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Verse (18:97) - 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 97th verse of chapter 18 (sūrat l-kahf). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave)

Sahih International: So Gog and Magog were unable to pass over it, nor were they able [to effect] in it any penetration.

Pickthall: And (Gog and Magog) were not able to surmount, nor could they pierce (it).

Yusuf Ali: Thus were they made powerless to scale it or to dig through it.

Shakir: So they were not able to scale it nor could they make a hole in it.

Muhammad Sarwar: (Thus he constructed the barrier which) neither Gog nor Magog were able to climb nor were they able to dig a tunnel through the iron and brass barrier.

Mohsin Khan: So they [Ya'juj and Ma'juj (Gog and Magog)] were made powerless to scale it or dig through it.

Arberry: So they were unable either to scale it or pierce it.

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