It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, 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.” These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favouritism to gain advantage.
Comment: The book of Enoch was part of the Jewish writings and apparently accepted by the church until about 200AD as part of the canon of scripture. James and Peter quote from it several times and in this quote the words related to ‘ungodly’ occur four times. Enoch lived before Noah and maybe his writings were to do with what God planned to do in the time of Noah. It is interesting in Genesis ch 6 5-7 how many times words like ”corrupt’, ‘every intention of the the thoughts of man’s heart are only evil continually’, ‘I will blot him out, I am sorry that I have made him (man)’. Or maybe Enoch was looking further ahead, at any rate, Jude feels the words are certainly applicable here.
Jude sees God coming with His angelic host to deal with those whom he again describes in scorching terms.
Prayer: Thank you Father that Your justice is perfectly mixed with Your holiness and Your love.
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Thank you Barry, for your comments on this passage. I had not been aware of the significance of the Book of Enoch being in the Church Canon for the first 2 Centuries, and found this most interesting and informative. Also the use of the word “ungodly” four times. Mankind has not really changed since God created Adam and Eve, unfortunately. God bless you.