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Jude 1:1-25

1Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,

To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for1:1 Or by; or in Jesus Christ:

2Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

The Sin and Doom of Ungodly People

3Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. 4For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about1:4 Or individuals who were marked out for condemnation long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

5Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord1:5 Some early manuscripts Jesus at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. 6And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. 7In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

8In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings. 9But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”1:9 Jude is alluding to the Jewish Testament of Moses (approximately the first century a.d.). 10Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.

11Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.

12These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. 13They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.

14Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”1:15 From the Jewish First Book of Enoch (approximately the first century b.c.) 16These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

A Call to Persevere

17But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

20But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

22Be merciful to those who doubt; 23save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.1:23 The Greek manuscripts of these verses vary at several points.

Doxology

24To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Judasi 1:1-25

11 Atũm 1:13; Arom 1:6-7Nĩ niĩ Judasi, ndungata ya Jesũ Kristũ, na mũrũ wa nyina na Jakubu,

Ndĩraandĩkĩra arĩa metĩtwo, o arĩa mendetwo nĩ Ngai Ithe, na makamenyagĩrĩrwo nĩ Jesũ Kristũ:

22 Agal 6:16; Arom 1:7Mũroingĩhĩrwo nĩ tha, na thayũ, o na wendani.

Mehia na Kũniinwo kwa arĩa Matetigagĩra Ngai

33 1Akor 10:14; Tit 1:4Arata akwa endwa, o na gũtuĩka nĩndĩrendete mũno kũmwandĩkĩra ũhoro wa ũhonokio ũrĩa tũgwatanĩire na inyuĩ-rĩ, nĩndĩronire kwagĩrĩire ndĩmwandĩkĩre nĩguo ndĩmũringĩrĩrie mũrũagĩrĩre wĩtĩkio ũrĩa wehokeirwo andũ arĩa aamũre ihinda rĩmwe rĩa kũigana. 44 Agal 2:4; 2Pet 2:1Nĩgũkorwo andũ amwe arĩa ũhoro wao wagũtuĩrwo ciira waandĩkĩtwo o tene nĩmetoonyereirie na hitho thĩinĩ wanyu. Acio nĩ andũ matetigagĩra Ngai, na nĩmagarũraga Wega wa Ngai witũ ũtuĩke wa kũmetĩkĩria kũhũũra ũmaraya, na magakaanaga Jesũ Kristũ, o we wiki Mũnene na Mwathani witũ.

55 Joh 2:20; 2Pet 1:12-13O na mwakorwo nĩmũmenyete ũhoro ũyũ wothe-rĩ, nĩngwenda kũmũririkania atĩ Mwathani nĩakũũrire andũ ake akĩmaruta bũrũri wa Misiri, no thuutha-inĩ akĩniina arĩa matetĩkĩtie. 66 2Pet 2:4, 9Nao araika arĩa maaregire gũkindĩria wathani-inĩ wao na magĩtiganĩria kũndũ kwao gwa gũtũũra-rĩ, acio nĩamahingĩire nduma-inĩ, nao moheetwo na mĩnyororo ya tene na tene metereirio ituĩro rĩa ciira wa Mũthenya ũrĩa mũnene. 77 Math 10:15; 25:41Ningĩ o ũndũ ũmwe nao, Sodomu, na Gomora, na matũũra marĩa maariganĩtie nĩmeneanire harĩ ũmaraya na waganu wa mwĩrĩ ũtarĩ wa ndũire. Acio nĩo maatuĩkire kĩonereria kĩa arĩa maherithagio na mwaki wa tene na tene.

88 2Pet 2:10O na ningĩ noguo, arooti acio mathũkagia mĩĩrĩ yao ene, na makaregana na wathani, na magacambagia ciũmbe cia kũu igũrũ. 99 Dan 10:13, 21; Kũg 12:7No rĩrĩ, o na Mikaeli, mũraika ũrĩa mũnene, hĩndĩ ĩrĩa maakararanagĩria mwĩrĩ wa Musa na ngoma-rĩ, ndaigana kũgeria kũmũcambia, no oigire atĩrĩ, “Mwathani arogũkaania!” 10No andũ acio-rĩ, marumaga maũndũ mothe marĩa matahotaga kũmenya; namo maũndũ marĩa mamenyete na ũndũ wa mũciarĩre, ta nyamũ iria iteciiragia-rĩ, maũndũ macio nĩmo meniinaga namo.

