Nova Versão Internacional

Judas 1:1-25

1Judas, servo1 Isto é, escravo. de Jesus Cristo e irmão de Tiago,

aos que foram chamados, amados por Deus Pai e guardados por1 Ou para; ou ainda em Jesus Cristo:

2Misericórdia, paz e amor sejam multiplicados a vocês.

O Pecado e o Destino dos Ímpios

3Amados, embora estivesse muito ansioso para escrever a vocês acerca da salvação que compartilhamos, senti que era necessário escrever insistindo que batalhassem pela fé de uma vez por todas confiada aos santos. 4Pois certos homens, cuja condenação já estava sentenciada4 Ou homens que estavam marcados para esta condenação há muito tempo, infiltraram-se dissimuladamente no meio de vocês. Estes são ímpios, transformam a graça de nosso Deus em libertinagem e negam Jesus Cristo, nosso único Soberano e Senhor.

5Embora vocês já tenham conhecimento de tudo isso, quero lembrá-los de que o Senhor5 Alguns manuscritos dizem Jesus. libertou um povo do Egito mas, posteriormente, destruiu os que não creram. 6E, quanto aos anjos que não conservaram suas posições de autoridade mas abandonaram sua própria morada, ele os tem guardado em trevas, presos com correntes eternas para o juízo do grande Dia. 7De modo semelhante a esses, Sodoma e Gomorra e as cidades em redor se entregaram à imoralidade e a relações sexuais antinaturais7 Grego: foram após outra carne.. Estando sob o castigo do fogo eterno, elas servem de exemplo.

8Da mesma forma, esses sonhadores contaminam o próprio corpo8 Grego: sua própria carne., rejeitam as autoridades e difamam os seres celestiais. 9Contudo, nem mesmo o arcanjo Miguel, quando estava disputando com o Diabo acerca do corpo de Moisés, ousou fazer acusação injuriosa contra ele, mas disse: “O Senhor o repreenda!” 10Todavia, esses tais difamam tudo o que não entendem; e as coisas que entendem por instinto, como animais irracionais, nessas mesmas coisas se corrompem.

11Ai deles! Pois seguiram o caminho de Caim; buscando o lucro, caíram no erro de Balaão e foram destruídos na rebelião de Corá.

12Esses homens são rochas submersas12 Ou são manchas nas festas de fraternidade que vocês fazem, comendo com vocês de maneira desonrosa. São pastores que só cuidam de si mesmos. São nuvens sem água, impelidas pelo vento; árvores de outono, sem frutos, duas vezes mortas, arrancadas pela raiz. 13São ondas bravias do mar, espumando seus próprios atos vergonhosos; estrelas errantes, para as quais estão reservadas para sempre as mais densas trevas.

14Enoque, o sétimo a partir de Adão, profetizou acerca deles: “Vejam, o Senhor vem com milhares de milhares de seus santos, 15para julgar a todos e convencer todos os ímpios a respeito de todos os atos de impiedade que eles cometeram impiamente e acerca de todas as palavras insolentes que os pecadores ímpios falaram contra ele”. 16Essas pessoas vivem se queixando, descontentes com a sua sorte, e seguem os seus próprios desejos impuros; são cheias de si e adulam os outros por interesse.

Um Chamado à Perseverança

17Todavia, amados, lembrem-se do que foi predito pelos apóstolos de nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo. 18Eles diziam a vocês: “Nos últimos tempos haverá zombadores que seguirão os seus próprios desejos ímpios”. 19Estes são os que causam divisões entre vocês, os quais seguem a tendência da sua própria alma e não têm o Espírito.

20Edifiquem-se, porém, amados, na santíssima fé que vocês têm, orando no Espírito Santo. 21Mantenham-se no amor de Deus, enquanto esperam que a misericórdia de nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo os leve para a vida eterna.

22Tenham compaixão daqueles que duvidam; 23a outros, salvem, arrebatando-os do fogo; a outros, ainda, mostrem misericórdia com temor, odiando até a roupa contaminada pela carne.

Doxologia

24Àquele que é poderoso para impedi-los de cair e para apresentá-los diante da sua glória sem mácula e com grande alegria, 25ao único Deus, nosso Salvador, sejam glória, majestade, poder e autoridade, mediante Jesus Cristo, nosso Senhor, antes de todos os tempos, agora e para todo o sempre! Amém.

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.