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Verse (5:79) - 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 79th verse of chapter 5 (sūrat l-māidah). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food)

Sahih International: They used not to prevent one another from wrongdoing that they did. How wretched was that which they were doing.

Pickthall: They restrained not one another from the wickedness they did. Verily evil was that they used to do!

Yusuf Ali: Nor did they (usually) forbid one another the iniquities which they committed: evil indeed were the deeds which they did.

Shakir: They used not to forbid each other the hateful things (which) they did; certainly evil was that which they did.

Muhammad Sarwar: They did not prevent each other from committing sins nor would they themselves stay away from them. Evil was what they had done!

Mohsin Khan: They used not to forbid one another from the Munkar (wrong, evil­doing, sins, polytheism, disbelief, etc.) which they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to do.

Arberry: They forbade not one another any dishonour that they committed; surely evil were the things they did.

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