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wakadhālika
وَكَذَٰلِكَ
And thus
nufaṣṣilu
نُفَصِّلُ
We explain
l-āyāti
ٱلْءَايَٰتِ
the Verses,
walitastabīna
وَلِتَسْتَبِينَ
so that becomes manifest
sabīlu
سَبِيلُ
(the) way
l-muj'rimīna
ٱلْمُجْرِمِينَ
(of) the criminals.

Wa kazaalika nufassilul Aayaati wa litastabeena sabeelul mujrimeen

Sahih International:

And thus do We detail the verses, and [thus] the way of the criminals will become evident.

1 A. J. Arberry

Thus We distinguish Our signs, that the sinners' way may be manifest.

2 Abdul Haleem

In this way We explain the revelations, so that the way for sinners may be made clear.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And Thus We expound revelations so that the way of the culprits may be shown up.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Thus do We explain the signs in detail; that the way of the sinners may be shown up.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Thus We clearly set forth Our signs so that the way of the wicked might become distinct.

6 Ahmed Ali

Thus distinctly do We explain Our signs that the way of sinners may become distinct.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And this is how We explain Our verses clearly and so that the way of the criminals become well exposed.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Thus do We elaborate the signs, so that the way of the guilty may be exposed.

9 Ali Ünal

Thus We set out in detail the signposts of Our way and the relevant Revelations (included in the Qur’an), and (We do so) so that the path of the disbelieving criminals might become distinct (from that of the righteous believers).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

That is how We expound Our arguments (that you may seek Allah´s mercy) and that the way of those who cut their ties (with God) may be exposed.

11 English Literal

And like that We explain/clarify the verses/evidences , and to clarify/show/explain the criminal`s/sinner`s path/road.

12 Faridul Haque

And this is how We explain Our verses clearly and so that the way of the criminals become well exposed.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Say, "I am forbidden to worship those you call upon anything beside Allah." Say, "I will not follow your lusts (desires, prejudices, fantasies), for then would I err and not be of the rightly guided."

14 Hilali & Khan

And thus do We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail, that the way of the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners), may become manifest.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And when those who believe in Our messages come to thee, say: Peace be to you, your Lord has ordained mercy on Himself, (so) that if any one of you does evil in ignorance, then turns after that and acts aright, then He is Forgiving, Merciful.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And thus do We make distinct the communications and so that the way of the guilty may become clear.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Thus do We expound the revelations that the way of the unrighteous may be manifest.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Thus do We explain Our revelations so that the sinful way can be plainly discerned.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

As such We make plain Our verses, so that the path of the wicked will be clear.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And thus do We explain the Ayat in detail, that the way of the criminals, may become manifest.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Thus We make plain Our signs, so that the path of the evil-doers might be laid bare.

22 Talal Itani

Thus We explain the revelations, and expose the path of the unrighteous.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

And thus, in the same way that We have explained what has been mentioned, We distinguish, We expound, the signs, the Qur'n, so that truth becomes manifest and is implemented in [people's] deeds, and that the way, the path, of the sinners may be become clear, evident, and hence avoided (wa-li-yastabna may also be read wa-li-tastabna, `that you may discern', with sabla, `the way', read in the accusative [as opposed to the nominative, sablu], implying a direct address to the Prophet [s]).

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Prophet Understands What He Conveys; Torment is in Allah's Hands Not the Prophet's

Allah says, just as We mentioned the clear signs that testify and direct to the path of guidance, all the while chastising useless arguments and defiance,

وَكَذَلِكَ نفَصِّلُ الايَاتِ

And thus do We explain the Ayat in detail,

that is, whatever responsible adults need explained to them, in the affairs of life and religion,

وَلِتَسْتَبِينَ سَبِيلُ الْمُجْرِمِينَ



That the way of the criminals may become manifest.

so that the path of the criminals who defy the Prophets is apparent and clear.

This Ayah was also said to mean, so that you, O Muhammad, are aware of the path of the criminals.

Allah's statement,

قُلْ إِنِّي نُهِيتُ أَنْ أَعْبُدَ الَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللّهِ

قُل لاَّ أَتَّبِعُ أَهْوَاءكُمْ قَدْ ضَلَلْتُ إِذًا وَمَا أَنَاْ مِنَ الْمُهْتَدِينَ