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لَّوْ
Why
مَا
not
tatīnā
تَأْتِينَا
you bring to us
bil-malāikati
بِٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةِ
the Angels,
in
إِن
if
kunta
كُنتَ
you are
mina
مِنَ
of
l-ṣādiqīna
ٱلصَّٰدِقِينَ
the truthful?"

Law maa taateenaa bil malaaa'ikati in kunta minas saadiqeen

Sahih International:

Why do you not bring us the angels, if you should be among the truthful?"

1 A. J. Arberry

Why dost thou not bring the angels unto us, if thou speakest truly?'

2 Abdul Haleem

Why do you not bring us the angels, if you are telling the truth?’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Why bringest thou not angels unto us if thou art of the truthtellers!

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"Why bringest thou not angels to us if it be that thou hast the Truth?"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Why do you not bring down angels upon us if you are indeed truthful?"

6 Ahmed Ali

If you are a man of truth, why can't you bring the angels to us?"

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“Why do you not bring angels to us, if you are truthful?”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Why do you not bring us the angels should you be truthful?!’

9 Ali Ünal

"Why do you not bring down the angels to us if you are truthful (in your claim)!"

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`Why do you not bring the angels (for punishment) to us, if you are of the truthful?´

11 English Literal

If you (could) come to us with the angels , if you were from truthful! (expression of wonderment).

12 Faridul Haque

"Why do you not bring angels to us, if you are truthful?"

13 Hamid S. Aziz

"Why do you not bring us the angels if you do tell the truth?"

14 Hilali & Khan

"Why do you not bring angels to us if you are of the truthful ones?"

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And they say: O thou to whom the Reminder is revealed, thou art indeed mad.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Why do you not bring to us the angels if you are of the truthful ones?

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Why bringest thou not angels unto us, if thou art of the truthful?

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Why do you not bring down the angels if what you say is true".

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Why do you not bring down the angels, if what you say is true'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"Why do you not bring angels to us if you are of the truthful"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Why do you not bring down the angels upon us, if you are truthful?"

22 Talal Itani

Why do you not bring us the angels, if you are truthful?”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Why do you not bring us the angels, if you are of the truthful?', in saying that you are a prophet and that this Qur'n is from God.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Why do you not bring angels to us if you are of the truthful!

i.e., to bear witness to the accuracy of what you have brought to us is true, if you are really telling the truth!

This is similar to what Pharaoh said;

فَلَوْلَا أُلْقِىَ عَلَيْهِ أَسْوِرَةٌ مِّن ذَهَبٍ أَوْ جَأءَ مَعَهُ الْمَلَـيِكَةُ مُقْتَرِنِينَ

Why then are not golden bracelets bestowed on him, or angels sent along with him. (43;53)

And Allah said;

وَقَالَ الَّذِينَ لَا يَرْجُونَ لِقَأءَنَا لَوْلَا أُنزِلَ عَلَيْنَا الْمَلَـيِكَةُ أَوْ نَرَى رَبَّنَا لَقَدِ اسْتَكْبَرُواْ فِى أَنفُسِهِمْ وَعَتَوْا عُتُوّاً كَبِيراً

يَوْمَ يَرَوْنَ الْمَلَـيِكَةَ لَا بُشْرَى يَوْمَيِذٍ لِّلْمُجْرِمِينَ وَيَقُولُونَ حِجْراً مَّحْجُوراً

And those who do not expect a meeting with Us (i.e., those who deny the Day of Resurrection and the life of the Hereafter), say;"Why are not the angels sent down to us, or why do we not see our Lord!"

Indeed they think too highly of themselves, and are scornful with great pride.

On the Day that they do see the angels - there will be no good news given on that day to the guilty. And they (angels) will say;"All kinds of glad tidings are forbidden for you." (25;21-22)

For this reason Allah said;

مَا نُنَزِّلُ الْمَليِكَةَ إِلاَّ بِالحَقِّ وَمَا كَانُواْ إِذًا مُّنظَرِينَ