New International Reader's Version

Jude 1:1-25

1I, Jude, am writing this letter. I serve Jesus Christ. I am a brother of James.

I am sending this letter to you who have been chosen by God. You are loved by God the Father. You are kept safe for Jesus Christ.

2May more and more mercy, peace and love be given to you.

A Warning Against the Sin of Ungodly People

3Dear friends, I really wanted to write to you about the salvation we share. But now I feel I should write and ask you to stand up for the faith. God’s holy people were trusted with it once and for all time. 4Certain people have secretly slipped in among you. Long ago it was written that they would be judged. They are ungodly people. They misuse the grace of our God as an excuse for sexual sins. They say no to Jesus Christ, our only Lord and King.

5I want to remind you about some things you already know. The Lord saved his people. At one time he brought them out of Egypt. But later he destroyed those who did not believe. 6Some of the angels didn’t stay where they belonged. They didn’t keep their positions of authority. The Lord has kept those angels in darkness. They are held by chains that last forever. On judgment day, God will judge them. 7The people of Sodom and Gomorrah and the towns around them also did evil things. They freely committed sexual sins. They committed sins of the worst possible kind. There is a fire that never goes out. Those people are an example of those who are punished with it.

8In the very same way, these ungodly people act on their evil dreams. So they make their own bodies impure. They don’t accept authority. And they say evil things against heavenly beings. 9But even Michael, the leader of the angels, didn’t dare to say these things. He didn’t even say these things when he argued with the devil about the body of Moses. Michael didn’t dare to judge the devil. He didn’t say the devil was guilty of saying evil things. Instead, Michael said, “May the Lord judge you!” 10But these people say evil things against whatever they don’t understand. And the very things they do understand will destroy them. That’s because they are like wild animals that can’t think for themselves. Instead, they do what comes naturally to them.

11How terrible it will be for them! They have followed the way of Cain. They have rushed into the same mistake Balaam made. They did it because they loved money. They are like Korah. He turned against his leaders. These people will certainly be destroyed, just as Korah was.

12These ungodly people are like stains at the meals you share. They have no shame. They are shepherds who feed only themselves. They are like clouds without rain. They are blown along by the wind. They are like trees in the fall. Since they have no fruit, they are pulled out of the ground. So they die twice. 13They are like wild waves of the sea. Their shame rises up like foam. They are like falling stars. God has reserved a place of very black darkness for them forever.

14Enoch was the seventh man in the family line of Adam. He gave a prophecy about these people. He said, “Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of his holy ones. 15He is coming to judge everyone. He is coming to sentence all of them. He will judge them for all the ungodly acts they have done. They have done them in ungodly ways. He will sentence ungodly sinners for all the things they have said to oppose him.” 16These people complain and find fault with others. They follow their own evil desires. They brag about themselves. They praise others to get what they want.

Remain in God’s Love

17Dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ said would happen. 18They told you, “In the last days, some people will make fun of the truth. They will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19They are the people who separate you from one another. They do only what comes naturally. They are not led by the Holy Spirit.

20But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith. Let the Holy Spirit guide and help you when you pray. 21And by doing these things, remain in God’s love as you wait. You are waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you eternal life.

22Show mercy to those who doubt. 23Save others by pulling them out of the fire. To others, show mercy mixed with fear of sin. Hate even the clothes that are stained by the sins of those who wear them.

Praise to God

24Give praise to the God who is able to keep you from falling into sin. He will bring you into his heavenly glory without any fault. He will bring you there with great joy. 25Give praise to the only God our Savior. Glory, majesty, power and authority belong to him. Give praise to him through Jesus Christ our Lord. His praise was before all time, continues now, and will last forever. Amen.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Juda 1:1-25

1Juda, ìránṣẹ́ Jesu Kristi àti arákùnrin Jakọbu,

Sí àwọn tí a pè, olùfẹ́ nínú Ọlọ́run Baba, tí a pamọ́ fún Jesu Kristi:

2Kí àánú, àlàáfíà àti ìfẹ́ kí ó máa jẹ́ tiyín ní ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀.

Ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ àti ìparun àwọn aláìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run

3Ẹ̀yin ọ̀rẹ́ mi tòótọ́, bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé èmí ní ìtara láti kọ̀wé sí i yín nípa ìgbàlà tí í ṣe ti gbogbo ènìyàn, n kò gbọdọ̀ má kọ̀wé sí yín, kí ń sì gbà yín ní ìyànjú láti máa jà fitafita fún ìgbàgbọ́, tí a ti fi lé àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́ lọ́wọ́ ní ẹ̀ẹ̀kan ṣoṣo. 44-16: 2Pt 2.1-18.Nítorí àwọn ènìyàn kan ń bẹ tí wọ́n ń yọ́ wọlé, àwọn ẹni tí a ti yàn láti ìgbà àtijọ́ sí ẹ̀bi yìí, àwọn aláìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run, tí ń yí oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Ọlọ́run wa padà sí wọ̀bìà, tí wọn sì ń sẹ́ Olúwa wa kan ṣoṣo náà, àní, Jesu Kristi Olúwa.

5Nítòótọ́, ẹ ti mọ nǹkan wọ̀nyí ní ẹ̀ẹ̀kan rí, mo fẹ́ rán an yín létí pé, lẹ́yìn tí Olúwa ti gba àwọn kan là láti ilẹ̀ Ejibiti wá, lẹ́yìn náà ni ó run àwọn tí kò gbàgbọ́. 6Àti àwọn angẹli tí kò tọ́jú ipò ọlá wọn, ṣùgbọ́n tí wọn fi ipò wọn sílẹ̀, àwọn tí ó pamọ́ sínú ẹ̀wọ̀n àìnípẹ̀kun ní ìsàlẹ̀ òkùnkùn de ìdájọ́ ọjọ́ ńlá nì. 77: Gẹ 19.Àní bí Sodomu àti Gomorra, àti àwọn ìlú agbègbè wọn, ti fi ara wọn fún àgbèrè ṣíṣe, tí wọ́n sì ń tẹ̀lé ará àjèjì lẹ́yìn, àwọn ni ó fi lélẹ̀ bí àpẹẹrẹ, àwọn tí ó ń jìyà iná àìnípẹ̀kun.

8Bákan náà ni àwọn wọ̀nyí ń sọ ara wọn di èérí nínú àlá wọn, wọ́n ń gan ìjòyè, wọn sì ń sọ̀rọ̀ búburú sí àwọn ọlọ́lá. 99: Sk 3.2.Ṣùgbọ́n Mikaeli, olórí àwọn angẹli, nígbà tí ó ń bá Èṣù jiyàn nítorí òkú Mose, kò sọ ọ̀rọ̀-òdì sí i; Ṣùgbọ́n ó wí pé, “Olúwa bá ọ wí.” 10Ṣùgbọ́n àwọn wọ̀nyí n sọ̀rọ̀-òdì sí ohun gbogbo ti kò yé wọn: ṣùgbọ́n ohun gbogbo tí wọn mọ̀ nípa èrò ara ni, bí ẹranko tí kò ní ìyè, nípasẹ̀ nǹkan wọ̀nyí ni wọ́n di ẹni ìparun.

1111: Gẹ 4.3-8; Nu 22.24; 16.Ègbé ni fún wọn! Nítorí tí wọ́n ti rìn ní ọ̀nà Kaini, wọ́n sì fi ìwọra súré sínú ìṣìnà Balaamu nítorí ère, wọn ṣègbé nínú ìṣọ̀tẹ̀ Kora.

