New Living Translation
Then they would be guilty of breaking their previous pledge.
King James Bible
Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
Darby Bible Translation
being guilty, because they have cast off their first faith.
World English Bible
having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.
Young's Literal Translation
having judgment, because the first faith they did cast away,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:12 They have rejected their first faith - Have deserted their trust in God, and have acted contrary to the first conviction, namely, that wholly to devote themselves to his service was the most excellent way. When we first receive power to believe, does not the Spirit of God generally point out what are the most excellent things; and at the same time, give us an holy resolution to walk in the highest degree of Christian severity? And how unwise are we ever to sink into anything below it!
HEBREWS xiii. Let love of the brethren continue. Forget not to shew love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are evil entreated, as being yourselves also in the body. Let marriage be had in honour among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for Himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, …
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews
Excursus on the Deaconess of the Early Church.
What Diversity There Ought to be in the Art of Preaching.
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
1 Timothy 5:11
The younger widows should not be on the list, because their physical desires will overpower their devotion to Christ and they will want to remarry.
1 Timothy 5:13
And if they are on the list, they will learn to be lazy and will spend their time gossiping from house to house, meddling in other people's business and talking about things they shouldn't.
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