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14 During the seventh generation after Adam, the prophet Enoch said, “Look! The Lord came, and with Him tens of thousands of His holy messengers 15 to judge wicked men and convict the impious and ungodly for all they have said and all the hard things they have done against the Holy One.”

16 These men are complainers who look long and hard to find the faults of other men. They are led by their own lustful desires like fools down the path of destruction. They are arrogant liars who want only to get ahead of others.

17 But you, friends, remember the words of the emissaries[b] of our Lord Jesus the Anointed,the Liberating King: 18 “At the end of time, some will ridicule the faithful and follow their lusts to the grave.”

19 These are the men among you—those who divide friends, those concerned ultimately with this world, those without the Spirit.

20-21 You, however, should stand firm in the love of God, constructing a life within the holy faith, praying the Spirit’s prayer, as you wait eagerly for the mercy of our Lord Jesus the Anointed, which leads to eternal life (Jude 1:14-21, The Voice Bible).

 

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The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved.

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  1. Reblogged this on Uniquely Designed Individuals and commented:

    20-21 You, however, should stand firm in the love of God, constructing a life within the holy faith, praying the Spirit’s prayer, as you wait eagerly for the mercy of our Lord Jesus the Anointed, which leads to eternal life (Jude 1:14-21, The Voice Bible).

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  2. Hi James, if we could have, and it is possible to have the type of relationship with God that Enoch had with God, then we would say the same .. “I see the Lord coming with tens of thousands of His saints 🙂 too …all God saw in Enoch was God .. far better to believe what is written in the spoken Word of God than to ponder why this book was accepted and not this one, because then we would enter into legalism …

    “While the book is fascinating to read, it is important to note that the book is not scripture. That is, the book is not inspired by God. The book was quoted in the Apocryphal book of Baruch, and in several early church manuscripts: Barnabas 16:5, Idolatry 15:6 (Tertullian), and Eccl. Proph 3 (Clement of Alexandria). Some have speculated that Jude 14-15 is a quote from the book of Enoch and concluded that Jude regarded Enoch as scripture. The following two quotes compare Jude 14-15 to the suspected passage in the book of Enoch.

    . . . Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him. (NASB) Jude 14-15

    . . . Behold, he will arrive with ten million of the holy ones in order to execute judgment upon all. He will destroy the wicked ones and censure all flesh on account of everything that they have done, that which the sinners and the wicked ones committed against him. – Enoch 1:9

    Careful examination of the two passages reveals some significant differences. First, Jude refers to “thousands” of angels, but Enoch refers to “millions.” Jude says that God will “convict” all of the ungodly, but Enoch says that they will be “destroyed.” The rest of the two passages disagree in wording in minor ways. Therefore, it is inaccurate to conclude that Jude quoted Enoch. Since the book of Jude was written by Jude under the influence of God the Holy Spirit, we conclude that the book of Jude is truth.

    Therefore Enoch is wrong with regard to some facts …
    http://www.neverthirsty.org/pp/corner/read2/r00810.html
    I hope this link will help you to further the matter for yourself … 2 Timothy 2:15 … bless you …

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