14 Enoch,(A) the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming(B) with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones(C) 15 to judge(D) 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](E) 16 These people are grumblers(F) and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires;(G) they boast(H) about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

A Call to Persevere

17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles(I) of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.(J) 18 They said to you, “In the last times(K) there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.”(L) 19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.(M)

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

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