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To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.
Concluding this short book, the author adds a doxology—a declaration of praise to God (see also v. 24). Despite Jude’s concern about false and ungodly influences within the Christian Church (see v. 4), he voices confidence in God’s wisdom and power.
Glory is translated from the Greek noun doxa (root of the word doxology). A scholar suggests: “Glory . . . is the true apprehension of God or things. The glory of God must mean His unchanging essence. Giving glory to God is ascribing to Him His full recognition.”
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Resources quoted in this issue
GT: Zodhiates, Spiros. The Complete Word Study New Testament: King James Version. Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 1992.
RR: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 3, Introduction to Hebrew Poetry, Job, Psalms, Introduction to Wisdom Literature, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
Cit. 3: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 9, Acts, Introduction to Epistolary Literature, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.
Cit. 7: Radmacher, Earl D., Ronald Barclay Allen, and H. Wayne House. The Nelson Study Bible: New King James Version. Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers, 1997.
Cit. 11: Barker, Kenneth, et al., eds. The NIV Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995.
Cit. 14: NLT Study Bible. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2017.
Cit. 16: 1599 Geneva Bible: The Holy Scriptures Contained in the Old and New Testaments. London, 1599. Reprint, White Hall, WV: Tolle Lege, 2006. Also available at biblehub.com/commentaries.
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