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لَّا
Not
yassammaʿūna
يَسَّمَّعُونَ
they may listen
ilā
إِلَى
to
l-mala-i
ٱلْمَلَإِ
the assembly
l-aʿlā
ٱلْأَعْلَىٰ
[the] exalted,
wayuq'dhafūna
وَيُقْذَفُونَ
are pelted
min
مِن
from
kulli
كُلِّ
every
jānibin
جَانِبٍ
side,

Laa yassamma 'oona ilal mala il a'alaa wa yuqzafoona min kulli jaanib

Sahih International:

[So] they may not listen to the exalted assembly [of angels] and are pelted from every side,

1 A. J. Arberry

they listen not to the High Council, for they are pelted from every side,

2 Abdul Haleem

they cannot eavesdrop on the Higher Assembly––pelted from every side,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

They cannot listen to the exalted assembly, and they are darted at from every side.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

(So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side,

5 Abul Ala Maududi

These satans cannot listen to what transpires in the High Council for they are pelted away from every side

6 Ahmed Ali

So that they are not able to listen to the angels of higher (echelons), and are pelted from all sides

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

They cannot listen to the speech of those on higher elevations and they are targeted from every side.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

They do not eavesdrop on the Supernal Elite—they are shot at from every side,

9 Ali Ünal

They cannot hear anything from the High Assembly (of the angels) – and (whenever they attempt to hear) become targets of missiles from all directions;

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

They (having no access to the source of prophecy) cannot listen to (what goes on in) the exalted assembly (of the arch angels). They are reproached (for their false conjectures) from every side,

11 English Literal

They do not hear/listen (E) to the nobles/assembly the highest/mightiest/most dignified, and they be thrown/hurled from every/each side/direction.

12 Faridul Haque

They cannot listen to the speech of those on higher elevations and they are targeted from every side.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are thrown at from every side,

14 Hilali & Khan

They cannot listen to the higher group (angels) for they are pelted from every side.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And (there is) a safeguard against every rebellious devil.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are thrown at from every side,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

They cannot listen to the Highest Chiefs for they are pelted from every side,

18 Muhammad Sarwar

The devils cannot hear those high above. They would be struck from all sides

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

so they cannot listen to the High Assembly, for they are pelted from every side.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

They cannot listen to the higher group for they are pelted from every side.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

they cannot overhear the Higher Assembly for they are pelted from every side,

22 Talal Itani

They cannot eavesdrop on the Supernal Elite, for they get bombarded from every side.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

They, namely, the devils (l yasma`na, this is [the beginning of] a new sentence) cannot listen in -- this `listening' of theirs represents that faculty with which they memorise [what they hear] -- on the High Council, the angels in the heavens (the [normally transitive verb] al-sam` is complemented with the preposition il, `to' [here `in on'] because it includes the additional sense of `paying attention' [while listening]; a variant reading has yassamma`una, which is actually yatasamma`na, the t' have been assimilated with the sn), for they, the devils, are pelted, with flames, from every side, from the remotest regions of the heavens,

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

لَاا يَسَّمَّعُونَ إِلَى الْمَلَاِ الاْاَعْلَى

They cannot listen to the higher group,

meaning, they cannot reach the higher group -- which refers to the heavens and the angels in them -- when they speak of what has been revealed by Allah of His Laws and decrees.

We have already mentioned this when explaining the Hadiths quoted when we discussed the Ayah,
حَتَّى إِذَا فُزِّعَ عَن قُلُوبِهِمْ قَالُوا مَاذَا قَالَ رَبُّكُمْ قَالُوا الْحَقَّ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْكَبِيرُ
(when fear is banished from their hearts, they say;"What is it that your Lord has said" They say;"The truth. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. (34;23)

Allah says;

وَيُقْذَفُونَ

for they are pelted,

meaning, they are hit,

مِن كُلِّ جَانِبٍ



from every side.

means, from all directions from which they try to reach the heaven