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Verse (42:50) - 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 50th verse of chapter 42 (sūrat l-shūrā). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (42) sūrat l-shūrā (Consultation)

Sahih International: Or He makes them [both] males and females, and He renders whom He wills barren. Indeed, He is Knowing and Competent.

Pickthall: Or He mingleth them, males and females, and He maketh barren whom He will. Lo! He is Knower, Powerful.

Yusuf Ali: Or He bestows both males and females, and He leaves barren whom He will: for He is full of Knowledge and Power.

Shakir: Or He makes them of both sorts, male and female; and He makes whom He pleases barren; surely He is the Knowing, the Powerful.

Muhammad Sarwar: offspring to whomever He wants. He causes whomever He wants to be childless. He is All-Knowing and All-Powerful.

Mohsin Khan: Or He bestows both males and females, and He renders barren whom He wills. Verily, He is the All-Knower and is Able to do all things.

Arberry: or He couples them, both males and females; and He makes whom He will barren. Surely He is All-knowing, All-powerful.

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