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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.

2. (v. t.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.

3. (v. t.) To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denunciation, hissing, hooting, etc.

4. (v. i.) To invoke damnation; to curse.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAMN; DAMNATION; DAMNABLE

dam, dam-na'-shun, dam'-na-bl: These words have undergone a change of meaning since the King James Version was made. They are derived from Latin damnare = "to inflict a loss," "to condemn," and that was their original meaning in English Now they denote exclusively the idea of everlasting punishment in hell. It is often difficult to determine which meaning was intended by the translators in the King James Version. They have been excluded altogether from the Revised Version (British and American). The words for which they stand in the King James Version are:

(1) apoleia, "destruction," translated "damnable" and "damnation" only in 2 Peter 2:1-3 (the Revised Version (British and American) "destructive," "destruction"). False prophets taught doctrines calculated to destroy others, and themselves incurred the sentence of destruction such as overtook the fallen angels, the world in the Deluge, and the cities of the Plain. Apoleia occurs otherwise 16 times in the New Testament, and is always translated in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) by either "perdition" or "destruction": twice of waste of treasure (Matthew 26:8 = Mark 14:4); twice of the beast that comes out of the abyss and goes into perdition (Revelation 17:8, 11). In all other cases, it refers to men, and defines the destiny that befalls them as the result of sin: Judas is the "son of perdition" (John 17:12). Peter consigns Simon Magus and his money to perdition (Acts 8:20). Some men are "vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction" (Romans 9:22), and others, their "end is perdition" (Philippians 3:19). It is the antithesis of salvation (Hebrews 10:39 Philippians 1:28). Of the two ways of life, one leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13). Whether it is utter, final and irretrievable destruction is not stated.

(2) krino, translated "damned" only in the King James Version of 2 Thessalonians 2:12 (the Revised Version (British and American) "judged") means "to judge" in the widest sense, "to form an opinion" (Luke 7:43), and forensically "to test and try" an accused person. It can only acquire the sense of "judging guilty" or "condemning" from the context.

(3) katakrino, translated "damned" only in the King James Version of Mark 16:16 Romans 14:23 ("condemned" in the Revised Version (British and American)), means properly "to give judgment against" or "to condemn" and is so translated 17 times in the King James Version and always in the Revised Version (British and American).

(4) krisis, translated "damnation" in the King James Version of Matthew 23:33 Mark 3:29 John 5:29 (the Revised Version (British and American) "judgment," but in Mark 3:29, "sin" for hamartema), means (a) judgment in general like krino, and is so used about 17 times, besides 14 times in the phrase "day of judgment"; (b) "condemnation," like katakrino, about 14 times.

(5) krima, translated in the King James Version "damnation" 7 times (Matthew 23:14 = Mark 12:40 = Luke 20:47 Romans 3:8; Romans 13:2 1 Corinthians 11:29 1 Timothy 5:12), "condemnation" 6 times, "judgment" 13 times, "law" and "avenged" once each; in the Revised Version (British and American) "condemnation" 9 t (Matthew 23:14 only inserted in margin), "judgment" 17 times, and once in margin, "lawsuit" and "sentence" once each. "Judgment" may be neutral, an impartial act of the judge weighing the evidence (so in Matthew 7:2 Acts 24:25 Romans 11:33 Hebrews 6:2 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:4) and "lawsuit" (1 Corinthians 6:7); or it may be inferred from the context that judgment is unto condemnation (so in Romans 2:2, 3; Romans 5:16 Galatians 5:10 2 Peter 2:3; Revelation 17:1; Revelation 18:20, and the Revised Version (British and American) Romans 13:2 1 Corinthians 11:29). In places where krima and krisis are rightly translated "condemnation," and where "judgment" regarded as an accomplished fact involves a sentence of guilt, they together with katakrino define the relation of a person to the supreme authority, as that of a criminal, found and held guilty, and liable to punishment. So the Roman empire regarded Jesus Christ, and the thief on the cross (Luke 23:40; Luke 24:20).

