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 Post subject: Verses 50:19-29
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 08:53 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 50:19-29
PostPosted: 24 Nov 2009, 04:23 
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{50:23} And his companion, [the angel], will say, "This [record] is what is with me, prepared."

I suggest,
{50:23} And his constant companion (the angel) will say, "This is what I have ready (the record of deeds)."

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{50:24} [God will say], "Throw into Hell every obstinate disbeliever,

I suggest,
{50:24} [God will say], "Both of you [angels], throw into Hell every obstinate disbeliever,"

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{50:27} His [devil] companion will say, "Our Lord, I did not make him transgress, but he [himself] was in extreme error."

It is not a given that the companion who says this is the devil. It could very well be the angel who got scared that he too may be thrown into hell! Therefore, I suggest,
{50:27} His constant companion will say, "Our Lord, I did not make him transgress, but he was in extreme error."

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{50:29} The word will not be changed with Me, and never will I be unjust to the servants."

This verse is one of only five where God refers to people in general as عبيد, which means slaves. "Servants", therefore, is an incorrect translation; it's a proper translation of عباد. Therefore, I suggest a literal translation:
{50:29} The word (Mine) is not changed with Me, and I am never unjust to the slaves.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 50:19-29
PostPosted: 24 Nov 2009, 08:29 
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{50:27} His constant companion will say, "Our Lord, I did not make him transgress, but he was in extreme error."

IMHO, "error" is not a good translation for the Arabic word, which means "loss of way."

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