The mystery of line eight.Here's one version,
8 But those who believe and do right, for them is forgiveness and a great hire.And here's another.
(8) Can he, the evil of whose deed is made to look attractive to him so that he considers it good, (be like him who is guided)? God leads whosoever He please astray and guides whosoever He will. So do not waste away your self with grief for them. God is indeed cognisant of things they do.WTF? Are these both translating the same sentence??? Wait, look at line seven again;
(7) those who disbelieve, they shall have a severe punishment, and those who believe and do good, they shall have forgiveness and a great reward.The last half of 7 is line 8 in this version. And in the other one,
7 Those who misbelieve, for them is keen torment.OMFG, there are differences in the Koran!! This is not the first time I've run into different numbering like this. Mostly it's a pain in the ass, but it makes you wonder how you're supposed to cite something if they can't even agree what verse it is. This happens again later in this chapter, so some versions are two lines off. Line 24 in some versions is line 26 in others. And verse 3:40 is verse 3:45. God needs the MLA Style Guide.
8 But those who believe and do right, for them is forgiveness and a great hire.
Getting back to those unanswered questions...
It says if you believe the devil you go to hell, but if you believe and do right, you get forgiven and rewarded. OK, but believe what? Do right how? Forgiven for what? I need details, dammit!
Also, I'm still waiting to hear what to be on guard against, and what the promise was.