Posted by anon (220.127.116.11) on November 19, 2002 at 10:37:31:
Hello friends. I read this passage in Selections from the Writings of the Báb - read it carefully because it may differ from a version you have memorized:
Say: God sufficeth all things above all things, and nothing in the heavens or in the earth or in whatever lieth between them but God, thy Lord, sufficeth. Verily, He is in Himself the Knower, the Sustainer, the Omnipotent.
(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 122)
Now, a similar sounding passage is found in the Baha'i Prayerbook and has been put to music (like in Songs of the Ancient Beauty I):
Say: God sufficeth all things above all things, and nothing in the heavens or in the earth but God sufficeth. Verily, He is in Himself the Knower, the Sustainer, the Omnipotent.
- The Bab
(Compilations, Baha'i Prayers, p. 27)
Now, are we to assume that these are two completely different passages? Or is one a more revised and accurate translation of the original? Does anyone have access to the original Dala'il-i-Sab`ih where the first passage appears? Is there a reference listing anywhere for the passages appearing in Baha'i prayers?
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