Jude 1:23
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New International Version
save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear--hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

King James Bible
And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
but others save with fear, snatching [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

World English Bible
and some save, snatching them out of the fire with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh.

Young's Literal Translation
and some in fear save ye, out of the fire snatching, hating even the coat from the flesh spotted.

Jude 1:23 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And others save with fear - "Some of them snatch from the fire: but when they repent, have mercy upon them in fear." - Syriac. "And some of them rebuke for their sins; and on others have mercy when they are convicted; and others save from the fire and deliver them." - Erpen's Arabic. Mr. Wesley's note has probably hit the sense. "Meantime watch over others as well as yourselves; and give them such help as their various needs require. For instance,

1. Some that are wavering in judgment, staggered by others' or by their own evil reasoning, endeavor more deeply to convince of the truth as it is in Jesus.

2. Some snatch with a swift and strong hand out of the fire of sin and temptation.

3. On others show compassion, in a milder and gentler way; though still with a jealous fear, lest you yourselves be infected with the disease you endeavor to cure. See therefore that, while ye love the sinners, ye retain the utmost abhorrence of their sins, and of any, the least degree of or approach to them."

Having even the garment spotted by the flesh - Fleeing from all appearance of evil. Dictum sumptum, ut apparet, a mulieribus sanguine menstruo pollutis, quarum vestes etiam pollutae censebantur: or there may be an allusion to a case of leprosy, for that infected the garments of the afflicted person, and these garments were capable of conveying the contagion to others.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Romans 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.

1 Corinthians 5:3-5 For I truly, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present...

2 Corinthians 7:10-12 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death...

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.


Amos 4:11 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning...

Zechariah 3:2 And the LORD said to Satan, The LORD rebuke you, O Satan; even the LORD that has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you...

1 Corinthians 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.


Leviticus 13:47-59 The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen garment...

Leviticus 14:47 And he that lies in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eats in the house shall wash his clothes.

Leviticus 15:17 And every garment, and every skin, where on is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities...

Lamentations 4:14 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.

Zechariah 3:3-5 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel...

1 Corinthians 5:9-11 I wrote to you in an letter not to company with fornicators...

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

Revelation 3:4,18 You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy...

The Holy Spirit and the one Church
Our text suggests to us three things: first, an inquiry--Have we the Spirit? secondly, a caution--if we have not the spirit we are sensual; thirdly, a suspicion--there are many persons that separate themselves. Our suspicion concerning them is, that notwithstanding their extra-superfine profession, they are sensual, not having the Spirit; for our text says, "These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit." I. First, then, our text suggests AN INQUIRY--Have we the Spirit? This
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

The Twofold Bearing of this Fact.
We come now to a point concerning which it behooves believers, particularly young believers and beginners in the study of prophecy, to be quite clear upon. Like the other two great Facts which we have reviewed--the First Advent of our Lord to this earth and His going away, and the presence now of the Holy Spirit upon this earth--this third great fact of the Redeemer's Return also has a double bearing, a bearing upon the Church and a bearing upon the world. The Second Coming of Christ will occur in
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

Cross References
Amos 4:11
"I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. You were like a burning stick snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

Zechariah 3:2
The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?"

Zechariah 3:3
Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel.

1 Corinthians 3:15
If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved--even though only as one escaping through the flames.

2 Corinthians 5:11
Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.

2 John 1:11
Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

Jude 1:22
Be merciful to those who doubt;

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