Jude 1:13

“Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Raging waues of the sea, foming out their owne shame, wandring stars, to whom is reserued the blacknesse of darkenesse for euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness hath been reserved forever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Violent waves of the sea, streaming with their shame, wandering stars for whom the darkest night is kept in store for ever.
- Basic English Bible

raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shames; wandering stars, to whom has been reserved the gloom of darkness for eternity.
- Darby Bible

Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
- Webster's Bible

wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom is reserved dense darkness of age-long duration.
- Weymouth Bible

wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.
- World English Bible

wawis of the woode see, fomynge out her confusiouns; errynge sterris, to whiche the tempest of derknessis is kept with outen ende.
- Wycliffe Bible

wild waves of a sea, foaming out their own shames; stars going astray, to whom the gloom of the darkness to the age hath been kept.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jude 1:13


1:13 Wandering stars - Literally, planets, which shine for a time, but have no light in themselves, and will be soon cast into utter darkness. Thus the apostle illustrates their desperate wickedness by comparisons drawn from the air, earth, sea, and heavens.


People's Bible Notes for Jude 1:13


Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea. Roaring and foaming like the sea waves. Wandering stars. Stars not fixed in their places, but shooting like meteors, and then going out. "Shooting stars" is not far from the idea. To whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. As the shooting stars go out in darkness, so these will pass into eternal darkness.

Discussion for Jude 1

  • Mary Covington
    I love the book of Jude. It is so reverent, to what is going on today. Everyone should study this book, and take heed to it IN JESUS NAME!
  • Irene123
    To word - The "sons of god" wee the HUMANS on earth that believed in God, but sinned in that they took wives of other people who did not believe in God. Angels are spirits - sexless, not physical; cannot reproduce.
  • Jbmac
    I think of the book of Enoch when I read Jude, and how the wolves (scribes and pharisees along with others due to satan's influence) took this book as well as thousands of other book out of our canon. For anyone who reads their bible and knows it inside out it is easy to pick out all the quotes and references there are in the new testament from the apocrypha books. God Bless all with wisdom. Amen
  • Kurt C.
    Tender is our body here. One degree of temp change spells sickness. Jude tells of our soul being tender here. Our testimonies amazing yet not overshadowing Jesus' life. Sin in the world abounds we must keep our soul from exposure. Our desires in the world must not drive us. Even sinners, only receiving an indirect statement that God dislikes it. We cannot be the judge yet we have God's wisdom.
  • David crawford
    a book of divine warnings against falling away from the faith. very sobering. we have to stay in the love of god or face divine judgement.
  • Bryce123
    All praise to the almighty father above! AMEN

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