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thumma
ثُمَّ
Then
nukisū
نُكِسُوا۟
they were turned
ʿalā
عَلَىٰ
on
ruūsihim
رُءُوسِهِمْ
their heads,
laqad
لَقَدْ
"Verily,
ʿalim'ta
عَلِمْتَ
you know
مَا
not
hāulāi
هَٰٓؤُلَآءِ
these
yanṭiqūna
يَنطِقُونَ
(can) speak!"

Summa nukisoo 'alaa ru'oosihim laqad 'alimta maa haaa'ulaaa'i yantiqoon

Sahih International:

Then they reversed themselves, [saying], "You have already known that these do not speak!"

1 A. J. Arberry

Then they were utterly put to confusion saying, 'Very well indeed thou knowest these do not speak.'

2 Abdul Haleem

but then they lapsed again and said, ‘You know very well these gods cannot speak.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Thereafter they were made to turn over upon their heads, saying, assuredly thou knowest that they speak not.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Then were they confounded with shame; (they said), "Thou knowest full well that these (idols) do not speak!"

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Then their minds were turned upside down, and they said: "You know well that they do not speak."

6 Ahmed Ali

Then crestfallen (they confessed): "Truly, as you know, they cannot speak."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Again they were inverted upon their heads; saying, “You know well that these do not speak.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Then they hung their heads. [However, they said,] ‘You certainly know that they cannot speak.’

9 Ali Ünal

But afterwards, (under the influence of the same factors causing them to disbelieve) they relapsed into their former way of believing, and said to Abraham: "You know very well that these (images) cannot speak."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Then they were made to hang down their heads (in shame and said to Abraham), `Indeed, you know very well that these (idols) do not speak.´

11 English Literal

Then they were turned upside down on their heads/tops, "You had known those do not speak."

12 Faridul Haque

Again they were inverted upon their heads; saying, "You know well that these do not speak."

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Then they turned to themselves and said, "Surely, you are the ones in the wrong."

14 Hilali & Khan

Then they turned to themselves (their first thought and said): "Indeed you [Ibrahim (Abraham)] know well that these (idols) speak not!"

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Then they turned to themselves and said: Surely you yourselves are wrongdoers;

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Then they were made to hang down their heads: Certainly you know that they do not speak.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And they were utterly confounded, and they said: Well thou knowest that these speak not.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

With their heads cast down they said, "Abraham, you know that idols do not speak. How then can you ask such a question?"

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

But then they reversed their minds: 'You know they do not speak'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Then they turned to themselves: "Indeed you know well that these speak not!"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

then they hung their heads, and said, "O Abraham! You know they cannot speak."

22 Talal Itani

But they reverted to their old ideas: “You certainly know that these do not speak.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Then they were turned, by God, on their heads, that is to say, they were made to return to their disbelief and said, `By God, you are certainly aware that these [idols] cannot speak', in other words, how can you thus command us to question them?

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

ثُمَّ نُكِسُوا عَلَى رُوُوسِهِمْ

Then they turned to themselves,

means, they looked at the ground, and said;

لَقَدْ عَلِمْتَ مَا هَوُلَاء يَنطِقُونَ



Indeed you (Ibrahim) know well that these speak not!

Qatadah said;

"The people admitted their guilt and confusion, and said,
لَقَدْ عَلِمْتَ مَا هَوُلَاء يَنطِقُونَ
("Indeed you know well that these speak not!") `So how can you tell us to ask them, if they cannot speak and you know that they cannot speak.'

At this point, when they admitted that, Ibrahim said to them;

قَالَ أَفَتَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لَاا يَنفَعُكُمْ شَيْيًا وَلَاا يَضُرُّكُمْ