Jude 1:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Jude 1:15, NIV: to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.'

Jude 1:15, ESV: to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

Jude 1:15, KJV: To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Jude 1:15, NASB: 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.'

Jude 1:15, NLT: to execute judgment on the people of the world. He will convict every person of all the ungodly things they have done and for all the insults that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.'

Jude 1:15, CSB: to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly concerning all the ungodly acts that they have done in an ungodly way, and concerning all the harsh things ungodly sinners have said against him."

What does Jude 1:15 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This continues a quote, begun in the prior verse, most likely adapted from the non-inspired Book of Enoch. Jude has spent a great deal of effort explaining how dangerous false teachers really are. A particularly important moment came in verse 12, where he referred to them as "hidden reefs." This emphasizes how their sins and errors can be subtle, even invisible, until they suddenly cause a catastrophe in someone else's spiritual life. Because these men have rejected the truth in favor of their own preferences, Jude makes it clear that they're destined for eternal punishment (Jude 1:13).

Here, again, Jude reminds his readers of the fate of false teachers and all who reject or distort the truth. When the Lord returns to Earth with thousands of His angels and raptured believers, He will judge them and convict the ungodly of their foul deeds and ruthless insults they have hurled against Him (Matthew 24:30; 2 Thessalonians 1:9–10). The apostates will be judged by Jesus, the one of whom they had spoken abusively (Jude 1:4, 1:8).