Incur a debt to the truth

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HotIcyDonut

Senior Member
Russian - Russia
I want to say:

"Every lie they tell incurs a debt to the truth to be paid later" (that is no matter how much you lie, it will ultimately fire back in a future)

Attempt:
كل الأكاذيب يقولونها تستلزم دفع دينها للواقع من قبلهم لاحقاً


Alternatives?

شكراً مقدماً
 
  • elroy

    Imperfect mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    كل كذبة منهم تدينهم للحق دينًا عليهم سداده لاحقًا
    I’m not sure your intended meaning will be clear though.
     

    Wadi Hanifa

    Senior Member
    Arabic
    كل كذبةٍ يكذبونها إنما هي دينٌ يستوفى منهم [لاحقاً/مستقبلاً/غداً/فيما بعد].


    Or perhaps:

    كل كذبةٍ يكذبونها إنما هي دينٌ وسوف يستوفى.
     

    elroy

    Imperfect mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Why did you leave out “truth”? That seems to be a pretty important element of the original.
     

    Wadi Hanifa

    Senior Member
    Arabic
    I guess it felt superfluous and somewhat awkward to me. But one can add للحق or للحقيقة after دين.

    The phrase reminded me of a verse by الشافعي but it's about something else:

    إنّ الزنا دينٌ فإن أقرضته...كان الوفا من أهل بيتك فاعلمِ
     
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