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qālū
قَالُوا۟
They said,
naḥnu
نَحْنُ
"We
ulū
أُو۟لُوا۟
(are) possessors
quwwatin
قُوَّةٍ
(of) strength
wa-ulū
وَأُو۟لُوا۟
and possessors
basin
بَأْسٍ
(of) might
shadīdin
شَدِيدٍ
great,
wal-amru
وَٱلْأَمْرُ
and the command
ilayki
إِلَيْكِ
(is) up to you,
fa-unẓurī
فَٱنظُرِى
so look
mādhā
مَاذَا
what
tamurīna
تَأْمُرِينَ
you will command."

Qaaloo nahnu uloo quwwatinw wa uloo baasin shadeed; wal amru ilaiki fanzuree maazaa taamureen

Sahih International:

They said, "We are men of strength and of great military might, but the command is yours, so see what you will command."

1 A. J. Arberry

They said, 'We possess force and we possess great might. The affair rests with thee; so consider what thou wilt command.'

2 Abdul Haleem

They replied, ‘We possess great force and power in war, but you are in command, so consider what orders to give us.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

They said: we are owners of power and owners of great violence, but the command is with thee; see then whatsoever thou shalt command.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

They said; "We are endued with strength, and given to vehement war; but the command is with thee; so consider what thou wilt command."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

They said: "We are strong and are given to vehement fighting. But the decision is yours. Therefore, consider what you would like to command."

6 Ahmed Ali

They said: "We are men of valour, and brave fighters. It is for you to decide. So consider what you should command."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

They said, “We possess great strength and are great warriors, and the decision is yours, therefore consider what you will command.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

They said, ‘We are powerful and possess a great might. But it is up to you to command. So consider what orders you will give.’

9 Ali Ünal

They said: "We dispose great power and we dispose great daring but the decision is yours, so consider what you will command."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

They said, `We are a people possessing (extraordinary) power and are gallant fighters; but as for the decision it rests with you, therefore you may thoroughly consider what order you want to give.´

11 English Literal

They said: "We are (owners) of power/strength, and (owners) of strong (severe) courage/might/power, and the matter/affair/order/command (is) to you, so think about what you order/command."

12 Faridul Haque

They said, “We possess great strength and are great warriors, and the decision is yours, therefore consider what you will command.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

She said, "You chiefs! Pronounce for me in my affair (or advise me). I never decide an affair until you testify for me."

14 Hilali & Khan

They said: "We have great strength, and great ability for war, but it is for you to command; so think over what you will command."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Proclaiming, Exalt not yourselves against me and come to me in submission.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

They said: We are possessors of strength and possessors of mighty prowess, and the command is yours, therefore see what you will command.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

They said: We are lords of might and lords of great prowess, but it is for thee to command; so consider what thou wilt command.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

They replied, "We have great power and valor. You are the commander, so decide as you like".

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

They replied: 'We are possessors of force and great might. It is for you to command, so consider what you will'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

They said: "We have great strength, and great ability for war, but it is for you to command; so think over what you will command."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

They said, "We are strong and our prowess in battle is great, but the decision is in your hands, so consider what you will command."

22 Talal Itani

They said, “We are a people of might and great courage, but the decision is yours, so consider what you wish to command.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

They said, `We possess force and we possess great might, in other words, we are hardy in war. The matter is for you [to decide]. So see what you will command', us, and we will obey you.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

قَالُوا نَحْنُ أُوْلُوا قُوَّةٍ وَأُولُوا بَأْسٍ شَدِيدٍ

They said;"We have great strength, and great ability for war..."

They reminded her of their great numbers, preparedness and strength, then they referred the matter to her and said;

وَالاْاَمْرُ إِلَيْكِ فَانظُرِي مَاذَا تَأْمُرِينَ



but it is for you to command; so think over what you will command.

meaning, `we have the power and strength, if you want to go to him and fight him.'

The matter is yours to decide, so instruct us as you see fit and we will obey