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Verse (33:16) - 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 sixteenth verse of chapter 33 (sūrat l-aḥzāb). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (33) sūrat l-aḥzāb (The Combined Forces)

Sahih International: Say, [O Muhammad], "Never will fleeing benefit you if you should flee from death or killing; and then [if you did], you would not be given enjoyment [of life] except for a little."

Pickthall: Say: Flight will not avail you if ye flee from death or killing, and then ye dwell in comfort but a little while.

Yusuf Ali: Say: "Running away will not profit you if ye are running away from death or slaughter; and even if (ye do escape), no more than a brief (respite) will ye be allowed to enjoy!"

Shakir: Say: Flight shall not do you any good if you fly from death or slaughter, and in that case you will not be allowed to enjoy yourselves but a little.

Muhammad Sarwar: (Muhammad), tell them, "Running away will never be of any benefit to you even if you run away from death or being killed. Still you would not be able to enjoy yourselves except for a short while."

Mohsin Khan: Say (O Muhammad SAW to these hypocrites who ask your permission to run away from you): "Flight will not avail you if you flee from death or killing, and then you will enjoy no more than a little while!"

Arberry: Say: 'Flight will not profit you, if you flee from death or slaying; you will be given enjoyment of days then but little.'

See Also

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