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የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ባሪያ የያዕቆብም ወንድም የሆነ ይሁዳ፥ በእግዚአብሔር አብ ተወደው ለኢየሱስ ክርስቶስም ተጠብቀው ለተጠሩ፤
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ምሕረትና ሰላም ፍቅርም ይብዛላችሁ።
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ወዳጆች ሆይ፥ ስለምንካፈለው ስለ መዳናችን ልጽፍላችሁ እጅግ ተግቼ ሳለሁ፥ ለቅዱሳን አንድ ጊዜ ፈጽሞ ስለ ተሰጠ ሃይማኖት እንድትጋደሉ እየመከርኋችሁ እጽፍላችሁ ዘንድ ግድ ሆነብኝ።
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ከብዙ ጊዜ በፊት ለዚህ ፍርድ የተጻፉ አንዳንዶች ሰዎች ሾልከው ገብተዋልና፤ ኃጢአተኞች ሆነው የአምላካችንን ጸጋ በሴሰኝነት ይለውጣሉ ንጉሣችንንና ጌታችንንም ብቻውን ያለውን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን ይክዳሉ።
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ዳሩ ግን ሁሉን አንድ ጊዜ ፈጽሞ ምንም የተማራችሁ ብትሆኑ ጌታ ከግብፅ አገር ሕዝቡን አድኖ የማያምኑትን በኋላ እንዳጠፋቸው ላሳስባችሁ እወዳለሁ።
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መኖሪያቸውንም የተዉትን እንጂ የራሳቸውን አለቅነት ያልጠበቁትን መላእክት በዘላለም እስራት ከጨለማ በታች እስከ ታላቁ ቀን ፍርድ ድረስ ጠብቆአቸዋል።
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እንዲሁም እንደ እነርሱ ዝሙትን ያደረጉና ሌላን ሥጋ የተከተሉ ሰዶምና ገሞራ በዙሪያቸውም የነበሩ ከተማዎች በዘላለም እሳት እየተቀጡ ምሳሌ ሆነዋል።
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እንዲሁም እነዚህ ሰዎች ደግሞ እያለሙ ሥጋቸውን ያረክሳሉ ጌትነትንም ይጥላሉ ሥልጣን ያላቸውንም ይሳደባሉ።
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የመላእክት አለቃ ሚካኤል ግን ከዲያብሎስ ጋር በተከራከረ ጊዜ ስለ ሙሴ ሥጋ ሲነጋገር። ጌታ ይገሥጽህ አለው እንጂ የስድብን ፍርድ ሊናገረው አልደፈረም።
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እነዚህ ግን የማያውቁትን ሁሉ ይሳደባሉ፥ አእምሮም እንደሌላቸው እንስሶች በፍጥረታቸው በሚያውቁት ሁሉ በእርሱ ይጠፋሉ።
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ወዮላቸው፥ በቃየል መንገድ ሄደዋልና ስለ ደመወዝም ለበለዓም ስሕተት ራሳቸውን አሳልፈው ሰጥተዋል በቆሬም መቃወም ጠፍተዋል።
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እነዚህ ከእናንተ ጋር ሲጋበዙ በፍቅር ግብዣችሁ እንደ እድፍ ናቸው፤ እንደ እረኞች ያለ ፍርሃት ራሳቸውን ይጠብቃሉ፤ በነፋስ የተወሰዱ ውኃ የሌለባቸው ደመናዎች፥ ፍሬ የማያፈሩ ሁለት ጊዜ የሞቱ ከነሥራቸው የተነቀሉ በበጋ የደረቁ ዛፎች፥
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የገዛ ነውራቸውን አረፋ እየደፈቁ ጨካኝ የባሕር ማዕበል፥ ድቅድቅ ጨለማ ለዘላለም የተጠበቀላቸው የሚንከራተቱ ከዋክብት ናቸው።
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ከአዳም ጀምሮ ሰባተኛ የሆነ ሄኖክ። እነሆ፥ ጌታ በሁሉ ላይ እንዲፈርድ፥ በኃጢአተኝነትም ስላደረጉት ስለ ኃጢአተኛ ሥራቸው ሁሉ ዓመፀኞችም ኃጢአተኞች በእርሱ ላይ ስለ ተናገሩ ስለ ጭከና ነገር ሁሉ ኃጢአተኞችን ሁሉ እንዲወቅስ ከአእላፋት ቅዱሳኑ ጋር መጥቶአል ብሎ ለእነዚህ ደግሞ ትንቢት ተናገረ።
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እነዚህ እንደ ምኞታቸው እየሄዱ የሚያንጎራጉሩና ስለ ዕድላቸው የሚያጕረመርሙ ናቸው፥ እንዲረባቸውም ለሰው ፊት እያደሉ አፋቸው ከመጠን ይልቅ ታላቅ ቃል ይናገራል።
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እናንተ ግን፥ ወዳጆች ሆይ፥ በጌታችን በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ሐዋርያት ቀድሞ የተነገረውን ቃል አስቡ፤
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እነርሱ። በመጨረሻው ዘመን በኃጢአተኝነት እንደ ገዛ ምኞታቸው እየሄዱ ዘባቾች ይሆናሉ ብለዋችኋልና።
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እነዚህ የሚያለያዩ ሥጋውያንም የሆኑ መንፈስም የሌላቸው ሰዎች ናቸው።
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እናንተ ግን፥ ወዳጆች ሆይ፥ ከሁሉ ይልቅ በተቀደሰ ሃይማኖታችሁ ራሳችሁን ለማነጽ እየተጋችሁ በመንፈስ ቅዱስም እየጸለያችሁ፥
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ወደ ዘላለም ሕይወት የሚወስደውን የጌታችንን የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን ምሕረት ስትጠባበቁ በእግዚአብሔር ፍቅር ራሳችሁን ጠብቁ።
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አንዳንዶች ተከራካሪዎችንም ውቀሱ፥ አንዳንዶችንም ከእሳት ነጥቃችሁ አድኑ፥
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አንዳንዶችንም በሥጋ የረከሰውን ልብስ እንኳ እየጠላችሁ በፍርሃት ማሩ።
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ሳትሰናከሉም እንዲጠብቃችሁ፥ በክብሩም ፊት በደስታ ነውር የሌላችሁ አድርጎ እንዲያቆማችሁ ለሚችለው
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ብቻውን ለሆነ አምላክና መድኃኒታችን ከዘመን ሁሉ በፊት አሁንም እስከ ዘላለምም ድረስ በጌታችን በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ክብርና ግርማ ኃይልም ሥልጣንም ይሁን፤ አሜን።

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Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:
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Mercy to you and peace and love be multiplied.
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Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
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For there are certain men who crept in secretly, even those who were long ago written about for this condemnation: ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying our only Master, God, and Lord, Jesus Christ.
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Now I desire to remind you, though you already know this, that the Lord, having saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who didn''t believe.
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Angels who didn''t keep their first domain, but deserted their own dwelling place, he has kept in everlasting bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.
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Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, having, in the same way as these, given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.
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Yet in like manner these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.
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But Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil and arguing about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him an abusive condemnation, but said, "May the Lord rebuke you!"
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But these speak evil of whatever things they don''t know. What they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, they are destroyed in these things.
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Woe to them! For they went in the way of Cain, and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in Korah''s rebellion.
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These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
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wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.
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About these also Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones,
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to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
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These are murmurers and complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaks proud things), showing respect of persons to gain advantage.
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But you, beloved, remember the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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They said to you that "In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts."
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These are they who cause divisions, and are sensual, not having the Spirit.
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But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
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Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
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On some have compassion, making a distinction,
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and some save, snatching them out of the fire with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh.
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Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy,
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to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.