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qālū
قَالُوا۟
They said,
yāmūsā
يَٰمُوسَىٰٓ
"O Musa!
inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
fīhā
فِيهَا
in it
qawman
قَوْمًا
(are) people
jabbārīna
جَبَّارِينَ
(of) tyrannical strength
wa-innā
وَإِنَّا
and indeed, we
lan
لَن
never
nadkhulahā
نَّدْخُلَهَا
will enter it
ḥattā
حَتَّىٰ
until
yakhrujū
يَخْرُجُوا۟
they leave
min'hā
مِنْهَا
from it,
fa-in
فَإِن
and if
yakhrujū
يَخْرُجُوا۟
they leave
min'hā
مِنْهَا
from it
fa-innā
فَإِنَّا
then certainly we (will)
dākhilūna
دَٰخِلُونَ
enter (it)."

Qaaloo yaa Moosaaa innaa feehaa qwman jabbaareena wa innaa lan nadkhulahaa hattaa yakhrujoo minhaa fa innaa daakhiloon

Sahih International:

They said, "O Moses, indeed within it is a people of tyrannical strength, and indeed, we will never enter it until they leave it; but if they leave it, then we will enter."

1 A. J. Arberry

They said, 'Moses, there are people in. it very arrogant; we will not enter it until they depart from it; if they depart from it then we will enter.'

2 Abdul Haleem

They said, ‘Moses, there is a fearsome people in this land. We will not go there until they leave. If they leave, then we will enter.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

They said: O Musa! verily therein are a people high handed, and verily we shall never enter it until they go forth therefrom; so if they go forth thence, we shall verily enter in.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

They said; "O Moses! In this land are a people of exceeding strength; Never shall we enter it until they leave it; if (once) they leave, then shall we enter."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

They answered: 'Moses, therein live a ferocious people: we will not enter unless they depart from it; but if they do depart from it then we will surely enter it.'

6 Ahmed Ali

They said: "O Moses, in that land live a people who are formidable; we shall never go there until they leave. We shall enter when they go away."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

They said, “O Moosa! In it lives a very strong nation – and we shall never enter it, until they have gone away from there; so when they have gone away from there, we will enter it.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

They said, ‘O Moses, there are a tyrannical people in it. We will not enter it until they leave it. But once they leave it, we will go in.’

9 Ali Ünal

They said: "Moses, therein live a people of exceeding strength: we cannot enter it unless they depart from it; so if they depart from it, then we will surely enter it."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

They said, `O Moses! surely there are in that (land) arrogant and exceedingly powerful people and we shall never enter it until they depart from it, but if they depart from it, then we will certainly enter (it).´

11 English Literal

They said: "You Moses, that in it (is) a nation (of) tyrants/rebels , and that we will never/not enter it until they get out from it, so if they get out from it, so we are entering."

12 Faridul Haque

They said, “O Moosa! In it lives a very strong nation - and we shall never enter it, until they have gone away from there; so when they have gone away from there, we will enter it.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Then said two of those who were God-fearing - Allah had been gracious to them both - "Enter you upon them by the gate, for once you have entered it, verily, you shall be victorious; so put your trust in Allah if you be, indeed, believers."

14 Hilali & Khan

They said: "O Musa (Moses)! In it (this holy land) are a people of great strength, and we shall never enter it, till they leave it; when they leave, then we will enter."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

O my people, enter the Holy Land which Allah has ordained for you and turn not your backs, for then you will turn back losers.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

They said: O Musa! surely there is a strong race in it, and we will on no account enter it until they go out from it, so if they go out from it, then surely we will enter.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

They said: O Moses! Lo! a giant people (dwell) therein and lo! we go not in till they go forth from thence. When they go forth from thence, then we will enter (not till then).

18 Muhammad Sarwar

They said, "Moses, a giant race of people is living there. We shall never go there unless they leave the land first. If they leave it then we will enter."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

'Moses' they replied, 'therein is a nation of giants. We will not enter until they depart from it; if they depart from it only then shall we enter'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

They said: "O Musa! In it are a people of great strength, and we shall never enter it, till they leave it; when they leave, then we will enter."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

They said, "Moses, in that land there is a powerful people. Never shall we enter it until they leave it: if they leave, then we shall certainly enter it."

22 Talal Itani

They said, “O Moses, there are tyrannical people in it; we will not enter it until they leave it. If they leave it, we will be entering.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

They said, `O Moses, there are giants in it, those remaining of the people of `d, who were very tall and mighty; we will never enter it until they depart from it; if they depart from it then we will enter', it.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

". ..for then you will be returned as losers."

They said, "O Musa! In it are a people of great strength, and we shall never enter it, till they leave it; when they leave, then we will enter."

Their excuse was this, in this very town you commanded us to enter and fight its people, there is a mighty, strong, vicious people who have tremendous physique and physical ability. We are unable to stand against these people or fight them. Therefore, they said, we are incapable of entering this city as long as they are still in it, but if they leave it, we will enter it. Otherwise, we cannot stand against them.
The Speeches of Yuwsha` (Joshua) and Kalib (Caleb)

Allah said