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waddat
وَدَّت
Wished
ṭāifatun
طَّآئِفَةٌ
a group
min
مِّنْ
from
ahli
أَهْلِ
(the) People
l-kitābi
ٱلْكِتَٰبِ
(of) the Book
law
لَوْ
if
yuḍillūnakum
يُضِلُّونَكُمْ
they could lead you astray,
wamā
وَمَا
and not
yuḍillūna
يُضِلُّونَ
they lead astray
illā
إِلَّآ
except
anfusahum
أَنفُسَهُمْ
themselves
wamā
وَمَا
and not
yashʿurūna
يَشْعُرُونَ
they perceive.

Waddat taaa'ifatum min Ahlil Kitaabi law yudil loonakum wa maa yudilloona illaaa anfusahum wa maa yash'uroon

Sahih International:

A faction of the people of the Scripture wish they could mislead you. But they do not mislead except themselves, and they perceive [it] not.

1 A. J. Arberry

There is a party of the People of the Book yearn to make you go astray; yet none they make to stray, except themselves, but they are not aware.

2 Abdul Haleem

Some of the People of the Book would dearly love to lead you [believers] astray, but they only lead themselves astray, though they do not realize it.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Pain would a party of the people of the Book lead you astray, and none they lead astray save themselves, and they perceive not.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

It is the wish of a section of the People of the Book to lead you astray. But they shall lead astray (Not you), but themselves, and they do not perceive!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

A party of the People of the Book would fain lead you astray, whereas in truth they lead none astray except themselves, but they do not realize it.

6 Ahmed Ali

Some among the people of the Book wish to lead you astray, yet they lead none astray but themselves, though they do not realise.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

A group among the People given the Book(s) desire that if only they could lead you astray; and they only make themselves astray, and they do not have sense.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

A group of the People of the Book were eager to lead you astray; yet they lead no one astray except themselves, but they are not aware.

9 Ali Ünal

A party of the People of the Book wish that they could lead you astray; yet they lead none astray except themselves, but they do not perceive (that this is so).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Believers!) a section of the people of the Scripture would fain lead you astray, but it is only the people like themselves that they lead astray, only they perceive not.

11 English Literal

A group from The Book`s people, wished/loved if they misguide you, and they do not misguide except themselves and they do not feel/know/sense.

12 Faridul Haque

A group among the People given the Book(s) desire that if only they could lead you astray; and they only make themselves astray, and they do not have sense.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

O people of the Book! Why disbelieve you the revelations of Allah, when you yourselves witness them?

14 Hilali & Khan

A party of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish to lead you astray. But they shall not lead astray anyone except themselves, and they perceive not.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

The nearest of people to Abraham are surely those who follow him and their Prophet and those who believe. And Allah is the Friend of the believers.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

A party of the followers of the Book desire that they should lead you astray, and they lead not astray but themselves, and they do not perceive.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

A party of the People of the Scripture long to make you go astray; and they make none to go astray except themselves, but they perceive not.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

A group among the People of the Book would love to mislead you but they mislead no one but themselves. However, they do not realize it.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Some of the People of the Book wish to make you go astray, but they lead none astray except themselves, though they do not sense it.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

A party of the People of the Scripture wish to lead you astray. But they shall not lead astray anyone except themselves, and they perceive not.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Some of the People of the Book wish to lead you astray but they only lead themselves astray, though they do not realise it.

22 Talal Itani

A party of the People of the Book would love to lead you astray, but they only lead themselves astray, and they do not realize it.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

When the Jews called Mu`dh [b. Jabal], Hudhayfa [b. al-Yamn] and `Ammr [b. Ysir] to [join] their religion, the following was revealed; There is a party of the People of the Scripture who yearn to make you go astray; yet they cause none to stray, except themselves, because the sin for their leading [others] astray falls upon them, while the believers do not heed them in this; but they are not aware, of this.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Envy the Jews Feel Towards Muslims; Their Wicked Plots Against Muslims

Allah says;

وَدَّت طَّأيِفَةٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ لَوْ يُضِلُّونَكُمْ وَمَا يُضِلُّونَ إِلاَّ أَنفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ



A party of the People of the Scripture wish to lead you astray. But they shall not lead astray anyone except themselves, and they perceive not.

Allah states that the Jews envy the faithful and wish they could misguide them.

Allah states that the punishment of this behavior will fall back upon them, while they are unaware.

Allah criticizes them,

يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَكْفُرُونَ بِأيَاتِ اللّهِ وَأَنتُمْ تَشْهَدُونَ