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 Post subject: Verses 11:31-33
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 08:01 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 11:31-33
PostPosted: 26 Jan 2010, 20:58 
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{11:31} And I do not tell you that I have the depositories [containing the provision] of God or that I know the unseen, nor do I tell you that I am an angel, nor do I say of those upon whom your eyes look down that God will never grant them any good. God is most knowing of what is within their souls. Indeed, I would then be among the wrongdoers."

I suggest,
{11:31} "And I do not tell you that I have the depositories [containing the provision] of God. And I do not know the Beyond. And I do not tell you that I am an angel. And I do not say to those upon whom your eyes look down that God will never grant them any good. God is most knowing of what is within themselves. Indeed, I would then be among the wrongdoers."

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{11:33} He said, "God will only bring it to you if He wills, and you will not cause [Him] failure.

I suggest,
{11:33} He said, "Verily, [it is] God [who] brings it to you, and you are not out-powering [God] in the least.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 11:31-33
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2010, 10:32 
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Linguistic wrote:
I suggest,
{11:31} "And I do not tell you that I have the depositories [containing the provision] of God. And I do not know the Beyond. And I do not tell you that I am an angel. And I do not say to those upon whom your eyes look down that God will never grant them any good. God is most knowing of what is within themselves. Indeed, I would then be among the wrongdoers."

Instead of "the depositories [containing the provision] of God" I would simply say "the treasuries of God"

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 11:31-33
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2010, 17:37 
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Pragmatic wrote:
Instead of "the depositories [containing the provision] of God" I would simply say "the treasuries of God"

I like that a lot. Short and accurate:

{11:31} "And I do not tell you that I have the treasuries of God. And I do not know the Beyond. And I do not tell you that I am an angel. And I do not say to those upon whom your eyes look down that God will never grant them any good. God is most knowing of what is within themselves. Indeed, I would then be among the wrongdoers."

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