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qālū
قَالُوٓا۟
They said,
innā
إِنَّا
"Indeed, we
taṭayyarnā
تَطَيَّرْنَا
[we] see an evil omen
bikum
بِكُمْۖ
from you.
la-in
لَئِن
If
lam
لَّمْ
not
tantahū
تَنتَهُوا۟
you desist,
lanarjumannakum
لَنَرْجُمَنَّكُمْ
surely, we will stone you,
walayamassannakum
وَلَيَمَسَّنَّكُم
and surely will touch you
minnā
مِّنَّا
from us
ʿadhābun
عَذَابٌ
a punishment
alīmun
أَلِيمٌ
painful."

Qaaloo innaa tataiyarnaa bikum la'il-lam tantahoo lanar jumannakum wa la-yamassan nakum minnaa 'azaabun aleem

Sahih International:

They said, "Indeed, we consider you a bad omen. If you do not desist, we will surely stone you, and there will surely touch you, from us, a painful punishment."

1 A. J. Arberry

They said, 'We augur ill of you. If you give not over, we will stone you and there shall visit you from us a painful chastisement.'

2 Abdul Haleem

but they answered, ‘We think you are an evil omen. If you do not stop, we shall stone you, and inflict a painful torment on you.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

They said: verily we augur ill of you; if ye desist not, we shall surely stone you, and there will befall you from us a torment afflictive.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

The (people) said; "for us, we augur an evil omen from you; if ye desist not, we will certainly stone you. And a grievous punishment indeed will be inflicted on you by us."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

The people of the town said: “We believe you are an evil omen for us. If you do not desist, we will stone you or you will receive a grievous chastisement from us.”

6 Ahmed Ali

They rejoined: "We feel you augur ill. If you do not desist, we shall stone you to death, and inflict a grievous punishment on you."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

They (the people of the city) said, “We think you are ominous; indeed, if you do not desist, we shall surely stone you to death, and you will surely face a grievous torture at our hands.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

They said, ‘Indeed we take you for a bad omen. If you do not desist we will stone you, and surely a painful punishment will visit you from us.’

9 Ali Ünal

They said: "We augur ill of you. If you do not desist, we will most certainly stone you, and a painful punishment will most certainly afflict you at our hands."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

They (- the people of the town) said, `We augur ill from you (for we are always seize with one calamity or the other after your advent). If you do not give it (- your preaching) over we will certainly excommunicate you and a painful punishment shall befall you at our hands.´

11 English Literal

They said: "That we, we had a bad omen with you (you are a bad omen to us) if (E) you did not end/terminate/stop we will stone you (E), and a painful torture from us will touch you (E)."

12 Faridul Haque

They (the people of the city) said, “We think you are ominous; indeed, if you do not desist, we shall surely stone you to death, and you will surely face a grievous torture at our hands.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

"And nothing devolves on us but a clear deliverance (of the message)."

14 Hilali & Khan

They (people) said: "For us, we see an evil omen from you, if you cease not, we will surely stone you, and a painful torment will touch you from us."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And our duty is only a clear deliverance (of the message).

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

They said: Surely we augur evil from you; if you do not desist, we will certainly stone you, and there shall certainly afflict you a painful chastisement from us.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

(The people of the city) said: We augur ill of you. If ye desist not, we shall surely stone you, and grievous torture will befall you at our hands.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

The people said, "We have ill omens about you. If you will not desist, we shall stone you and make you suffer a painful torment".

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

They answered: 'We predict evil of you. If you do not desist, we will stone you and a painful punishment from us will befall you'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

They (people) said: "For us, we see an evil omen from you; if you cease not, we will surely stone you, and a painful torment will touch you from us."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

but they answered, "We see an evil omen in you. If you do not stop, we shall certainly stone you, and you will suffer a painful punishment at our hands."

22 Talal Itani

They said, “We see an evil omen in you; if you do not give up, we will stone you, and a painful punishment from us will befall you.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

They said, `We augur ill of you, for we have been deprived of rain because of you. If (la-in; the lm is for oaths) you do not desist, we will surely stone you and there shall befall you, at our hands, a painful chastisement'.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Allah tells,

قَالُوا

They (people) said;

i.e. the people of the city said to them,

إِنَّا تَطَيَّرْنَا بِكُمْ

For us, we see an evil omen from you;

meaning, `we do not see in your faces any sign of good for our lives.'

Qatadah said,

"They were saying, `if something bad befalls us, it will be because of you."'

Mujahid said,

"They were saying;People like you never enter a town, but its people are punished."

لَيِن لَّمْ تَنتَهُوا لَنَرْجُمَنَّكُمْ

if you cease not, we will surely stone you,

Qatadah said,

"By throwing stones at you."

وَلَيَمَسَّنَّكُم مِّنَّا عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ



and a painful torment will touch you from us.

means, a severe punishment