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thumma
ثُمَّ
Then
akhadhtu
أَخَذْتُ
I seized
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
those who
kafarū
كَفَرُوا۟ۖ
disbelieved,
fakayfa
فَكَيْفَ
and how
kāna
كَانَ
was
nakīri
نَكِيرِ
My rejection!

Summa akhaztul lazeena kafaroo fakaifa kaana nakeer

Sahih International:

Then I seized the ones who disbelieved, and how [terrible] was My reproach.

1 A. J. Arberry

then I seized the unbelievers, and how was My horror!

2 Abdul Haleem

and afterwards I seized the disbelievers- how terrible My punishment was!

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Then I took hold of those who disbelieved. So how terrible was My disapproval!

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

In the end did I punish those who rejected Faith; and how (terrible) was My rejection (of them)!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Then I seized those who denied the Truth, and how terrible was My punishment!

6 Ahmed Ali

So We seized the unbelievers. How great was the change I wrought in their condition then!

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Then I seized the disbelievers; so how did denial My rejection turn out?

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Then I seized the faithless. So how was My rebuttal!

9 Ali Ünal

Then I have seized those who insisted on unbelief. How awesome was My disowning them!

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Then I took those who disbelieved to task, then (you saw) how (terrible) was the result of My disapproval (of them, and how tremendous was the change I brought)!

11 English Literal

Then I took/received/punished those who disbelieved, so how was My severity (anger) .

12 Faridul Haque

Then I seized the disbelievers; so how did My rejection turn out?

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And if they call you a liar, so did, indeed, those before them (call their messengers a liar); their Messengers had come to them with clear arguments, and with scriptures, and with the illuminating book.

14 Hilali & Khan

Then I took hold of those who disbelieved, and how terrible was My denial (punishment)!

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And if they reject thee, those before them also rejected -- their messengers came to them with clear arguments, and with scriptures, and with the illuminating Book.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Then did I punish those who disbelieved, so how was the manifestation of My disapproval?

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Then seized I those who disbelieved, and how intense was My abhorrence!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

so I seized the unbelievers and how terrible was their torment.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Then I seized those who disbelieved, and how was My rejection!

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Then I took hold of those who disbelieved, and how terrible was My denial!

21 Wahiduddin Khan

but in the end I seized those who were bent on denying the truth and how terrible was My punishment.

22 Talal Itani

Then I seized those who disbelieved—so how was My rejection?

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Then I seized those who disbelieved, for their denial, and how was My abhorrence!, [how was] My rebuttal against them by way of punishment and destruction, in other words, it was appropriate.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

ثُمَّ أَخَذْتُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا

Then I took hold of those who disbelieved,

means, `despite all of this, they denied the Messengers and the Message they brought, so I seized them, i.e., with My punishment.'

فَكَيْفَ كَانَ نَكِيرِ



and how terrible was My denial!

means, how great and intense and terrible do you think My punishment was?

And Allah knows best