The Word of God is:
Living....constantly and actively alive
Cutting...-sharper than any two-edge sword
Dividing...-piercing the soul and spirit, the two invisible, non-material parts of man. Piercing the joints and marrow, the joints permitting the outward movements and the marrow being the hidden but vital life of the bones.
Decerning...discriminating, and judging with regard to the thoughts and intents of the heart. It is the word that judges us, not we who judge the Word.