Jude 1:8

“Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speake euill of dignities.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yet in like manner these also in their dreamings defile the flesh, and set at nought dominion, and rail at dignities.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the same way these dreamers make the flesh unclean, having no respect for authorities, and say evil of rulers.
- Basic English Bible

Yet in like manner these dreamers also defile [the] flesh, and despise lordship, and speak railingly against dignities.
- Darby Bible

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
- Webster's Bible

Yet in just the same way these dreamers also pollute the body, while they set authority at naught and speak evil of dignities.
- Weymouth Bible

Yet in the same way, these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.
- World English Bible

In lijk maner also these that defoulen the fleisch, and dispisen lordschip, and blasfemen mageste.
- Wycliffe Bible

In like manner, nevertheless, those dreaming also the flesh indeed do defile, and lordship they put away, and dignities they speak evil of,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jude 1:8


1:8 In like manner these dreamers - Sleeping and dreaming all their lives. Despise authority - Those that are invested with it by Christ, and made by him the overseers of his flock. Rail at dignities - The apostle does not seem to speak of worldly dignities. These they had in admiration for the sake of gain, #Jude 1:16|; but those holy men, who for the purity of their lives, the soundness of their doctrine, and the greatness of their labours in the work of the ministry, were truly honourable before God and all good men; and who were grossly vilified by those who turned the grace of God into lasciviousness. Probably they were the impure followers of Simon Magus, the same with the Gnostics and Nicolaitans, #Rev 2:15|. #2Pet 2:10|.


People's Bible Notes for Jude 1:8


Jude 1:8 Likewise also these [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh. These men who are agitated by impure dreams. Despise dominion. See PNT "2Pe 2:10".

Discussion for Jude 1

  • Johann
    Very deeply spiritual book, even quoting from the book of Enoch, which we dont have in the canon of the Bible. I dont always understand everything written in a book like this - you can add Revelations to it, however, in the gentlest way ever, the Holy Spirit would feed my soul with something as simple as verse 23. Ever wondered about a certain piece of clothing in your closet?
  • Lashell Thompson
    Jude is one of my favorites especially vs22 having compassion and making a difference, snatching them out the fire, and having mercy on others with fear, hating the garment spotted by the flesh defiled by the body. Its time for the church to rise and perfect holiness and allowed the glory of Jesus Christ to shine forth in our life. Showing the love of Christ and not just talkers. Put on Christ!!
  • Wayne
    V.24: the great thing about Jesus Christ is that He is able to keep us from falling. And to present us faultless before The Father. In all the glory of Heaven. Mockers in the last days mock scriptures such as these. They, in religion, will try to bring you down to their level. DON' T LET THEM DO IT! ABIDE IN CHRIST The Saviour. And you will not fulfill the sin of the flesh. Rejoice!!
  • Kiowa
    I can see how the comparison to Babylon some of the scholars are making to the U.S. is coming to fruition. I pray that something changes to prevent this from happening. We are better people than that but we must reel in our morals and start living by them or it will be a terrible punishment by our Father.
  • J Joshua k Powell
    Jude is a great book especially I love the last verse.
  • Pressley
    I listen to all of your comment and what I had read is very interesting. There is some truth to all of your saying but I understand we are to quick to judge. If someone make an mistake or being mislead or have lack of knowledge, do I call that person a follower of Satan? When I listen to people speak their belief and what they heard, It take me back to the time I was in elementary school. Then teacher would whisper something in one person ear and the the student would whisper the same message to each other until it reach the last student. When the last student repeat what he had heard it, the message had change and sound completely different from the original message. All I am saying we have to stop putting our trust in what people are saying, ask God is there any truth to what we had heard and to help us understand what was put before us. If we put our trust in God the father and his son Jesus Christ we should never go wrong. To be honest with you, to ease the pain of my long suffering, I give in to temptation and sin, but I always find myself going back and doing the right thing when thing get a little out of hand, and I thank God and his son that I am forgiven.

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