Jude 1:8

“Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Jude 1:8

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 for Jude 1:8

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 1:8

  • Wendy r on Jude 1:8
    I am not sure what is meant by 'dreamers.' Is it those who are 'asleep?' Or is it those who are interpreting false dreams and saying they are prophecies? I just don't understand this. If someone could explain this verse, I would appreciate it. Thank you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Jude 1:8
    Jude, in this passage was writing in condemnation of those who perverted the Truths of God & that we Christians should recognize them & to "earnestly contend for our faith". He speaks of the history of the Israelites who were saved from Egypt but many of them sinned later in various ways (Jude 1:5); of the angels who left their first estate (Heaven), who sinned & are now held in chains awaiting judgement (v 6); of Sodom & Gomorrah who were given to licentious behaviour & homosexuality, now awaiting their doom in hell fire (v 7).

    So, in like manner (v 8), these "filthy dreamers" (those men of verse 4, "who crept (into their fellowship) unawares"), also preach similar errors, who despise authority & governments & speak evil of things they are ignorant of (v 10). So, "dreamers" are people that have imagined themselves to be persons of great knowledge or reputation & so having a 'godly' authority to bring 'God's message', which of course was not so & contrary to Scriptural Truths. Today, we might tell someone to "dream on", if they come to us with some outlandish statement or belief that something wonderful is going to happen to them. These dreamers (& "filthy" is not in the original text but an adjective to describe their similarity to the other wicked people mentioned), were bringing messages coming from their carnal minds & hearts of pride, rather than Scriptural based.
  • Rev. Les - in Reply on Jude 1:8
    I am not sure I agree completely with Chris, and that's okay but here is what I see;

    This word:

    en-oop-nee-ad'-zom-ahee

    Middle voice from G1798; to dream: - dream (-er).

    Is the middle voice of:

    en-oop'-nee-on

    From G1722 and G5258; something seen in sleep, that is, a dream (vision in a dream): - dream.

    So, it can actually be like daydreaming of evil things or actually sleeping and having evil dreams. Jude 8, using the word "Likewise" is referring to verse 7 about the filthy people in Sodom and Gomorrah. It compares these people not only to the Angels who left their first estate, the Jews that were destroyed due to unbelief, but to the sexual sins of Sodom and the surrounding cities.

    If we are prone to Unbelief, Self Exaltation, or Dreams of Sexual Sins we must lay it before God and ask him to show us what is the root cause of these things. Confession and the power of the Grace of God can give us victory over these things. The Lord bless you both.
  • Chris - in Reply on Jude 1:8
    Thank you Rev. Les for your thoughts on that matter. I must confess that I haven't given much consideration about "dreams" that come to us during sleep. I've always kept them separate from voluntary dreams (imaginations) to those that come to us involuntarily during sleep. But I can see what you're saying: that if our minds are so engaged (in this instance), in vile things while awake, then there could well be a reflection of this during those involuntary occasions. So, thank you for those added thoughts. Blessings.


 

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