1Ndine Yuda, mtumiki wa Yesu Khristu, komanso mʼbale wake wa Yakobo.
Kwa inu amene Mulungu Atate anakuyitanani, amene amakukondani ndikukusungani mwa Yesu Khristu.
2Chifundo, mtendere ndi chikondi zikhale nanu mochuluka.
Tchimo ndi Kuwonongeka kwa Osapembedza
3Okondedwa, ngakhale ndinkafunitsitsa kukulemberani za chipulumutso cha tonsefe, ndakakamizidwa kuti ndikulembereni ndi kukupemphani kolimba kuti mumenye ndithu nkhondo yotchinjiriza chikhulupiriro chimene Mulungu anachipereka kamodzi kokha kwa anthu onse oyera mtima. 4Pakuti anthu ena amene za chilango chawo zinalembedwa kale, alowa mobisika pakati panu. Amenewa ndi anthu osapembedza Mulungu, amene amapotoza chisomo cha Mulungu wathu kuchisandutsa ufulu ochitira zonyansa ndiponso amakana Yesu Khristu amene Iye ndiye Mbuye ndi Mfumu yathu.
5Ngakhale munazidziwa kale zonsezi, ndafuna kuti ndikukumbutseni kuti Ambuye anapulumutsa anthu ake ndi kuwatulutsa mʼdziko la Igupto, koma pambuyo pake anawononga amene sanakhulupirire. 6Ndipo mukumbukire angelo amene sanakhutire ndi maudindo awo, koma anasiya malo awo. Angelo amenewa Mulungu anawamanga ndi maunyolo osatha, ndipo akuwasunga mʼmalo a mdima mpaka tsiku lalikulu lachiweruzo. 7Musayiwale mizinda ya Sodomu ndi Gomora ija, ndi mizinda yoyandikana nayo. Anthu mʼmenemo anadziperekanso kuchita zadama ndi kuchita zonyansa zachilendo. Mizinda imeneyi yakhala ngati chitsanzo cha amene adzalangidwa ndi moto wosatha.
8Nʼchimodzimodzinso zimene akuchita anthu amenewa potsata maloto awo, amadetsa matupi awo, amakana ulamuliro wa Mulungu ndiponso amachitira chipongwe angelo akumwamba. 9Koma ngakhale mkulu wa angelo Mikayeli, pamene ankalimbana ndi Mdierekezi za mtembo wa Mose, sanamunene kuti wachipongwe, koma anati, “Ambuye akudzudzule iwe!” 10Koma anthu awa amachita chipongwe zinthu zimene sakuzidziwa. Ndipo zinthu zimene amazidziwa ndi nzeru zachibadwa, monga za nyama, ndizo zimene zimawawononga.
11Tsoka kwa iwo chifukwa anatsatira njira ya Kaini. Iwo athamangira phindu, nʼchifukwa chake anagwa mʼtchimo la Baalamu. Iwo anawonongedwa chifukwa chowukira monga anachitira Kora.
12Anthu amenewa ndiwo amayipitsa maphwando anu achikondi. Amadya nanu mopanda manyazi ndipo ali ngati abusa amene amangodzidyetsa okha. Anthuwa ali ngati mitambo yowuluzika ndi mphepo, yopanda mvula. Ali ngati mitengo ya nthawi ya masika, yopanda zipatso, yozuka mizu, mitengo yoferatu. 13Iwowa ali ngati mafunde awukali apanyanja, amene amatulutsa thovu la zonyansa zawo. Amenewa ali ngati nyenyezi zosochera, ndipo Mulungu akuwasungira mdima wandiweyani mpaka muyaya.
14Enoki, wachisanu ndi chiwiri kuyambira pa Adamu, ananeneratu za anthu amenewa kuti, “Onani, Ambuye akubwera ndi oyera ake osawerengeka 15kuti adzaweruze aliyense, ndi kudzagamula kuti onse osapembedza ndi olakwa, chifukwa cha ntchito zawo zosalungama zimene anachita mʼmoyo wawo osaopa Mulungu. Adzawatsutsa chifukwa cha mawu onse achipongwe amene osapembedzawa ananyoza nawo Ambuye.” 16Anthu amenewa amangʼungʼudza ndi kudandaula. Amatsatira zilakolako zawo zoyipa. Amayankhula zodzitamandira ndipo amanamiza ena pofuna kupeza phindu.
Awalimbikitsa kuti Apirire
17Koma okondedwa, kumbukirani zimene atumwi a Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu ananeneratu. 18Iwo anakuwuzani kuti, “Mʼmasiku otsiriza kudzafika anthu onyoza, otsatira zofuna zawo zoyipa.” 19Anthu amenewa ndi amene akubweretsa mipatuko pakati panu, amatsatira nzeru zachibadwa ndipo alibe Mzimu Woyera.
20Koma inu okondedwa, muthandizane kuti mukule pa chikhulupiriro chanu choyera, ndipo muzipemphera ndi mphamvu ya Mzimu Woyera. 21Khalani mʼchikondi cha Mulungu pamene mukudikira chifundo cha Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu kuti akubweretsereni moyo wosatha.
22Muwachitire chifundo amene akukayika. 23Ena muwapulumutse powalanditsa ku moto. Enanso muwachitire chifundo, koma mwa mantha, ndipo muzidana ngakhale ndi mwinjiro yomwe yayipitsidwa ndi machimo.
Mawu Olemekeza Mulungu
24Kwa Iye amene angathe kukusungani kuti mungagwe mʼmachimo, ndiponso amene angathenso kukufikitsani pamaso pake pa ulemerero wopanda cholakwa muli okondwa, 25kwa Mulungu yekhayo, Mpulumutsi wathu, kwa Iye kukhale ulemerero, ukulu, mphamvu ndi ulamuliro, mwa Yesu Khristu Ambuye athu, kuyambira isanayambe nthawi, tsopano mpaka muyaya. Ameni.
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.