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.

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.