Famaa kaana da'waahum iz jaaa'ahum baasunaa illaaa an qaalooo innaa kunnaa zaalimeen
And their declaration when Our punishment came to them was only that they said, "Indeed, we were wrongdoers!"
1 A. J. Arberry
and they but cried, when Our might came upon there, 'We were evildoers.';
2 Abdul Haleem
their only cry when Our punishment came to them was, ‘How wrong we were!’
3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Then naught was their cry a when Our violence came upon them save that they said: verily we have been the wrong-doers.
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali
When (thus) Our punishment took them, no cry did they utter but this; "Indeed we did wrong."
5 Abul Ala Maududi
And when Our scourge fell upon them their only cry was: 'We are indeed transgressors.'
6 Ahmed Ali
And when Our punishment overtook them they had nothing to say except crying out: "We have indeed been sinners."
7 Ahmed Raza Khan
Therefore they uttered nothing when Our punishment came to them, except that they said, “Indeed we were the unjust.”
8 Ali Quli Qarai
Then their cry, when Our punishment overtook them, was only that they said, ‘We have indeed been wrongdoers!’
9 Ali Ünal
And there was no appeal from them when Our scourge fell upon them, except for their saying: "Indeed, we have been wrongdoers."
10 Amatul Rahman Omar
So that their cry meant nothing when Our punishment came upon them except that they (apologisingly) said, `Truly we were wrong-doing people.´
11 English Literal
So their call/prayer when/if Our might/power came to them was not except that they said: "We were unjust/oppressive ."
12 Faridul Haque
Therefore they uttered nothing when Our punishment came to them, except that they said, "Indeed we were the unjust."
13 Hamid S. Aziz
7:5.And their cry, when Our wrath came upon them, was only to say, "Verily, we were unjust (wrongdoers)!"
14 Hilali & Khan
No cry did they utter when Our Torment came upon them but this: "Verily, we were Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.)".
15 Maulana Mohammad Ali
And how many a town have We destroyed! So Our punishment came to it by night or while they slept at midday.
16 Mohammad Habib Shakir
Yet their cry, when Our punishment came to them, was nothing but that they said: Surely we were unjust.
17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
No plea had they, when Our terror came unto them, save that they said: Lo! We were wrong-doers.
18 Muhammad Sarwar
When Our wrath struck them, they could do nothing but confess to their sins.
19 Qaribullah & Darwish
And when Our Might fell upon them they only said: 'We have indeed been harmdoers'
20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
No cry did they utter when Our torment came upon them but this: "Verily, we were wrongdoers."
21 Wahiduddin Khan
and when Our scourge fell upon them, their only cry was, "We were indeed wrongdoers!"
22 Talal Itani
When Our might came upon them, their only cry was, “We were indeed wrongdoers.”
23 Tafsir jalalayn
And their only plea, their [only] words, when Our might came upon them, was to say, `We were evildoers indeed'.
24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir
No cry did they utter when Our torment came upon them but this;"Verily, we were wrongdoers."
This means, when the torment came to them, their cry was that they admitted their sins and that they deserved to be punished.
Allah said in a similar Ayah,
وَكَمْ قَصَمْنَا مِن قَرْيَةٍ كَانَتْ ظَـلِمَة
How many a town given to wrongdoing, have We destroyed, (21;11), until,