Yehuda, a slave of Yeshua the Anointed, and brother of Yaakov.
To those who’ve been made holy in God the father, and who’ve been watched over by Yeshua the Anointed, the called.
Mercy to you=, and peace, and may love be multiplied. Beloved, making all kinds of diligence to write to you= about our common salvation, I’ve had necessity to write to you=, entreating you= to contend for the faith which was once for all handed over to the holy.
For certain people have slipped in, whose condemnation has long ago been written beforehand. Ungodly, who transpose the grace of our god into sexual immorality, and denying the only owner, God, and our lord Yeshua the Anointed.
I intend to remind you=, you= who were once aware of this, that the lorda [Yahweh], after he’d saved a people from the land of Egypt, the second time destroyed those who hadn’t trusted. Even those messengers who didn’t keep their beginning, but who left their own dwelling place behind — he’s kept under gloom in everlasting bonds for a judgement of a great day.
Just like Sodom and Gomorrah, and the towns about them, in a like manner to these, having fornicated and having gone off after different flesh, they’re laid before us as an example of everlasting fire, held under judgment. Likewise also indeed, these dreamers defile the flesh, and they set aside lordship, and speak evil of glories.
And Mikhael, the chief messenger, when contending with Diabolosb as he discussed about the body of Moshe, didn’t dare to bring a judgement of speaking evil, but he said, “May the lorda [Yahweh] rebuke you-.” But these, they speak evil of whatever they aren’t aware of, and whatever they are aware of naturally, like irrational animals, they’re corrupted by these things.
Woe to them. Because they’ve gone by the way of Cain, and they’ve rushed to wandering astray for the reward of Balaam, and they’ve been destroyed by the controversy of Korah.
These are the blemishes of your= love feasts, feasting together fearlessly, shepherding themselves. Waterless clouds, carried along by winds. Autumn trees, unfruitful, twice dead, having been uprooted. Wild waves of the sea, foaming with their own disgrace. Wandering stars, for whom the gloom of the darkness has been reserved into the age.
But Enoch, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied about these, saying, “Look! The lorda [Yahweh] has come among tens of thousands of his holy ones. To pass judgement upon all, and to convict all the ungodly concerning all their ungodly works, which they did in an ungodly way, and concerning all the harsh things which they, ungodly sinners, spoke against him.”
These are murmurers, complainers, driven along by their own desires. And their mouth speaks puffed up things, marvelling at appearances, to gain an advantage.
But you= beloved, be reminded of the declarations that were declared by the ambassadors of our lord Yeshua the Anointed, that they said to you= that in the last time there’ll be mockers, driven along by their own desires of ungodliness. These are the ones who make divisions, soulish, not having the spirit.
But you= beloved, by your= most holy faith, build yourselves up, praying in the holy spirit. Keep watch over yourselves in the love of God, anticipating the mercy of our lord Yeshua the Anointed, resulting in everlasting life. And have mercy on some, making a distinction. But save some in fear, snatching them from the fire, hating even the tunic which has been stained by the flesh.
And to the one who’s able to guard them from tripping, and to stand them up in the sight of his glory, blameless in exultation, to the only wise god, our saviour — are glory and majesty, might and authority, both now and into all the ages.