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 Post subject: Verses 42:17-18
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 19:02 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 42:17-18
PostPosted: 14 Oct 2013, 21:29 
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{42:17} It is God who has sent down the Book in truth and [also] the balance. And what will make you perceive? Perhaps the Hour is near.

I like Shakir's translation of the epilogue of this verse best, so I suggest,
{42:17} God is who has sent down the Book with the truth and balance. And what will make you know [that] perhaps the Hour be nigh?

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{42:18} Those who do not believe in it are impatient for it, but those who believe are fearful of it and know that it is the truth. Unquestionably, those who dispute concerning the Hour are in extreme error.

I suggest,
{42:18} Hastening it are those who do not believe in, but those who believe are apprehensive of it and know that it is the truth. Lo!, verily those who squabble about the Hour surely are in remote aberration.

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