2 Timothy 4:16
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English Standard Version
At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them!

King James 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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
At my first answer no man stood with me, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their charge.

English Revised Version
At my first defence no one took my part, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their account.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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

2 Timothy 4:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

At my first answer (ἐν τῇ πρώτῃ μου ἀπολογίᾳ)

Ἁπολογία defense in a judicial trial. Comp. Acts 25:16. Also against private persons, as 1 Corinthians 9:3; 2 Corinthians 7:11. Defense of the gospel against its adversaries, as Philippians 1:7, Philippians 1:16; comp. 1 Peter 3:15 (note). It is impossible to decide to what this refers. On the assumption of a second imprisonment of Paul (see Introduction) it would probably refer to a preliminary hearing before the main trial. It is not improbable that the writer had before his mind the situation of Paul as described in Philippians 1, since this Epistle shows at many points the influence of the Philippians letter. It should be noted, however, that ἀπολογία in Philippians 1:7, Philippians 1:16, has no specific reference to Paul's trial, but refers to the defense of the gospel under any and all circumstances. In any case, the first Romans imprisonment cannot be alluded to here. On that supposition, the omission of all reference to Timothy's presence and personal ministry at that time, and the words about his first defense, which must have taken place before Timothy left Rome (Philippians 2:19-23) and which is here related as a piece of news, are quite inexplicable.

Stood with me (παρεγένετο)

As a patron or an advocate. The verb mostly in Luke and Acts: once in Paul, 1 Corinthians 16:3 : only here in Pastorals. It means to place one's self beside; hence, to come to, and this latter sense is almost universal in N.T. In the sense of coming to or standing by one as a friend, only here.

Be laid to their charge (αὐτοῖς λογισθείη)

Mostly in Paul: only here in Pastorals. See on Romans 4:3, Romans 4:5; see on 1 Corinthians 13:5.

2 Timothy 4:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

answer.

Acts 22:1 Men, brothers, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now to you.

Acts 25:16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die...

1 Corinthians 9:3 My answer to them that do examine me is this,

2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that you sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it worked in you, yes...

Philippians 1:7,17 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds...

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts...

*Gr:

no.

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

2 Timothy 1:15 This you know, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

Psalm 31:11-13 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to my acquaintance...

Mark 14:50 And they all forsook him, and fled.

John 16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone...

I pray.

Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Cross References
Luke 12:11
And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say,

Acts 7:60
And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

1 Corinthians 13:5
or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

2 Timothy 4:15
Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message.

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