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Verse (3:143) - 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 143rd verse of chapter 3 (sūrat āl ʿim'rān). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (3) sūrat āl ʿim'rān (The Family of Imrān)

Sahih International: And you had certainly wished for martyrdom before you encountered it, and you have [now] seen it [before you] while you were looking on.

Pickthall: And verily ye used to wish for death before ye met it (in the field). Now ye have seen it with your eyes!

Yusuf Ali: Ye did indeed wish for death before ye met him: Now ye have seen him with your own eyes, (And ye flinch!)

Shakir: And certainly you desired death before you met it, so indeed you have seen it and you look (at it)

Muhammad Sarwar: You certainly wished to die (for the cause of God) before you actually faced death. Then you faced death (in the battlefield and only a few of you had the true desire to die).

Mohsin Khan: You did indeed wish for death (Ash­Shahadah - martyrdom) before you met it. Now you have seen it openly with your own eyes.

Arberry: You were longing for death before you met it; now you have seen it, while you were beholding.

See Also

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