“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.