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Verse (2:44) - English Translation

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Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran. This page shows seven parallel translations in English for the 44th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.

 

Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

Sahih International: Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite the Scripture? Then will you not reason?

Pickthall: Enjoin ye righteousness upon mankind while ye yourselves forget (to practise it)? And ye are readers of the Scripture! Have ye then no sense?

Yusuf Ali: Do ye enjoin right conduct on the people, and forget (To practise it) yourselves, and yet ye study the Scripture? Will ye not understand?

Shakir: What! do you enjoin men to be good and neglect your own souls while you read the Book; have you then no sense?

Muhammad Sarwar: Would you order people to do good deeds and forget to do them yourselves even though you read the Book? Why do you not think?

Mohsin Khan: Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]! Have you then no sense?

Arberry: Will you bid others to piety, and forget yourselves while you recite the Book? Do you not understand?

See Also

Language Research Group
University of Leeds
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