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Verse (70:17) - 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 seventeenth verse of chapter 70 (sūrat l-maʿārij). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (70) sūrat l-maʿārij (The Ways of Ascent)

Sahih International: It invites he who turned his back [on truth] and went away [from obedience]

Pickthall: It calleth him who turned and fled (from truth),

Yusuf Ali: Inviting (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from the Right).

Shakir: It shall claim him who turned and fled (from truth),

Muhammad Sarwar: and drag into it anyone who has turned away (from obeying God),

Mohsin Khan: Calling: "[O Kafir (O disbeliever in Allah, His angels, His Book, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection and in Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments), O Mushrik (O polytheist, disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah)] (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from Faith) [picking and swallowing them up from that great gathering of mankind (on the Day of Resurrection) just as a bird picks up a food-grain from the earth with its beak and swallows it up] [Tafsir Al-Qurtubi, Vol. 18, Page 289]

Arberry: calling him who drew back and turned away,

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