But generally these words refer to man as a sinner against God, judged guilty by Him, and liable to the just penalty of sin. They imply nothing further as to the nature of the penalty or the state of man undergoing it, nor as to its duration. Nor does the word "eternal" (aion, aionios, often wrongly translated "everlasting" in the King James Version) when added to them, determine the question of duration. Condemnation is an act in the moral universe, which cannot be determined under categories of time.

These terms define the action of God in relation to man's conduct, as that of the Supreme Judge, but they express only one aspect of that relation which is only fully conceived, when coordinated with the more fundamental idea of God's Fatherhood. See ESCHATOLOGY; JUDGMENT.

LITERATURE. Salmond, Christian Doctrine of Immortality; Charles, Eschatology.

T. Rees

Greek
2632. katakrino -- to give judgment against
... condemn, damn. From kata and krino; to judge against, ie Sentence -- condemn, damn.
see GREEK kata. see GREEK krino. (katakekritai) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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2919. krino -- to judge, decide
... Properly, to distinguish, ie Decide (mentally or judicially); by implication, to
try, condemn, punish -- avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine ...
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Library

My Own Sentiments on Predestination.
... of such penitents and believers as persevered to the end; but to leave in sin, and
under wrath, all impenitent persons and unbelievers, and to damn them as ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 1/5 my own sentiments on.htm

Letters of the Emperors Valentinianus and Valens, Written to the ...
... Them that think otherwise we damn, as we do also them that do not honestly damn
him that said that before the Son was begotten He was not, but wrote that even ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter vii letters of the emperors.htm

Twenty-Third Proposition of Arminius
... With reference to sin and its merit, God determined to damn some, for sin alone
is the meritorious cause on account of which God can damn a person. ...
/.../the works of james arminius vol 3/twenty-third proposition of arminius.htm

The Method of Grace
... become abominable, and the poor creature is made to live down at the foot of the
throne of God, and to acknowledge that God would be just to damn him, just to ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/the method of grace.htm

Whitefield -- the Method of Grace
... become abominable, and the poor creature is made to lie down at the foot of the
throne of God and to acknowledge that God would be just to damn him, just to ...
/.../kleiser/the worlds great sermons volume 3/whitefield the method of.htm

Of Predestination
... to his goodness and wisdom, to have such an end of eternal predestination before
him, in the creating of so many, to make men for nothing, but to damn them? ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/lecture xv of predestination.htm

Unimpeachable Justice
... The Christian feels that if he had only half the sin to confess that he is obliged
to tell out to God, it would be enough to damn his soul for ever"that if ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 2 1856/unimpeachable justice.htm

On Obedience to Parents
... The parent who indulges it does the devil's work, makes religion impracticable,
salvation unattainable; and does all that in him lies to damn his child, soul ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 96 on obedience to.htm

The Great Awakening.
... impudent and noisy, and told them they were all damn'd, damn'd, damn'd; this charmed
them, and in the most dreadful winter I ever saw people wallowed in the ...
/.../bacon/a history of american christianity/chapter xi the great awakening.htm

What have I Done?
... Dost thou not know that one sin is enough to damn a soul for ever? Hast thou never
read in Holy Scripture that cursed is he that sins but once? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/what have i done.htm

Thesaurus
Damn
... hissing, hooting, etc. 4. (vi) To invoke damnation; to curse. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. DAMN; DAMNATION; DAMNABLE. dam, dam-na ...
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Condemn (43 Occurrences)
... the Revised Version (British and American) has rigidly excluded the harsh words
"damn" and "damnation," substituting "judge," "condemn," "judgment ...
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Condemnation (30 Occurrences)
... the Revised Version (British and American) has rigidly excluded the harsh words
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Damnable (1 Occurrence)
... a damning nature. 2. (a.) Odious; pernicious; detestable. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. DAMN; DAMNATION; DAMNABLE. dam, dam-na ...
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Damnation (11 Occurrences)
... punishment itself. 3. (n.) A sin deserving of everlasting punishment. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. DAMN; DAMNATION; DAMNABLE. dam, dam ...
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Dammim (3 Occurrences)

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Damned (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Damn. 2. (a.) Sentenced to punishment
in a future state; condemned; consigned to perdition. ...
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