1 Peter 4:5
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 stands ready to 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.

Berean Study Bible
But they will have to give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Berean Literal Bible
who 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
But they will have to answer to God, who judges the living and the dead.

Good News Translation
But they will have to give an account of themselves to God, who is ready to judge the living 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.

New Heart English Bible
who will give account to him who is 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.

New American Standard 1977
but they shall give account to Him 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,
Study Bible
Living for God's Glory
4Because of this, they consider it strange of you not to plunge with them into the same flood of reckless indiscretion, and they heap abuse on you. 5But they will have to give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6That is why the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged as men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.…
Cross References
Acts 10:42
And He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that He is the One appointed by God to judge the living and the dead.

Romans 14:9
For this 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 himself to God.

2 Timothy 4:1
I charge you 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:

James 5:9
Do not complain about one another, brothers, so that you will not be judged. Look, 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, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee? …

Matthew 12:36
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Luke 16:2
And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.

that.

Psalm 1:6
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Ecclesiastes 12:14
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Ezekiel 18:30
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.







Lexicon
[But they]
οἳ (hoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

will have to give
ἀποδώσουσιν (apodōsousin)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 591: From apo and didomi; to give away, i.e. Up, over, back, etc.

an account
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

to Him who
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is
ἔχοντι (echonti)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

ready
ἑτοίμως (hetoimōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2093: Readily. Adverb from hetoimos; in readiness.

to judge
κρῖναι (krinai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

[the] living
ζῶντας (zōntas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[the] dead.
νεκρούς (nekrous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.
(5) Who shall give account.--Perhaps said with a reference to 1Peter 3:15, where these very persons call the Christians to give "account" (the Greek word is the same). The side-purpose of the clause (as in the similar threat, 1Peter 2:8) is to warn the readers against sharing their fate by sharing their sins.

To him that is ready to judge.--This carries on the history of Jesus Christ a step further still. The last thing was His sitting on the right hand of God. This is the order of the Apostles' Creed. Bengel wisely remarks: "The Apostles, when they are not expressly treating of the date of Christ's advent, set forth that advent to their longing and devotion as close at hand. Hence Peter includes the slanderers of his day among the living, as just about to be judged."

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. 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.
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