1Yehudah, the servant of Yeshua HaMashi’akh and brother of Ya’akov, to the people who have been called out and are beloved by Elohim HaAv, and are protected by Yeshua HaMashi’akh: 2Rakhamim v’Shalom, v’Ahavah, be to you in abundance.
3My beloved, I write to you with all diligence concerning our common Salvation, and it is needful that I should write and exhort you also to stand and fight for the trust which was once delivered to the Kadosh Ones. 4For certain men have falsely entered among you, and these were foreordained from the very beginning to this condemnation; they are ungodly men, turning the compassion of our Elohim into lasciviousness, and denying the only Adon, Elohim, and Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh. 5I will therefore remind you, though you once knew this, that Elohim, having redeemed the people out of the land of Mitzrayim, afterward destroyed those who did not trust. 6And the Malakhim which did not keep their first estate, but left their own habitation, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness until the judgment of Yom HaGadol, 7even as S’dom and Amorah and the neighboring cities, which in like manner gave themselves over to fornication and followed after other carnal lusts, are condemned to judgment and placed under everlasting fire.
8Likewise also, these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise authority, and blaspheme against The Majesty. 9Yet Mikha’El, the Chief Malakh, when contending with The Accuser about the body of Moshe, did not dare to bring railing accusation against him, but said, “ יהוה rebuke you!” 10But these men blaspheme against those things about which they do not know, and what they know naturally as dumb beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Kayin, and have run greedily after the error of Bilam for reward, and have perished in the rebellion of Korakh. 12These people are those who, in their feasts, are polluted and are blemished, partaking without fear; they are clouds without rain, driven by winds; trees whose blossoms have withered without fruit, being twice dead, being pulled up by the roots, 13raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. 14And Khanokh also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, “Behold, יהוה comes with a myriad of His Kadosh Ones, 15to execute judgment upon all, and to punish all who are ungodly for all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly manner, and for all the harsh words which the ungodly sinners have spoken.” 16These are the ones who murmur and complain, following after their own lusts, and their mouths speak idle, flattering words, praising people for the sake of gain.
17But you, my beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the Shlikhim of Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh, 18how they told you that in the Akharit HaYamim there will be mockers, and they will always follow their own ungodly lusts. 19These are those who divide, sensual people who do not have HaRu’akh in them. 20But you, my beloved, build up yourselves anew in the consecrated trust through The Ru’akh HaKodesh, by means of prayer. 21Let us keep ourselves in the love of Elohim, looking for the mercy of Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh, and for the life which is ours forever. 22And those we have discussed, prove. 23And some of them, snatch them from the fire; and when they repent, have mercy on them with compassion; despise even a garment which is spotted with the things of the flesh.
24Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of His Majesty with exceeding joy, 25to the only Elohim, Moshi’einu, through Yeshua HaMashi’akh Adoneinu, be glory, and majesty, dominion, and power, both now and in all the ages. Amein.
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