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Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.
King James Bible
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
American Standard Version
But I have this against thee, that thou didst leave thy first love.
Young's Literal Translation
'But I have against thee: That thy first love thou didst leave!
Revelation 2:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee - The clause should be read, according to the Greek, thus: But I have against thee that thou hast left thy first love. They did not retain that strong and ardent affection for God and sacred things which they had when first brought to the knowledge of the truth, and justified by faith in Christ.
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Revelation 2:14,20 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam...
Revelation 3:14-17 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things said the Amen, the faithful and true witness...
Jeremiah 2:2-5 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus said the LORD; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your espousals...
Matthew 24:12,13 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold...
Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
Philippians 3:13-16 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind...
1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another...
2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...
Hebrews 6:10,11 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...
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Jeremiah 2:2 "Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: "This is what the LORD says: "'I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown.
Matthew 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,