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Author:  Index [ 06 Jun 2009, 09:36 ]
Post subject:  Verses 6:14-16

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Suggested translation1,2:


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1This translation may have been updated from the original suggested translation as a result of the discussions that follow.
2Click on the {verse number} of a translation to see other good translations of the verse.

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Author:  Linguistic [ 17 Oct 2009, 20:47 ]
Post subject:  Re: Verses 6:14-16

Quote:
{6:14} Say, "Is it other than God I should take as a protector, Creator of the heavens and the earth, while it is He who feeds and is not fed?" Say, [O Muhammad], "Indeed, I have been commanded to be the first [among you] who submit [to God] and [was commanded], 'Do not ever be of the polytheists.' "

I suggest,
{6:14} Say, "Other than God should I take for ally, Creator of the heavens and the earth, while it is He who feeds and is not fed?" Say, [O Muhammad,] "Verily, I have been commanded to be the first [among you] who submit [to God] and [was commanded], 'Do not ever be of the polytheist.' "

Quote:
{6:15} Say, "Indeed I fear, if I should disobey my Lord, the punishment of a tremendous Day."

I suggest,
{6:15} Say, "Verily, I fear, if I have disobeyed my Lord, the torment of a tremendous Day."

Quote:
{6:16} He from whom it is averted that Day - [God] has granted him mercy. And that is the clear attainment.

We've discussed the word الفوز before and while it is a combination of escaping and winning, I think the context of this verse leans toward the escape aspect, so I'd translate the last sentence, "And that is the clear escape.". But to remain consistent with my translation of the other occurances of the word, I'll use "win."

I suggest,
{6:16} He from whom it is diverted that Day - then [God] has granted him mercy. And that is the clear win.

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