When were we quickened?


A Word Study – by Leon King


2227  zoopoieo dzo-op-oy-eh’-o (from the same as 2226 and 4160; TDNT-2:874,290; v )


Translated in the AV as: quicken 9, give life 2, make alive 1; 12.


Why did our translators choose the English Word “quicken” to translated this Greek Verb?  How is the English verb “quicken” defined?  Let us consult the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).


OED Definition of the verb quicken:  I.I Transitive senses.  1. a.I.1.a To give or restore life to; to make alive; to vivify or revive; to animate (as the soul the body).


John 5:21  For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth <2227> them; even so the Son quickeneth <2227> whom he will.


John 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth <2227>; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.


Romans 4:17  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth <2227> the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.


Romans 8:11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall <2227> also quicken <2227> your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.


1 Corinthians 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall <2227> all be made alive <2227>.


1 Corinthians 15:36  Thou fool, that which thou sowest is <2227> not quickened <2227>, except it die:


1 Corinthians 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening <2227> spirit.


2 Corinthians 3:6  Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life <2227>.


Galatians 3:21  Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life <2227>, verily righteousness should have been by the law.


1 Timothy 6:13  I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth <2227> all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;


1 Peter 3:18  For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened <2227> by the Spirit:



4806 suzwopoiew suzoopoieo sood-zo-op-oy-eh’-o (from 4862 and 2227; TDNT-7:787,1102; v )


Translated in the AV as: quicken together with 1, quicken together 1; 2


Ephesians 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with <4806> Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:


Colossians 2:13  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together <4806> with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.


3824 paliggenesia paliggenesia pal-ing-ghen-es-ee’-ah (from 3825 and 1078; TDNT-1:686,117; n f )


AV-regeneration 2; 2


Matthew 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration <3824> when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.


Titus 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration <3824>, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;


313 anagennaw anagennao an-ag-en-nah’-o (from 303 and 1080; TDNT-1:673,114; v )


Translated in the AV as: begat again 1, be born again 1; 2


1 Peter 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten <313> us again <313> unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,


1 Peter 1:23  Being born again <313>, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.