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 Post subject: Verses 18:60-64
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 18:31 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 18:60-64
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2011, 04:59 
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{18:60} And [mention] when Moses said to his servant, "I will not cease [traveling] until I reach the junction of the two seas or continue for a long period."

I suggest,
{18:60} And [mention] when Moses said to his young [attendant], "I will not quit [traveling] until I reach the junction of the two seas or go on for epochs."

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{18:61} But when they reached the junction between them, they forgot their fish, and it took its course into the sea, slipping away.

The verse says it was a whale, so I suggest,
{18:61} But when they reached the junction between them, they forgot their whale, and it took its course into the sea, slipping away.

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{18:62} So when they had passed beyond it, [Moses] said to his boy, "Bring us our morning meal. We have certainly suffered in this, our journey, [much] fatigue."

The verse says it was lunch, so I suggest,
{18:62} So when they had passed beyond [it], [Moses] said to his young [attendant], "Bring us our lunch. We have certainly suffered in this, our journey, fatigue."

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{18:63} He said, "Did you see when we retired to the rock? Indeed, I forgot [there] the fish. And none made me forget it except Satan - that I should mention it. And it took its course into the sea amazingly".

I suggest,
{18:63} He said, "Did you see when we resorted to the rock? Well, I forgot the whale. And none made me forget it but Satan, lest I should mention it. And it took its course into the sea wonderfully".

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{18:64} [Moses] said, "That is what we were seeking." So they returned, following their footprints.

I suggest,
{18:64} [Moses] said, "That is what we have been seeking (a sign)." So they returned to their tracks following [them] back.

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