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Verse (16:47) - 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 47th verse of chapter 16 (sūrat l-naḥl). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (16) sūrat l-naḥl (The Bees)

Sahih International: Or that He would not seize them gradually [in a state of dread]? But indeed, your Lord is Kind and Merciful.

Pickthall: Or that He will not seize them with a gradual wasting? Lo! thy Lord is indeed Full of Pity, Merciful.

Yusuf Ali: Or that He may not call them to account by a process of slow wastage - for thy Lord is indeed full of kindness and mercy.

Shakir: Or that He may not seize them by causing them to suffer gradual loss, for your Lord is most surely Compassionate, Merciful.

Muhammad Sarwar: Are they confident that God will not slowly destroy them? Your Lord is Compassionate and All-merciful.

Mohsin Khan: Or that He may catch them with gradual wasting (of their wealth and health). Truly! Your Lord is indeed full of Kindness, Most Merciful?

Arberry: Or that He will not seize them, little by little destroying them? Surely thy Lord is All-clement, All-compassionate.

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