William Bridge on the translation of Romans 13:2

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
He takes it unkindly that I will not stand to the English Translation of the word κρίμα, damnation, but rather translate it so, They that resist shall receive to themselves judgment.

To which I say, that I do not deny but grant that the Word may be translated Damnation: but seeing the word firstly signifies judgment, as Piscator observes; I would not have the Dr. so peremptory, scaring people with the word damnation, when as more naturally the word may be rendered otherwise, I told him before what Piscator’s reason is, for the translating of it judgment, he may read what Musculus also said, and in him what many other Divines, who speaks thus.

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