Iudas the seruaunt of Iesus Christ že brother of Iames. To them which are
called, and sanctifyed in God the father, and preserued in Iesu Christ.
2 Mercy vnto you and peace and loue be multiplyed.
3 Beloued, when I gaue all dyligence to wryte vnto you of the commen saluacyon,
it was nedeful for me to write vnto you, to exhorte you, that ye shuld
contynually laboure in the fayth, which was once geuen vnto že saynctes.
4 For ther are certayne vngodly men craftely crept in, of which it was written
afore tyme vnto such iudgement. They turne že grace of oure God vnto wantannes,
and denye God (which is the onely Lorde) and oure Lorde Iesus Christ.
5 My mynde is therfore to put you in remembraunce, for as moche as ye once knowe
this, how that the Lorde (after that he had delyuered že people out of Egypt)
destroyed them which after warde beleued not.
6 The angels also which kept not their fyrst estate, but lefte their awne
habitacion, he hath reserued in euerlastynge chaynes vnder darcknes vnto že
iudgement of the greate daye
7 euen as Sodome & Gomore, and the cytyes aboute them (which in lyke maner
defyled them selues with fornicacyon, and folowed straunge flesshe) are set
forth for an ensample, & suffre že payne of eternall fyre.
8 Lykewyse, these beyng disceaued by dreames, defile že flesshe, despise rulars
& speake euyll of them that are in aucthorite.
9 Yet Michael the archangell when he stroue agaynst the deuyll, & disputed
about the body, of Moses, durst not geue raylinge sentence, but sayde, the Lorde
10 But these speake euyll of those thynges whych they knowe not: and what
thynges they knowe naturaly (as beastes which are wythout reason) in those
thinges they corrupte them selues.
11 Wo be vnto them, for they haue folowed že waye of Cain, & are vtterly
geuen to the erroure of Balam for lukers sake & perisshe in že treason of
12 These are spottes which of your kidnes feast together, wt out feare, lyuinge
lawlesse, and after ther awne pleasure. Cloudes they are with out water, caryed
about of windes, trees wt out frute at geatheringe time withered, twyse deed,
& plucked vp by že rotes.
13 They are že ragynge waues of že see, fomynge out their awne shame. They are
wandrynge sterres, to whom is reserued the myst of darcknes for euer.
14 Enoch the seuenth from Adam prophesyed before of such, sayinge. Beholde, the
Lord shall come with thousandes of saynctes,
15 to geue iudgement agaynst all men, & to rebuke all that are vngodly
amonge them of all their vngodly dedes, which they haue vngodly committed, and
of all their cruell speakynges, which vngodly synners haue spoken agaynst hym.
16 These are murmurers, complayners, walkyng after their awne lustes, whose
mouthes speake proude thinges. They haue men in greate reuerence because of
17 But ye beloued, remember the wordes which were spoken before of the Apostles
of oure Lord Iesu Christ,
18 how that they tolde you that there shuld be begylers in the last tyme, which
shuld walke after their awne vngodly lustes.
19 These are makers of sectes, fleshlye, hauynge no sprete.
20 But ye derlye beloued, edifye youre selues in your most holy fayth, prayinge
in že holy goost,
21 and kepe your selues in the loue of God, lokynge for the mercy of oure Lord
Iesus Christ, vnto eternall lyfe.
22 And haue compassion of some, separatinge them,
23 and other saue with feare, pullinge them out of the fyre and hate the fylthy
vesture of the fleshe.
24 Unto him that is able to kepe you fre from synne, & to present you
fautlesse before the presence of his glory wt ioye
25 to God oure sauyour: which onely is wyse be glory, maiestye, dominion, and
power, now and euer. Amen.