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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.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Yuda 1:1-25

Salamu

11:1 Yn 14:22; Mdo 1:13; Rum 1:6, 7; Yn 17:12Yuda, mtumwa wa Yesu Kristo na nduguye Yakobo:

Kwa wale walioitwa, wapendwa katika Mungu Baba na kuhifadhiwa salama ndani ya Yesu Kristo:

21:2 Rum 1:7; 2Pet 1:2Rehema, amani na upendo viwe kwenu kwa wingi.

Dhambi Na Hukumu Ya Watu Wasiomcha Mungu

31:3 Tit 1:4; 1Tim 6:12Wapendwa, ingawa nilikuwa ninatamani sana kuwaandikia kuhusu wokovu ambao tunaushiriki sisi sote, niliona imenipasa kuwaandikia na kuwasihi kwamba mwitetee imani iliyokabidhiwa watakatifu kwa nafasi moja itoshayo. 41:4 Gal 2:4; 2Pet 2:1; 1Yn 2:22Kwa kuwa kuna watu waliojipenyeza kwa siri katikati yenu, watu walioandikiwa tangu zamani hukumu hii, waovu, wapotoshao neema ya Mungu wetu kuwa ufisadi wakimkana yeye aliye Bwana wetu wa pekee, Bwana Yesu Kristo.

Hukumu Kwa Walimu Wa Uongo

51:5 Kum 1:32; 1Kor 10:1-5Ingawa mmekwisha kujua haya yote, nataka niwakumbushe kuwa Bwana akiisha kuwaokoa watu wake kutoka nchi ya Misri, baadaye aliwaangamiza wale ambao hawakuamini. 61:6 2Pet 2:4, 9; Mwa 6:1; Yn 8:44; Ufu 20:10Nao malaika ambao hawakulinda nafasi zao, lakini wakayaacha makao yao, hawa amewaweka katika giza, wakiwa wamefungwa kwa minyororo ya milele kwa ajili ya hukumu Siku ile kuu. 71:7 Kum 29:23; Mt 25:41; Mwa 19:24; 2Pet 2:6, 10; Mt 10:15Vivyo hivyo, Sodoma na Gomora na pia ile miji iliyokuwa kandokando, ambayo kwa jinsi moja na hao, walijifurahisha kwa uasherati na kufuata tamaa za mwili zisizo za asili, waliwekwa wawe mfano kwa kuadhibiwa katika moto wa milele.

81:8 2Pet 2:10; Kut 22:28Vivyo hivyo, hawa waotao ndoto huutia mwili unajisi, hukataa kuwa chini ya mamlaka na kunena mabaya juu ya wenye mamlaka. 91:9 Dan 12:1; Ufu 12:7; Zek 3:2Lakini hata malaika mkuu Mikaeli alipokuwa anashindana na ibilisi juu ya mwili wa Mose, hakuthubutu kumlaumu, bali alimwambia, “Bwana na akukemee!” 101:10 2Pet 2:12Lakini watu hawa hunena mabaya dhidi ya mambo wasiyoyafahamu. Na katika mambo yale wanayoyafahamu kwa hisia kama wanyama wasio na akili, hayo ndiyo hasa yanayowaharibu.

111:11 Mwa 4:3-8; 2Pet 2:15; Hes 16:1-3; 31:35Ole wao! Kwa kuwa wanaifuata njia ya Kaini, wamekimbilia faida katika kosa la Balaamu na kuangamia katika uasi wa Kora.

121:12 2Pet 2:13; 1Kor 11:20-22; Mit 25:14; 2Pet 2:17; Efe 4:14; Mt 15:13Watu hawa ni dosari katika karamu zenu za upendo, wakila pamoja nanyi bila hofu, wakijilisha pasipo hofu. Wao ni mawingu yasiyokuwa na maji, yakichukuliwa na upepo, miti isiyo na matunda wakati wa mapukutiko, ambayo hunyauka, iliyokufa mara mbili na kungʼolewa kabisa. 131:13 Isa 57:20; Flp 3:19; 2Pet 2:17Wao ni mawimbi makali ya bahari, yakitoa povu la aibu yao wenyewe, ni nyota zipoteazo, ambao weusi wa giza ndio akiba waliowekewa milele.

141:14 Mwa 5:18; 21:24; Kum 33:2; Dan 7:10Enoki, mtu wa saba kuanzia Adamu alitoa unabii kuhusu watu hawa, akisema: “Tazama, Bwana anakuja pamoja na maelfu kwa maelfu ya watakatifu wake, 151:15 2Pet 2:6-9; 1Tim 1:9ili kumhukumu kila mmoja na kuwapatiliza wote wasiomcha Mungu kwa matendo yao yote ya uasi waliyoyatenda, pamoja na maneno yote ya kuchukiza ambayo wenye dhambi wamesema dhidi yake.” 161:16 2Pet 2:18; 2:10Watu hawa ni wenye kunungʼunika na wenye kutafuta makosa; wao hufuata tamaa zao mbaya, hujisifu kwa maneno makuu kuhusu wao wenyewe na kuwasifu mno watu wenye vyeo kwa ajili ya kujipatia faida.

Maonyo Na Mausia

171:17 2Pet 3:2; Efe 4:11; Ebr 2:3Lakini ninyi wapenzi, kumbukeni yale mitume wa Bwana Yesu Kristo waliyonena zamani. 181:18 1Tim 4:1; 2Pet 2:4Kwa kuwa waliwaambia, “Siku za mwisho kutakuwa na watu wenye kudhihaki, watakaofuata tamaa zao wenyewe za upotovu.” 191:19 1Kor 2:14, 15Hawa ndio watu wanaowagawa ninyi, wafuatao tamaa zao za asili, wala hawana Roho.

201:20 Kol 2:7; Efe 6:18Lakini ninyi wapendwa, jijengeni katika imani yenu iliyo takatifu sana tena ombeni katika Roho Mtakatifu. 211:21 Tit 2:13; 2Pet 3:12; Ebr 9:28; Mt 25:46Jilindeni katika upendo wa Mungu mkitazamia kwa furaha rehema ya Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo ili awalete katika uzima wa milele.

22Wahurumieni walio na mashaka; 231:23 Amo 4:11; Zek 3:2-5; Ufu 3:4wengine waokoeni kwa kuwanyakua kutoka kwenye moto; nao wengine wahurumieni mkiwa na hofu, mkichukia hata vazi lenye mawaa na kutiwa unajisi na mwili.

Dua Ya Kutakia Heri

241:24 Rum 16:25; 2Kor 4:14; Kol 1:22Kwake yeye awezaye kuwalinda ninyi msianguke na kuwaleta mbele za utukufu wake mkuu bila dosari na kwa furaha ipitayo kiasi: 251:25 Yn 5:44kwake yeye Mungu pekee Mwokozi wetu, kwa Yesu Kristo Bwana wetu, utukufu, ukuu, uweza na mamlaka ni vyake tangu milele, sasa na hata milele! Amen.