They devour widows’ houses, and make long prayers for the show of it. These will receive a harsher punishment.” Bible

“harsher punishment.” We have taken the sense of krima (#2917 κρίμα)—along with the KJV, NET, NIV, and HCSB translations—to indicate both the judgment and execution of the sentence (Cp. Lenski). Hence, krima becomes “punishment” rather than “condemnation;” and the comparative adjective perissoteros (#4055 περισσότερος) becomes “harsher” rather than “greater.”

Commentary for: Mark 12:40