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Passages Translated by Shoghi Effendi

Whenever a passage in one of the Tablets has been translated by the Guardian, that translation has been used. These are identified below. Extensive use has also been made, especially in those sections retranslated by the Committee, of very early translations and notes made by Shoghi Effendi during the lifetime of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá.

Section

2
“The most vital duty…” to “of every living man.”
5
“Let not your hearts…” to “…Our favored angels.”
5
“Be not dismayed…” to “Word amongst men.”
12
Whole Section
15
“In cycles gone by…” to “…merged into one.”
15
“In like manner all the…” to “…their realization.”
20
Whole Section
35
“O army of God! Through…” to “…Covenant and Testament of God.”
38
“These Spiritual Assemblies are aided…” to “…under all conditions.”
42
“Whenever ye enter…” to “…the Compassionate.”
43
Whole Section
44
Whole Section
45
Whole Section except from “is that the members” which is a Committee translation.
52
Whole Section
175
Whole Section
176
Whole Section
194
Whole Section
198
“I never passed a tree…” to “…crucified upon thee.”
202
“The Balkans will remain…” to “…influence will spread.”
204
Whole Section
208
Whole Section
214
“Not everything…” to “…of those who hear it.”1
218
“We behold you…” to “…favored angels.”
222
Whole Section
225
“Consider the flowers…” to “…unto their beauty.”
225
“How unpleasing…” to “…the children of men.”
229
Whole Section
234
“Fear not…” to “…with their fragrance.”
237
Whole Section

Sections Translated by Marzieh Gail.

1–4 76 148–163
6–10 79 174
15–17 84–87 181–182
19 90–92 188
21–29 94–97 190–191
31 99–111 193
33 113–114 195–196
35–42 118–119 198–203
47–51 121–123 205–207
53–61 129 209–210
64–65 134 216–221
72–74 137–146 234–236

Sections Translated by a Committee at the World Centre, based on earlier Translations.

5 77–78 147
11 80–83 164–173
13–14 88–89 177–180
18 93 183–187
30 98 189
32 112 192
34 115–117 197
46 120 211–215
62–63 124–128 223–228
66–71 130–133 230–233
75 135–136
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