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 2:4

  • Dennis P. Ginther for verse 4
    I have long thought that the book of Revelation to be a final exam for anyone to take. This being the first of 7 test. If it is? Logically one must think back in their lives who or what was their first love and have they distanced themselves from it? My Mother was and is my first love. I had left her a distance was an issue. I moved back with her at 53 years old. She died 6 months later. It was the best experiance of my entire life. Thank you Jesus. I Love You so much!
  • Naas immelman for verse 4
    We as children of God are so busy with the things of the God we serve,meetings and organising that we are neglecting the God of the things.
  • Kimberly Paige Wicks for verse 4
    It was very good to hear this awesome message about Jesus the love of all
  • Chinomnso for verse 4
    Till we go back to where we met God love we don 't know Him,If we fail to accept back His love toward us, we likewise don 't understand Him.
  • Gloria H Deere for verse 4
    We,all Gods children fall short from time to time.The fault lies in us never on God.We loose,the essential agredient when we dont love and forget to stay in love with Jesus.Then we have left our first love. We must always pray and not faint.
  • This is a message directed to us all. I am just a man, but I hear God speaking loud and clear. He is mad, he's coming, first stop Ventura county, ca for some correcting.

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