A wandering star would be of no value. Isaiah 57:20 is probably in St. Jude's mind: "The wicked are like the troubled sea, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.". The following passage from Irenaeus (IV. It was scarcely needed to distinguish the son of Jared from the son of Cain; in that case it would have been more simple to say, "the son of Jared." But in any case we must probably read rocks--i.e., that on which those who meet them at your love-feasts will be wrecked (see Notes on 1Corinthians 11:20-22)--not "spots," which is borrowed from 2Peter 2:13. spoken" in this passage. From ek and rhizoo; to uproot. The epithets here are in logical order: in autumn, fruitless, dead, rooted up. Pastor Joe preaches from the book of Jude, verses 12-14. Such was eminently the case with Balaam, in his cupidity and his chafing against the restraints which prevented him from gratitifying it. You are on to something there. This is the message of the gospel. See notes on "2Pe 2:13". (18) How that they told you.--Or, perhaps, used to tell you: but we cannot infer from this that oral teaching exclusively is meant. Note the three-fold division of the verse. A place with absolutely no light. If we are going to escape this second death and dying twice, we are going to have to be born twice—we must be born again (John 3:7). A cloud without rain and a tree without fruit are, in an agricultural sense, worthless; dead. But I do want to clarify that we are absolutely to love on and share the truth with the unbelieving world. Note that each half of the verse falls into an irregular triplet. Waterless, i.e. I like Jude. The meaning rather is, autumn trees (which ought to be full of fruit, and yet are) without fruit; in allusion, probably, to the barren fig-tree. It is at least saying they are well on the road to the Lake of Fire. ", Spoken before of the apostles.--The old use of "of" for "by," like "carried about of winds" (Jude 1:12). 2Peter 2:19.) that in the last time there shall be scoffers. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when). Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural. Nabal (1Samuel 25:3) has this epithet with the LXX., where the Authorised version has "churlish." Twice dead - In sin, first by nature, and afterwards by apostasy. You. These are the rocks in your feasts of charity, banqueting with you fearlessly. Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV®. The former is better, the scandal being similar to that described in 1Corinthians 11:21. On the difference of reading respecting the word for "feasts of charity," or "love-feasts," see Note on 2Peter 2:13. These ungodly men were courtiers, flatterers, and parasites. Without water, dry; subst: dry places, desert. In fact, they secretly slip into the church but deny Christ (Jude verse 4 specifically). People's Bible Notes for Jude 1:12. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear. Adverb from a compound of a and phobos; fearlessly. The LXX. "Ye" is emphatic in both cases: "ye," in contrast to these impious men. These are they who banquet together fearlessly, rocks in your feasts of charity. Proverbs 25:14. Of what use are they? With Tom Bresnahan, Jill Whitlow, Jonathan Chapin, Christopher Burgard. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou. From poimen; to tend as a shepherd of. Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural, Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural. I guess when I think of the people Jude seems to be describing, I am not thinking of the ungodly struggle with sin that every believer deals with. From derivative of phthino and opora; autumnal. 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