Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 Timothy 2:1
- First of all (prwton pantwn).
- Take with parakalw. My first request (first in importance).
- Intercessions (enteuxeiv).
- Late word (Polybius, Plutarch, etc.), only here in N.T. and 4:5, though the verb entugxanw in Romans 8:27,34; 11:2,25. The other three words for prayer are common (Philippians 4:6).
- For all men (uper pantwn antrwpwn).
- The scope of prayer is universal including all kinds of sinners (and saints).