11 Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain;(A) they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error;(B) they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.(C)

12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts,(D) eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves.(E) They are clouds without rain,(F) blown along by the wind;(G) autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted(H)—twice dead. 13 They are wild waves of the sea,(I) foaming up their shame;(J) wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.(K)

14 Enoch,(L) the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming(M) with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones(N) 15 to judge(O) everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”[a](P) 16 These people are grumblers(Q) and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires;(R) they boast(S) about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

Read full chapter


  1. Jude 1:15 From the Jewish First Book of Enoch (approximately the first century b.c.)

Bible Gateway Recommends