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 Post subject: Verses 68:8-16
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 07:50 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 68:8-16
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2009, 15:06 
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{68:8} Then do not obey the deniers.

"The deniers" is a good translation of المكذبين but why not a direct translation such as "the belying?"

{68:8} Then do not obey the belying.

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{68:9} They wish that you would soften [in your position], so they would soften [toward you].

I suggest,
{68:9} They would have loved [it] if you would slick (compromise), so they would slick.

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{68:10} And do not obey every worthless habitual swearer

I suggest,
{68:10} And do not obey every lowly habitual swearer,

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{68:13} Cruel, moreover, and an illegitimate pretender.

"Cruel" is a good translation of عتل but "bully" is even better.

{68:13} A bully, furthermore, ignoble.

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{68:14} Because he is a possessor of wealth and children,

I suggest,
{68:14} [All] because he has wealth and children.

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{68:15} When Our verses are recited to him, he says, "Legends of the former peoples."

I suggest,
{68:15} When Our verses are recited to him, he says, "Legends of the formers."

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{68:16} We will brand him upon the snout.

Excellent translation. I'd just say "on" instead of "upon."

{68:16} We will soon brand him on the snout.

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