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In the old English sense, means alive, or living. Numbers 16:30 2 Timothy 4:1; and quicken, to make alive. God bestows spiritual life on men dead in trespasses and sins, Ephesians 2:5, through Christ the second Adam, who is a quickening Spirit, 1 1 Corinthians 15:45.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate.

2. (superl.) Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.

3. (superl.) Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.

4. (superl.) Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.

5. (superl.) Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

6. (superl.) Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.

7. (superl.) Pregnant; with child.

8. (adv.) In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.

9. (n.) That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.

10. (n.) The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible of serious injury or keen feeling; the sensitive living flesh; the part of a finger or toe to which the nail is attached; the tender emotions; as, to cut a finger nail to the quick; to thrust a sword to the quick, to taunt one to the quick; -- used figuratively.

11. (n.) Quitch grass.

12. (v. t. & i.) To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kwik, kwik'-'n: Translates in the King James Version four different words:

(1) chayah,

(2) michyah,

(3) ruach, and

(4) zao.

Of these words (1) and (4) had simply the sense of life, and this idea was in 1611 adequately given, by the word "quick," although this sense of the word has long been somewhat obscured. As the translation of ruach (Isaiah 11:3) "quick" as found in the King James Version signified "acute." In this passage the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "delight" for "quick understanding." In Leviticus 13:10, 24 the Revised Version (British and American) retains the rendering "quick," although originally the word michyah must in some way have involved the conception of life, which no longer belongs to the English word "quick." It is not clear exactly in what sense the flesh in the sore or scar was thought of as living, especially as it was plainly regarded as in an unhealthy condition. Possibly the condition under consideration resembled what is sometimes idiomatically styled in English "proud flesh," and was thought of as a peculiar manifestation of life.

To quicken also means a reviving, a refreshing, an increasing of life (Psalm 71:20; Psalm 85:6; Psalm 119:37, 40, 88 Isaiah 57:10). It often has reference to the resurrection from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:36) and is so used in many places in the King James Version. Where it refers to the giving of spiritual life the American Standard Revised Version has changed it in every case (Ephesians 2:1, 5 Colossians 2:13; compare John 5:21).

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5036. tachus -- quick, swift
... quick, swift. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: tachus Phonetic Spelling:
(takh-oos') Short Definition: quick, swift Definition: quick, swift, speedy ...
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5033. tachista -- quickly; quick
... quickly; quick. Part of Speech: Adverb, Superlative Transliteration: tachista Phonetic
Spelling: (takh'-is-tah) Short Definition: most swiftly Definition: most ...
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1282. diaprio -- to saw asunder, cut to the heart
... asunder, cut to the heart. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diaprio Phonetic
Spelling: (dee-ap-ree'-o) Short Definition: I cut to the quick Definition: (lit ...
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3711. orgilos -- inclined to anger, passionate
... Word Origin from orge Definition inclined to anger, passionate NASB Word
Usage quick-tempered (1). inclined to anger, quick-tempered. ...
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5031. tachinos -- swift
... swift. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: tachinos Phonetic Spelling:
(takh-ee-nos') Short Definition: swift, quick Definition: swift, quick, impending. ...
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4496. rhipto -- to throw, cast, spec. to throw off, toss
... A primary verb (perhaps rather akin to the base of rhapizo, through the idea of
sudden motion); to fling (properly, with a quick toss, thus differing from ballo ...
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3114. makrothumeo -- to persevere, to be patient
... 3114 ("showing divinely-directed patience") is "longsuffering" because it only
expresses anger (ie is the opposite of being "quick-tempered"). See 3115 (). ...
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2198. zao -- to live
... lifetime, alive, lively. A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively) --
life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick. (ezesa) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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5035. tachu -- quickly
... 5035 (an adjective, used adverbially, and derived from 5036 , "promptly") -- properly,
(quick), without; used of God's characterizing how He has ordered all ...
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2588. kardia -- heart
... Word Origin a prim. word Definition heart NASB Word Usage heart (102), heart's
(1), hearts (49), mind (2), minds (1), quick (1), spirit (1). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7306. ruach -- accept, smell, touch, make of quick understanding
... 7305, 7306. ruach. 7307 . accept, smell, touch, make of quick understanding.
Transliteration: ruach Phonetic Spelling: (roo'-akh) Short Definition: accept. ...
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4106. mahir -- quick, prompt, ready, skilled
... 4105, 4106. mahir or mahir. 4107 . quick, prompt, ready, skilled. Transliteration:
mahir or mahir Phonetic Spelling: (maw-here') Short Definition: skilled. ...
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2952. taphaph -- to trip, take small quick steps
... taphaph. 2953 . to trip, take small quick steps. Transliteration: taphaph Phonetic
Spelling: (taw-faf') Short Definition: steps. Word Origin a prim. ...
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4241. michyah -- preservation of life, sustenance
... Word Origin from chayah Definition preservation of life, sustenance NASB Word Usage
maintenance (1), preserve life (1), quick (1), raw (1), recover (1 ...
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7116. qatser -- short
... 7115, 7116. qatser. 7117 . short. Transliteration: qatser Phonetic Spelling:
(kaw-tsare') Short Definition: quick-tempered. Word ...
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244. Ozniy -- "my hearing," a son of Gad
... Ozni, Oznites From 'ozen; having (quick) ears; Ozni, an Israelite; also an Oznite
(collectively), his descendant -- Ozni, Oznites. see HEBREW 'ozen. 243, 244 ...
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639. aph -- a nostril, nose, face, anger
... 1), countenance (1), double (1), face (15), faces (4), forbearance* (1), ground
(1), nose (10), noses (1), nostril (1), nostrils (13), quick-tempered* (1 ...
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7307. ruach -- breath, wind, spirit
... 1), cool (1), courage (1), despondency* (1), exposed (1), grief* (1), heart (1),
inspired (1), mind (3), motives (1), points (1), quick-tempered* (1), side (4 ...
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2363a. chush -- to hasten, make haste
... to hasten, make haste NASB Word Usage agitation (1), disturbed (1), hasten (8),
hastened (2), hastening (1), hurried (1), make haste (2), quick (1), ready (1 ...
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2416. chay -- alive, living
... wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing),
maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running ...
/hebrew/2416.htm - 6k


