Jude 1



The Epistle of Jude is a cautionary letter warning against false teachers and apostasy. It encourages believers to contend for the faith, resist ungodliness, and remain steadfast in their commitment to Jesus Christ. The letter concludes with a doxology celebrating God's power and a benediction invoking His eternal glory and authority.


  1. Greetings and Purpose (Jude 1:1-4): Jude, identified as the brother of James, addresses his letter to those who are called by God and kept for Jesus Christ. He expresses his original intention to write about their common salvation but feels compelled to urge them to contend for the faith due to the presence of ungodly people who pervert God's grace.
  2. Warning Against Apostates (Jude 1:5-16): Jude recalls various historical examples of God's judgment on those who turned away from Him. He warns of the danger posed by false teachers and describes their characteristics, condemning their ungodliness, rebellion, and immoral behavior.
  3. Exhortation to Believers (Jude 1:17-23): Jude urges believers to remember the warnings of the apostles about the mockers who would arise in the last time. He encourages them to build themselves up in the faith, pray in the Holy Spirit, and keep themselves in the love of God while showing mercy to those who doubt.
  4. Doxology and Benediction (Jude 1:24-25): The letter concludes with a doxology praising God's ability to keep believers from stumbling and presenting them blameless before His glory. Jude expresses praise for God through Jesus Christ, ending with a benediction that emphasizes God's majesty, authority, and eternal nature.