Jude 1:24
Parallel Verses
New International Version
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy--

New Living Translation
Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.

English Standard Version
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,

New American Standard Bible
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,

King James Bible
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy,

International Standard Version
Now to the one who is able to keep you from falling and to make you stand joyful and faultless in his glorious presence,

NET Bible
Now to the one who is able to keep you from falling, and to cause you to stand, rejoicing, without blemish before his glorious presence,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But to him who can keep us without offense and without defilement and present us without a flaw

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God can guard you so that you don't fall and so that you can be full of joy as you stand in his glorious presence without fault.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now unto him that is powerful to keep you without sin and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

King James 2000 Bible
Now unto him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

American King James Version
Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

American Standard Version
Now unto him that is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you before the presence of his glory without blemish in exceeding joy,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now to him who is able to preserve you without sin, and to present you spotless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Darby Bible Translation
But to him that is able to keep you without stumbling, and to set [you] with exultation blameless before his glory,

English Revised Version
Now unto him that is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you before the presence of his glory without blemish in exceeding joy,

Webster's Bible Translation
Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Weymouth New Testament
But to Him who is able to keep you safe from stumbling, and cause you to stand in the presence of His glory free from blemish and full of exultant joy--

World English Bible
Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy,

Young's Literal Translation
And to Him who is able to guard you not stumbling, and to set you in the presence of His glory unblemished, in gladness,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:24,25 God is able, and as willing as able, to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of his glory. Not as those who never have been faulty, but as those who, but for God's mercy, and a Saviour's sufferings and merits, might most justly have been condemned long ago. All sincere believers were given him of the Father; and of all so given him he has lost none, nor will lose any one. Now, our faults fill us with fears, doubts, and sorrows; but the Redeemer has undertaken for his people, that they shall be presented faultless. Where there is no sin, there will be no sorrow; where there is the perfection of holiness, there will be the perfection of joy. Let us more often look up to Him who is able to keep us from falling, to improve as well as maintain the work he has wrought in us, till we shall be presented blameless before the presence of his glory. Then shall our hearts know a joy beyond what earth can afford; then shall God also rejoice over us, and the joy of our compassionate Saviour be completed. To Him who has so wisely formed the scheme, and will faithfully and perfectly accomplish it, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 24, 25. - The Epistle closes with a doxology of a high and solemn strain, resembling in some respects that with which the Epistle to the Romans concludes, and couched in terms befitting what has just been said of danger and duty. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling. The writer has counseled the readers to keep themselves in the love of God. He has also set before them the attitude they ought to adopt toward different classes, and has not concealed the peril to themselves which the discharge of Christian duty to others may involve. Recognizing how short the way is that brotherly counsel or personal effort can carry one in these solemn and arduous obligations, he now reminds his readers of a higher power that is available for their help and protection, and commends them to that as their best, their only security. The risk of falling or stumbling, as it rather means, is great. Only the omnipotence of God can "keep" them from it or protect them against it, the word for "keeping" being one which expresses the idea of "guarding." And to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. The terms here again arc exceedingly vivid, the one which is rendered "present" meaning to "set one up" or "make one stand," and the "faultless" being the adjective "without blemish" which is applied to the Levitical offerings in the Old Testament, and to Christ himself in 1 Peter 1:19. The "glory" here in view is that of the last day, when he to whom all judgment is committed returns to execute that judgment in his own glory and that of his Father (Luke 9:26; Titus 2:13). The "exceeding joy" expresses the feeling with which it shall be given to the faithful to meet that day. The Revised Version, therefore, more correctly renders it, "And to set you before the presence of his glory without blemish in exceeding joy." Weak and vulnerable as they are, God's grace is mighty to do these two things for them - to protect them through time, and at the end of time to make them stand the scrutiny of the Judge like men in whom no blemish is discovered, and to whom that day brings exultant joy. To the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and power, before all time, and now, and for evermore (or, unto all the ages). So the Revised Version renders it, in accordance with the best-authenticated text. Documentary evidence renders it necessary to omit the "wise" in the "only wise God" of the Authorized Version, to insert the clause, "through our Lord Jesus Christ," to omit the "and" before the "majesty," and to adopt the extended expression of duration in the closing sentence. Thus the largest possible ascription of praise is made to God. It is the ascription of an honour which is confessed to belong to him eternally, before the world was, as well as in the present, and on to the eternity which is yet to enter. This is his in his character of Saviour - Preserver of them that are tending to fall, Redeemer of the weak and sinful; and, therefore, it is "through Jesus Christ."