A Quick Run Round the World.
... The Need A Quick Run Round the World. Beginning at Jerusalem, then, means
for us just now beginning with the Turkish Empire. And ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/a quick run round the.htm

John Newton the Word Quick and Powerful. Heb 4:12,13
... John Newton The word quick and powerful. Heb 4:12,13. 6,6,8,6 The word quick
and powerful. Hebrews 4:12,13. The word of CHRIST, our Lord,. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/john newton the word quick.htm

That He Shall Come to Judge the Quick and the Dead we are Taught ...
... 33. That He shall come to judge the quick and the dead we are taught by
many testimonies of the divine Scriptures. But before we ...
/.../33 that he shall come.htm

"Thence He Shall Come to Judge the Quick and Dead. ...
... Section 12. "Thence He shall come to judge the quick and dead.? 12. "Thence
He shall come to judge the quick and dead." The quick ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/on the creeds/section 12 thence he shall.htm

The Expression, "Christ Shall Judge the Quick and the Dead," May ...
... Chapter 55."The Expression, "Christ Shall Judge the Quick and the Dead," May
Be Understood in Either of Two Senses. Now the expression ...
/.../augustine/the enchiridion/chapter 55 the expression christ shall.htm

What Comfort is it to Thee that "Christ Shall Come Again to Judge ...
... Lord's Day 19 Question 52 What comfort is it to thee that "Christ shall
come again to judge the quick and the dead"? What comfort ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 52 what comfort is.htm

He Ascended into Heaven, and Sitteth on the Right Hand of the ...
... 31. He Ascended into Heaven, and Sitteth on the Right Hand of the Father:
from Thence He Shall Come to Judge the Quick and the Dead. ...
/.../31 he ascended into heaven.htm

On the Clause, and Shall Come in Glory to Judge the Quick and the ...
... Lecture XV. On the Clause, And Shall Come in Glory to Judge the Quick and the
Dead; Of Whose Kingdom There Shall Be No End. Daniel vii.9-14 ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/lecture xv on the clause.htm

Of Christ's Coming to Judgment.
... 15. We believe also, that at the most seasonable time He Will Come from Thence,
and Will Judge the Quick and the Dead: whether by these terms are signified the ...
/.../augustine/a treatise on faith and the creed /chapter 8 of christs coming to.htm

Psalm CXXIV.
... "Perchance they had swallowed us up quick" (ver.3). "Swallowed us up:" [5463]
they would not first have slain us, and so have swallowed us up. ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxxiv.htm

