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that Jude does not in fact quote any book of Emoch: he mus says, that “ Enoch prophesied," and that prophecy migt hava been traditional. To whaterer Jode raters, it does not afforda sufficient reason for setting aside the genuineness of the book, in opposition to the anthorities of the ancient fathers
St. Jude's principal view in writing this epistle was 20 Eur the Jewish Christians against those corruptions of the Gospe. of Christ, which were beginning to spring up amongsben. Ia false teachers, out of mercenary and selfish views, preached doctrines tending to licentionsness, that were quite DipoSIE to pure Christianity. He therefore aämonishes then aus ID listen to those new teachers; but to content earnestit for the pare, unmixed, original doctrine of Christianity. The exhorts them to avoid the wickedness of the timis, ant tu endearow by all prudent metbods to prevent backsicing ant apostars
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A. D. 66. JUDE, the series of Jesus Cris, and brother of James, to then ta are tified by God the Fatber, and presved hu desin Christ, and called :
a LUKE, vi. 16: Jodas tue 319 Ton aux 1918, They went up into as upper r59vus: EUSİ: Poraut Judas the brother of Jaza.
b Acts, xx. 32: Asd wow, bare. I 1,91wut anys, and to the word of bis graz, a iz svet, VL. áŠ FML vy, and to give you an interitades en un tueu ries sanctified.
• John, xvii. 15: I pray not that the same time in out of the world, but that this stridest kers, ties from me evil. See on JOHN, X. 28.
d Rom. viii. 30: Moreover wbum le dá piestinedr., them he also called : and whom he called, then be also justified: and whom he justified, then be also glorified. See Rom. i. 7.
2 e Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should s earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained i to this condemnation,” ungodly men, 5 turning the grace of our God into lascivousness, and 'deny
I written of. Ma. Cr. Br. Whit. Pu, described. Wh. ? that they would come to this condemnation. Br.
e See on Rom. i. 7.
fTit. i. 4: To Titus, mine son after the common faith.
8 GAL. ii. 5 : To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the Gospel inight continue with you. Phi. i. 27 : That ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel. 1 Tim. i. 18 : This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare. do. vi. 12 : Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. 2 Tim. i: 13 : Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. do. iv. 7: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
h Gal. ii. 4: Because of false brethren unawares brought in. 2 Pet. ii. 1 : There were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you.
i See on Rom. ix. 21, 22.
* Tit. ii. 11: For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Her. xii. 15: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. 2 Pet. ii. 10, 19: Them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness.-While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption.
"1 John, ii. 22 : Who is a liar but he that denieth Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. See on 1 Tim. y. 8.
ing the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. 3
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, m how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward " destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate,4 but left their own habitation, he hath P reserved in everlasting chains under darkness 4 unto the judgment of the great day.
7 Even as "Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after stranges flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
8 * Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 Yet? * Michael the archangel, when con3 God the only Sovereign, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Dod. * principality. A. V. 5 Gr. other. A. V. o them that are in authority. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. the honourable. Pu. 7 Whereas, Pu.
m See on 1 Cor. x. 9. n See on 1 Cor. x. 5.
John, viii. 44 : [The devil] abode not in the truth. P See on LUKE, viii. 31.
9 Rev. xx. 10: The devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone.
*Gen. xix. 24 : Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven. See on LUKE, xvii. 29. s See on 2 Pet. ii. 10, 11.
Dan. x. 13, 21: The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days : but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me ; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.—There is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince. do. xii. 1: At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people. Rev. xii. 7: There was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon ; and the dragon fought and his angels.
tending with the devil he disputed about the u body of Moses,, 'durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not : but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them ! for they have gone in the way of * Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the 'gainsaying 8 of Core.
12 These are a spots in your "feasts of charity,' when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear : clouds they are without water,
u Deut. xxxiv. 6 : And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor : but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
v Zec. iii. 2: The LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, o Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee. 2 Pet. ii. 11: Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
w 2 Pet. ii. 12: These, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not.
x Gen.iv. 5: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. See on 1 John, iii. 12.
y NUMB. xxii. 7, 21 : And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand ; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak. And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. 2 Pet. ii. 15: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness.
z See NUMB. xvi. 1, &c.
• Pro. xxv. 14: Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. 2 Pet, ii, 17: These are
d carried about of winds; o trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, 'twice dead, plucked up by the roots ;
13 Raging waves of the sea, 'foaming out their own shame; kwandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord
cometh with ten thousand of his saints, wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest ; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
d Eph. iv. 14 : That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.
e John, xv. 4-6: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine ; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit : for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
fHeb. vi. 4–6: For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him
shame. & Mat. xv. 13 : Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
b Isa. lvii. 20 : The wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
Phi. iii. 19 : Whose glory is in their shame.
Rev. viii. 10, 11: And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon a third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood : and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12 Pet. ii. 17: The words under ver. 12. m Gen. v. 18: Jared-begat Enoch.
Deut. xxxiii. 2: And he said, The LORD came from Sinai,
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