The Warnings of History to the Ungodly
Yehūdah, a servant of Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕssiah, and brother of Ya‘aqōv̱, to those who are the called, beloved in the Almĭghty Făther, and kept for Yĕshūa̒, the Mĕssiah: 2May mercy and shalōm and love be multiplied to you.
3Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you, appealing that you contend earnestly for the Faith which was once for all delivered to the holy-ones, 4because certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the loving-kindness of our Almĭghty into licentiousness and deny the only Master, even our ’Adŏnai̱, Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕssiah.
5Now I desire to remind you, who have known everything, that Yăhwēh, who once having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, the second time destroyed those who did not affirm faithfulness. 6And messengers who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their own abode, he has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day— 7just as Sedōm and ‘Amōrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example, in undergoing the punishment of age-lasting fire.
8Yet in the same manner these dreamers, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile majesties. 9But Mi̱ḳa’ēl (which means, “who is like Gŏd”), Prince over messengers, when he disputed with Sâtan over the body of Mōshēh did not pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “Yăhwēh rebuke you.” 10But these men revile the things which they do not understand, and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.
11Woe to them! Because they have gone the way of CainQayin, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Bil‘am, and perished in the rebellion of Qōraḥ. 12These men are those who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves, clouds without water, carried along by winds, autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted, 13wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam, wandering stars, for whom the black darkness is reserved to time immemorial.
14But prophesied even to these “the seventh from ’Adam,” (‘Ḥanōḳ’), saying “Behold Yăhwēh will have come with ten thousands of his holy ones, 15to accomplish judgment on all and to convict every soul concerning all their ungodly deeds by which they have been ungodly, and concerning all the harsh things which ungodly sinners haves spoken against him.”
16These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts. They speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
Keep Yourselves in the Love of Gŏd
17But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the emissaries of our ’Adŏnai̱ Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕssiah, 18that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” 19These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spĭrit.
20But you, beloved, building yourselves up with your holiest faithfulness, praying in the Holy Spĭrit, 21keep yourselves in the love of the Almĭghty, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our ’Adŏnai̱ Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕssiah for everlasting life.
22And have mercy on some, who are doubting. 23Save others, snatching them out of the fire. And on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh. 24But to the one who is able to guard you without fail, and confirm you in the presence of his glory blameless with great joy, 25to the only wise Almĭghty, to our Savior, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, even now and for the ages. ’Amēn.