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

  • Brother Wm
    Strong meat is for those whose spiritual senses are exercised through enduring temptations and trials of faith. "Hard to be uttered" to babes in understanding the word of righteousness necessary to receive strength and growth in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard what God has prepared for them who love him. But by his Holy Spirit he reveals the hidden manna.
  • Tequan Elias
    I like Jude because it speaks about Enoch
  • Grace
    such a nice epistle, i like verse 8 "Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities".that is what we have every where in the world today people defiling the flesh and speaking evil of dignities, may God continue to keep his own ,and grant us more grace as we earnestly wait for his return.
  • Matonsi
    What an awesome epistle we got...Jude the brother of James both of them sons of Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ.....this epistle has revealed to about the Enoch prophecies and about the what happened into Moses body...
  • Walter Rivera Santos
    Jude, James's brother, presents a Spiritual grounded faith to hold our personal life thoughts and acts on Him.
  • 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?

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