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Verse (19:12) - 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 twelfth verse of chapter 19 (sūrat maryam). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (19) sūrat maryam (Mary)

Sahih International: [Allah] said, "O John, take the Scripture with determination." And We gave him judgement [while yet] a boy

Pickthall: (And it was said unto his son): O John! Hold fast the Scripture. And we gave him wisdom when a child,

Yusuf Ali: (To his son came the command): "O Yahya! take hold of the Book with might": and We gave him Wisdom even as a youth,

Shakir: O Yahya! take hold of the Book with strength, and We granted him wisdom while yet a child

Muhammad Sarwar: We commanded John, Zachariah's son, to follow the guidance of the Lord with due steadfastness. To John We gave knowledge and wisdom to John during his childhood.

Mohsin Khan: (It was said to his son): "O Yahya (John)! Hold fast the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)]." And We gave him wisdom while yet a child.

Arberry: 'O John, take the Book forcefully'; and We gave him judgment, yet a little child,

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