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

  • BSP
    Verse 7: The gross deeds and outlook of the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah are warning examples to any who choose to imitate their ways today. This behavior will not be left without punishment.
  • Lorease
    K. Patrick Gibson, you are correct. Those were mighty angels that mated with the women. This was the beginning of giants in the land.
  • A disciple
    I think I should correct something from my last post. In Genesis 4:25-26 was mentioned when "men began to call on the Name of the LORD;" or more accurately, "When men began to call themselves by the Name of the LORD." As the birth of Seth was pronounced by his parents as being to replace Abel whom Cain murdered; and so the new beginning of the sacred line of sons of God. Cain chose to be heathen.
  • A disciple
    Mr. Gibson (cont.); Looking at the places in Scripture where the term, "sons of God" is used: it is never used for the devil or any damned evil spirit; but for them to whom the Word of God has come! to MEN OF FAITH! In Job, it does not say that Satan was a son of God, but that he came in among them when THEY came to present themselves to the LORD. Gen. 4:25-26 was the beginning of the sons of God.
  • A disciple
    K Patrick Gibson; In Revelation it is described as the dragon dragging 1/3 of his angels with him, when he was cast out of heaven. Jesus said that He saw Satan like lightning fall from heaven. In Isaiah 14 we are shown what his perversion and sin was in lusting after God's throne and glory. Genesis 6 is NOT about demons but apostate men with whom the Spirit strove against their lusts of the flesh.
  • K Patrick Gibson
    "Help"
    Anyone...... Gen.6:1-4 and Jude:1-6.....can it be said that we are reffering to angels from Heaven coming down to earth ???????

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