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watil'ka
وَتِلْكَ
And these
l-amthālu
ٱلْأَمْثَٰلُ
examples
naḍribuhā
نَضْرِبُهَا
We set forth
lilnnāsi
لِلنَّاسِۖ
to mankind,
wamā
وَمَا
but not
yaʿqiluhā
يَعْقِلُهَآ
will understand them
illā
إِلَّا
except
l-ʿālimūna
ٱلْعَٰلِمُونَ
those of knowledge.

Wa tilkal amsaalu nadribuhaa linnaasi wa maa ya'qiluhaaa illal 'aalimoon

Sahih International:

And these examples We present to the people, but none will understand them except those of knowledge.

1 A. J. Arberry

And those similitudes -- We strike them for the people, but none understands them save those who know.

2 Abdul Haleem

Such are the comparisons We draw for people, though only the wise can grasp them.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And these similtudes! We propound them for mankind; and none understand them save men of knowledge.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And such are the Parables We set forth for mankind, but only those understand them who have knowledge.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

These are the parables that We set forth to make people understand. But only those endowed with knowledge will comprehend them.

6 Ahmed Ali

These are precepts of wisdom We offer to men, but only those who are rational understand.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And We illustrate these examples for mankind; and none except the knowledgeable understand them.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

We draw these parables for mankind; but no one grasps them except those who have knowledge.

9 Ali Ünal

Those parables – We strike them for people (so that they may see the truth and mend their ways). But none reasons to understand (their true meaning and purpose) save the knowledgeable.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

These are the (various) situations which We set forth for the (benefit of) mankind, yet, except for the learned, nobody tries to grasp them.

11 English Literal

And those are the examples/proverbs, We give it to the people and none understands/comprehends it except the knowing .

12 Faridul Haque

And We illustrate these examples for mankind; and none except the knowledgeable understand them.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Verily, Allah knows whatever thing they call upon beside Him; for He is the Mighty, the Wise.

14 Hilali & Khan

And these similitudes We put forward for mankind, but none will understand them except those who have knowledge (of Allah and His Signs, etc.).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

The parable of those who take guardians besides Allah is as the parable of the spider that makes for itself a house; and surely the frailest of the houses is the spider’s house -- if they but knew!

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And (as for) these examples, We set them forth for men, and none understand them but the learned.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

As for these similitudes, We coin them for mankind, but none will grasp their meaning save the wise.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

These are parables which We tell to human being, but only the learned ones understand them.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

And We strike these parables for the people, but none understands except the knowledgeable.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And these are the examples We give for mankind; but none will understand them except those who have knowledge (of Allah).

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Such are the comparisons We make for people, but only those understand them who have knowledge.

22 Talal Itani

These examples—We put them forward to the people; but none grasps them except the learned.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And such similitudes, in the Qur'n, We strike them, We coin them, for [the sake of] mankind; but none understands them, [none] grasp them, except those who know, those who reflect.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

And these are the examples We give for mankind; but none will understand them except those who have knowledge.

meaning, no one understands them or ponders them except those who are possessed of deep knowledge.

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that `Amr bin Murrah said,

"I never came across an Ayah of the Book of Allah that I did not know, but it grieved me, because I heard that Allah says;

وَتِلْكَ الاَْمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ وَمَا يَعْقِلُهَا إِلاَّ الْعَالِمُونَ


And these are the examples We give for mankind; but none will understand them except those who have knowledge.