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 Post subject: Verses 5:20-21
PostPosted: 07 Jun 2009, 05:10 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 5:20-21
PostPosted: 01 Oct 2009, 04:37 
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{5:20} And [mention, O Muhammad], when Moses said to his people, "O my people, remember the favor of God upon you when He appointed among you prophets and made you possessors and gave you that which He had not given anyone among the worlds.

I don't see the need to translate ملوكا as "possessors." It means "kings."

I suggest,
{5:20} And [mention, O Muhammad,] when Moses said to his people, "O my people, remember the favor of God upon you when He appointed among you prophets and made you kings and granted you what He had not granted anyone of the worlds."

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{5:21} O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has assigned to you and do not turn back [from fighting in God's cause] and [thus] become losers."

I suggest,
{5:21} "O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has prescribed for you and do not turn on your backs thus turn out losers."

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