• 10-3-2017 [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;] [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.] [1 Peter 4:5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.]
    • Linda Joy
      I'm thinking it was from the old western way back in my parents time. I didn't see the one with Leonardo DiCaprio. But yeah from The Bible, too!
    • Jewels Vern
      People have been quoting that line ever since the bible was first printed in English. Some movies misinterpreted it as "the SWIFT and the dead". (Quick actually means alive.)
      Jewels: better, "live" (adjective) or "living".
      Linda: yes, there are several Western movies by that title, including the 1963 movie starring Victor French (who was, with Michael Landon, a recurring character on Little House on the Prairie and Highway to Heaven) and Majel Barret (who is famous in Star Trek circles). There are also several TV Western series that use that same phrase as an episode title, the earliest probably being a 1957 episode of Maverick (my favorite Western series).
      But Jewels correctly answered "the English Bible" (though some of her details are mistaken). The phrase is found (and was made famous in English) in the King James Version Bible (1611). It is also found in some earlier English Bible versions. Not Tyndale's or Matthew's, which omitted "the". Not Coverdale's, which used "living" (well: "lyuynge"). But it is found in The Great Bible (1539, "the quicke and deed"), The Geneva Bible (1560, "the quicke and dead") and The Bishops' Bible (1568, "the quicke and the dead").
  • I'm pretty sure there is both a Western book and a Western movie called "The Quick and the Dead."
  • not sure, never heard it

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