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Verse (53:9) - 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 ninth verse of chapter 53 (sūrat l-najm). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (53) sūrat l-najm (The Star)

Sahih International: And was at a distance of two bow lengths or nearer.

Pickthall: Till he was (distant) two bows' length or even nearer,

Yusuf Ali: And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer;

Shakir: So he was the measure of two bows or closer still.

Muhammad Sarwar: until he was as close to him as the distance of two bows, or even less.

Mohsin Khan: And was at a distance of two bows' length or (even) nearer,

Arberry: two bows' length away, or nearer,

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