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 Post subject: Verses 25:17-19
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 09:57 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 25:17-19
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2010, 21:54 
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{25:18} They will say, "Exalted are You! It was not for us to take besides You any allies. But You provided comforts for them and their fathers until they forgot the message and became a people ruined."

I suggest,
{25:18} They will say, "Sanctified are You! It was not for us to take besides You allies. But You provided comforts for them and their fathers until they forgot the Remembrance and became a folk ruined."

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{25:19} So they will deny you, [disbelievers], in what you say, and you cannot avert [punishment] or [find] help. And whoever commits injustice among you - We will make him taste a great punishment.

Excellent translation and interjections. I'd make a slight improvement IMHO,
{25:19} So they belied you in what you [, disbelievers,) say, and you cannot avert [punishment] or [find] help. And whoever commits injustice among you - We will make him taste a great torment.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 25:17-19
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2010, 03:25 
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Linguistic wrote:
I suggest,
{25:18} They will say, "Sanctified are You! It was not for us to take besides You allies. But You provided comforts for them and their fathers until they forgot the Remembrance and became a folk ruined."

I started an interesting practice where I read the translation first and try to understand it and even try to guess the verse that is being translated before I read the actual verse. In this case, I didn't understand the translation until I actually read the verse. Not sure what to suggest to change that, but I thought I would make the remark.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 25:17-19
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2010, 05:43 
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Pragmatic wrote:
I started an interesting practice where I read the translation first and try to understand it and even try to guess the verse that is being translated before I read the actual verse. In this case, I didn't understand the translation until I actually read the verse. Not sure what to suggest to change that, but I thought I would make the remark.

Sounds like a great idea for a quiz game :D

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