Jude 1:3
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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.

American Standard Version
Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.

English Revised Version
Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write unto you of our common salvation, I was constrained to write unto you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints.

Webster's Bible Translation
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you concerning the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith, which was once delivered to the saints.

Weymouth New Testament
Dear friends, since I am eager to begin a letter to you on the subject of our common salvation, I find myself constrained to write and cheer you on to the vigorous defense of the faith delivered once for all to God's people.

Jude 1:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Beloved

Occurring at the beginning of an epistle only here and 3 John 1:2.

When I gave all diligence (πᾶσαν σπουδὴν ποιούμενος)

Lit., making all diligence; the phrase found only here. In Hebrews 6:11, we find "shew diligence" (ἐνδεικνυσθαι); and in 2 Peter 1:5, "adding diligence." See note there.

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 faith

The sum of what Christians believe. See on Acts 6:7.

Once (ἅπαξ)

Not formerly, but once for all. So Rev., "No other faith will be given," says Bengel.

Jude 1:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when.

Romans 15:15,16 Nevertheless, brothers, I have written the more boldly to you in some sort, as putting you in mind...

Galatians 6:11 You see how large a letter I have written to you with my own hand.

Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brothers, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter to you in few words.

1 Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting...

2 Peter 1:12-15 Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them...

2 Peter 3:1 This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

common.

Isaiah 45:17,22 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: you shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end...

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 13:46,47 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you...

Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Titus 1:4 To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...

that ye.

Nehemiah 13:25 And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying...

Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth on the earth...

Acts 6:8-10 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people...

Acts 9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelled at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach to you...

Acts 18:4-6,28 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks...

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent...

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on you...

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called...

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith...

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.

which.

Deuteronomy 9:10 And the LORD delivered to me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words...

Deuteronomy 21:9 So shall you put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God.

1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Galatians 2:5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

2 Peter 3:2 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets...

the saints. See on

Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi...

Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be to you, and peace...

Cross References
Acts 6:7
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.

Acts 9:13
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.

Philippians 1:27
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.

Titus 1:4
To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Hebrews 6:9
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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