26 For they harass the one whom you discipline; they spread the news about the suffering of those whom you punish. 27 Hold them accountable for all their sins. Do not vindicate them. 28 May their names be deleted from the scroll of the living. Do not let their names be listed with the godly. 29 I am oppressed and suffering. O God, deliver and protect me. 30 I will sing praises to God’s name. I will magnify him as I give him thanks.
2 May mercy, peace, and love be lavished on you! 3 Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. 4 For certain men have secretly slipped in among you—men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe—ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. 5 Now I desire to remind you (even though you have been fully informed of these facts once for all) that Jesus, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, later destroyed those who did not believe.
Notes and References
"... A feature not uncommon to the OT and Jewish apocalyptic literature in general is the notion of names written in heavenly scrolls. These "heavenly books" reflect a religious self-understanding fundamental to Hebrew thought, namely that the divine purpose, though hidden from human view, is predetermined and revealed in history. These books point to the divine foreknowledge by which "the chosen" of Israel were called to be Yahweh's own possession and, hence, his instruments. Reminiscent of Ps 69 ("May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous"), Jude 4 refers to the ungodly as οί προγεγραμμένοι εις τούτο το κρίμα ("those whose judgment was written down long ago"). The essence of προγράφει ν is juridical. It carries a specific penal sense: that of a public accusation against criminals."
Charles, J. Daryl The Use of Tradition-Material in the Epistle of Jude (pp. 1-14) Bulletin for Biblical Research 4, 1994
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