New Living Translation

Jude

Greetings from Jude

This letter is from Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James.

I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.[a]

May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love.

The Danger of False Teachers

Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people. I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus[b] first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful. And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment. And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.

In the same way, these people—who claim authority from their dreams—live immoral lives, defy authority, and scoff at supernatural beings.[c] But even Michael, one of the mightiest of the angels,[d] did not dare accuse the devil of blasphemy, but simply said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (This took place when Michael was arguing with the devil about Moses’ body.) 10 But these people scoff at things they do not understand. Like unthinking animals, they do whatever their instincts tell them, and so they bring about their own destruction. 11 What sorrow awaits them! For they follow in the footsteps of Cain, who killed his brother. Like Balaam, they deceive people for money. And like Korah, they perish in their rebellion.

12 When these people eat with you in your fellowship meals commemorating the Lord’s love, they are like dangerous reefs that can shipwreck you.[e] They are like shameless shepherds who care only for themselves. They are like clouds blowing over the land without giving any rain. They are like trees in autumn that are doubly dead, for they bear no fruit and have been pulled up by the roots. 13 They are like wild waves of the sea, churning up the foam of their shameful deeds. They are like wandering stars, doomed forever to blackest darkness.

14 Enoch, who lived in the seventh generation after Adam, prophesied about these people. He said, “Listen! The Lord is coming with countless thousands of his holy ones 15 to execute judgment on the people of the world. He will convict every person of all the ungodly things they have done and for all the insults that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”[f]

16 These people are grumblers and complainers, living only to satisfy their desires. They brag loudly about themselves, and they flatter others to get what they want.

A Call to Remain Faithful

17 But you, my dear friends, must remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ predicted. 18 They told you that in the last times there would be scoffers whose purpose in life is to satisfy their ungodly desires. 19 These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have God’s Spirit in them.

20 But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,[g] 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.

22 And you must show mercy to[h] those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others,[i] but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.[j]

A Prayer of Praise

24 Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. 25 All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Or keeps you for Jesus Christ.
  2. 5 Other manuscripts read [the] Lord, or God, or God Christ.
  3. 8 Greek at glorious ones, which are probably evil angels.
  4. 9 Greek Michael, the archangel.
  5. 12 Or they are contaminants among you; or they are stains.
  6. 14-15 The quotation comes from intertestamental literature: Enoch 1:9.
  7. 20 Greek pray in the Holy Spirit.
  8. 22 Some manuscripts read must reprove.
  9. 22-23a Some manuscripts have only two categories of people: (1) those whose faith is wavering and therefore need to be snatched from the flames of judgment, and (2) those who need to be shown mercy.
  10. 23b Greek with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh.

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.