Jude 1:21

“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Keepe your selues in the loue of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Iesus Christ vnto eternall life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for life eternal through the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

keep yourselves in the love of God, awaiting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
- Darby Bible

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
- Webster's Bible

must keep yourselves safe in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ which will result in the Life of the Ages.
- Weymouth Bible

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
- World English Bible

and kepe you silf in the loue of God, and abide ye the merci of oure Lord Jhesu Crist in to lijf euerlastynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

yourselves in the love of God keep ye, waiting for the kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ -- to life age-during;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jude 1:21


1:21 By these means, through his grace, keep yourselves in the love of God, and in the confident expectation of that eternal life which is purchased for you, and conferred upon you, through the mere mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Jude 1:21


Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God. By holy lives and prayer.

Discussion for Jude 1

  • Irene123
    Occasionally I think back to my young days and attending Church with my parents and saying the doxology, "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow ..... "; it always ended, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I looked it up and now it ends, "Creator, Christ and spirit, One." I guess they changed it in the new century, it doesn't say. At least they've got the ONE in there.
  • Irene123
    The canon of the KJV was set by GOD; it is HIS book, after all. Anyone who wants to read the apocrypha can do so; it's in other books; so why complain about it ..... ? You still have your freedom to read the apocrypha. God will keep His book, the KJV, the way He wants it.
  • Joan Travick
    Man may be bribed and compromise his ethic and moral. But GOD does not change. Just because man accepts wrong for right does not mean GOD will change HIS word. Man will soon find that out. Man acceptance is not GOD's acceptance. HE will punish unrighteousness. HE will show up suddenly and man won't be prepared because HE can't prepare for what is coming upon the earth. HE won't compromise.
  • 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

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