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Jude 1:24

    Jude 1:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now unto him that is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you before the presence of his glory without blemish in exceeding joy,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to give you a place in his glory, free from all evil, with great joy,

    Webster's Revision

    Now unto him that is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you before the presence of his glory without blemish in exceeding joy,

    World English Bible

    Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now unto him that is able to guard you from stumbling, and to set you before the presence of his glory without blemish in exceeding joy,

    Clarke's Commentary on Jude 1:24

    Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling - Who alone can preserve you from the contagion of sin, and preserve you from falling into any kind of error that might be prejudicial to the interests of your souls; and thus to present you faultless, or, as many others read, ασπιλους, without spot, alluding to the spotted garment mentioned above.

    Before the presence of his glory - Where nothing can stand that does not resemble himself, with exceeding great joy, in finding yourselves eternally out of the reach of the possibility of falling, and for having now arrived at an eternity of happiness.

    Barnes' Notes on Jude 1:24

    Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling - This ascription to one who was able to keep them from falling is made in view of the facts adverted to in the Epistle - the dangers of being led away by the arts and the example of these teachers of error. Compare Jde 1:3. On the ascription itself, compare the notes at Romans 16:25-27. The phrase "to keep from falling" means here to preserve from falling into sin, from yielding to temptation, and dishonoring their religion. The word used (ἀπταιστους aptaistous) occurs nowhere else in the New Testament. It means properly, "not stumbling" as of a horse; then "without falling into sin, blameless." It is God only who, amidst the temptations of the world, can keep us from falling; but, blessed be his name, he can do it, and if we trust in him he will.

    And to present you faultless - The word here rendered "faultless" is the same which is rendered "unblamable" in Colossians 1:22. See the sentiment here expressed explained in the notes at that passage.

    Before the presence of his glory - In his own glorious presence; before himself encompassed with glory in heaven. The saints are to be presented there as redeemed and sanctified, and as made worthy by grace to dwell there forever.

    With exceeding joy - With the abounding joy that they are redeemed; that they are rescued from sorrow, sin, and death, and that heaven is to be their eternal home. Who now can form an adequate idea of the happiness of that hour?

    Wesley's Notes on Jude 1:24

    1:24 Now to him who alone is able to keep them from falling - Into any of these errors or sins. And to present them faultless in the presence of his glory - That is, in his own presence, when he shall be revealed in all his glory.