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Verse (23:47) - 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 47th verse of chapter 23 (sūrat l-mu'minūn). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (23) sūrat l-mu'minūn (The Believers)

Sahih International: They said, "Should we believe two men like ourselves while their people are for us in servitude?"

Pickthall: And they said: Shall we put faith in two mortals like ourselves, and whose folk are servile unto us?

Yusuf Ali: They said: "Shall we believe in two men like ourselves? And their people are subject to us!"

Shakir: And they said: What! shall we believe in two mortals like ourselves while their people serve us?

Muhammad Sarwar: They said, "Should we believe in two mere mortals who are like ourselves and whose people are our slaves?"

Mohsin Khan: They said: "Shall we believe in two men like ourselves, and their people are obedient to us with humility (and we use them to serve us as we like)."

Arberry: and they said, 'What, shall we believe two mortals like ourselves, whose people are our servants?'

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