The false teachers are very dangerous
12 When you meet as believers to eat special meals together, those false teachers meet with you. But they are dangerous and will stop you showing your love for one another. They come only because they want to eat too much. They do not respect God or other people. They only think about themselves and they are not ashamed. They are like clouds that you think will bring rain. But the wind blows those clouds along and there is no rain. They are like trees that have no fruit, even at the time for harvest. People pull trees like that out of the ground. They are completely dead and can give no fruit. 13 Those false teachers are like water in the sea that the wind blows during a storm. The dirt that comes to the top of the water is like the dirty things that those people do. They are like stars that have moved away from their proper places in the sky. God has prepared a completely dark place for them. God will keep them there for ever.
14 Long ago, Enoch also spoke about those false teachers. Enoch belonged to the seventh family that was born, starting with Adam. He said, ‘Look, the Lord will come with many thousands of his own angels. 15 He will judge all people. He will punish everyone who has turned against him. He will punish them because of all the bad things that they have done against him. He will punish them because of all the bad words that they have spoken against him. Yes, he will punish everyone who lives in a way that does not please him.’ 16 Those people are always complaining. They are never happy about other people. They just do bad things that will make themselves happy. They speak great things about themselves, to show how important they are. They praise other people only so that they can get something good for themselves.
1:14Enoch was a man who lived many, many years ago. He lived in a good way that pleased God. See Genesis 5:3-18, 24.
1:15These words that Enoch wrote are not in the Bible. Enoch wrote them in a book called ‘The Book of Enoch’.