English Standard Version
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
King James Bible
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Darby Bible Translation
Beloved, using all diligence to write to you of our common salvation, I have been obliged to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.
World English Bible
Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
Young's Literal Translation
Beloved, all diligence using to write to you concerning the common salvation, I had necessity to write to you, exhorting to agonize for the faith once delivered to the saints,
Jude 1:3 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Occurring at the beginning of an epistle only here and 3 John 1:2.
When I gave all diligence (πᾶσαν σπουδὴν ποιούμενος)
The common salvation
The best texts add ἡμῶν, of us. So Rev., "our common salvation."
It was needful (ἀνάγκην ἔσχον)
Lit., I had necessity. Alford, I found it necessary. Rev., I was constrained.
Earnestly contend (ἐπαγωνίζεσθαι)
Only here in New Testament.
The sum of what Christians believe. See on Acts 6:7.
Not formerly, but once for all. So Rev., "No other faith will be given," says Bengel.
LibraryPersevering Grace. Jude 1:24,25.
Persevering grace. Jude 1:24,25. To God the only wise, Our Savior and our King, Let all the saints below the skies Their humble praises bring. 'Tis his almighty love, His counsel, and' his care, Preserves us safe from sin and death, And every hurtful snare. He will present our souls, Unblemished and complete, Before the glory of his face, With joys divinely great. Then all the chosen seed Shall meet around the throne, Shall bless the conduct of his grace, And make his wonders known. To our Redeemer, …
Isaac Watts—The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts
The Redeemer's Return is Necessitated by the Present Exaltation of Satan.
And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things--things that belong to salvation.
2 Peter 2:21
For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
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