easy on those who hesitate in the faith. Go after those who take the wrong way. Be tender with sinners, but not soft on sin. The sin itself stinks to high heaven.

24-25 And now to him who can keep you on your feet, standing tall in his bright presence, fresh and celebrating—to our one God, our only Savior, through Jesus Christ, our Master, be glory, majesty, strength, and rule before all time, and now, and to the end of all time. Yes.