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 Post subject: Verses 34:51-54
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2009, 05:19 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 34:51-54
PostPosted: 14 Aug 2012, 15:40 
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{34:51} And if you could see when they are terrified but there is no escape, and they will be seized from a place nearby.

I suggest,
{34:51} And if you could see when they are startled, but there is no eluding (the torment), and they will be seized from a place nearby.

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{34:52} And they will [then] say, "We believe in it!" But how for them will be the taking [of faith] from a place far away?

This verse continues the skirmish metaphor started in 34:48. I suggest,
{34:52} And they will [then] say, "We believe in it!" But how could they skirmish from a place distant?

Quote:
{34:53} And they had already disbelieved in it before and would assault the unseen from a place far away.

The skirmish metaphor continues. Here, God likens the actions of disbelievers to aimless pelting. I suggest,
{34:53} And they had already disbelieved in it before and they pelt sight unseen from a place distant.

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{34:54} And prevention will be placed between them and what they desire, as was done with their kind before. Indeed, they were in disquieting denial.

I suggest,
{34:54} And it will be intervened between them and what they desire, as was done with their affiliates before. Verily, they were in disquieting suspicion.

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