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 Post subject: Verses 12:7-10
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 07:48 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 12:7-10
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2010, 02:58 
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{12:7} Certainly were there in Joseph and his brothers signs for those who ask,

I suggest,
{12:7} Certainly were there in Joseph and his brothers signs for the inquiring,

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{12:8} When they said, "Joseph and his brother are more beloved to our father than we, while we are a clan. Indeed, our father is in clear error.

I suggest,
{12:8} When they said, "Surely, Joseph and his brother are more beloved to our father than we, while we are a clan. Verily, our father is in clear error."

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{12:9} Kill Joseph or cast him out to [another] land; the countenance of your father will [then] be only for you, and you will be after that a righteous people."

I suggest,
{12:9} "Kill Joseph or cast him out to [another] land; the countenance of your father will [then] be free for you, and you will be after him a righteous folk."

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 12:7-10
PostPosted: 05 Feb 2010, 11:33 
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Linguistic wrote:
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{12:8} When they said, "Surely, Joseph and his brother are more beloved to our father than we, while we are a clan. Verily, our father is in clear error."

I would use "As they said" and either "than us" or "than we are"

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 12:7-10
PostPosted: 05 Feb 2010, 17:41 
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Pragmatic wrote:
Linguistic wrote:
I suggest,
{12:8} When they said, "Surely, Joseph and his brother are more beloved to our father than we, while we are a clan. Verily, our father is in clear error."

I would use "As they said" and either "than us" or "than we are"

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{12:8} As they said, "Surely, Joseph and his brother are more beloved to our father than we [are], while we are a clan. Verily, our father is in clear error."

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