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wamā
وَمَا
And not
kāna
كَانَ
were
qawlahum
قَوْلَهُمْ
their words
illā
إِلَّآ
except
an
أَن
that
qālū
قَالُوا۟
they said,
rabbanā
رَبَّنَا
"Our Lord
igh'fir
ٱغْفِرْ
forgive
lanā
لَنَا
for us
dhunūbanā
ذُنُوبَنَا
our sins
wa-is'rāfanā
وَإِسْرَافَنَا
and our excesses
فِىٓ
in
amrinā
أَمْرِنَا
our affairs
wathabbit
وَثَبِّتْ
and make firm
aqdāmanā
أَقْدَامَنَا
our feet
wa-unṣur'nā
وَٱنصُرْنَا
and give us victory
ʿalā
عَلَى
over
l-qawmi
ٱلْقَوْمِ
[the people]
l-kāfirīna
ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ
the disbelievers."

Wa maa kaana qawlahum illaa an qaaloo Rabbanagh fir lanaa zunoobanaa wa israafanaa feee amirnaa wa sabbit aqdaamanaa wansurnaa 'alal qawmil kaafireen

Sahih International:

And their words were not but that they said, "Our Lord, forgive us our sins and the excess [committed] in our affairs and plant firmly our feet and give us victory over the disbelieving people."

1 A. J. Arberry

Nothing else they said but, 'Lord, forgive us our sins, and that we exceeded in our affair, and make firm our feet, and help us against the people of the unbelievers.'

2 Abdul Haleem

All they said was, ‘Our Lord, forgive us our sins and our excesses. Make our feet firm, and give us help against the disbelievers,’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And their speech was naught but that they said: our Lord! forgive us our sins and our extravagance in our affairs, and make our foothold firm, and make us triumph over the disbelieving people.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

All that they said was; "Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything We may have done that transgressed our duty; Establish our feet firmly, and help us against those that resist Faith."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

And all they said was this: 'Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, and our excesses, and set our feet firm, and succour us against those who deny the Truth.'

6 Ahmed Ali

Nor did they say aught but: "O our Lord, forgive us our sins and excesses in our acts, and steady our steps, and help us against unbelieving people."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And they never said anything except that they invoked, “Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and the excesses committed during our efforts, and keep our feet steady, and bestow us help over the disbelievers.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

All that they said was, ‘Our Lord, forgive us our sins and our excesses in our affairs, make our feet steady, and help us against the faithless lot.’

9 Ali Ünal

What they said (when they encountered the enemy) was: "Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and any wasteful act we may have done in our duty, and set our feet firm, and help us to victory over the disbelieving people!"

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Their word (of prayer) was only that they said, `Our Lord! grant us protection against the consequences of our sins and our excesses in our conduct, and make our foothold firm, and grant us victory over the disbelieving people.´

11 English Literal

And their saying was not, except that they said: "Our Lord, forgive for us our crimes and our spoilage/wastefulness in our matter/affair, and affix/make our feet firm, and give us victory/aid over the nation, the disbelieving."

12 Faridul Haque

And they never said anything except that they invoked, “Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and the excesses committed during our efforts, and keep our feet steady, and bestow us help over the disbelievers.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

So Allah gave them the reward of this world, and also good reward in the Hereafter. Allah does love those whose deeds are good.

14 Hilali & Khan

And they said nothing but: "Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our transgressions (in keeping our duties to You), establish our feet firmly, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And how many a prophet has fought, with whom were many worshippers of the Lord. So they did not lose heart on account of that which befell them in Allah’s way, nor did they weaken, nor did they abase themselves. And Allah loves the steadfast.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And their saying was no other than that they said: Our Lord! forgive us our faults and our extravagance in our affair and make firm our feet and help us against the unbelieving people.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Their cry was only that they said: Our Lord! forgive us for our sins and wasted efforts, make our foothold sure, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

The only words that they spoke were, "Lord, forgive our sins and our excess in our dealings, make us steadfast (in the fight for Your cause), and grant us victory over the unbelievers."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Their only words were: 'Lord, forgive us our sins and that we exceeded in our affair, make us firm of foot and give us victory over the unbelievers'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And they said nothing but: "Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our transgressions, establish our feet firmly, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

All they said was, "Our Lord, forgive us our sins and our excesses. Make our feet firm, and help us against those who deny the truth,"

22 Talal Itani

Their only words were, “Our Lord, forgive us our offences, and our excesses in our conduct, and strengthen our foothold, and help us against the disbelieving people.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

All that they said, when their prophet had been killed while they stood their ground and were steadfast, was, `Our Lord, forgive us our sins and our excesses, our overstepping the bounds, in our affairs, a declaration of the fact that what had befallen them was the result of their evil actions and a humbling of their selves, and make firm our feet, with strength for the struggle, and help us against the unbelieving folk'.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

And Allah loves the patient.

And they said nothing but;"Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and our transgressions, establish our feet firmly, and give us victory over the disbelieving folk."

and this was the statement that they kept repeating.

Therefore