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idh
إِذْ
When
arsalnā
أَرْسَلْنَآ
We sent
ilayhimu
إِلَيْهِمُ
to them
ith'nayni
ٱثْنَيْنِ
two (Messengers)
fakadhabūhumā
فَكَذَّبُوهُمَا
but they denied both of them,
faʿazzaznā
فَعَزَّزْنَا
so We strengthened them
bithālithin
بِثَالِثٍ
with a third,
faqālū
فَقَالُوٓا۟
and they said,
innā
إِنَّآ
"Indeed, We,
ilaykum
إِلَيْكُم
to you
mur'salūna
مُّرْسَلُونَ
(are) Messengers."

Iz arsalnaaa ilaihimusnaini fakazzaboohumaa fa'azzaznaa bisaalisin faqaalooo innaaa ilaikum mursaloon

Sahih International:

When We sent to them two but they denied them, so We strengthened them with a third, and they said, "Indeed, we are messengers to you."

1 A. J. Arberry

when We sent unto them two men, but they cried them lies, so We sent a third as reinforcement. They said, 'We are assuredly Envoys unto you.

2 Abdul Haleem

We sent two messengers but they rejected both. Then We reinforced them with a third.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

What time We sent Unto them two, then they belied the twain, wherefore We strengthened them with a third, and they said: verily we are Unto you the sent ones.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

When We (first) sent to them two messengers, they rejected them; But We strengthened them with a third; they said, "Truly, we have been sent on a mission to you."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

We sent to them two Messengers and they rejected both of them as liars. Then We strengthened them with a third (Messenger).

6 Ahmed Ali

When We sent two of them they called them liars; so We sent a third to strengthen them. "We have been sent to you," they said.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

When We had sent two towards them and they denied them both, so We fortified them with a third, and they all said, “Indeed we have been sent to you.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

When We sent to them two [apostles], they impugned both of them. Then We reinforced them with a third, and they said, ‘We have indeed been sent to you.’

9 Ali Ünal

When We first sent them two (Messengers) and they denied them, We reinforced them with a third, and they said: "Surely we are Messengers sent to you (with God’s Message)."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(At first) We sent to them two (Messengers, Moses and Jesus) but they cried lies to them. Then We strengthened (Our Apostles) with a third (- the Prophet Muhammad by fulfilling in his person their prophecies about his advent). So they said, (as a general Message to the people), `We have been sent to you (as Messengers by God).´

11 English Literal

When We sent to them two, so they denied/falsified them (B) , so We strengthened/ supported with a third, so they said: "We (E) (are) sent/being sent to you."

12 Faridul Haque

When We had sent two towards them and they denied them both, so We fortified them with a third, and they all said, “Indeed we have been sent to you.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And set out to them a similitude: The ´Companions of the City´, when the messengers came to it.

14 Hilali & Khan

When We sent to them two Messengers, they belied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: "Verily! We have been sent to you as Messengers."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And set out to them a parable of the people of the town, when apostles came to it.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

When We sent to them two, they rejected both of them, then We strengthened (them) with a third, so they said: Surely we are apostles to you.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

When We sent unto them twain, and they denied them both, so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: Lo! we have been sent unto you.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

We sent them two Messengers whom they rejected. We supported them by sending a third one who told the people, "We are the Messengers (of God) who have been sent to you".

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

We sent to them two, but they belied them so We reinforced them with a third. They said: 'We have surely been sent as Messengers to you'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

When We sent to them two Messengers, they denied them both; so We reinforced them with a third, and they said: "Verily, we have been sent to you as Messengers."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

When We sent them two messengers, they rejected them both, so We strengthened them with a third. They said, "Truly, we have been sent to you [by God] as messengers."

22 Talal Itani

We sent them two messengers, but they denied them both, so We reinforced them with a third. They said, “We are messengers to you.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

When We sent to them two men, and they denied them both (from idh arsaln ilayhim ithnayni fa- kadhdhabhum to the end is a substitution for the previous idh, `when'), so We reinforced [them] (read fa- `azazn or fa-`azzazn, in other words, We reinforced the two men) with a third, and they said, `We have indeed been sent to you [by God]'.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

إِذْ أَرْسَلْنَا إِلَيْهِمُ اثْنَيْنِ فَكَذَّبُوهُمَا

When We sent to them two Messengers, they denied them both;

means, they hastened to disbelieve in them.

فَعَزَّزْنَا بِثَالِثٍ

so We reinforced them with a third,

means, `We supported and strengthened them with a third Messenger.'

Ibn Jurayj narrated from Wahb bin Sulayman, from Shu`ayb Al-Jaba'i,

"The names of the first two Messengers were Sham`un and Yuhanna, and the name of the third was Bulus, and the city was Antioch (Antakiyah).

فَقَالُوا

and they said,

means, to the people of that city,

إِنَّا إِلَيْكُم مُّرْسَلُونَ



Verily, we have been sent to you as Messengers.

meaning, `from your Lord Who created you and Who commands you to worship Him Alone with no partners or associates.'

This was the view of Abu Al-Aliyah.

Qatadah bin Di`amah claimed that;

they were messengers of the Messiah, peace be upon him, sent to the people of Antioch