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 Post subject: Verses 3:21-22
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 07:56 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:21-22
PostPosted: 23 Aug 2009, 21:45 
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{3:22} They are the ones whose deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and for them there will be no helpers.

This is indeed a correct translation. My only comment is that حبطت means "dropped" or "fell down," so would the literal translation of "whose deeds fall down ..." be better? It's not as readable, I know.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:21-22
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Linguistic wrote:
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{3:22} They are the ones whose deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and for them there will be no helpers.

This is indeed a correct translation. My only comment is that حبطت means "dropped" or "fell down," so would the literal translation of "whose deeds fall down ..." be better? It's not as readable, I know.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:21-22
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Pragmatic wrote:
Linguistic wrote:
This is indeed a correct translation. My only comment is that حبطت means "dropped" or "fell down," so would the literal translation of "whose deeds fall down ..." be better? It's not as readable, I know.

sank?

Now why didn't I think of that? :) Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:21-22
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Linguistic wrote:
Pragmatic wrote:
sank?

Now why didn't I think of that? :) Thanks.

You didn't sink of it? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 3:21-22
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Pragmatic wrote:
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Now why didn't I think of that? :) Thanks.

You didn't sink of it? :D

LOL! I don't sink I can top that with another joke. :D

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 Post subject: Suggested translation
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OK, so I suggest,

{3:21} Verily, those who disbelieve in the signs of God and kill the prophets without right and kill those who command equity from among the people - then herald to them the glad tidings of a painful torment.

{3:22} It is those whose works have sunk in [this] the nearest [life] and the Hereafter, and not for them are any helpers.

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