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yāmaryamu
يَٰمَرْيَمُ
"O Maryam!
uq'nutī
ٱقْنُتِى
Be obedient
lirabbiki
لِرَبِّكِ
to your Lord
wa-us'judī
وَٱسْجُدِى
and prostrate
wa-ir'kaʿī
وَٱرْكَعِى
and bow down
maʿa
مَعَ
with
l-rākiʿīna
ٱلرَّٰكِعِينَ
those who bow down."

Yaa Maryamuq nutee li Rabbiki wasjudee warka'ee ma'ar raaki'een

Sahih International:

O Mary, be devoutly obedient to your Lord and prostrate and bow with those who bow [in prayer]."

1 A. J. Arberry

Mary; be obedient to thy Lord, prostrating and bowing before Him.'

2 Abdul Haleem

Mary, be devout to your Lord, prostrate yourself in worship, bow down with those who pray.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Maryam! be devout unto thy Lord, prostrate thyself, and bow down with them that bow down.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"O Mary! worship Thy Lord devoutly; Prostrate thyself, and bow down (in prayer) with those who bow down."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

O Mary! Remain devout to your Lord, and prostrate yourself in worship, and bow with those who bow (before Him).'

6 Ahmed Ali

So adore your Lord, O Mary, and pay homage and bow with those who bow in prayer."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“O Maryam! Stand in reverence before your Lord, prostrate yourself and bow along with those who bow.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

O Mary, be obedient to your Lord and prostrate and bow down with those who bow [in worship].’

9 Ali Ünal

"Mary, be devoutly obedient to your Lord, prostrate and bow (in the Prayer and devotion to Him) with those who bow!"

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`O Mary! be devout to your Lord and prostrate yourself and bow along with the congregation of the worshippers of God.´

11 English Literal

You Mary, obey humbly to your Lord, and prostrate, and bow with the bowing .

12 Faridul Haque

“O Maryam! Stand in reverence before your Lord, prostrate yourself and bow along with those who bow.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

O Mary! Be obedient unto your Lord, and adore and bow down with those who bow.” This is (one) of the declarations of the unseen world which we reveal to you (Muhammad), though you were not by them when they threw their lots as to which of them should take care of Mary, nor were you by them when they did dispute.

14 Hilali & Khan

O Mary! "Submit yourself with obedience to your Lord (Allah, by worshipping none but Him Alone) and prostrate yourself, and Irka'i (bow down etc.) along with Ar-Raki'un (those who bow down etc.)."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And when the angels said: O Mary, surely Allah has chosen thee and purified thee and chosen thee above the women of the world.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

O Marium! keep to obedience to your Lord and humble yourself, and bow down with those who bow.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself and bow with those who bow (in worship).

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Mary, pray devotedly to your Lord, prostrate yourself before Him and bow down with those who bow down before Him."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Mary, be obedient to your Lord, prostrate and bow with those who bow'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"O Maryam! Submit yourself with obedience (Aqnuti) to your Lord and prostrate yourself, and bow down along with Ar-Raki`in."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

O Mary! Remain truly devout to your Sustainer, and prostrate yourself in worship, and bow down with those who bow down [before Him]."

22 Talal Itani

“O Mary, be devoted to your Lord, and bow down, and kneel with those who kneel.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

O Mary, be obedient to your Lord, be compliant before Him, prostrating and bowing with those who bow', that is, pray with those who pray.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

"O Maryam! Submit yourself with obedience (Aqnuti) and prostrate yourself, and bow down along with Ar-Raki`in."

As for Qunut (Aqnuti in the Ayah),

it means to submit with humbleness.

In another Ayah, Allah said,

بَل لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَـوَتِ وَالاٌّرْضِ كُلٌّ لَّهُ قَـنِتُونَ

Nay, to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth, and all surrender with obedience (Qanitun) to Him. (2;116)

Allah next said to His Messenger after He mentioned Maryam's story