JUDE SUMMARY: BELIEVERS KEPT BY FAITH FROM ERROR AND ETERNAL DEATH
I. 1:1-23 THE AGENCIES OF PRESERVATION
A. 1:1-2 PRESERVED THROUGH UNION WITH CHRIST
I-OUdas, IeSOU ChrisTOU DOUlos  , a-delPHOS de IaKObou,
Jude, bondman of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,
tois en TheO paTRI e-ga-peMEnois, kai IeSOU ChrisTOte-te-reMEnois , kleTOIS :
to those called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:
Ele-os huMIN kai eiREnekai aGApeple-thunTHEIe.
2 Mercy to you and peace and love be multiplied.
B. 1:3-16 PRESERVED THROUGH FAITH
1. 1:3-4 BELIEVERS KEPTBY FAITH
a. 1:3 A PRACTICAL EXHORTATION: CONTEND FOR THE FAITH
A-ga-peTOI, PAsan spouDEN poiOUme-nos GRAphein huMIN peRI tes koiNES huMON so-teRIas,
Beloved, while I was giving all diligence to write you of our common :salvation,
aNAGken  ESchon GRApsai huMIN pa-ra-kaLON  e-pa-goNIzes-thai 
I was constrained to write you exhorting to contend earnestly
te HApax pa-ra-doTHEIse tois haGIois PIStei.
for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.
b. 1:4 REASON: UNGODLY HYPOCRITES CREEPING IN
pa-rei-seDUe-san  GAR ti-nes ANthro-poi,
For certain men have crept in privately,
hoi PAlai pro-ge-gramMEnoi  eis TOUto to KRIma ,
who were of old written of beforehand unto this :condemnation,
a-seBEIS , ten tou TheOU heMON CHAri-ta me-ta-tiTHENtes  eis aSELgei-an,
ungodly, turning the grace of our :God into lasciviousness,
kai ton MOnon desPOten  kai KUri-on heMON, IeSOUN ChrisTON, arNOUme-noi .
and denying the only Master and our Lord, Jesus Christ.
2. 1:5-7 UNBELIEVERS KEPT FOR JUDGMENT
a. 1:5 A REMEMBRANCE: ISRAEL SUFFERED FOR SIN
Hu-pomNEsai  de huMAS BOUlo-mai 1014], eiDOtas HApax PANta,
Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all,
HOti KUri-os, laON ek ges AiGUPtou SOsas,
that the Lord, having saved a people out of Egypt land,
to DEUte-ron tous me pisTEUsan-tas aPOle-sen .
the second time destroyed them that believed not.
b. 1:6 REMEMBER ALSO: ANGELS WERE JUDGED FOR SINNING
agGElous  te tous me teREsan-tas ten he-auTON arCHEN,
And angels that kept not their own :principality,
alLA a-po-liPONtas  to Idi-on oi-keTEri-on,
but left their proper habitation,
eis KRIsin meGAles heMEras desMOIS  a-iDIois huPO ZOphon  teTEre-ken.
he has kept in everlasting bonds under darkness unto judgment of the great day.
c. 1:7 REMEMBER FURTHER: JUDGMENT OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH
hos SOdo-ma kai GOmor-ra, kai hai peRI auTAS POleis,
Evenas Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them,
ton HOmoi-on TROpon TOUtois ek-porNEUsa-sai 
having in like manner with these given themselves to fornication
kai a-pelTHOUsai oPIsosarKOS heTEros,
and gone after strange flesh,
PROkein-tai DEIGma puROS ai-oNIou, DIken huPEchou-sai.
are set forth as an example of eternal fire, suffering punishment.
3. 1:8-13 APOSTATES KEPTFOR ETERNAL DEATH
a. 1:8 FILTHY SINNERS SHALL BE JUDGED
HoMOIos MENtoi kai HOUtoi e-nup-ni-aZOme-noi  SARka men miAInou-sin ,
Yet in like manner these also in their dreamings defile theflesh,
ku-riOte-ta de a-theTOUsin , DOxas de blas-pheMOUsin.
and set at nought dominion, and rail atdignities.
b. 1:9 MICHAEL'S EXAMPLE: SPOKE RESPECTFULLY OF DIGNITIES
Ho de Mi-chaEL ho arCHAGge-los, HOte todi-a-BOlodi-a-kriNOme-nos 
But Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil
di-eLEge-to peRI tou MoSEos SOma-tos,
he disputed about thebody of :Moses,
ouk eTOLme-sen KRIsin e-pe-negKEIN blas-pheMIas, alLA EIpen, Epi-tiMEsai soi KUri-os.
