2 Timothy 4:16

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 4:16

  • Foster Amenya for verse 16
    As Paul stood in defense of the Gospel and all turned their backs on him worse times are on the when trusted friends will become vessels of betrayal. Paul was relating his experience which Christians should learn that we must put our trust in no man except Jesus who is always there

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