2 Timothy 4:1-5 DBY

1 I testify before God and Christ Jesus, who is about to judge living and dead, and by a his appearing and his kingdom,

References for 2 Timothy 4:1

    •  4:1 - That is 'I testify or charge thee before God, and by the appearing.' 'By' may be taken as 'according to,' that is, the judgment is according to the power and glory of his appearing and his kingdom. Some authorities read 'at.'
      2 proclaim the word; be urgent in season [and] out of season, convict, b rebuke, encourage, with all longsuffering and doctrine.

      References for 2 Timothy 4:2

        • € 4:2 - Or 'reprove.' See 1Tim. 5.20.
          3 For the time shall be when they will not bear sound teaching; but according to their own lusts will heap up to themselves teachers, having an itching ear;
          4 and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned c aside to fables.

          References for 2 Timothy 4:4

            •  4:4 - Or 'will be turned aside,' or 'have turned themselves aside.' Compare 1Tim. 1.6; 5.15. Here their being already turned aside leads them to turn away their ear from the truth.
              5 But *thou*, be sober d in all things, bear evils, do [the] work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.

              References for 2 Timothy 4:5

                • ‚ 4:5 - This implies, not watching actively, nor being awake, but that sober clearness of mind resulting from exemption from false influences -- not muddled with the influence of what intoxicates. So we think of one when we say, He has a sober judgment.