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 Post subject: Verses 19:10-15
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 11:06 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 19:10-15
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2010, 17:31 
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{19:10} [Zechariah] said, "My Lord, make for me a sign." He said, "Your sign is that you will not speak to the people for three nights, [being] sound."

Good translation. I think maybe the last phrase needs a little more explanation because it may not be clear to the reader. I suggest,

{19:10} [Zechariah] said, "My Lord, make for me a sign." He said, "Your sign is that you will not speak to the people for three nights, [although you will remain] sound."

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{19:11} So he came out to his people from the prayer chamber and signaled to them to exalt [God] in the morning and afternoon.

I suggest,
{19:11} So he came out to his folk from the prayer chamber and signaled to them to sanctify [God] in the early morning and evening.

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{19:12} [God] said, "O John, take the Scripture with determination." And We gave him judgement [while yet] a boy

I suggest,
{19:12} [God] said, "O John, take the Scripture with strength." And We gave him judgment [while yet] a boy

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{19:13} And affection from Us and purity, and he was fearing of God

I suggest,
{19:13} And affection from Us and purity, and he was watchful [of God].

Interesting choice of words, حنانا (affection) because that is exactly the name of John in Hebrew, חנן (Yo-chanan)!

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