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Author:  Index [ 06 Jun 2009, 04:37 ]
Post subject:  Verses 13:14-15

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Author:  Linguistic [ 08 Feb 2010, 17:42 ]
Post subject:  Re: Verses 13:14-15

Quote:
{13:14} To Him [alone] is the supplication of truth. And those they call upon besides Him do not respond to them with a thing, except as one who stretches his hands toward water [from afar, calling it] to reach his mouth, but it will not reach it [thus]. And the supplication of the disbelievers is not but in error [and futility].

Excellent translation, but I'd change the first "supplication" to "call" to be consistent with the next sentence. Also, "supplication" is a better translation for دعاء as in the last sentence. So, I suggest,
{13:14} To Him belongs the call of truth. And those they call upon besides Him do not respond to them with a thing, except as one who stretches his hands toward water [from afar, calling it] to reach his mouth, but it will not reach it [thus]. And the supplication of the disbelievers is not but in futility.

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