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Verse (12:39) - 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 39th verse of chapter 12 (sūrat yūsuf). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (12) sūrat yūsuf (Joseph)

Sahih International: O [my] two companions of prison, are separate lords better or Allah , the One, the Prevailing?

Pickthall: O my fellow-prisoners! Are divers lords better, or Allah the One, Almighty?

Yusuf Ali: "O my two companions of the prison! (I ask you): are many lords differing among themselves better, or the One Allah, Supreme and Irresistible?

Shakir: O my two mates of the prison! are sundry lords better or Allah the One, the Supreme?

Muhammad Sarwar: "My fellow-prisoners can many different masters be considered better than One All-dominant God?

Mohsin Khan: "O two companions of the prison! Are many different lords (gods) better or Allah, the One, the Irresistible?

Arberry: Say, which is better, my fellow-prisoners -- many gods at variance, or God the One, the Omnipotent?

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