Jude 1:3
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New International Version
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God's holy people.

New Living Translation
Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people.

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.

Berean Study Bible
Beloved, although I made every effort to write you about the salvation we share, I felt it necessary to write and urge you to contend earnestly for the faith entrusted once for all to the saints.

Berean Literal Bible
Beloved, using all diligence to write to you concerning our common salvation, I had necessity to write to you, exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith having been delivered once for all to the saints.

New American Standard Bible
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.

International Standard Version
Dear friends, although I was eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write to you and urge you to continue your vigorous defense of the faith that was passed down to the saints once and for all.

NET Bible
Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you about our common life, it was necessary for me to write to you, as I am to persuade you to compete for the faith, which was once delivered to The Holy Ones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dear friends, I had intended to write to you about the salvation we share. But something has come up. It demands that I write to you and encourage you to continue your fight for the Christian faith that was entrusted to God's holy people once for all time.

New American Standard 1977
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 persevere in the faith which was given once unto the saints.

King James 2000 Bible
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was necessary for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

American King James Version
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to 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.

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.

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.

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,
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
God's Judgment on the Ungodly
2Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. 3Beloved, although I made every effort to write you about the salvation we share, I felt it necessary to write and urge you to contend earnestly for the faith entrusted once for all to the saints. 4For certain men have crept in among you unnoticed—ungodly ones who were designated long ago for condemnation. They turn the grace of our God into a license for immorality, and they deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.…
Cross References
Acts 6:7
So the word of God continued to spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew rapidly, and a great number of priests became obedient to the faith.

Acts 9:13
But Ananias answered, "Lord, many people have told me about this man and all the harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.

Philippians 1:27
Nevertheless, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending 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 when you made the good confession before many witnesses.

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

Hebrews 6:9
Even though we speak like this, beloved, we are convinced of better things in your case--of things that accompany salvation.

2 Peter 2:21
It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to have known it and turned away from the holy commandment passed on to them.

Jude 1:1
Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who are called, loved by God the Father, and kept in Jesus Christ:

Jude 1:17
But you, beloved, remember what was foretold by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ

Jude 1:20
But you, beloved, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
Treasury of Scripture

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.

when.

Romans 15:15,16 Nevertheless, brothers, I have written the more boldly to you in …

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 …

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

2 Peter 1:12-15 Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these …

2 Peter 3:1 This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I …

common.

Isaiah 45:17,22 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: …

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other …

Acts 13:46,47 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that …

Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to …

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there …

Titus 1:4 To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, …

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 …

Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are …

Acts 6:8-10 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles …

Acts 9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews …

Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen …

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

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, …

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies …

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto …

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in …

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 …

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of …

which.

Deuteronomy 9:10 And the LORD delivered to me two tables of stone written with the …

Deuteronomy 21:9 So shall you put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, …

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 …

Galatians 2:5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the …

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

the saints. See on

Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints …

Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints …

Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ which are at Colosse: …

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