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

  • 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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