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

  • 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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