To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever . Amen. — Jude 1:25, King James Version.
Sometimes a trinitarian or a oneness believer may quote Jude 1:25 with the claim that this supports the idea that Jesus is God; the assumptions evidently being added to and read into what is stated is that there is only one savior, and since Jesus is that Savior, it is further imagined and assumed that this must be saying that Jesus is the only wise God our Savior.
However, let us look at Jude 1:25 as it appears in some other translations:
Jude 1:25 – to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. — New American Standard Bible translation.
Jude 1:25 – to the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, [be] glory, majesty, dominion and power, before all time, and now, and for evermore. Amen. — American Standard.
monw thew swteeri heemwn dia ieesou christou tou
TO ONLY GOD SAVIOR OF US THROUGH JESUS CHRIST THE
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kuriou heemwn doxa megalwsunee kratos kai exousia
LORD OF US GLORY GREATNESS MIGHT AND AUTHORITY
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pro pantos tou aiwnos kai nun kai eis pantas tous
BEFORE ALL THE AGE AND NOW AND INTO ALL THE
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Westcott & Hort Interlinear, as obtained from the Bible Students Library DVD Library.
Obviously, this is one of the scriptures that has variant readings.
This scripture, as found in the Westcott & Hort text, based more so on earlier manuscripts, actually attests to the fact that the God of Jesus, the only true God (John 17:1,3) is our savior “through” Jesus Christ. Praise Yah!
We have shown in our study, “Besides Yahweh There is No Savior”, that Yahweh did indeed send many saviors, none of which were Yahweh. Yahweh did save Israel many times through various saviors that he sent, and likewise, Yahweh saves the world of mankind from Adamic sin and death through the savior whom he sends. – Romans 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 15:21,22.
See Jude 25 in the document linked to below for manuscript evidence:
http://www.heraldmag.org/olb/contents/reference/AVcorr.pdfClick here for reuse options!
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