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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

4:1 charge thee. This charge suggests that Christ will judge the “quick” (that is, those whose mortal bodies will be quickened by the Spirit when Christ returns—see Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 15:36,45) at His appearing (II Corinthians 5:10), and the “dead” (that is, those who have never been quickened, or made alive, in Christ) when He comes to establish His eternal kingdom (Revelation 20:12-14; 22:1-5).

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