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Verse (2:78) - 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 78th verse of chapter 2 (sūrat l-baqarah). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

Sahih International: And among them are unlettered ones who do not know the Scripture except in wishful thinking, but they are only assuming.

Pickthall: Among them are unlettered folk who know the Scripture not except from hearsay. They but guess.

Yusuf Ali: And there are among them illiterates, who know not the Book, but (see therein their own) desires, and they do nothing but conjecture.

Shakir: And there are among them illiterates who know not the Book but only lies, and they do but conjecture.

Muhammad Sarwar: Some of them are illiterate and have no knowledge of the Book except for what they know from legends and fantasy. They are only relying on conjecture.

Mohsin Khan: And there are among them (Jews) unlettered people, who know not the Book, but they trust upon false desires and they but guess.

Arberry: And some there are of them that are common folk not knowing the Book, but only fancies and mere conjectures.

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