I want to remind you ...
The LORD delivered his people out of Egypt,
but later destroyed those who did not believe.
And the angels,
who did not keep their positions of authority
but abandoned their own home...
these he has kept in darkness,
bound with everlasting chains
for judgment on the great Day.
In a similar way,
Sodom and Gomorrah
and the surrounding towns
gave themselves up
to sexual immorality and perversion.
They serve as an example of those
who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
In the very same way,
these dreamers pollute their own bodies,
and slander celestial beings.
But even the archangel Michael,
when he was disputing with Satan
regarding the body of Moses,
he did not dare to bring
any slanderous accusation against him,
but only said, "The LORD rebuke you!"
Yet these men speak abusively
against whatever they do not understand;
and what things they do understand by instinct,
like unreasoning animals...
these are the very things that destroy them.
Woe to them!
They have taken the way of Cain;
they have rushed for profit into Balaam's error;
they have been destroyed in Korah's rebellion.
These men are blemishes at your love feasts,
eating with you without the slightest qualm...
these are shepherds
who feed only themselves.
They are clouds without rain,
blown along by the wind;
without fruit and uprooted...
They are wild waves of the sea,
foaming up their shame;
for whom blackest darkness
has been reserved forever.
Enoch, the seventh from Adam,
prophesied about these men:
"See, the LORD is coming
with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones
to judge everyone,
and to convict all the ungodly
of all the ungodly acts they have done
in the ungodly way,
and of all the harsh words
ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
These men are grumblers and faultfinders;
they follow their own evil desires;
they boast about themselves
and flatter others
for their own advantage.
~ Jude 1