“Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ - The highest glory which any, either angel or man, can aspire to. The word servant, under the old covenant, was adapted to the spirit of fear and bondage that clave to that dispensation. But when the time appointed of the Father was come, for the sending of his Son to redeem them that were under the law, the word servant (used by the apostles concerning themselves and all the children of God) signified one that, having the Spirit of adoption, is made free by the Son of God. His being a servant is the fruit and perfection of his being a son. And whenever the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in the new Jerusalem, then will it be indeed that his servants shall serve him, #Rev 22:3|. The brother of James - St. James was the more eminent, usually styled, the brother of the Lord. To them that are beloved - The conclusion, #Jude 1:21|, exactly answers the introduction. And preserved through Jesus Christ - So both the spring and the accomplishment of salvation are pointed out. This is premised, lest any of them should be discouraged by the terrible things which are afterwards mentioned. And called - To receive the whole blessing of God, in time and eternity.
1:3 When I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation - Designed for all, and enjoyed by all believers. Here the design of the epistle is expressed; the end of which exactly answers the beginning. It was needful to exhort you to contend earnestly - Yet humbly, meekly, and lovingly; otherwise your contention will only hurt your cause, if not destroy your soul. For the faith - All the fundamental truths. Once delivered - By God, to remain unvaried for ever.
1:4 There are certain men crept in, who were of old described before - Even as early as Enoch; of whom it was foretold, that by their wilful sins they would incur this condemnation. Turning the grace of God - Revealed in the gospel. Into lasciviousness - Into an occasion of more abandoned wickedness.
Mercie vnto you, and peace, and loue be multiplied.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.
- American Standard Version (1901)
May mercy and peace and love be increased in you.
- Basic English Bible
Mercy to you, and peace, and love be multiplied.
- Darby Bible
Mercy to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
- Webster's Bible
May mercy, peace and love be abundantly granted to you.
- Weymouth Bible
Mercy to you and peace and love be multiplied.
- World English Bible
mercy, and pees, and charite be fillid to you.
- Wycliffe Bible
kindness to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied!
- Youngs Literal Bible