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 Post subject: Verses 47:36-38
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 09:00 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 47:36-38
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2013, 23:22 
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{47:36} [This] worldly life is only amusement and diversion. And if you believe and fear God, He will give you your rewards and not ask you for your properties.

I suggest,
{47:36} Verily, [this] the nearest life is only play and distraction. And if you believe and watch out [for God], He will give you your rewards and not ask you for your properties.

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{47:37} If He should ask you for them and press you, you would withhold, and He would expose your unwillingness.

I suggest,
{47:37} Should He ask you for them, and press you, you would withhold, and [thus] He would expose your resentments.

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{47:38} Here you are - those invited to spend in the cause of God - but among you are those who withhold [out of greed]. And whoever withholds only withholds [benefit] from himself; and God is the Free of need, while you are the needy. And if you turn away, He will replace you with another people; then they will not be the likes of you.

I love the translation "the likes of you." I suggest,
{47:38} Here you are: invited to spend in the cause of God, but among you are those who withhold. And whoever withholds only withholds [benefit] from himself; and God is the Need-Free, while you are the needy. And if you turn away, He will substitute people other than you; then they will not be the likes of you.

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