The Sacred BibleThe Letter of Jude
[Iudas 1]
[Jude 1]

{1:1} Iudas Iesu Christi servus, frater autem Iacobi, his, qui sunt in Deo Patre dilectis, et Christo Iesu conservatis, et vocatis.
{1:1} Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are beloved in God the Father, and who are guarded and called in Jesus Christ:

{1:2} Misericordia vobis, et pax, et charitas adimpleatur.
{1:2} May mercy, and peace, and love be fulfilled in you.

{1:3} Charissimi, omnem solicitudinem faciens scribendi vobis de communi vestra salute, necesse habui scribere vobis: deprecans supercertari semel traditæ sanctis fidei.
{1:3} Most beloved, taking all care to write to you about your common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you in order to beg you to contend earnestly for the faith that was handed down once to the saints.

{1:4} Subintroierunt enim quidam homines (qui olim præscripti sunt in hoc iudicium) impii, Dei nostri gratiam transferentes in luxuriam, et solum Dominatorem, et Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum negantes.
{1:4} For certain men entered unnoticed, who were written of beforehand unto this judgment: impious persons who are transforming the grace of our God into self-indulgence, and who are denying both the sole Ruler and our Lord Jesus Christ.

~ The word ‘praescripti’ is similar in meaning to foretold or predicted, except referring to writing beforehand, rather than speaking beforehand. The meaning is that these impious men who rebel against the faith were foretold by Scripture.

{1:5} Commonere autem vos volo, scientes semel omnia, quoniam Iesus populum de terra Ægypti salvans, secundo eos, qui non crediderunt, perdidit:
{1:5} So I want to caution you. Those who once knew everything that Jesus did, in saving the people from the land of Egypt, afterwards perished because they did not believe.

{1:6} Angelos vero, qui non servaverunt suum principatum, sed dereliquerunt suum domicilium, in iudicium magni diei, vinculis æternis sub caligine reservavit.
{1:6} And truly, the Angels, who did not keep to their first place, but instead abandoned their own domiciles, he has reserved with perpetual chains under darkness, unto the great day of judgment.

{1:7} Sicut Sodoma, et Gomorrha, et finitimæ civitates simili modo exfornicatæ, et abeuntes post carnem alteram, factæ sunt exemplum, ignis æterni pœnam sustinentes.
{1:7} And also Sodom and Gomorrah, and the adjoining cities, in similar ways, having given themselves over to fornication and to the pursuing of other flesh, were made an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.

{1:8} Similiter et hi carnem quidem maculant, dominationem autem spernunt, maiestatem autem blasphemant.
{1:8} Similarly also, these ones certainly defile the flesh, and they despise proper authority, and they blaspheme against majesty.

{1:9} Cum Michael Archangelus cum diabolo disputans altercaretur de Moysi corpore, non est ausus iudicium inferre blasphemiæ: sed dixit: Imperet tibi Dominus.
{1:9} When Michael the Archangel, disputing with the devil, contended about the body of Moses, he did not dare to bring against him a judgment of blasphemy, so instead he said: “The Lord commands you.”

{1:10} Hi autem quæcumque quidem ignorant, blasphemant: quæcumque autem naturaliter, tamquam muta animalia, norunt, in his corrumpuntur.
{1:10} But these men certainly blaspheme against whatever they do not understand. And yet, whatever they, like mute animals, know from nature, in these things they are corrupted.

{1:11} Væ illis! Quia in via Cain abierunt, et errore Balaam mercede effusi sunt, et in contradictione Core perierunt:
{1:11} Woe to them! For they have gone after the way of Cain, and they have poured out the error of Balaam for profit, and they have perished in the sedition of Korah.

{1:12} Hi sunt in epulis suis maculæ, convivantes sine timore, semetipsos pascentes, nubes sine aqua, quæ a ventis circumferentur, arbores autumnales, infructuosæ, bis mortuæ, eradicatæ,
{1:12} These ones are defiled within their banquets, enjoying themselves and feeding themselves without fear; waterless clouds, which are tossed about by winds; autumn trees, unfruitful, twice dead, uprooted;

~ The autumn in the Holy Land is the end of a long dry season. It does not generally rain in the summer in Israel. The rainy season is the winter. The harvest is in the spring. So the autumn is the time furthest from the rainy and fruitful seasons, after a long dry season.

{1:13} fluctus feri maris, despumantes suas confusiones, sidera errantia: quibus procella tenebrarum servata est in æternum.
{1:13} raging waves of the sea, foaming from their own confusion; wandering stars, for whom the whirlwind of darkness has been reserved forever!

{1:14} Prophetavit autem et de his septimus ab Adam Enoch, dicens: Ecce venit Dominus in sanctis millibus suis
{1:14} And about these, Enoch, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied, saying: “Behold, the Lord is arriving with thousands of his saints,

{1:15} facere iudicium contra omnes, et arguere omnes impios de omnibus operibus impietatis eorum, quibus impie egerunt, et de omnibus duris, quæ locuti sunt contra Deum peccatores impii.
{1:15} to execute judgment against everyone, and to reprove all the impious concerning all the works of their impiety, by which they have acted impiously, and concerning all the harsh things that impious sinners have spoken against God.”

{1:16} Hi sunt murmuratores querulosi, secundum desideria sua ambulantes, et os eorum loquitur superba, mirantes personas quæstus causa.
{1:16} These ones are complaining murmurers, walking according to their own desires. And their mouth is speaking arrogance, admiring persons for the sake of gain.

{1:17} Vos autem charissimi memores estote verborum, quæ prædicta sunt ab Apostolis Domini nostri Iesu Christi,
{1:17} But as for you, most beloved, be mindful of the words which have been foretold by the Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,

{1:18} qui dicebant vobis, quoniam in novissimo tempore venient illusores, secundum desideria sua ambulantes in impietatibus.
{1:18} who declared to you that, in the end time, there would arrive mockers, walking according to their own desires, in impieties.

{1:19} Hi sunt, qui segregant semetipsos, animales, Spiritum non habentes.
{1:19} These are the ones who segregate themselves; they are animals, not having the Spirit.

{1:20} Vos autem charissimi superædificantes vosmetipsos sanctissimæ vestræ fidei, in Spiritu sancto orantes,
{1:20} But you, most beloved, are building yourselves up by your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

{1:21} vosmetipsos in dilectione Dei servate, expectantes misericordiam Domini nostri Iesu Christi in vitam æternam.
{1:21} keeping yourselves in the love of God, and anticipating the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

{1:22} Et hos quidem arguite iudicatos:
{1:22} So certainly, reprove them, after they have been judged.

{1:23} illos vero salvate, de igne rapientes. Aliis autem miseremini in timore: odientes et eam, quæ carnalis est, maculatam tunicam.
{1:23} Yet truly, save them, seizing them from the fire. And have mercy on others: in fear, hating even that which is of the flesh, the defiled garment.

{1:24} Ei autem, qui potens est vos conservare sine peccato, et constituere ante conspectum gloriæ suæ immaculatos in exultatione in adventu Domini nostri Iesu Christi.
{1:24} Then, to him who has the power to keep you free from sin and to present you, immaculate, with exultation, before the presence of his glory at the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ,

{1:25} Soli Deo Salvatori nostro, per Iesum Christum Dominum nostrum, gloria et magnificentia, imperium et potestas ante omne sæculum, et nunc, et in omnia sæcula sæculorum. Amen.
{1:25} to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord: to him be glory and magnificence, dominion and power, before all ages, and now, and in every age, forever. Amen.

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