Wa qaasamahumaaa innee lakumaa laminan naasiheen
And he swore [by Allah] to them, "Indeed, I am to you from among the sincere advisors."
1 A. J. Arberry
And he swore to them, 'Truly, I am for you a sincere adviser.'
2 Abdul Haleem
and he swore to them, ‘I am giving you sincere advice’-
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And he sware unto them both: verily I am unto you of your good counsellors.
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser.
5 Abul Ala Maududi
And he swore to them both: 'Surely I am your sincere adviser.'
6 Ahmed Ali
Then he said to them on oath: "I am your sincere friend;"
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
And he swore to them, “Indeed I am a well-wisher for both of you.”
8 Ali Quli Qarai
And he swore to them, ‘I am indeed your well-wisher.’
9 Ali Ünal
And he swore to them: "Truly, I am for you a sincere adviser."
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
And he ardently swore to them both (saying), `Most certainly, I am one of your sincere advisers.´
11 English Literal
And he swore/made oath to them (B): "I am to you (B) from (E) the advisors/counselors."
12 Faridul Haque
And he swore to them, "Indeed I am a well-wisher for both of you."
13 Hamid S. Aziz
And he swore to them both, "Verily, I am unto you a sincere adviser;"
14 Hilali & Khan
And he [Shaitan (Satan)] swore by Allah to them both (saying): "Verily, I am one of the sincere well-wishers for you both."
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
But the devil made an evil suggestion to them that he might make manifest to them that which had been hidden from them of their shame, and he said: Your Lord has forbidden you this tree, lest you become angels or become of the immortals.
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
And he swore to them both: Most surely I am a sincere adviser to you.
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
And he swore unto them (saying): Lo! I am a sincere adviser unto you.
18 Muhammad Sarwar
Satan swore before them that he was giving them good advice.
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
he swore to both: 'Indeed, I am to you among the advisers'
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
And he Qasamahuma: "Verily, I am one of the sincere well-wishers for you both."
21 Wahiduddin Khan
and he swore to them, "Surely, I am your well-wisher."
22 Talal Itani
And he swore to them, “I am a sincere advisor to you.”
23 Tafsir jalalayn
And he swore to both of them, that is, he swore to both of them by God, `Truly, I am a sincere adviser to you', in this matter.
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
And he Qasamahuma,
swore to them both by Allah, saying,
إِنِّي لَكُمَا لَمِنَ النَّاصِحِينَ
"Verily, I am one of the sincere well-wishers for you both."
for I was here before you and thus have better knowledge of this place.
It is a fact that the believer in Allah might sometimes become the victim of deceit.
Qatadah commented on this Ayah,
"Shaytan swore by Allah, saying, `I was created before you, and I have better knowledge than you. Therefore, follow me and I will direct you."