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Verse (21:27) - 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 27th verse of chapter 21 (sūrat l-anbiyāa). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (21) sūrat l-anbiyāa (The Prophets)

Sahih International: They cannot precede Him in word, and they act by His command.

Pickthall: They speak not until He hath spoken, and they act by His command.

Yusuf Ali: They speak not before He speaks, and they act (in all things) by His Command.

Shakir: They do not precede Him in speech and (only) according to His commandment do they act.

Muhammad Sarwar: These servants do not speak before He speaks. They simply act according to His orders.

Mohsin Khan: They speak not until He has spoken, and they act on His Command.

Arberry: that outstrip Him not in speech, and perform as He commands.

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