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kadhaba
كَذَّبَ
Denied
alladhīna
ٱلَّذِينَ
those who
min
مِن
(were) before them,
qablihim
قَبْلِهِمْ
(were) before them,
fa-atāhumu
فَأَتَىٰهُمُ
so came upon them
l-ʿadhābu
ٱلْعَذَابُ
the punishment
min
مِنْ
(were) before them
ḥaythu
حَيْثُ
where
لَا
not
yashʿurūna
يَشْعُرُونَ
they perceive.

Kazzabal lazeena min qablihim fa ataahumul 'azaabu min haisu laa yash'uroon

Sahih International:

Those before them denied, and punishment came upon them from where they did not perceive.

1 A. J. Arberry

Those that were before them cried lies, then the chastisement came upon them from whence they were not aware;

2 Abdul Haleem

Others before them also disbelieved, and the punishment fell on them unawares:

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Those before them belied, wherefore the torment came on them whence they knew not.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Those before them (also) rejected (revelation), and so the Punishment came to them from directions they did not perceive.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Their predecessors gave the lie to the Truth and then chastisement came upon them from whence they could not imagine.

6 Ahmed Ali

Those before them had denied, then punishment had overtaken them is from a quarter they did not suspect.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Those before them had denied, therefore the punishment came to them from a place they did not know.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Those who were before them impugned [the apostles], whereat the punishment overtook them whence they were not aware.

9 Ali Ünal

Those before them denied (the Revelation), and so the punishment came upon them without their having perceived from where it came.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

Their predecessors also cried lies (to their Messengers of God,) so that (Our) punishment came upon them from quarters they little perceived.

11 English Literal

Those from before them lied/denied/falsified, so the torture came to them from where/when they do not feel/know/sense.335

12 Faridul Haque

Those before them had denied, therefore the punishment came to them from a place they did not know.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Those before them (also) denied (the prophets or the revelation, the message), therefore there came to them the chastisement from whence they perceived not.

14 Hilali & Khan

Those before them belied, and so the torment came on them from directions they perceived not.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Is then he who has to guard himself with his own person against the evil chastisement on the Resurrection day --? And it will be said to the iniquitous: Taste what you earned.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Those before them rejected (prophets), therefore there came to them the chastisement from whence they perceived not.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Those before them denied, and so the doom came on them whence they knew not.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Those who lived before them had also rejected Our revelations. Thus, the torment struck them and they did not even realize where it came from.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Those who went before them also belied, then Our punishment overtook them from where they were unaware;

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Those before them denied, and so the torment came on them from directions they perceived not.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Those before them also denied the truth, and the punishment fell on them from where they did not expect.

22 Talal Itani

Those before them also denied the truth, so the penalty came upon them from where they did not perceive.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Those who were before them denied, their messengers with regard to the coming of the chastisement; and so the chastisement came on them whence they were not aware, in a way that would never have occurred to them.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Those before them denied, and so the torment came on them from directions they perceived not.

means, the previous generations who denied the Messengers were destroyed by Allah for their sins. And none had they to protect them from Allah