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awa-amina
أَوَأَمِنَ
Or felt secure
ahlu
أَهْلُ
(the) people
l-qurā
ٱلْقُرَىٰٓ
(of) the cities
an
أَن
that
yatiyahum
يَأْتِيَهُم
comes to them
basunā
بَأْسُنَا
Our punishment
ḍuḥan
ضُحًى
(in) daylight
wahum
وَهُمْ
while they
yalʿabūna
يَلْعَبُونَ
(were) playing?

Awa amina ahlul quraaa ai yaatiyahum baasunaa duhanw wa hum yal'aboon

Sahih International:

Or did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them in the morning while they were at play?

1 A. J. Arberry

Do the people of the cities feel secure Our might shall not come upon them in daylight while they are playing?

2 Abdul Haleem

Do the people of these towns feel secure that Our punishment will not come upon them by day, while they are at play?

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Or, are the people of the township secure that Our wrath would not come upon them by daylight while they are disporting themselves?

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Or else did they feel secure against its coming in broad daylight while they played about (care-free)?

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Or, do the people of those towns feel secure that Our punishment will not come to them by daylight while they are at play?

6 Ahmed Ali

Or, are the people of the towns so unafraid that (even when) Our retribution comes upon them in the hours of the morning they remain engrossed in sport and play?

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Or do the people of the dwellings not fear that Our wrath may come upon them during the day, while they are playing?

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Do the people of the towns feel secure from Our punishment overtaking them at midday while they are playing around?

9 Ali Ünal

Or did the peoples of the townships feel secure that Our mighty punishment would not come upon them in the daytime while they have indulged in worldly play?

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And do the people of these townships feel secure against the coming of Our punishment upon them in the early part of the forenoon while they are engaged in futile and frivolous (worldly) pursuits?

11 English Literal

Or did the villages`/urban cities` people trust that Our might/power comes to them at sunrise/daybreak/forenoon and (while) they are playing/amusing ?

12 Faridul Haque

Or do the people of the dwellings not fear that Our wrath may come upon them during the day, while they are playing?

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Were the people of these cities secure that Our Wrath would not come on them in the morning whilst they played carefree?

14 Hilali & Khan

Or, did the people of the towns then feel secure against the coming of Our Punishment in the forenoon while they play?

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Are the people of the towns, then, secure from Our punishment coming to them by night while they sleep?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

What! do the people of the towns feel secure from Our punishment coming to them in the morning while they play?

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Or are the people of the townships then secure from the coming of Our wrath upon them in the daytime while they play?

18 Muhammad Sarwar

or that which could seize them during their busy hours of the day?

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Or do the inhabitants of the villages feel secure from Our Might coming to them in the midmorning while they play?

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Or, did the people of the towns then feel secure against the coming of Our punishment in the forenoon while they were playing

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Or, do they feel secure against the coming of Our punishment upon them in the forenoon while they are at play?

22 Talal Itani

Do the people of the towns feel secure that Our might will not come upon them by day, while they play?

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Or, do the people of the towns feel secure from the coming of Our might upon them in the daytime while they are playing?

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

while they were asleep.

Or, did the people of the towns then feel secure against the coming of Our punishment in the forenoon while they were playing!

while they are busy in their affairs and unaware