Quick (49 Occurrences)
... 3. (superl.) Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick. 4. (superl.) Impatient;
passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper. ...
/q/quick.htm - 24k

Quick-footed (7 Occurrences)
Quick-footed. Quicker, Quick-footed. Quickly . Multi-Version
Concordance Quick-footed (7 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 2:18 ...
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Quick-running (4 Occurrences)
Quick-running. Quick-moving, Quick-running. Quicksand . Multi-Version
Concordance Quick-running (4 Occurrences). Esther ...
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Quick-moving (2 Occurrences)
Quick-moving. Quickly, Quick-moving. Quick-running . Multi-Version Concordance
Quick-moving (2 Occurrences). Isaiah 19:1 The word about Egypt. ...
/q/quick-moving.htm - 7k

Over-quick (3 Occurrences)
Over-quick. Overpowers, Over-quick. Overran . Multi-Version
Concordance Over-quick (3 Occurrences). Proverbs 14:29 He ...
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Quick-tempered (3 Occurrences)
Quick-tempered. Quicksands, Quick-tempered. Quiet . Multi-Version
Concordance Quick-tempered (3 Occurrences). Titus ...
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Quicken (16 Occurrences)
... 2. (v.) To make lively, active, or sprightly; to impart additional energy to; to
stimulate; to make quick or rapid; to hasten; to accelerate; as, to quicken ...
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Nod (2 Occurrences)
... It lay on the east of Eden. Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (vi) To bend or incline
the upper part, with a quick motion; as, nodding plumes. ...
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Thick (129 Occurrences)
... 5. (superl.) Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick
succession; frequently recurring. ... 12. (adv.) Frequently; fast; quick. 13. ...
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Quick (49 Occurrences)

Luke 15:22
"But the father said to his servants, "'Fetch a good coat quickly--the best one--and put it on him; and bring a ring for his finger and shoes for his feet.

Luke 19:5
As soon as Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for I must stay at your house to-day."
(Root in WEY BBE)

Acts 5:33
But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and determined to kill them.
(See NAS)

Acts 7:54
Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
(See NAS)

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.

Acts 12:7
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side, and woke him up, saying, "Stand up quickly!" His chains fell off from his hands.

Acts 22:18
and saw him saying to me,'Hurry and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not receive testimony concerning me from you.'

Romans 3:15
Their feet are quick in running after blood;

Romans 12:11
Be not slow in your work, but be quick in spirit, as the Lord's servants;

1 Timothy 6:18
And to do good, having wealth in good works, being quick to give, taking part with one another;

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;

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

James 1:19
You know this, my dearly-loved brethren. But let every one be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to be angry.

1 Peter 3:8
In conclusion, all of you should be of one mind, quick to sympathize, kind to the brethren, tenderhearted, lowly-minded,

1 Peter 4:5
Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it.
(Root in BBE YLT)

Genesis 18:6
Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly make ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes."

Genesis 25:30
Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am famished." Therefore his name was called Edom.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 13:10
And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the rising be white in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising;

Leviticus 13:24
Or if there be any flesh, in the skin whereof there is a hot burning, and the quick flesh that burneth have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;

Numbers 16:30
But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.

Judges 9:48
Then Abimelech went up to Mount Zalmon, with all his people; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand and, cutting down branches of trees, took them and put them on his back. And he said to the people who were with him, Be quick and do as you have seen me do.

1 Samuel 20:38
And Jonathan went on crying out after the boy, Be quick, do not keep waiting about, go quickly. And Jonathan's boy got the arrow and came back to his master.

1 Samuel 23:27
But a man came to Saul saying, Be quick and come; for the Philistines have made an attack on the land.

1 Samuel 25:34
For truly, by the living Lord, the God of Israel, who has kept me from doing you evil, if you had not been so quick in coming to me and meeting me, by dawn there would not have been in Nabal's house so much as one male living.

2 Samuel 15:14
David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, "Arise, and let us flee; for else none of us shall escape from Absalom. Make speed to depart, lest he overtake us quickly, and bring down evil on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword."

1 Kings 20:33
Now the men took it as a sign, and quickly took up his words; and they said, Ben-hadad is your brother. Then he said, Go and get him. So Ben-hadad came out to him and he made him get up into his carriage.

Job 5:13
He takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.

