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Verse (7:166) - 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 166th verse of chapter 7 (sūrat l-aʿrāf). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.

 

Chapter (7) sūrat l-aʿrāf (The Heights)

Sahih International: So when they were insolent about that which they had been forbidden, We said to them, "Be apes, despised."

Pickthall: So when they took pride in that which they had been forbidden, We said unto them: Be ye apes despised and loathed!

Yusuf Ali: When in their insolence they transgressed (all) prohibitions, We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected."

Shakir: Therefore when they revoltingly persisted in what they had been forbidden, We said to them: Be (as) apes, despised and hated.

Muhammad Sarwar: When they crossed the limit of the prohibition, We made them turn into detested apes.

Mohsin Khan: So when they exceeded the limits of what they were prohibited, We said to them: "Be you monkeys, despised and rejected." (It is a severe warning to the mankind that they should not disobey what Allah commands them to do, and be far away from what He prohibits them).

Arberry: And when they turned in disdain from that forbidding We said to them, 'Be you apes, miserably slinking!'

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Language Research Group
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