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wamā
وَمَا
And not
kāna
كَانَ
was
lanā
لَنَا
for us
ʿalaykum
عَلَيْكُم
over you
min
مِّن
any
sul'ṭānin
سُلْطَٰنٍۭۖ
authority.
bal
بَلْ
Nay,
kuntum
كُنتُمْ
you were
qawman
قَوْمًا
a people
ṭāghīna
طَٰغِينَ
transgressing.

Wa maa kaana lanaa 'alaikum min sultaanim bal kuntum qawman taagheen

Sahih International:

And we had over you no authority, but you were a transgressing people.

1 A. J. Arberry

we had no authority over you; no, you were an insolent people.

2 Abdul Haleem

we had no power over you- and you were already exceeding all limits.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And we had over you no authority, but ye were a people exorbitant.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in obstinate rebellion!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

We had no power over you. You were a rebellious people,

6 Ahmed Ali

We had no power over you. In fact, you were a people rebellious.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

“And we did not have any control over you; but in fact you yourselves were rebellious.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

We had no authority over you. No, you [yourselves] were a rebellious lot.

9 Ali Ünal

"And we had no power over you (to compel you to disbelieve). But you yourselves were a rebellious people.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

`And we had no authority over you (to seduce you). The truth is that you yourselves were an unrestrained people (and given to excesses).

11 English Literal

And (there) was not from power/control for us over you, but you were a tyrannizing/arrogant nation.

12 Faridul Haque

“And we did not have any control over you; but in fact you yourselves were rebellious.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

"And we had no authority over you, but you were a wayward people;

14 Hilali & Khan

"And we had no authority over you. Nay! But you were transgressing people (disobedient, polytheists, and disbelievers).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

They will say: Nay, you (yourselves) were not believers.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And we had no authority over you, but you were an inordinate people;

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

We had no power over you, but ye were wayward folk.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

We had no authority over you, in fact, you were a rebellious people.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

We had no authority over you, but you were an insolent nation.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

"And we had no authority over you. Nay! But you were a transgressing people."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

we had no power over you; but you yourselves were a rebellious people.

22 Talal Itani

We had no authority over you. You yourselves were rebellious people.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And we did not have any warrant, any sway or power, over you, to compel you to follow us. Nay, but you [yourselves] were a rebellious folk, astray, like us.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

وَمَا كَانَ لَنَا عَلَيْكُم مِّن سُلْطَانٍ

And we had no authority over you.

means, `we had no proof of the truth of that to which we called you.'

بَلْ كُنتُمْ قَوْمًا طَاغِينَ



Nay! But you were a transgressing people.

`You yourselves were evildoers and transgressors against the truth, so you responded to us and neglected the truth which the Prophets brought with proof, and you went against them.'

فَحَقَّ عَلَيْنَا قَوْلُ رَبِّنَا إِنَّا لَذَايِقُونَ