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Verse (6:42) - 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 42nd verse of chapter 6 (sūrat l-anʿām). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (6) sūrat l-anʿām (The Cattle)

Sahih International: And We have already sent [messengers] to nations before you, [O Muhammad]; then We seized them with poverty and hardship that perhaps they might humble themselves [to Us].

Pickthall: We have sent already unto peoples that were before thee, and We visited them with tribulation and adversity, in order that they might grow humble.

Yusuf Ali: Before thee We sent (messengers) to many nations, and We afflicted the nations with suffering and adversity, that they might learn humility.

Shakir: And certainly We sent (messengers) to nations before you then We seized them with distress and affliction in order that they might humble themselves.

Muhammad Sarwar: We had sent (Our guidance) to the nations who lived before you and afflicted them with distress and adversity so that they might submit themselves (to God).

Mohsin Khan: Verily, We sent (Messengers) to many nations before you (O Muhammad SAW). And We seized them with extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss in health with calamities so that they might believe with humility.

Arberry: Indeed We sent to nations before thee, and We seized them with misery and hardship that haply they might be humble;

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