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مَّا
Not
l-masīḥu
ٱلْمَسِيحُ
(is) the Messiah,
ub'nu
ٱبْنُ
son
maryama
مَرْيَمَ
(of) Maryam
illā
إِلَّا
but
rasūlun
رَسُولٌ
a Messenger,
qad
قَدْ
certainly
khalat
خَلَتْ
had passed
min
مِن
from
qablihi
قَبْلِهِ
before him
l-rusulu
ٱلرُّسُلُ
the Messengers.
wa-ummuhu
وَأُمُّهُۥ
And his mother
ṣiddīqatun
صِدِّيقَةٌۖ
(was) truthful.
kānā
كَانَا
They both used to
yakulāni
يَأْكُلَانِ
eat
l-ṭaʿāma
ٱلطَّعَامَۗ
[the] food.
unẓur
ٱنظُرْ
See
kayfa
كَيْفَ
how
nubayyinu
نُبَيِّنُ
We make clear
lahumu
لَهُمُ
to them
l-āyāti
ٱلْءَايَٰتِ
the Signs,
thumma
ثُمَّ
then
unẓur
ٱنظُرْ
See
annā
أَنَّىٰ
how
yu'fakūna
يُؤْفَكُونَ
they are deluded.

Mal Maseehub nu Maryama illaa Rasoolun qad khalat min qablihir Rusulu wa ummuhoo siddeeqatun kaanaa yaa kulaanit ta'aam; unzur kaifa nubaiyinu lahumul Aayaati suman zur annaa yu'fakoon

Sahih International:

The Messiah, son of Mary, was not but a messenger; [other] messengers have passed on before him. And his mother was a supporter of truth. They both used to eat food. Look how We make clear to them the signs; then look how they are deluded.

1 A. J. Arberry

The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a Messenger; Messengers before him passed away; his mother was a just woman; they both ate food. Behold, how We make clear the signs to them; then behold, how they perverted are!

2 Abdul Haleem

The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a messenger; other messengers had come and gone before him; his mother was a virtuous woman; both ate food [like other mortals]. See how clear We make these signs for them; see how deluded they are.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

The Masih, son of Maryam, was naught but an apostle; surely there passed away apostles before him and his mother was a saintly woman; both of them were wont to eat food. Behold! how We expound unto them the evidences! Then behold! whither they are deviating!

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

The Messiah, son of Mary, was no more than a Messenger before whom many Messengers have passed away; and his mother adhered wholly to truthfulness, and they both ate food (as other mortals do). See how We make Our signs clear to them; and see where they are turning away!

6 Ahmed Ali

The Christ, son of Mary, was but an apostle, and many apostles had (come and) gone before him; and his mother was a woman of truth. They both ate the (same) food (as men). Behold, how We show men clear signs, and behold, how they wander astray!

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

The Messiah, the son of Maryam, is purely a Noble Messenger; many Noble Messengers have passed before him; and his mother is a truthful woman; they both used to eat food; see how We make the signs clear for them, and see how they turn away!

8 Ali Quli Qarai

The Messiah, son of Mary, is but an apostle. Certainly, [other] apostles have passed before him, and his mother was a truthful one. Both of them would eat food. Look how We clarify the signs for them, and yet, look, how they go astray!

9 Ali Ünal

The Messiah, son of Mary, was but a Messenger; Messengers had passed away before him; and his mother was an upright one wholly devoted to God; both of them ate food (as do all mortals). Look, how We make the truths clear to them, then look how they are turned away from the truth and make false claims!

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a Messenger, all the Messengers have (like him) passed away before him, his mother was a highly truthful woman. They both used to eat food. See how We explain the arguments for their good, yet see, how they are turned away (from the truth).

11 English Literal

The Messiah Mary`s son is not except a messenger, the messengers had past/expired from before Him, and his mother (was) always very truthful, they were (B) eating the food; look/see how We clarify/explain to them the signs/evidences, then look/see where they be turned away .

