The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1Yehuḏah, a servant of יהושע Messiah, and brother of Ya‛aqoḇ, to those who are called, set-apart by Elohim the Father, and preserved in יהושע Messiah:
2Compassion, and peace, and love be increased to you.
3Beloved ones, making all haste to write to you concerning our common deliverance, I felt the necessity to write to you urging you to earnestly contend for the belief which was once for all delivered to the set-apart ones.
4For certain men have slipped in, whose judgment was written about long ago, wicked onesa perverting the favour of our Elohim for indecency, and denying the only Master יהוה and our Master יהושע Messiah.
5But I intend to remind you, though you once knew this, that יהוה, having saved a people out of the land of Mitsrayim, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
6And the messengers who did not keep their own principality, but left their own dwelling, He has kept in everlasting shackles under darkness for the judgment of the great day.
7Even as Seḏom and Amorah and the cities around them in a similar way to these, having given themselves over to whoring and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, undergoing judicial punishment of everlasting fire.
8In the same way, indeed, these dreamers defile the flesh, and reject authority, and speak evil of esteemed ones.
9But Miḵa’ĕl the chief messenger, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Mosheh, presumed not to bring against him a blasphemous accusation, but said, “יהוה rebuke you!”
10But these blaspheme that which they do not know. And that which they know naturally, like unreasoning beasts, in these they corrupt themselves.
11Woe to them! Because they have gone in the way of Qayin, and gave themselves to the delusion of Bil‛am for a reward, and perished in the rebellion of Qoraḥ.
12These are rocky reefs in your love feasts, feasting with you, feeding themselves without fear, waterless clouds borne about by the winds, late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots,
13wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shame, straying stars for whom blackness of darkness is kept forever.
14And Ḥanoḵ, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied of these, saying, “See, יהוה comes with His myriads of set-apart ones,
15to execute judgment on all, to punish all who are wicked among them concerning all their wicked works which they have committed in a wicked way, and concerning all the harsh words which wicked sinners have spoken against Him.”
16These are grumblers, complainers, who walk according to their own lusts, and their mouth speaks proudly, admiring faces of others for the sake of gain.
17But you, beloved ones, remember the words spoken before by the emissaries of our Master יהושע Messiah,
18because they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own wicked lusts.
19These are the ones who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
20But you, beloved ones, building yourselves up on your most set-apart belief, praying in the Set-apart Spirit,
21keep yourselves in the love of Elohim, looking for the compassion of our Master יהושע Messiah unto everlasting life.
22And show compassion toward some who are doubting,
24And to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you blameless before the presence of His esteem with exceeding joy,
25to the only wise Elohim, our Saviour, be esteem and greatness and might and authority, both now and forever. Amĕn.