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 Post subject: Verses 3:113-115
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 07:46 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:113-115
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 18:37 
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{3:113} They are not [all] the same; among the People of the Scripture is a community standing [in obedience], reciting the verses of God during periods of the night and prostrating [in prayer].

I suggest,
{3:113} They are not [all] the same; among the People of the Book is a community upstanding, reciting the verses of God during periods of the night and they prostrate [to God in their prayer].

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{3:114} They believe in God and the Last Day, and they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and hasten to good deeds. And those are among the righteous.

I suggest,
{3:114} They believe in God and the Final Day, and they promote virtue, curb vice and hasten to good deeds. And those are among the righteous.

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{3:115} And whatever good they do - never will it be removed from them. And God is Knowing of the righteous.

I think the italicized phrase should be "denied them."

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:113-115
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 21:56 
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{3:115} And whatever good they do - never will it be removed from them. And God is Knowing of the righteous.

I think the italicized phrase should be "denied them."

I think this is further evidence of the primary use of "kafer" being along the lines of "ungrateful." In this case, I would say

{3:115} And whatever good they do, they will not be denied [its reward]. And God is knowing of the righteous.

Of course "righteous" is subject to finalizing the translation of that word. I also chose not to capitalize "knowing" since it is indefinite (description rather than name).

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:113-115
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Pragmatic wrote:
I think this is further evidence of the primary use of "kafer" being along the lines of "ungrateful." In this case, I would say

{3:115} And whatever good they do, they will not be denied [its reward]. And God is knowing of the righteous.

I can second the interjection of "its reward" but do it a bit differently, i.e.,
{3:115} And whatever good they do, then never will they be denied it (its reward). And God is All-Knowing of the watchful [of Him].

I liked the base translation's use of "never" in order to translate فلن.

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