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 Post subject: Verses 21:68-73
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 10:38 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 21:68-73
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2014, 21:38 
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{21:68} They said, "Burn him and support your gods -- if you are to act."

I suggest,
{21:68} They said, "Incinerate him and support your gods - if you were doing [something]."

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{21:69} God said, "O fire, be coolness and safety upon Abraham."

I wish "unscathe" was a word! It would be a perfect translation of سلاما in this particular situation. Absent that, I'll settle for "safety." I suggest,
{21:69} We said, "O fire, be coolness and safety upon Abraham."

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{21:70} And they intended for him harm, but We made them the greatest losers.

I suggest,
{21:70} And they wanted for him a cabal, but We made them the most losers.

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{21:71} And We delivered him and Lot to the land which We had blessed for the worlds.

I suggest,
{21:71} And We rescued him and Lot to the land in which We had blessed for the worlds.

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{21:72} And We gave him Isaac and Jacob in addition, and all [of them] We made righteous.

I suggest,
{21:72} And We gave him Isaac and Jacob extra, and all [of them] We made righteous.

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{21:73} And We made them leaders guiding by Our command. And We inspired to them the doing of good deeds, establishment of prayer, and giving of zakah; and they were worshippers of Us.

I suggest,
{21:73} And We made them leaders guiding by Our command. And We inspired to them the doing of good deeds, establishment of prayer, and giving of alms; and they were to Us worshipers.

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