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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 4:1
4:1 I charge thee therefore - This is deduced from the whole preceding chapter. At his appearing and his kingdom - That is, at his appearing in the kingdom of glory.
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2Ti 4:1 The Last Solemn Charge SUMMARY OF II TIMOTHY 4: A Charge to Preach the Word. Paul's Time of Departure at Hand. His Blessed Confidence. Timothy Asked to Come. Deserted by Others in the Hour of Trial, Yet the Lord Was with. Him. Parting Salutations. I charge [thee]. How impressive this charge from the weary, war-worn apostle, as he stood on the edge of the grave! Before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ. The names of God and of Christ are invoked to give it solemnity. Who shall judge. Christ is named in his capacity of Judge, who shall judge not only Timothy's hearers, but himself. The quick and the dead. See 1Th 4:15. At his appearing and his kingdom. This final judgment is placed at the time when Christ shall appear in his kingdom of glory. See Mt 25:31.
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-01-31 08:34:04:
Paul is giving his swan song, to Timothy about his time to depart this world, and to be faithful to preach the word in season, as well as out of season. The time will come when they will not endure the truth, but will want teachers with itching ears. All have forsaken him except Luke, and Paul wants everyone to know that the Lord Jesus Christ will judge the living, and the dead at His appearing for the Church in the rapture, as well as the sheep and goat judgment at His Kingdom. We must be faithful until the end, and the Lord will give all those who love His appearing the Crown of Righteousness.
Mr/mrs Alex's comment on 2013-01-26 05:19:22:
Man of God, deliver me and my wife. My wife is ill. Man of God we need deliverance
chris's comment on 2010-05-04 07:47:25:
Who are the samaritians?
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