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Acts 10:42

    Acts 10:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he charged us to preach unto the people, and to testify that this is he who is ordained of God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he gave us orders to give news of this to the people, and to give public witness that this is he whom God has made judge of the living and the dead.

    Webster's Revision

    And he charged us to preach unto the people, and to testify that this is he who is ordained of God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.

    World English Bible

    He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that this is he who is appointed by God as the Judge of the living and the dead.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he charged us to preach unto the people, and to testify that this is he which is ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 10:42

    And he commanded us to preach - By thus assuring them that Jesus Christ was appointed to judge the world, he at once showed them the necessity of subjection to him, that they might stand in the day of his appearing.

    The Judge of quick and dead - The word quick we retain from our ancient mother tongue, the Saxon, to live, and from this our quicks, quick-set hedges, fences made of living thorns, etc. By quick and dead we are to understand:

    1. All that had lived from the foundation of the world till that time; and all that were then alive.

    2. All that should be found alive at the day of judgment, as well as all that had died previously.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 10:42

    And he commanded us ... - ; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16.

    And to testify - To bear witness.

    That it is he ... - See the notes on John 5:22-27. Compare the references in the margin.

    Of quick - The living. The doctrine of the New Testament is, that those who are alive when the Lord Jesus shall return to judge the world, will be caught up in vast numbers like clouds, to meet him in the air, without seeing death, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. Yet before this they will experience such a change in their bodies as shall fit them for the judgment and for their eternal residence - a change which will liken them to those who have died, and have risen from the dead. What this change will be, speculation may fancy, but the Bible has not revealed. See 1 Corinthians 15:52, "The dead shall be raised, and we shall be changed."

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 10:42

    10:42 It is he who is ordained by God the Judge of the living and the dead - Of all men, whether they are alive at his coming, or had died before it. This was declaring to them, in the strongest terms, how entirely their happiness depended on a timely and humble subjection to him who was to be their final Judge.