2:10-16 Impure seducers and their abandoned followers, give themselves up to their own fleshly minds. Refusing to bring every thought to the obedience of Christ, they act against God's righteous precepts. They walk after the flesh, they go on in sinful courses, and increase to greater degrees of impurity and wickedness. They also despise those whom God has set in authority over them, and requires them to honour. Outward temporal good things are the wages sinners expect and promise themselves. And none have more cause to tremble, than those who are bold to gratify their sinful lusts, by presuming on the Divine grace and mercy. Many such there have been, and are, who speak lightly of the restraints of God's law, and deem themselves freed from obligations to obey it. Let Christians stand at a distance from such.
10. chiefly—They especially will be punished (Jude 8).
lust of uncleanness—defilement: "hankering after polluting and unlawful use of the flesh" [Alford].
government—Greek, "lordship," "dominion" (Jude 8).
Presumptuous—Greek, "Darers." Self-will begets presumption. Presumptuously daring.
are not afraid—though they are so insignificant in might; Greek, "tremble not" (Jude 8, end).
speak evil of—Greek, "blaspheme."