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 Post subject: Verses 12:78-79
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 07:40 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 12:78-79
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2010, 22:32 
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{12:78} They said, "O Azeez, indeed he has a father [who is] an old man, so take one of us in place of him. Indeed, we see you as a doer of good."

I suggest,
{12:78} They said, "O nobleman, verily, he has a father, an old man, so take one of us in place of him. Indeed, we see you of the benevolent."

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{12:79} He said, "[I seek] the refuge of God [to prevent] that we take except him with whom we found our possession. Indeed, we would then be unjust."

I suggest,
{12:79} He said, "[I seek] the refuge of God [from the sin] that we take except whom we found our possession with. Indeed, we would then surely be of the unjust."

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 12:78-79
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Linguistic wrote:
I suggest,
{12:78} They said, "O nobleman, verily, he has a father, an old man, so take one of us in place of him. Indeed, we see you of the benevolent."

I suggest "in his place" instead of "in place of him"

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I suggest,
{12:79} He said, "[I seek] the refuge of God [from the sin] that we take except whom we found our possession with. Indeed, we would then surely be of the unjust."

I suggest

{12:79} He said, "God forfend that we take except whom we found our possession with. Indeed, we would then surely be of the unjust."

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 12:78-79
PostPosted: 31 Mar 2010, 17:18 
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I like both of your suggestions, Pragmatic. Thanks.

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