1 a, the b of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to a unto you of the common b, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should c d for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain a crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, b men, turning the grace of our God into c, and d the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having a the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward b them that c.
6 And the a which kept not their b c, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the d of the great day.
7 Even as a and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to b, and going after c, are set forth for an d, suffering the e of eternal fire.
8 Likewise also these a dreamers b the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 Yet a the b, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of c, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of a, and ran greedily after the error of b for reward, and c in the gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: a they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering a, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And a also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord b with ten thousands of his c,
15 To a b upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard c which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are a, complainers, walking after their own b; and their mouth c great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of d.
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be a in the b, who should c after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who a themselves, sensual, having not the b.
20 But ye, beloved, a up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have a, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the a; hating even the b spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you a before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.