dared not bring against hima railing judgment, but said, TheLord rebuke you.
c. 1:10 EXAMPLE OF SINNERS: A CONTRAST OF BRUTISHNESS
OUtoi de HOsa men ouk OIda-sin blas-pheMOUsin: HOsa de phu-siKOS ,
But these rail at whatever they know not: and what they understand naturally,
hos ta Alo-ga ZOa, ePIstan-tai, en TOUtois PHTHEIron-tai .
like the creatures without reason, in these thingsare corrupted.
d. 1:11 MEN OF HISTORY WITH A SIMILAR EXAMPLE
ouAI auTOIS! HOti tehoDOtou KaIN e-poREUthe-san,
Woe to them! for they went in the way of :Cain,
kai tePLAnetou Ba-laAM misTHOU e-xeCHUthe-san, kai tean-ti-loGIa tou KoRE aPOlon-to.
and ran riotously in the error of :Balaam for hire,and perished in the gainsaying of :Korah.
e. 1:`12-13 ABOMINABLE EMPTINESS OF FALSE TEACHERS
HOU-TOI ei-sin hoi en tais aGApais huMON spiLAdes 
These are they who are hidden rocks in your :love-feasts
su-neu-oCHOUme-noi , aPHObos he-auTOUS poiMAInon-tes ;
when they feast with you, that without fear feed themselves;
nePHElai Anu-droi huPO aNEmon pa-ra-pheROme-nai ;
clouds without water carried along by winds;
DENdra phthi-no-po-riNA Akar-pa, dis a-po-thaNONta, ek-ri-zoTHENta ;
autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
KUma-ta Agri-a thaLASses, e-paphRIzon-ta tas he-auTON aisCHUnas ;
13wild sea waves, foaming out theirown shames;
asTEres plaNEtai , hois ho ZOphos tou SKOtous eis aiOna te-TEre-tai.
wandering stars, for whom the blackness of :darkness has been reserved unto theage.
4. 1:14-15 SAINTS KEPTBY THE LORD, WILL ALSO JUDGE
EproPHEteu-sen de kai TOUtois, HEBdo-mos aPO A-DAM, E-NOCH,
And to these also Enoch prophesied, seventh from Adam,
LEgon, I-DOU, ELthen KUri-os en haGIais mu-riAsin auTOU, poiEsai KRIsin kaTA PANton,
saying, Lo, theLord came with his holy myriads, 15to execute judgment upon all,
kai e-LEGxai PANtas tous a-seBEIS peRI PANton ton ERgon
and to convict all the ungodly of all their :works
a-seBEIas auTON hon aSEbesan, kai peRI PANton ton skleRON 
of ungodliness which they have ungodly wrought, and of all the hard things
hon aLAle-san kat' auTOU ha-mar-toLOI a-seBEIS.
which unglodly sinners have spoken against him.
5. 1:16 THOSE NOT KEPTBY THE LORD, TO BE JUDGED
HOU-TOI ei-sin gog-gusTAI , memPSImoi-roi, kaTA tas e-pi-thuMIas auTON po-reuOme-noi,
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their :lusts,
(kai to STOma auTON laLEI huPErog-ka),
(and their :mouth speaks great swelling words),
thauMAzon-tes PROso-pa opheLIas CHArin.
showing respect of persons for thesake of advantage.
C. 1:17-23 PRESERVED THROUGH THE LORD'S COMING
a. 1:17-18 PERSEVERE - FOR UNGODLINESS WAS FORETOLD
HuMEIS de a-ga-peTOI, MNESthe-te  ton 'reMAton  ton pro-ei-reMEnon 
But YOU beloved, remember the words :spoken before
huPO ton a-poSTOlon tou KuRIou heMON IeSOU ChrisTOU;
by the apostles of our :Lord Jesus Christ;
HOti Ele-gon huMIN, Ep' esCHAtou CHROnou Eson-tai emPAIKtai ,
18 that they said to you, In thelast time mockers shall be,
kaTA tas he-auTON e-pi-thuMIas po-reuOme-noi ton a-se-beiON.
walking after theirown :ungodly lusts.
b. 1:19 These are theywho make separations, having onlysoul, not having Spirit.