11Kaĩ makĩrĩ na haaro-ĩ! Marũmĩrĩire njĩra ya Kaini; ningĩ magetoonyia na ihenya ihĩtia-inĩ rĩa Balamu nĩguo mone uumithio; o na makĩniinwo ũremi-inĩ wa gũũkĩrĩra wathani ta Kora.

12Andũ acio nĩ imeni rĩrĩa megũũka maruga-inĩ manyu ma wendani, makarĩanĩra na inyuĩ mategwĩtigĩra o na atĩa. Nĩ arĩithi arĩa merĩithagia o ene. Mahaana ta matu matarĩ na mbura, makĩhurutwo nĩ rũhuho; o na ningĩ mahaana ta mĩtĩ ĩtarĩ na matunda hĩndĩ ya kĩmera, ĩmunyĩĩtwo na mĩri ĩkooma biũ. 13Mahaana ta makũmbĩ ma iria marĩa matangĩgirĩrĩka, makĩhũyũkaga ciĩko ciao cia thoni ta mũhũũyũ; ningĩ matariĩ ta njata ciũrũũraga, iria ciigĩirwo nduma ĩrĩa ndumanu mũno nginya tene.

14Enoku, ũrĩa wa rũciaro rwa mũgwanja kuuma harĩ Adamu, nĩarathire ũhoro ũkoniĩ andũ acio akiuga ũũ: “Atĩrĩrĩ, Mwathani nĩarooka arĩ na andũ ake arĩa atheru ngiri na ngiri 15nĩguo atuĩre o mũndũ ciira, na aiguithie kĩhooto andũ othe arĩa matetigĩrĩĩte Ngai, nĩ ũndũ wa ciĩko ciothe cia kũremera Ngai, iria maaneka mategwĩtigĩra Ngai, o na nĩ ũndũ wa ciugo ciothe njũru iria ehia arĩa matamwĩtigĩrĩte manaaria cia gũũkĩrĩra Ngai.” 16Andũ aya nĩangʼongʼori, na a gũcarĩria andũ arĩa angĩ mahĩtia; marũmagĩrĩra merirĩria mao mooru; nĩmegaathaga o ene, na makaheenagĩrĩria andũ arĩa angĩ, nĩguo megune o ene.

Ũhoro wa Gũkirĩrĩria

17No rĩrĩ, inyuĩ arata akwa endwa, ririkanai ũrĩa atũmwo a Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ maamwĩrire o mbere. 18Maamwĩrire atĩrĩ, “Mahinda ma kũrigĩrĩria-rĩ, nĩgũkagĩa na anyũrũrania arĩa makarũmagĩrĩra merirĩria mao ene matarĩ ma gwĩtigĩra Ngai.” 19Acio nĩo andũ arĩa mamwamũranagia, arĩa marũmagĩrĩra merirĩria ma mwĩrĩ, no matirĩ na Roho.

20No inyuĩ arata akwa endwa, ikaragai mũkĩongererekaga hinya thĩinĩ wa wĩtĩkio wanyu ũrĩa mũtheru mũno na mũhooyage mũrĩ thĩinĩ wa Roho Mũtheru. 21Ikaragai thĩinĩ wa wendo wa Ngai mũgĩetagĩrĩra tha cia Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ nĩguo ikaamũkinyia muoyo-inĩ wa tene na tene.

22Iguagĩrai tha andũ arĩa marĩ na mathangania, 23tharai arĩa angĩ kuuma mwaki-inĩ mũmahonokie; arĩa angĩ-rĩ, maiguĩrei tha, mũrĩ na guoya, na mũgĩthũũraga o na nguo ciao iria ciĩkĩrĩtwo maroro nĩ mwĩrĩ mũthaahie.

Ũgooci

24Na rĩu, kũrĩ ũrĩa ũngĩhota kũmũgitĩra mũtikagwe, na kũmũrũgamia mbere ya ũthiũ wake ũrĩa wĩ riiri mũtarĩ na ũũgũ, na mũrĩ na gĩkeno kĩnene: 25Ngai we wiki Mũhonokia witũ arogĩa na riiri, na ũkaru, na hinya, o na wathani, thĩinĩ wa Jesũ Kristũ Mwathani witũ, o kuuma kĩambĩrĩria, o na rĩu, na nginya tene na tene! Ameni.