"THE QUICK AND THE DEAD"
The quick and the dead.
Some bible correctors and Bible agnostics complain about the simple word “the quick”. People have been so dumbed down that they don’t know their own English language very well and naively think that words have only one simple meaning.
The verb “to quicken” means to make alive. And the expression “the quick” as in “the quick and the dead” simply means “those who are alive”.
John 5:21 - “For as the Father raisers up THE DEAD, and QUICKENETH them; even so the Son QUICKENETH whom he will.”
Colossians 2:13 - “And you, being DEAD in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he QUICKENED together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.”
The expression “the quick and the dead” is found in three verses in the New Testament of the King James Bible - and many others as we shall soon see.
Acts 10:42 - “And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of QUICK AND DEAD.”
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”
1 Peter 4:5 - “Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge THE QUICK AND THE DEAD.”
Definition of the quick and the dead
: living people and dead people.
In the Nicene and Apostles' Creeds.
In the Nicene Creed the phrase appears in the following passage (taken from the Book of Common Prayer, 1662).
[He] ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory to judge both THE QUICK AND THE DEAD.
In the Apostles' Creed the phrase appears in the following passage (also taken from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer).
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge THE QUICK AND THE DEAD.
Not only does the King James Bible use this phrase - THE QUICK AND THE DEAD - but so too do the following Bible translations - Wycliffe Bible 1395, Tyndale 1524, the Great Bible 1540, Matthew Bible 1549, the Bishops’ bible 1568, the Geneva Bible 1587, the Beza New Testament 1599, Whiston’s N.T. 1745, the English Revised Version 1881, the 21st Century KJV 1994, The Tomson New Testament 2002, The Hebrew Transliteration Scriptures 2010 and the New Matthew Bible 2016 - “to be judge of THE QUICK AND THE DEAD.”
The Quick and the Dead (1963 film), a war film directed by Robert Totten, set in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War 11.
The Quick and the Dead (1978 film), a documentary about Grand Prix racing, narrated by Stacy Keach.
The Quick and the Dead (1987 film), a 1987 television movie directed by Robert Day, based on Louis L'Amour's 1973 novel.
The Quick and the Dead (1995 film), a 1995 western directed by Sam Raimi, starring Sharon Stone as a female gunfighter.
The Quick & the Dead (1995), a roleplaying supplement to Wraith: The Oblivion (1994) by Elizabeth Fischi
The Quick and the Dead (1991), a book by George Grant.
The Quick and the Dead: Biomedical Theory in Ancient Egypt (2004), a non-fiction book by Andrew Hunt Gordon and Calvin W. Schwabe postulating that the origin of the Ankh has a biological basis derived from ancient cattle culture.
The Quick and the Dead (1973), a novel by Louis L'Amour.
The Quick and the Dead (2008), a thriller novel by Matthew John Lee about biological warfare.
The Quick and the Dead (1943), a novel by Ellery Queen.
The Quick and the Dead (collection), a 1965 collection of stories by Vincent Starrett.
The Quick and the Dead (1956), a book by Bill Waterton.
The Quick and the Dead (2002), a novel by Joy Williams.
All of grace, believing the Book - the King James Holy Bible.
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