New International Version
But they will have to 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.
Darby Bible Translation
who shall render account to him who is ready to judge [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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To judge the quick and the dead - They shall give account of these irregularities to Him who is prepared to judge both the Jews and the Gentiles. The Gentiles, previously to the preaching of the Gospel among them, were reckoned to be dead in trespasses and sins, Ephesians 2:1-5; under the sentence of death, because they had sinned. The Jews had at least, by their religious profession, a name to live; and by that profession were bound to give to God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. 2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4. Wherein they think it …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Old Man and the New.
The Gospel Message in Antioch
Facing Life's Record
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.
For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.
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:
Don't grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
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