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Verse (16:117) - English Translation


Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. This page shows seven parallel translations in English for the 117th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

Sahih International: [It is but] a brief enjoyment, and they will have a painful punishment.

Pickthall: A brief enjoyment (will be theirs); and theirs a painful doom.

Yusuf Ali: (In such falsehood) is but a paltry profit; but they will have a most grievous Penalty.

Shakir: A little enjoyment and they shall have a painful punishment.

Muhammad Sarwar: (Such an invention) will bring only a little enjoyment but will be followed by painful torment.

Mohsin Khan: A passing brief enjoyment (will be theirs), but they will have a painful torment.

Arberry: A little enjoyment, then for them awaits a painful chastisement.

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