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Verse (9:57) - 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 57th verse of chapter 9 (sūrat l-tawbah). Click on the Arabic text to below to see word by word details of the verse's morphology.


Chapter (9) sūrat l-tawbah (The Repentance)

Sahih International: If they could find a refuge or some caves or any place to enter [and hide], they would turn to it while they run heedlessly.

Pickthall: Had they but found a refuge, or caverns, or a place to enter, they surely had resorted thither swift as runaways.

Yusuf Ali: If they could find a place to flee to, or caves, or a place of concealment, they would turn straightaway thereto, with an obstinate rush.

Shakir: If they could find a refuge or cave or a place to enter into, they would certainly have turned thereto, running away in all haste.

Muhammad Sarwar: They are so afraid of you that had there been a place for them to seek refuge, a cave or some entrance in which to hide themselves from you, they would have madly rushed therein.

Mohsin Khan: Should they find a refuge, or caves, or a place of concealment, they would turn straightway thereto with a swift rush.

Arberry: If they could find a shelter, or some caverns, or any place to creep into, they would turn about and bolt away to it.

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