Old and New Apostates

But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that (A)the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their [a]proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as (B)Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the [b]vengeance of eternal fire.

(C)Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and (D)speak evil of [c]dignitaries. Yet Michael the archangel, in [d]contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, (E)“The Lord rebuke you!” 10 (F)But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way (G)of Cain, (H)have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished (I)in the rebellion of Korah.

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  1. Jude 1:6 own
  2. Jude 1:7 punishment
  3. Jude 1:8 glorious ones, lit. glories
  4. Jude 1:9 arguing

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