12 Faridul Haque

The Messiah, the son of Maryam, is purely a Noble Messenger; many Noble Messengers have passed before him; and his mother is a truthful woman; they both used to eat food; see how We make the signs clear for them, and see how they turn away!

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Say, "Will you serve, other than Allah, that which can neither hurt you nor profit you?" Allah it is Who is both Hearer and Knower.

14 Hilali & Khan

The Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother [Maryam (Mary)] was a Siddiqah [i.e. she believed in the words of Allah and His Books (see Verse 66:12)]. They both used to eat food (as any other human being, while Allah does not eat). Look how We make the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to them, yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Will they not then turn to Allah and ask His forgiveness? And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

The Messiah, son of Marium is but an apostle; apostles before him have indeed passed away; and his mother was a truthful woman; they both used to eat food. See how We make the communications clear to them, then behold, how they are turned away.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

The Messiah, son of Mary, was no other than a messenger, messengers (the like of whom) had passed away before him. And his mother was a saintly woman. And they both used to eat (earthly) food. See how We make the revelations clear for them, and see how they are turned away!

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Jesus, the son of Mary, was no more than a Messenger before whom there lived many other Messengers. His mother was a truthful woman and both of them ate earthly food. Consider how We explain the evidence (of the Truth) to them and see where they then turn.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

The Messiah, the son of Mary, was not except a Messenger, other Messengers had gone before him. His mother was in the state of sincerity, they both ate food. See how We make plain to them Our signs. Then, see how perverted they are.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

The Messiah [`Isa], son of Maryam, was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother [Maryam] was a Siddiqah. They both used to eat food. Look how We make the Ayat clear to them; yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth).

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Christ, son of Mary, was no more than a messenger. Many messengers passed away before him. His mother was a virtuous woman; and they both ate food [like other mortals]. See how We make the signs clear to them! See how they turn away!

22 Talal Itani

The Messiah son of Mary was only a messenger, before whom other Messengers had passed away, and his mother was a woman of truth. They both used to eat food. Note how We make clear the revelations to them; then note how deluded they are.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a messenger; messengers passed away before him, and so he passed away like them, for he is not a god as they claim, otherwise he would not have passed away; his mother was a truthful woman, [siddqa means] extremely truthful; they both used to eat food, like all other human beings, and one who is such cannot be a god because of his compound being and fallible nature, and because of the [impurities such as] urine and excrement that he produces. Behold, in amazement, how We make the signs, of Our Oneness, clear to them, then behold, how they are turned away!, [how] they are turned away from the truth despite the proof being established.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

مَّا الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ إِلاَّ رَسُولٌ قَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِهِ الرُّسُلُ



The Messiah, son of Maryam, was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him.

`Isa is just like the previous Prophets, and he is one of the servants of Allah and one of His honorable Messengers. Allah said in another Ayah,

إِنْ هُوَ إِلاَّ عَبْدٌ أَنْعَمْنَا عَلَيْهِ وَجَعَلْنَـهُ مَثَلً لِّبَنِى إِسْرَءِيلَ

He (`Isa) was not more than a servant. We granted Our favor to him, and We made him an example for the Children of Israel. (43;59)

Allah said next,

وَأُمُّهُ صِدِّيقَةٌ

His mother was a Siddiqah,

for she believed in Allah with complete trust in Him.

This is the highest rank she was given, which proves that she was not a Prophet.

Allah said next,

كَانَا يَأْكُلَنِ الطَّعَامَ

They both used to eat food,

needing nourishment and to relieve the call of nature. Therefore, they are just servants like other servants, not gods as ignorant Christian sects claim, may Allah's continued curses cover them until the Day of Resurrection.

Allah said next,

انظُرْ كَيْفَ نُبَيِّنُ لَهُمُ الايَاتِ

Look how We make the Ayat clear to them.

making them unequivocal and plain,

ثُمَّ انظُرْ أَنَّى يُوْفَكُونَ



yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth).

look at the opinions, misguided ideas, and claims they cling to, even after Our clarification and plain, unequivocal explanation