Jude 1:2
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New International Version
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

New Living Translation
May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love.

English Standard Version
May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

New American Standard Bible
May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.

King James Bible
Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

International Standard Version
May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance!

NET Bible
May mercy, peace, and love be lavished on you!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May mercy, peace, and love fill your lives!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Mercy and peace and charity be multiplied unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
Mercy unto you, and peace and love, be multiplied.

American King James Version
Mercy to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

American Standard Version
Mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Mercy unto you, and peace, and charity be fulfilled.

Darby Bible Translation
Mercy to you, and peace, and love be multiplied.

English Revised Version
Mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.

Webster's Bible Translation
Mercy to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

Weymouth New Testament
May mercy, peace and love be abundantly granted to you.

World English Bible
Mercy to you and peace and love be multiplied.

Young's Literal Translation
kindness to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied!
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-4 Christians are called out of the world, from the evil spirit and temper of it; called above the world, to higher and better things, to heaven, things unseen and eternal; called from sin to Christ, from vanity to seriousness, from uncleanness to holiness; and this according to the Divine purpose and grace. If sanctified and glorified, all the honour and glory must be ascribed to God, and to him alone. As it is God who begins the work of grace in the souls of men, so it is he who carries it on, and perfects it. Let us not trust in ourselves, nor in our stock of grace already received, but in him, and in him alone. The mercy of God is the spring and fountain of all the good we have or hope for; mercy, not only to the miserable, but to the guilty. Next to mercy is peace, which we have from the sense of having obtained mercy. From peace springs love; Christ's love to us, our love to him, and our brotherly love to one another. The apostle prays, not that Christians may be content with a little; but that their souls and societies may be full of these things. None are shut out from gospel offers and invitations, but those who obstinately and wickedly shut themselves out. But the application is to all believers, and only to such. It is to the weak as well as to the strong. Those who have received the doctrine of this common salvation, must contend for it, earnestly, not furiously. Lying for the truth is bad; scolding for it is not better. Those who have received the truth must contend for it, as the apostles did; by suffering with patience and courage for it, not by making others suffer if they will not embrace every notion we call faith, or important. We ought to contend earnestly for the faith, in opposition to those who would corrupt or deprave it; who creep in unawares; who glide in like serpents. And those are the worst of the ungodly, who take encouragement to sin boldly, because the grace of God has abounded, and still abounds so wonderfully, and who are hardened by the extent and fulness of gospel grace, the design of which is to deliver men from sin, and bring them unto God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - The greeting. This takes the form of a prayer or benediction in three articles. It is rendered in precisely the same terms - mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied - in Tyndale, Cranmer, the Genevan, the Authorized Version, and the Revised Version. In Paul's Epistles the opening salutations usually mention only "grace and peace," and these as proceeding from "God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." But in the pastoral Epistles (as also in 2 John) the three blessings, "grace, mercy, and peace," appear, and these as coming from the same twofold source of Father and Son. In the Petrine Epistles we have again the two Pauline blessings of grace and peace, but with the distinctive addition of the "be multiplied." Here, in Jude, we have the characteristic Petrine "be multiplied," but this connected with three blessings, and these somewhat different from those which appear in the Pastoral Epistles - "mercy, peace, and love," instead of "grace and mercy and peace." What the writer desires, therefore, on behalf of the readers is an abounding measure of the three great qualities of grace, which refer respectively to the case of the miserable, the case of the hostile, and the case of the unworthy. Are these regarded as subjective qualities in man, or as objective gifts from God? The former view is favoured by some, who point especially to the closing benediction in the Epistle to the Ephesians (Ephesians 6:23) as a case in point. But the latter view is sustained by the force of the "beloved" in the previous verse, and the mention of" love" in verse 21, as well as by the general analogy of the inscriptions of Epistles. What Jude prays for, therefore, is not that his readers may be helped to exhibit in large measure a merciful, peaceful, and loving disposition to others, but that they may enjoy in liberal degree the great blessings of God's mercy, peace, and love bestowed upon themselves.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied. In this salutation the apostle wishes for a multiplication of "mercy", from God the Father, by whom these persons were sanctified: mercy is a perfection in God; and shows itself in a special manner towards the elect, in the covenant of grace, in the provision of Christ as a Saviour, in the mission of him into this world, in redemption by him, in the forgiveness of sin, in regeneration, and in their whole salvation; and the multiplication of it intends an enlarged view and fresh application of it, which they sometimes stand in need of, as under desertions, when they want the sense and manifestation of it to them; and under temptations and afflictions, when they need sympathy and compassion; and when they fall into sin they stand in need of the fresh discoveries and application of pardoning mercy to them. Moreover, herein is wished for a multiplication of "peace" from Christ, in whom these chosen ones were preserved; and may design a fresh and enlarged view of peace being made for them by his blood, and an increase of conscience peace in their own hearts, as the effect of it; and may include peace, and an abundance of it, among themselves, as well as all prosperity, both external, internal, and eternal: likewise in the salutation, "love", and a multiplication of it is wished for from the Spirit of God, by whom they were called; and may be understood of the love with which God loved them; and which may be said to be multiplied, when it is gradually shed abroad in their hearts by the Spirit, and they are by degrees led into it more and more, and the acts of it are drawn out and set before them one after another, and fresh manifestations of it are made unto them; as in afflictive providences, after the hidings of God's face, and under temptations: and it may design the love with which they love God, which may be increased and made to abound more and more.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. Mercy—in a time of wretchedness. Therefore mercy stands first; the mercy of Christ (Jude 21).

peace—in the Holy Ghost (Jude 20).

love—of God (Jude 21). The three answer to the divine Trinity.

be multiplied—in you and towards you.

Jude 1:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Greetings from Jude
1Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ: 2May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.
Cross References
Galatians 6:16
Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule--to the Israel of God.

1 Timothy 1:2
To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Peter 1:2
who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

2 Peter 1:2
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Treasury of Scripture

Mercy to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

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Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace …

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification …

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, …

Revelation 1:4-6 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to you, and …

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