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 Post subject: Verses 9:53-55
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 08:37 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 9:53-55
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2010, 05:24 
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{9:53} Say, "Spend willingly or unwillingly; never will it be accepted from you. Indeed, you have been a defiantly disobedient people."

I suggest,
{9:53} Say, "Spend willingly or unwillingly; never will it be accepted from you. Verily, you have been a deviant folk."

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{9:54} And what prevents their expenditures from being accepted from them but that they have disbelieved in God and in His Messenger and that they come not to prayer except while they are lazy and that they do not spend except while they are unwilling.

I suggest,
{9:54} And nothing prevented their expenditures from being accepted but that they have disbelieved in God and in His Messenger and that they did not come to prayer except while they are lazy and that they do not spend except while they are unwilling.

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{9:55} So let not their wealth or their children impress you. God only intends to punish them through them in worldly life and that their souls should depart [at death] while they are disbelievers.

Excellent translation. I'd only make minor changes,
{9:55} So let not their wealth or their children impress you. God only intends to torment them with them in [this] the nearest life and that their souls depart [at death] while they are disbelievers.

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