12Àwọn wọ̀nyí ní ó jẹ́ àbàwọ́n nínú àsè ìfẹ́ yín, nígbà tí wọ́n ń bá yín jẹ àsè, àwọn olùṣọ́-àgùntàn ti ń bọ́ ara wọn láìbẹ̀rù. Wọ́n jẹ́ ìkùùkuu láìrọ òjò, tí a ń ti ọwọ́ afẹ́fẹ́ gbá kiri; àwọn igi aláìléso ní àkókò èso, wọ́n kú lẹ́ẹ̀méjì, a sì fà wọ́n tú tigbòǹgbò tigbòǹgbò. 13Wọ́n jẹ́ ìjì líle ti ń ru ní ojú omi Òkun, ti ń hó ìfófó ìtìjú wọn jáde; alárìnkiri ìràwọ̀, àwọn tí a pa òkùnkùn biribiri mọ́ dè láéláé.

1414: Gẹ 5.18,21-24.Àwọn wọ̀nyí pẹ̀lú ni Enoku, ẹni keje láti ọ̀dọ̀ Adamu, sọtẹ́lẹ̀ nípa wọn pé “Kíyèsi i, Olúwa ń bọ̀ pẹ̀lú ẹgbẹẹgbẹ̀rún ní ọ̀nà ẹgbẹ̀rún àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ mímọ́, 15láti ṣe ìdájọ́ gbogbo ènìyàn, láti dá gbogbo àwọn aláìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run lẹ́bi ní ti gbogbo iṣẹ́ àìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run wọn, ti wọ́n ti fi àìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run ṣe, àti ní ti gbogbo ọ̀rọ̀ líle tí àwọn ẹlẹ́ṣẹ̀ aláìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run ti sọ sí i.” 16Àwọn ènìyàn wọ̀nyí ní àwọn ti ń kùn, àwọn aláròyé, ti ń rìn nípa ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́ ara wọn; wọn ń gbéraga nípa ara wọn, wọ́n sì ń ṣátá àwọn ènìyàn mìíràn fún èrè ara wọn.

Ìpè fún ìdúró ṣinṣin

17Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ̀yin olùfẹ́, ẹ rántí àwọn ọ̀rọ̀ tí a ti sọ ṣáájú láti ọwọ́ àwọn aposteli Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi. 1818: 2Pt 3.3.Bí wọn ti wí fún yín pé, “Nígbà ìkẹyìn àwọn ẹlẹ́gàn yóò wà, tí wọn yóò máa rìn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́ àìwà-bí-Ọlọ́run ti ara wọn.” 19Àwọn ènìyàn wọ̀nyí ni àwọn ẹni tí ń ya ara wọn sí ọ̀tọ̀, àwọn ẹni ti ara, tí wọn kò ni Ẹ̀mí.

20Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ̀yin, olùfẹ́, ti ẹ ń gbé ara yín ró lórí ìgbàgbọ́ yín tí ó mọ́ jùlọ, ti ẹ ń gbàdúrà nínú Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́. 21Ẹ máa pa ara yín mọ́ nínú ìfẹ́ Ọlọ́run, bí ẹ̀yin ti ń retí àánú Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi tí yóò mú yín dé ìyè àìnípẹ̀kun.

22Ẹ máa ṣàánú fún àwọn tí ń ṣe iyèméjì. 2323: Sk 3.3-4.Ẹ máa gba àwọn ẹlòmíràn là, nípa fífà wọ́n yọ kúrò nínú iná; kí ẹ sì máa ṣàánú pẹ̀lú ìbẹ̀rù kí ẹ sì kórìíra ẹ̀wù tí ara ti sọ di èérí.

Orin ìyìn sí Ọlọ́run

24Ǹjẹ́ mo fi yín lé ẹni tí o lè pa yín mọ́ kúrò nínú ìkọ̀sẹ̀, tí o sì lè mú yín wá síwájú ògo rẹ̀ láìlábùkù pẹ̀lú ayọ̀ ńlá lọ́wọ́— 25tí Ọlọ́run ọlọ́gbọ́n nìkan ṣoṣo, Olùgbàlà wa, ní ògo àti ọláńlá, ìjọba àti agbára, nípasẹ̀ Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa, kí gbogbo ayé tó wà, nísinsin yìí àti títí láéláé! Àmín.