Qaaloo famaa jazaaa'u hooo in kuntum kaazibeen
The accusers said, "Then what would be its recompense if you should be liars?"
1 A. J. Arberry
They said, 'And what shall be its recompense if you are liars?'
2 Abdul Haleem
They asked them, ‘And if we find that you are lying, what penalty shall we apply to you?’
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
They said: what shall be the meed of him, if ye are found liars!
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
(The Egyptians) said; "What then shall be the penalty of this, if ye are (proved) to have lied?"
5 Abul Ala Maududi
The officials said: "If you are lying, what will be the penalty for him who has stolen?"
6 Ahmed Ali
"What should be the punishment," they were asked, "in case you are liars?"
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
They said, “And what shall be the punishment for it, if you are liars?”
8 Ali Quli Qarai
They said, ‘What shall be its requital if you [prove to] be lying?’
9 Ali Ünal
They said: "What, then, shall be the penalty for it if you are proved liars?"
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
They (- the Egyptians) said, `What shall be the punishment for this (theft) if you are (proved to be) liars?´
11 English Literal
They said: "So what (is) his reward if you were lying/denying ?"
12 Faridul Haque
They said, "And what shall be the punishment for it, if you are liars?"
13 Hamid S. Aziz
They said, "By Allah! You knew we came not to do evil in the land, and that we were not thieves."
14 Hilali & Khan
They [Yusuf's (Joseph) men] said: "What then shall be the penalty of him, if you are (proved to be) liars."
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
They said: By Allah! You know for certain that we have not come to make mischief in the land, and we are not thieves.
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
They said: But what shall be the requital of this, if you are liars?
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
They said: And what shall be the penalty for it, if ye prove liars?
18 Muhammad Sarwar
The Egyptians said, "What do you suggest should be the punishment for the thief, if it is proved that you are lying?"
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
They said: 'What shall be the recompense, if you prove to be lying'
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
They said: "What then shall be the penalty of him, if you are (proved to be) liars."
21 Wahiduddin Khan
The Egyptians asked them, "And if we find that you are lying, what penalty shall we mete out to you?"
22 Talal Itani
They said, “What shall be his punishment, if you are lying?”
23 Tafsir jalalayn
They, the crier and his men, said, `So, what shall be his requital, that is, the thief's, if you prove to have been liars?', when you said, `we are certainly not thieves', and [if] it is found among your belongings?
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
قَالُواْ فَمَا جَزَاوُهُ
They said;"What then shall be the penalty of him,
in reference to the thief, if it came out that he is one of you,
إِن كُنتُمْ كَاذِبِينَ
if you are (proved to be) liars.
They asked them, `What should be the thief's punishment if he is one of you!'
قَالُواْ جَزَاوُهُ مَن وُجِدَ فِي رَحْلِهِ فَهُوَ جَزَاوُهُ كَذَلِكَ نَجْزِي الظَّالِمِينَ