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Verse (21:65) - 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 65th 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: Then they reversed themselves, [saying], "You have already known that these do not speak!"

Pickthall: And they were utterly confounded, and they said: Well thou knowest that these speak not.

Yusuf Ali: Then were they confounded with shame: (they said), "Thou knowest full well that these (idols) do not speak!"

Shakir: Then they were made to hang down their heads: Certainly you know that they do not speak.

Muhammad Sarwar: With their heads cast down they said, "Abraham, you know that idols do not speak. How then can you ask such a question?"

Mohsin Khan: Then they turned to themselves (their first thought and said): "Indeed you [Ibrahim (Abraham)] know well that these (idols) speak not!"

Arberry: Then they were utterly put to confusion saying, 'Very well indeed thou knowest these do not speak.'

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