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Verse (27:68) - 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 68th verse of chapter 27 (sūrat l-naml). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (27) sūrat l-naml (The Ants)

Sahih International: We have been promised this, we and our forefathers, before. This is not but legends of the former peoples."

Pickthall: We were promised this, forsooth, we and our fathers. (All) this is naught but fables of the men of old.

Yusuf Ali: "It is true we were promised this,- we and our fathers before (us): these are nothing but tales of the ancients."

Shakir: We have certainly been promised this, we and our fathers before; these are naught but stories of the ancients

Muhammad Sarwar: It was promised to us and to our fathers before us. It is only ancient legends."

Mohsin Khan: "Indeed we were promised this, we and our forefathers before, Verily, these are nothing but tales of ancients."

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

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