Job 31:5
If I have gone in false ways, or my foot has been quick in working deceit;

Psalms 55:15
Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

Psalms 119:60
I was quick to do your orders, and let no time be wasted.

Psalms 124:3
Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Psalms 143:7
Be quick in answering me, O Lord, for the strength of my spirit is gone: let me see your face, so that I may not be like those who go down into the underworld.

Proverbs 1:16
For their feet are running after evil, and they are quick to take a man's life.

Proverbs 6:18
A heart full of evil designs, feet which are quick in running after sin;

Proverbs 14:17
He who is quick to become angry will commit folly, and a crafty man is hated.

Proverbs 14:29
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.

Proverbs 20:3
It is an honour for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 25:8
Do not be quick to go to law about what you have seen, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbour has put you to shame?

Proverbs 29:20
Have you seen a man who is quick with his tongue? There is more hope for a foolish man than for him.

Ecclesiastes 5:2
Be not unwise with your mouth, and let not your heart be quick to say anything before God, because God is in heaven and you are on the earth--so let not the number of your words be great.

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not quick to let your spirit be angry; because wrath is in the heart of the foolish.

Ecclesiastes 8:3
Be not quick to go from before him. Be not fixed in an evil design, because he does whatever is pleasing to him.

Ecclesiastes 9:11
And again I saw under the sun that the reward goes not to him who is quick, or the fruits of war to the strong; and there is no bread for the wise, or wealth for men of learning, or respect for those who have knowledge; but time and chance come to all.

Isaiah 11:3
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Jeremiah 23:10
For the land is full of men who are untrue to their wives; because of the curse the land is full of grief; the green fields of the waste land have become dry; and they are quick to do evil, their strength is for what is not right.

Daniel 1:4
youths in whom was no blemish, but well-favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and endowed with knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability to stand in the king's palace; and that he should teach them the learning and the language of the Chaldeans.
(See NIV)

Jonah 4:2
He prayed to Yahweh, and said, "Please, Yahweh, wasn't this what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore I hurried to flee to Tarshish, for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and you relent of doing harm.
(See NIV)

Malachi 3:5
And I will come near to you for judging; I will quickly be a witness against the wonder-workers, against those who have been untrue in married life, against those who take false oaths; against those who keep back from the servant his payment, and who are hard on the widow and the child without a father, who do not give his rights to the man from a strange country, and have no fear of me, says the Lord of armies.
(Root in BBE NIV)



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Quick-moving (2 Occurrences)

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Quicken (16 Occurrences)

Nod (2 Occurrences)

Thick (129 Occurrences)

Tinkle (1 Occurrence)

Trip (4 Occurrences)

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Run (147 Occurrences)

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Lick (8 Occurrences)

Glance (5 Occurrences)

Gehazi (14 Occurrences)

Rustle (1 Occurrence)

Peck (3 Occurrences)

Apace (5 Occurrences)

Strike (168 Occurrences)

Smart (2 Occurrences)

Steeds (11 Occurrences)

Swift (35 Occurrences)

Speed (22 Occurrences)

Quickly (254 Occurrences)

Lap (12 Occurrences)

Backs (46 Occurrences)

Folly (68 Occurrences)

Provoked (70 Occurrences)

Acting (102 Occurrences)

Powerful (93 Occurrences)

Cutting (178 Occurrences)

Safely (83 Occurrences)

Yoked (10 Occurrences)

Quicksands (1 Occurrence)

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Quickening (7 Occurrences)

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Kindhearted (1 Occurrence)

Nabal's (7 Occurrences)

Unwise (16 Occurrences)

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Overpowers (1 Occurrence)

Overran (3 Occurrences)

Jesting (2 Occurrences)

Leprosy (51 Occurrences)

Living-places (17 Occurrences)

Lodges (14 Occurrences)

Lively (5 Occurrences)

Lime (4 Occurrences)

Leper (34 Occurrences)

Lowly-minded (1 Occurrence)

Glimpse (2 Occurrences)

Gliding (4 Occurrences)

War-carriage (11 Occurrences)

Wag (7 Occurrences)

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Wrongdoings (4 Occurrences)

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Instinct (3 Occurrences)

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Inventive (2 Occurrences)

Intents (3 Occurrences)

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Fast (157 Occurrences)

Fishing (4 Occurrences)

Fleet (7 Occurrences)

Outcome (26 Occurrences)

Tripping (1 Occurrence)

Twisting (13 Occurrences)

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