|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v.) To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite.
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 one's steps or thoughts; to quicken one's departure or speed.
3. (v.) To shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper; as, to quicken the sheer, that is, to make its curve more pronounced.
4. (v. i.) To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb.
5. (v. i.) To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kwik, kwik'-'n: Translates in the King James Version four different words:
(3) ruach, and
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).
David Foster Estes
Quicken (16 Occurrences)
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 also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (KJV DBY YLT)
Galatians 3:21 Is then the law against the promises of God? Far be the thought. For if a law had been given able to quicken, then indeed righteousness were on the principle of law; (DBY)
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, And the breath of the Mighty doth quicken me. (YLT)
Psalms 71:20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. (KJV JPS ASV)
Psalms 80:18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. (KJV JPS ASV)
Psalms 85:6 Wilt thou not quicken us again, That thy people may rejoice in thee? (See JPS ASV)
Psalms 119:25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 119:88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 119:156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. (KJV JPS ASV YLT)