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 Post subject: Verses 3:161-163
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 07:40 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:161-163
PostPosted: 01 Sep 2009, 17:47 
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{3:161} It is not [attributable] to any prophet that he would act unfaithfully [in regard to war booty]. And whoever betrays, [taking unlawfully], will come with what he took on the Day of Resurrection. Then will every soul be [fully] compensated for what it earned, and they will not be wronged.

يغل means "to grab more than one's share." So, a better translation, IMHO, would be,
{3:161} It is not for any prophet that he would unfairly divide [the spoils of war]. And whoever unfairly takes [more than his share], will come with what he took on the Day of Resurrection. Then will every soul be [fully] compensated for what it earned, and they will not be wronged.

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{3:162} So is one who pursues the pleasure of God like one who brings upon himself the anger of God and whose refuge is Hell? And wretched is the destination.

The last sentence is an exclamation (أسلوب ذم), so I'd translates it, "What a wretched destination that is!"

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:161-163
PostPosted: 01 Sep 2009, 22:40 
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{3:161} It is not [attributable] to any prophet that he would act unfaithfully [in regard to war booty]. And whoever betrays, [taking unlawfully], will come with what he took on the Day of Resurrection. Then will every soul be [fully] compensated for what it earned, and they will not be wronged.

يغل means "to grab more than one's share." So, a better translation, IMHO, would be,
{3:161} It is not for any prophet that he would unfairly divide [the spoils of war]. And whoever unfairly takes [more than his share], will come with what he took on the Day of Resurrection. Then will every soul be [fully] compensated for what it earned, and they will not be wronged.
Nice variation in the phrasing to suit the flow.

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The last sentence is an exclamation (أسلوب ذم), so I'd translates it, "What a wretched destination that is!"
Nice. I'd put [] around "that is"

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{3:161} It is not for any prophet that he would unfairly divide [the spoils of war]. And whoever unfairly takes [more than his share], comes with what he took on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul is [fully] compensated for what it earned, and they are not wronged.

{3:162} So is one who has pursued the pleasure of God like one who ended up with wrath from God and whose refuge is Gehenna (Hell)? And how wretched is the destination!

{3:163} They are grades in the sight of God, and God is All-Seeing of what they do.

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