New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
but I have against thee, that thou hast left thy first love.
World English Bible
But I have this against you, that you left your first love.
Young's Literal Translation
'But I have against thee: That thy first love thou didst leave!
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CommentaryClarke'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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LibraryMay 17. "To Him that Overcometh, Will I Give" (Rev. Ii. 17).
"To him that overcometh, will I give" (Rev. ii. 17). A precious secret of Christian life is to have Jesus dwelling within the heart and conquering things that we never could overcome. It is the only secret of power in your life and mine, beloved. Men cannot understand it, nor will the world believe it; but it is true, that God will come to dwell within us, and be the power, and the purity, and the victory, and the joy of our life. It is no longer now, "What is the best that I can do?" but the question …
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Declension from First Love
The Dialogue against the Luciferians.
The Laodicean State of Christendom.
"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.
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
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