1 Peter 4:5
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New International Version
But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

New Living Translation
But remember that they will have to face God, who will judge everyone, both the living and the dead.

English Standard Version
but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

New American Standard Bible
but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

King James Bible
Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will give an account to the One who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.

International Standard Version
They will give an account to the one who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

NET Bible
They will face a reckoning before Jesus Christ who stands ready to judge the living and the dead.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who give an account to God, who is going to judge the dead and living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will give an account to the one who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Jubilee Bible 2000
the same shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead.

King James 2000 Bible
Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead.

American King James Version
Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

American Standard Version
who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who shall render account to him, who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Darby Bible Translation
who shall render account to him who is ready to judge [the] living and [the] dead.

English Revised Version
who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Weymouth New Testament
But they will have to give account to Him who stands ready to pronounce judgement on the living and the dead.

World English Bible
who will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Young's Literal Translation
who shall give an account to Him who is ready to judge living and dead,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:1-6 The strongest and best arguments against sin, are taken from the sufferings of Christ. He died to destroy sin; and though he cheerfully submitted to the worst sufferings, yet he never gave way to the least sin. Temptations could not prevail, were it not for man's own corruption; but true Christians make the will of God, not their own lust or desires, the rule of their lives and actions. And true conversion makes a marvellous change in the heart and life. It alters the mind, judgment, affections, and conversation. When a man is truly converted, it is very grievous to him to think how the time past of his life has been spent. One sin draws on another. Six sins are here mentioned which have dependence one upon another. It is a Christian's duty, not only to keep from gross wickedness, but also from things that lead to sin, or appear evil. The gospel had been preached to those since dead, who by the proud and carnal judgment of wicked men were condemned as evil-doers, some even suffering death. But being quickened to Divine life by the Holy Spirit, they lived to God as his devoted servants. Let not believers care, though the world scorns and reproaches them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. The judgment is at hand; the Judge standeth before the door; all men, quick and dead alike, must give account to him. It is better to suffer now for well-doing than then for evil-doing. Men call you to give account now (1 Peter 3:15); they themselves must give account to God.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Who shall give account to him,.... "To God himself", as the Syriac version reads; of all their blasphemies, and hard speeches spoken by them against God, Christ, the Gospel, and good men, and receive their just punishment. This the apostle says, to calm the minds of God's people, and make them to sit easy under all censures, reproaches, and calumnies, and not think of avenging themselves, but commit themselves to him that will judge righteously; even to him,

that is ready to judge the quick and the dead; that is, all men, such as will be found alive when he comes, and those that have died before, who will then be raised from the dead, to receive their judgment; and by whom is meant the Lord Jesus Christ, to whom all judgment is committed; and who is ordained to be the Judge of quick and dead, and will judge both at his appearing and kingdom; yea, the day is appointed when this judgment will proceed by him, and he is at the door; so that he may be truly said to be ready for it, as he is every way equal to it, and will finish it with righteousness.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. They who now call you to account falsely, shall have to give account themselves for this very evil-speaking (Jude 15), and be condemned justly.

ready—very speedily (1Pe 4:7; 2Pe 3:10). Christ's coming is to the believer always near.

1 Peter 4:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Living for God's Glory
4In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you; 5but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.…
Cross References
Acts 10:42
He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.

Romans 14:9
For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

Romans 14:12
So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

2 Timothy 4:1
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:

James 5:9
Don't grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
Treasury of Scripture

Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

shall.

Malachi 3:13-15 Your words have been stout against me, said the LORD. Yet you say, …

Matthew 12:36 But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they …

Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of …

Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Jude 1:14,15 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, …

that.

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly …

Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, …

Ezekiel 18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according …

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels …

John 5:22,23,28,29 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son…

Acts 10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that …

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world …

Romans 14:10-12 But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nothing your brother…

1 Corinthians 15:51,52 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall …

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who …

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: …

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