Jude 1:25 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Jude 1:25, NIV: to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Jude 1:25, ESV: to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Jude 1:25, KJV: To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Jude 1:25, NASB: to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Jude 1:25, NLT: All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.

Jude 1:25, CSB: to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now and forever. Amen.

What does Jude 1:25 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Jude concludes his letter with swelling praise to God. He describes God as "the only God, our Savior." Although the apostates—rebellious nonbelievers—worshipped themselves, there is only one God, and He saves from their sins all who trust in His Son Jesus (Acts 4:12). Jude ascribes to God inestimable worth, sovereign rule, omnipotence, and full authority. He offers his praise through the Lord Jesus Christ, the one Mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5). The attributes that Jude ascribes to God belong to God eternally according to the last part of Jude 1:25.

Jude's letter describes men at their worst and God at His best. Believers are on the side of victory! After writing this magnificent doxology, Jude ends his letter with one word, "Amen," meaning, "so be it" or "truly."