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wajaḥadū
وَجَحَدُوا۟
And they rejected
bihā
بِهَا
them,
wa-is'tayqanathā
وَٱسْتَيْقَنَتْهَآ
though were convinced with them (signs)
anfusuhum
أَنفُسُهُمْ
themselves,
ẓul'man
ظُلْمًا
(out of) injustice
waʿuluwwan
وَعُلُوًّاۚ
and haughtiness.
fa-unẓur
فَٱنظُرْ
So see
kayfa
كَيْفَ
how
kāna
كَانَ
was
ʿāqibatu
عَٰقِبَةُ
(the) end
l-muf'sidīna
ٱلْمُفْسِدِينَ
(of) the corrupters.

Wa jahadoo bihaa wastaiqanat haaa anfusuhum zulmanw-wa 'uluwwaa; fanzur kaifa kaana 'aaqibatul mufsideen

Sahih International:

And they rejected them, while their [inner] selves were convinced thereof, out of injustice and haughtiness. So see how was the end of the corrupters.

1 A. J. Arberry

and they denied them, though their souls acknowledged them, wrongfully and out of pride. Behold, how was the end of the workers of corruption!

2 Abdul Haleem

They denied them, in their wickedness and their pride, even though their souls acknowledged them as true. See how those who spread corruption met their end!

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And they gainsaid them, out of spite and arrogance, although their souls were convinced thereof. So behold! what hath been the end of the corruptors.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And they rejected those Signs in iniquity and arrogance, though their souls were convinced thereof; so see what was the end of those who acted corruptly!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

They denied those Signs out of iniquity and arrogance although their hearts were convinced of their truth. So see how evil was the end of those mischief-makers!

6 Ahmed Ali

And they denied them out of malice and pride, though in their hearts they believed that they were true. So see how was the end of evil-doers!

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And they denied them – whereas in their hearts they were certain of them – due to injustice and pride; therefore see what sort of fate befell the mischievous!

8 Ali Quli Qarai

They impugned them, wrongfully and out of arrogance, though they were convinced in their hearts [of their veracity]. So observe how the fate of the agents of corruption was!

9 Ali Ünal

They rejected them out of mere iniquity and self-exaltation, although their consciences were convinced of their being true. So see how was the outcome for those given in to spreading disorder and corruption.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And they strongly rejected them (- the signs) out of spite and arrogance, although their minds were convinced of (the truth in) them. Look, then how (evil) was the end of those who acted corruptly.

11 English Literal

And they disbelieved and denied with it, and their selves became sure/certain of it, unjustly/oppressively and height, might and dignity, so look/see how was the corruptings` end/turn (result).

12 Faridul Haque

And they denied them - whereas in their hearts they were certain of them - due to injustice and pride; therefore see what sort of fate befell the mischievous!

13 Hamid S. Aziz

But when Our signs came to them visibly (that should have opened their eyes), they said, "This is obvious sorcery!"

14 Hilali & Khan

And they belied them (those Ayat) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayat) are from Allah, and Musa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allah in truth, but they disliked to obey Musa (Moses), and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. So see what was the end of the Mufsidun (disbelievers, disobedient to Allah, evil-doers, liars.).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And put thy hand into thy bosom, it will come forth white without evil, among nine signs to Pharaoh and his people. Surely they are a transgressing people.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And they denied them unjustly and proudly while their soul had been convinced of them; consider, then how was the end of the mischief-makers.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And they denied them, though their souls acknowledged them, for spite and arrogance. Then see the nature of the consequence for the wrong-doers!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

They rejected the evidence because of their arrogance and injustice, although their souls knew it to be true. Think how terrible the end of the sinful ones was!

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

They denied them unjustly out of pride, though their souls acknowledged them. See, how was the end of the corrupt workers!

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And they belied them wrongfully and arrogantly, though they themselves were convinced thereof. So, see what was the end of the mischief-makers.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

And they persisted in rejecting them wrongfully and arrogantly, while in their hearts they were convinced of their truth. Observe, then, how evil was the fate of the evil-doers.

22 Talal Itani

And they rejected them, although their souls were certain of them, out of wickedness and pride. So see how the outcome was for the mischief-makers.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And they denied them, they did not affirm them, though, in reality, their souls had been convinced, in other words, [though] they were certain that these [signs] were from God, wrongfully and arrogantly, in defiance of believing in what Moses had brought ([these two adverbs] refer back to [the cause of] their denial). So behold, O Muhammad (s), how was the sequel for the agents of corruption, [a sequel] which you know; they were destroyed.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَجَحَدُوا بِهَا

And they belied them,

means, verbally,

وَاسْتَيْقَنَتْهَا أَنفُسُهُمْ

though they themselves were convinced thereof.

means, they knew deep down that this was truth from Allah, but they denied it and were stubborn and arrogant.

ظُلْمًا وَعُلُوًّا

wrongfully and arrogantly,

means, wronging themselves because this was the despicable manner to which they were accustomed, and they were arrogant because they were too proud to follow the truth.

Allah said;

فَانظُرْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُفْسِدِينَ



So, see what was the end of the mischief-makers.

meaning, `see, O Muhammad, what were the consequences of their actions when Allah destroyed them and drowned every last one of them in a single morning.'

The point of this story is;beware, `O you who disbelieve in Muhammad and deny the Message that he has brought from his Lord, lest the same thing that befell them befall you also.'

But what is worse, is that Muhammad is nobler and greater than Musa, and his proof is stronger than that of Musa, for the signs that Allah has given him are combined with his presence and his character, in addition to the fact that previous Prophets foretold his coming and took a covenant from the people that they would follow him if they should see him, may the best of blessings and peace from his Lord be upon him