Jude 1:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Jude 1:24, NIV: To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy--

Jude 1:24, ESV: Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,

Jude 1:24, KJV: Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Jude 1:24, NASB: Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless with great joy,

Jude 1:24, NLT: Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.

Jude 1:24, CSB: Now to him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of his glory, without blemish and with great joy,

What does Jude 1:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Verse 24 emphasizes the truth that believers are on the winning side. Apostates cannot destroy our faith or knock us out of the Christian race. God has the power to keep us upright and at the end of the race present us without fault to His glorious self. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, offered these encouraging words: "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand" (John 10:27–29).

The prospect of being kept and presented faultless in heaven would encourage Jude's readers to patiently run the race and to keep looking onto Jesus (Hebrews 12:1–2). Ephesians 5:27 also anticipates the time when Jesus presents the church to himself "in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish." The apostle John also takes a look forward to seeing Jesus face to face. At that time we will be completely like Him—sinless—for "we shall see him as he is" (1 John 3:2).