Contend for the faith—Some angels kept not their first estate—Michael disputed about the body of Moses—Enoch prophesied of the Second Coming—Mockers will come in the last days.
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to awrite unto you of the common bsalvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should cearnestly dcontend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain amen crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, bungodly men, turning the grace of our God into clasciviousness, and ddenying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Even as aSodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to bfornication, and going after cstrange flesh, are set forth for an dexample, suffering the evengeance of eternal fire.
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.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: aclouds 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 astars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
15 To aexecute bjudgment 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 cspeeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
20 But ye, beloved, abuilding 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 acompassion, making a difference:
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you afaultless 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.