2 TIMOTHY 4:16



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“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.”

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2 Timothy 4:16 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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At Ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc At
my μου Of me my
first πρώτῃ Foremost (in time, place, order or importance) first
answer ἀπολογίᾳ A plea ("apology") answer
no man οὐδείς Not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e., none, nobody, nothing no man
stood with συμπαρεγένετο, To be present together, i.e., to convene; by implication, to appear in aid stood
me, μοι To me me
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
all πάντες All, any, every, the whole all
men (No Greek definition. English implied.)
forsook ἐγκατέλιπον· To leave behind in some place, i.e., (in a good sense) let remain over, or (in a bad sense) to desert forsook
me: με Me me
I pray God (No Greek definition. English implied.)
that it may be λογισθείη· To take an inventory, i.e., estimate (literally or figuratively) that it may be
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
laid λογισθείη· To take an inventory, i.e., estimate (literally or figuratively) laid
to their charge. αὐτοῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons charge

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  • 14  Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

  • 15  Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

  • 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.

  • 17  Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

  • 18  And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


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