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Verse (23:83) - 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 83rd 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: We have been promised this, we and our forefathers, before; this is not but legends of the former peoples."

Pickthall: We were already promised this, we and our forefathers. Lo! this is naught but fables of the men of old.

Yusuf Ali: "Such things have been promised to us and to our fathers before! they are nothing but tales of the ancients!"

Shakir: Certainly we are promised this, and (so were) our fathers aforetime; this is naught but stories of those of old.

Muhammad Sarwar: Our fathers and we have been given such promises before. These are no more than ancient legends."

Mohsin Khan: "Verily, this we have been promised, we and our fathers before (us)! This is only the tales of the ancients!"

Arberry: We and our fathers have been promised this before; this is naught but the fairy-tales of the ancients.'

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