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 Post subject: Verses 68:26-29
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 07:49 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 68:26-29
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2009, 15:19 
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{68:26} But when they saw it, they said, "Indeed, we are lost;

I suggest,
{68:26} But when they saw it, they said, "Verily, we are lost;"

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{68:27} Rather, we have been deprived."

I suggest,
{68:27} "Nay! We are deprived."


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{68:28} The most moderate of them said, "Did I not say to you, 'Why do you not exalt [God]?' "

{68:29} They said, "Exalted is our Lord! Indeed, we were wrongdoers."

To exalt is to elevate someone to a high status. تسبحون, on the other hand, means to exonerate someone from all defects, so a better translation would be "to sanctify."

I suggest,
{68:28} The most moderate of them said, "Did I not say to you, 'Why do you not sanctify [God]?' "

{68:29} They said, "Sanctified is our Lord! Verily, we were wrongdoers."

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