2 Timothy

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Timothy 4:16

“At my first answere no man stood with mee, but all men forsooke mee: I pray God that it may not bee laid to their charge.”

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Other Translations

At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me: [I pray God] that it may not be laid to their charge.
- King James Version

At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

At my first defence no one took my part, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their account.
- American Standard Version (1901)

At my first meeting with my judges, no one took my part, but all went away from me. May it not be put to their account.
- Basic English Bible

At my first defence no man stood with me, but all deserted me. May it not be imputed to them.
- Darby Bible

At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
- Webster's Bible

At my first defence I had no one at my side, but all deserted me. May it not be laid to their charge.
- Weymouth Bible

At my first defense, no one came to help me, but all left me. May it not be held against them.
- World English Bible

In my firste defence no man helpide me, but alle forsoken me; be it not arettid to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

in my first defence no one stood with me, but all forsook me, (may it not be reckoned to them!)
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 4:16


4:16 All - My friends and companions. Forsook me - And do we expect to find such as will not forsake us? My first defence - Before the savage emperor Nero.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:16


2Ti 4:16 At my first answer. This seems to point to a first hearing of the case, which had then been adjourned, perhaps to wait for witnesses. Then, as now, cases were often postponed, or there were second trials. No man stood with me. None of his brethren dared to appear in his support. It was the last year of the reign of Nero, and times were terrible.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4

  • LINDA SUSAN AUGUSTUS
    I am inspired by this scripture written by the apostle paul. it has a deep abiding spirit of confirmation of the serious work that is before us,for those who are called to bare witness to the truth, and the task of spreading the gospel of jesus christ...i just enjoy the spiritual food of his words in 2019 they are so real and relevant in today's world and it has enlightened me as well.
  • Patty Tozi
    To live this life is to suffer your whole life as l did, not realizing that because you had a calling in your life when born. You were chosen to do special things for the Lord. But growing up did not know God fully, but instead the world ways. Evilness lerked near me causing many a fall and being alone. But God and l fought the trial off. Not knowing-- l climbed out of the pits stronger then ever. Now in the ending of my life l go out fighting for others. With the Light surrounding me, no one will touch me unless the Lord lets them. My strength comes from the Lord each day. Even though the evilness of this world trys and destroy me. I wake up another day living moment to moment walking in His Son Jesus shoes. No turning back now. I chose this fight to the end. Choose this day who you will serve. Fight to the end!!!!
  • Apostle Ebony Carter
    I read this with confirmation to what Timothy was writing here. We see and are experiencing the identical attitude in this present time 2019. Know we are God witnesses and will experience the same thing our brethren did in Jesus Christ time. May we continue to fight the good fight of faith , love the brethren and close any demonic doors to satan. He s rejected knowing his weakness. Moving forw
  • BSP
    Verse 5 We want to share the good news and make sure that we fully accomplish our ministry. The best way to do this is by imitating Jesus Christ and the way that he carried out his ministry.
  • Samuel
    "I Have Fought The Good Battle Of Faith And I Have Finished The Race." Paul Was Not Saying As We Might Think- I Can See The Cry With Bitterness From His Heart. This Realy Makes Me Cry Because Its Very Difficult Time In Christianity. Thats Why Many People Fade. May Jesus Strengthen Us Like Paul, 254702123818
  • Sally Fajardo

    1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom

    John.6:63
    It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

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