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling,.... The people of God are liable to falling into temptation, into sin, into errors and mistakes, from an exercise of grace, or from a degree of steadfastness in Gospel truths, and even into a final and total apostasy, were it not for divine power; and they are not able to keep themselves. Adam, in his state of innocence, could not keep himself from falling; nor could the angels, many of whom fell, and the rest are preserved by the grace of God; wherefore, much less can imperfect sinful men keep themselves, they want both skill and power to do it; nor can any, short of Christ, keep them, and it is his work and office to preserve them; they were given to him with this view, and he undertook to do it; and sensible sinners commit themselves to him, as being appointed for that purpose; and this is a work Christ has been, and is, employed in, and he is every way qualified for it: he is "able" to do it, for he is the mighty God, the Creator and upholder of all things; and as Mediator, he has all power in heaven and in earth; instances of persons kept by him prove it; and there is such evidence of it, that believers may be, and are persuaded of it: and he is as willing as he is able; it is his Father's will he should keep them, and in that he delights; and as he has undertook to keep them, he is accountable for them; besides, he has an interest in them, and the greatest love and affection for them; to which may be added, that the glory of the Father, Son, and Spirit, in man's salvation, depends on the keeping of them: and what he keeps them from is, from falling by temptations, not from being tempted by Satan, but from sinking under his temptations, and from being devoured by him; and from falling by sin, not from the being or commission of sin, but from the dominion of it, and from the falling into it, so as to perish by it; and from falling into damnable heresies; and from the true grace of God, and into final impenitence, unbelief, and total apostasy. Instead of "you", the Alexandrian copy reads "us", and some copies "them":

and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy; to himself, in this present state of things, as washed in his blood, and justified by his righteousness, and hereafter in the millennium state, and in the ultimate glory; and also to his Father, and this he died to do, and in some sense did it at his death, even in the body of his flesh, through death, and now as the representative of his people in heaven; and will at the last day, when he will deliver them up complete and perfect; all which is in consequence of his suretyship engagements: and this presentation is made "before the presence of his glory"; either before the glorious presence of Christ, or Christ himself, who is glorious, and will appear in glory, in his own, and in his Father's, and in his holy angels; or else before the glorious presence of God the Father, and who is glory itself: and the condition in which the saints are, and will be presented, is "faultless"; though they have sinned in Adam, and were so wretchedly guilty and filthy in their nature state, so prone to backslidings, and guilty of so many after conversion, and though a body of sin and death is carried by them to the grave; yet they will at last be presented by Christ in perfect holiness, in complete righteousness, and in the shining robes of immortality and, glory. The manner in which they will be presented is "with exceeding joy"; in themselves, for what they shall be delivered from, from sin and sorrow, and every enemy, and for the glory and happiness they shall then enjoy; and also in the ministers of the Gospel, who will then bring their sheaves with joy, and then will their converts be their joy and crown of rejoicing; and likewise this presentation will be with the joy of angels, for if they rejoice at the conversion of men, much more at their glorification; and even with the joy of Father, Son, and Spirit.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24, 25. Concluding doxology.

Now—Greek, "But."

you—Alford, on inferior authority, reads, "them." You is in contradistinction to those ungodly men mentioned above.

keep … from falling—rather, "guard … (so as to be) without falling," or stumbling.

faultless—Greek, "blameless."

before the presence of his glory—that is, before Himself, when He shall be revealed in glory.

with exceeding joy—literally, "with exultation" as of those who leap for joy.

Jude 1:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Doxology
24Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, 25to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Cross References
Romans 16:25
Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,

2 Corinthians 4:14
because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself.

James 2:10
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.

1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,

Revelation 14:5
No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.
Treasury of Scripture

Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

able.

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our …

John 10:29,30 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is …

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 14:4 Who are you that judge another man's servant? to his own master he …

Romans 16:25-27 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, …

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that …

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve …

present.

2 Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us …

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused …

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having …

Colossians 1:22,28 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and …

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also …

Hebrews 13:20,21 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, …

faultless.

Revelation 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault …

the presence.

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his …

Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, That you which have followed me…

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels …

Luke 9:26 For whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall …

1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with …

1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; …

exceeding.

Psalm 21:6 For you have made him most blessed for ever: you have made him exceeding …

Psalm 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, …

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: …

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; …

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