HOU-TOI ei-sin hoi a-po-di-oRIzon-tes , psu-chiKOI, PNEUma me Echon-tes.
c. 1:20-21 CHRISTIAN DUTY: ENCOURAGE IN GODLINESS
HuMEIS de, a-ga-peTOI, e-poi-ko-doMOUNtes  he-auTOUS te ha-gi-oTAte  huMON PIStei,
But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy :faith,
en PNEUma-ti HaGIo pro-seuCHOme-noi ,
praying in the Holy Spirit,
he-auTOUS en aGApe TheOU teREsa-te, pros-deCHOme-noi  to Ele-os
21 keep yourselves in God's love, looking for the mercy
tou KuRIou heMON IeSOU ChrisTOU eis zo-EN aiOni-on
of our :Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
d. 1:22-23 DUTY: RECEIVE THE WEAK - REBUKE THE STUBBORN
kai hous men e-leAte , di-a-kri-noMEnous ;
And on some have mercy, who are in doubt;
SOze-te, ek puROS harPAzon-tes ; hous de e-leAte en PHObo;
23 and save, snatching them out of fire; and on some have mercy with fear;
miSOUNtes [3404 kai ton aPO tes sarKOS es-pi-loMEnon  chiTOna .
hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
II. 1:24-25 THE ASSURANCE OF PRESERVATION
a. 1:24-25a APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION
To de du-naMEno phuLAxai  huMAS apTAIstous ,
Now to him that is able to guard you from stumbling,
kai STEsai ka-teNOpi-on tes DOxes auTOU a-MOmous  en a-gal-liAsei ,
and to set you before the presence of his :glory blameless in exceeding joy,
MOno TheO soTEri heMON, di-A IeSOU ChrisTOU tou KuRIou heMON,
25 to theonly God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our :Lord,
DOxa, me-ga-loSUne, KRAtos kai e-xouSIa ,
beglory, majesty, dominion and authority,
pro panTOS tou aiOnos, kai nun kai eis PANtas tous aiOnas.
before every :age, and now and unto all the ages.
b. 1:25b Amen. aMEN.
NOTE: It is interesting that both James and Jude are half-brothers of Jesus. In the beginning they did not believe their older brother was the long-looked-for Messiah. Mary knew, and Joseph knew. The angelic visitation and the fulfillment of his words were sufficient proof. Yet Mary did not understand this strange Son of hers, and at His Bar Mitzvah at 12, she still could not comprehend Him. At the beginning of His 3 year ministry, His family gathered in unbelief outside one of His meetings, but He refused to come out to them, but rather claimed that His 12 disciples were his father, mother, brothers and sisters, because they believed and did the will of His Father.
But following His death and resurrection, at least Mary, Jamesand Jude came aboard in full faith.James became Apostolic pastor of the church of Jerusalem and author of his 5-chapter letter. And Jude became author of this one-chapter letter named after him.
Both brothers, like all other Bible writers, wrote their two NT books under the direct guidance of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21 and 1 Corinthians 14:37). The Lord Jesus by the Spirit directly guided His 2 brothers in the writing of their epistles. And, according to the discovery of Ivan Panin, their letters have the unusual mathematical trademark in the Numerical Greek Text, as all other books of both the NT Greek and OT Hebrew. No otherreligious books have this phenomenon and trademark, including the Koran.
We would be missing much, if this letter of Jude to the Church were missing from the Canon of Scripture. His reference to Enoch and the second coming of the Lord Jesus, His brother after the flesh through Mary, would be a significant omission.
There is a book by Enoch, but it is not canonical. I have personally read it, and find it interesting, but like the Apocryphal books, can understand why the Holy Spirit did not lead it to be one of our 66 books of the Canon.
Yet that in no wise is reason that this unusual quotation from that book should not appear here under Jude's leading in verses 14 & 15. Note too that Jesus is going to share His judgment-role on the ungodly with us His saints. Paul acknowledges this also, and exhorts Christians to judge one another when we have problems, and notresort to secular courts, which is a shame to believers.
In verses 20 & 21, Jude provides a most valuable insight in praying in the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26-27 is a parallel passage at this point, and is a valuable complementation. “Rees Howells, Intercessor” by Norman P. Grubb, illustrates how a believer can be a channel for the Holy Spirit's prayers through us, not just our own selfish prayers for our own interests. See Revelation 4:11 as a confirmation. We are created because of God's will, and His purpose is that we be brought into the image of His Son! And as to His Son - not oneword He spoke in prayer or discourse - and not one deed He performed - but was directed by His Father. Thisis the goal to which God is processing us. How greata help and blessing then is the book of Jude to us to aid us in God's purpose for us. J.A.W.