But even the archangel(A) Michael,(B) when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses,(C) did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”[a](D) 10 Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Jude 1:9 Jude is alluding to the Jewish Testament of Moses (approximately the first century a.d.).