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 Post subject: Verses 13:3-4
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 04:39 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 13:3-4
PostPosted: 07 Feb 2010, 21:42 
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{13:3} And it is He who spread the earth and placed therein firmly set mountains and rivers; and from all of the fruits He made therein two mates; He causes the night to cover the day. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.

I suggest,
{13:3} And it is He who stretched the earth and placed therein anchors (mountains) and rivers; and from all of the fruits He made therein two pairs; He causes the night to cover the day. Verily, in that surely are signs for a folk who contemplate.

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{13:4} And within the land are neighboring plots and gardens of grapevines and crops and palm trees, [growing] several from a root or otherwise, watered with one water; but We make some of them exceed others in [quality of] fruit. Indeed in that are signs for a people who reason.

I'd like to use a different word than fruit to translate الأكل because fruit is translated الثمرات. Notice that the previous verse did use that word! So, I suggest,
{13:4} And within the land are neighboring plots and gardens of grapevines, plants and palm trees, [some] in pairs and [others] not in pairs, watered with one (same) water; but We make some of them exceed others in esculents. Verily, in that surely are signs for a folk who reason.

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