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 Post subject: Verses 10:75-78
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 08:08 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 10:75-78
PostPosted: 21 Jan 2010, 06:55 
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{10:75} Then We sent after them Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his establishment with Our signs, but they behaved arrogantly and were a criminal people

I suggest,
{10:75} Then We sent after them Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his entourage with Our signs, but they deemed themselves big and were a criminal folk.

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{10:77} Moses said, "Do you say [thus] about the truth when it has come to you? Is this magic? But magicians will not succeed."

I believe the question "Is this magic" was indirect speech from Moses referring to their speech. Therefore, I suggest,
{10:77} Moses said, "Do you say about the truth when it has come to you, 'Is this magic?' But magicians will not succeed."

I do notice the annotation after لما جاءكم, indicating an allowed pause after it, which supports the initially suggested translation, so maybe I'm wrong in my understanding.

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{10:78} They said, "Have you come to us to turn us away from that upon which we found our fathers and so that you two may have grandeur in the land? And we are not believers in you."

I suggest,
{10:78} They said, "Have you come to us to turn us away from that upon which we found our fathers, and so that you two may have majesty in the land? We do not believe you."

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