Jude 1:6

“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserued in euerlasting chaines vnder darkenesse, vnto the iudgement of the great day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And angels that kept not their own principality, but left their proper habitation, he hath kept in everlasting bonds under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the angels who did not keep to their kingdom but went out from the place which was theirs, he has put in eternal chains and in dark night till the great day of the judging.
- Basic English Bible

And angels who had not kept their own original state, but had abandoned their own dwelling, he keeps in eternal chains under gloomy darkness, to [the] judgment of [the] great day;
- Darby Bible

And the angels who kept not their first state, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness to the judgment of the great day.
- Webster's Bible

And angels--those who did not keep the position originally assigned to them, but deserted their own proper abode--He reserves in everlasting bonds, in darkness, in preparation for the judgement of the great day.
- Weymouth Bible

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.
- World English Bible

And he reseruede vndur derknesse aungels, that kepten not her prinshod, but forsoken her hous, in to the dom of the greet God, in to euerlastynge bondis.
- Wycliffe Bible

messengers also, those who did not keep their own principality, but did leave their proper dwelling, to a judgment of a great day, in bonds everlasting, under darkness He hath kept,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jude 1:6

1:6 And the angels, who kept not their first dignity - Once assigned them under the Son of God. But voluntarily left their own habitation - Then properly their own, by the free gift of God. He reserved - Delivered to be kept. In everlasting chains under darkness - O how unlike their own habitation! When these fallen angels came out of the hands of God, they were holy; else God made that which was evil: and being holy, they were beloved of God; else he hated the image of his own spotless purity. But now he loves them no more; they are doomed to endless destruction. (for if he loved them still, he would love what is sinful:) and both his former love, and his present righteous and eternal displeasure towards the same work of his own hands, are because he changeth not; because he invariably loveth righteousness, and hateth iniquity. #2Pet 2:4|.

People's Bible Notes for Jude 1:6

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first state. These angels, then, had fallen. Created holy, they had sinned and become wicked angels, or evil spirits. See PNT "2Pe 2:4". And left their own habitation. Their own proper home. Some see a reference to Ge 6:2. He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness. God hath imprisoned them and kept them for judgment.

Discussion for Jude 1

  • Steve
    Serens , We are children of Satan until we are saved. When we get saved, we are born into the family of God!! It is a spiritual birth! ( John chapter 3 ) I hope this helps you.
  • Word
    Verse 6 is speaking of those sons of God of Genesis chapter 6 that left heaven and joined Satan on earth who took women for the purpose of trying to destroy Gods plan of salvation and they had children with women that turned out to be Giants. Noah's family didn't turn to the wickedness of what Satan and his crew were trying to do. Their bodies are like ours when it comes to food because the Isrealites ate manna which was Angels food,bread and the rant that much different than us as far as things go. So they left their first estate and all of Gods children are sons of God, good ones and bad ones that will be destroyed.
  • Jeannie Powell
    Serena, if you come to GOD with a repentant heart, He will forgive your sins. All He wants is for you to confess your sins, turn from your sinful ways, and accept His salvation through Jesus' death on Calvary's cross. All you need do is ask Him into your heart. The GOD that we serve is long suffering because it is not His will that any should perish. The day you hear His voice, harden not your heart.
  • Robert
    wake up people its totally about false teachers in the church and on tv
  • Serena Riddle
    I am this type person Jude 1: 18-19 I don't wasn to be sensual or a monker, want to b part of His but my soul has no sense of loving the way people of God love, I want to konw the real joy of loving wanting serving and glorifying God thru his Son Jesus. Plz pray hard for mercy on my soul and that Jesus reforms my gene cell that um formed of to b one way or the other.. Im in fear that I can't receive this from Jesus, due that from my understanding here I'm already a woman whom belonged to hell the whole of my existence.Mercy on my soul Jesus son of David. Im desperately need to understand without any doubt that God can put me back with him after belonging to evil the whole of it all
  • Michael Hensley for verse 6
    I believe Jude 1:6 is saying when satan was removed from Heaven, those that believed in him, because he wanted the seat of GOD, satans angels believed they would become more powerful w him than w out him. KJV says RESERVED in everlasting chains, says they have a standing reservation under darkness. Not yet in that place of darkness, they roam w satan thru-out the world to deceive, under the direction of satan himself. Satan is only as powerful as GOD allows, so he needs all the assistance he can muster to do his damage. Don't believe satan has the power to be everywhere at the same time, as GOD can do, so he has a need for his angels. I don't believe satan as powerful as has been stated, as man- kind's weaknesses are probably greater. Satan's strengths come from man's weaknesses.

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