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 Post subject: Verses 20:86-89
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 10:49 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 20:86-89
PostPosted: 11 Feb 2010, 19:15 
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{20:86} So Moses returned to his people, angry and grieved. He said, "O my people, did your Lord not make you a good promise? Then, was the time [of its fulfillment] too long for you, or did you wish that wrath from your Lord descend upon you, so you broke your promise [of obedience] to me?"

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{20:86} So Moses returned to his people, angry and sorry. He said, "O my people, did your Lord not make you a good promise? Then, was the time [of its fulfillment] too long for you, or did you wish that wrath from your Lord land upon you, so you failed your appointment with me?"

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{20:87} They said, "We did not break our promise to you by our will, but we were made to carry burdens from the ornaments of the people [of Pharaoh], so we threw them [into the fire], and thus did the Samiri throw."

I suggest,
{20:87} They said, "We did not fail your appointment willingly, but we were laden with sins from the ornaments of the people [of Egypt], so we threw them [into the fire], and likewise the Samaritan threw."

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{20:88} And he extracted for them [the statue of] a calf which had a lowing sound, and they said, "This is your god and the god of Moses, but he forgot."

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{20:88} And he produced for them a calf body which had a lowing sound, and they said, "This is your god and the god of Moses; he forgot."

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