2 Timothy 4:1

“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)

Other Translations

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Iesus Christ, who shall iudge the quicke and the dead at his appearing, and his kingdome:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I solemnly charge {you} in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I charge `thee' in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus, who shall judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
- American Standard Version (1901)

I give you orders, before God and Christ Jesus, who will be the judge of the living and the dead, and by his revelation and his kingdom;
- Basic English Bible

I testify before God and Christ Jesus, who is about to judge living and dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom,
- Darby Bible

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
- Webster's Bible

I solemnly implore you, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is about to judge the living and the dead, and by His Appearing and His Kingship:
- Weymouth Bible

I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom:
- World English Bible

I witnesse bifore God and Crist Jhesu, that schal deme the quike and the deed, and bi the comyng of hym, and the kyngdom of hym,
- Wycliffe Bible

I do fully testify, then, before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is about to judge living and dead at his manifestation and his reign --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:1


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.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4:1

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 1
    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 for verse 1
    Man of God, deliver me and my wife. My wife is ill. Man of God we need deliverance
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