Unzur kaifa daraboo lakal amsaala fadalloo falaa yastatee'oona sabeelaa
Look how they strike for you comparisons; but they have strayed, so they cannot [find] a way.
1 A. J. Arberry
Behold, how they strike similitudes for thee, and go astray, and are unable to find a way!
2 Abdul Haleem
See what they think you are like! They have gone astray and cannot find the right way.
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Behold how they propound similitudes for thee! so they have strayed and cannot find a way.
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
See what kinds of comparisons they make for thee! But they have gone astray, and never a way will they be able to find!
5 Abul Ala Maududi
Just see what strange arguments they bring forward with regard to you! They have gone so far astray that they cannot charge any thing against you.
6 Ahmed Ali
Just see what comparisons they bring up for you! They are lost and cannot find the way.
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) see how they invent examples for you – they have therefore gone astray, unable find a road.
8 Ali Quli Qarai
Look, how they coin epithets for you; so they go astray, and cannot find the way.
9 Ali Ünal
See how strangely they invent comparisons about you. They have so strayed and are no longer able to find a way (to the truth). excuse
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
Look, what fantastic stories they concoct with regard to you! It is therefore that they have gone astray and are unable to find a way.
11 English Literal
See how they gave to you the examples/proverbs, so they were misguided, so they are not being able (of) a way/path .
12 Faridul Haque
O dear Prophet (Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) see how they invent examples for you - they have therefore gone astray, unable find a road.
13 Hamid S. Aziz
Or a treasure thrown down unto him, or why has he not a garden to eat from....?" And the unjust say, "You only follow a man bewitched (or obsessed)."
14 Hilali & Khan
See how they coin similitudes for you, so they have gone astray, and they cannot find a (Right) Path.
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
Or a treasure given to him, or a garden from which to eat? And the evildoers say: You follow but a man bewitched!
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
See what likenesses do they apply to you, so they have gone astray, therefore they shall not be able to find a way.
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
See how they coin similitudes for thee, so that they are all astray and cannot find a road!
18 Muhammad Sarwar
Look at their various views about you! They have gone astray and are not able to find the right path.
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
See how they strike examples for you, surely they have gone astray and are unable to find a way.
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
See how they coin similitudes for you, so they have gone astray, and they cannot find a path.
21 Wahiduddin Khan
Observe what kind of things they attribute to you. They have surely gone astray and cannot find the right way again.
22 Talal Itani
Look how they invent examples for you. They have gone astray, and cannot find a way.
23 Tafsir jalalayn
See how they strike similitudes for you, of [the fact that the Prophet is] a person bewitched and one in need of something to expend [from] and of an angel to help him carry out the task [of delivering the Message], so that they go astray, thereby from guidance, and are unable to find a way, a means thereto [to guidance].
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
انظُرْ كَيْفَ ضَرَبُوا لَكَ الاَْمْثَالَ فَضَلُّوا
See how they coin similitudes for you, so they have gone astray,
meaning, they accused you and belied you when they said that you were a sorcerer or bewitched or crazy or a liar or a poet, but all of these are false ideas. Everyone who has the slightest understanding will recognize that they are lying.
so they have gone astray,
from the path of guidance.
فَلَ يَسْتَطِيعُونَ سَبِيلً
and they cannot find a path.
Everyone who steps outside of the way of truth and guidance has gone astray, no matter what direction he takes, because the truth is one and its methodology is unified, parts of it confirming other parts.
Then Allah tells His Prophet that if He willed, He could bestow on him in this world something far better than what they were saying.