Revelation 2:4

Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse, I haue somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first loue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'But I have {this} against you, that you have left your first love.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I have `this' against thee, that thou didst leave thy first love.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I have this against you, that you are turned away from your first love.
- Basic English Bible

but I have against thee, that thou hast left thy first love.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
- Webster's Bible

Yet I have this against you--that you no longer love Me as you did at first.
- Weymouth Bible

But I have this against you, that you left your first love.
- World English Bible

But Y haue ayens thee a fewe thingis, that thou hast left thi firste charite.
- Wycliffe Bible

`But I have against thee: That thy first love thou didst leave!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:4


2:4 But I have against thee, that thou hast left thy first love - That love for which all that church was so eminent when St. Paul wrote his epistle to them. He need not have left this. He might have retained it entire to the end. And he did retain it in part, or there could not have remained so much of what was commendable in him. But he had not kept, as he might have done, the first tender love in its vigour and warmth. Reader, hast thou?


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:4


Re 2:4 Nevertheless. After these words of promise a stain on the garments of the church is pointed out. Thou hast left thy first love. They have not maintained the ardor and devotion of the love of their earlier history. Nothing but the fervent love of the Bride can satisfy the Bridegroom. This change shows that many years must have passed since the last communication of Paul to the Ephesian church.

Discussion for Revelation 2

  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    How he correct the seven church he told of their faults. He then told them how to correct their faults. So would doing their faults
  • A disciple
    Annwashi1955; Hebrews 12:2 LOOKING UNTO JESUS! We are taught by the Lord, and all His servants, that we are set to encounter tribulation, temptations, opposition and contradiction, from the world, the flesh, and the devil. The only way for us to walk in constant victory and a good conscience toward God, is by an earnest contending through the Spirit, out of a deeply established heart for Jesus.
  • Annwashi1955
    It is true we have left out our first love for Jesus. We have become too busy with the things of this life and have not sought first the kingdom of heaven. Let us repent, right now.
  • A disciple
    To Irene from 3 months ago, Jeremiah 6; All of the churches were "salvageable" otherwise the Lord wouldn't have sent to speak to them to repent! Ephesus was in danger of being removed altogether of her place even as a Lampstand for the Lord because they forgot their first love! So what good then will be all their activities? Laodicea was rich in this world, luke warm, stupid and blind spiritually.
  • A disciple
    We have no real comparison today to the Church in Ephesus, as far as importance and leadership among the Churches. It looks like they were just perfect in their religious activities, and nothing to be blamed, but the Lord points to their fault as so serious, that He is about to remove them from being His light bearers in the world. How could their hearts have grown cold toward Jesus?
  • 777insight
    The white stone is not the stone of the Christian church. The foundation of the Christian church is, Jesus is savior. This white stone has the name of the Son of Man, not the son of God, written as savior = religion of Israel. They call the son of their God, their false bloodline christ, a killer, the rod of iron is a rifle. Jesus does not kill, he never breaks GODs law not to kill.

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