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 Post subject: Verses 11:116-117
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 07:51 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 11:116-117
PostPosted: 01 Feb 2010, 06:10 
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{11:116} So why were there not among the generations before you those of enduring discrimination forbidding corruption on earth - except a few of those We saved from among them? But those who wronged pursued what luxury they were given therein, and they were criminals.

I suggest,
{11:116} If only there were among the generations before you those of enduring [judgment] [who] forbid corruption in the earth - except a few of those We saved from among them. But those who wronged pursued what luxury they were given therein, and they were criminals.

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{11:117} And your Lord would not have destroyed the cities unjustly while their people were reformers.

I'd just change "cities" to "towns."

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