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 Post subject: Verses 16:77-79
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 03:04 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 16:77-79
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2014, 17:59 
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{16:77} And to God belongs the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth. And the command for the Hour is not but as a glance of the eye or even nearer. Indeed, God is over all things competent.

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{16:77} And to God belongs the Beyond of the heavens and the earth. And the command for the Hour is not but as a glance of the eye or is nearer. Verily, God is over everything Powerful.

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{16:78} And God has extracted you from the wombs of your mothers not knowing a thing, and He made for you hearing and vision and intellect that perhaps you would be grateful.

I suggest,
{16:78} And God has gotten you out of the bellies of your mothers not knowing a thing, and He has set up for you hearing, sights and hearts that perhaps you would be thankful.

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{16:79} Do they not see the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them up except God. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe.

I suggest,
{16:79} Do they not see to the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them up except God. Verily, in that are signs for a folk who believe.

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