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Verse (39:58) - 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 58th verse of chapter 39 (sūrat l-zumar). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (39) sūrat l-zumar (The Groups)

Sahih International: Or [lest] it say when it sees the punishment, "If only I had another turn so I could be among the doers of good."

Pickthall: Or should say, when it seeth the doom: Oh, that I had but a second chance that I might be among the righteous!

Yusuf Ali: "Or (lest) it should say when it (actually) sees the penalty: 'If only I had another chance, I should certainly be among those who do good!'

Shakir: Or it should say when it sees the punishment: Were there only a returning for me, I should be of the doers of good.

Muhammad Sarwar: Or, on seeing the torment, it would say, "Would I have the opportunity, this time I would certainly become a pious person".

Mohsin Khan: Or (lest) he should say when he sees the torment: "If only I had another chance (to return to the world) then I should indeed be among the Muhsinun (good-doers - see V.2:112)."

Arberry: it should say, when it sees the chastisement, 'O that I might return again, and be among the good-doers.'

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