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bal
بَلْ
Nay!
yurīdu
يُرِيدُ
Desires
kullu
كُلُّ
every
im'ri-in
ٱمْرِئٍ
person
min'hum
مِّنْهُمْ
of them
an
أَن
that
yu'tā
يُؤْتَىٰ
he may be given
ṣuḥufan
صُحُفًا
pages
munasharatan
مُّنَشَّرَةً
spread out.

Bal yureedu kullum ri'im minhum any yu'taa suhufam munashsharah

Sahih International:

Rather, every person among them desires that he would be given scriptures spread about.

1 A. J. Arberry

Nay, every man of them desires to be -- given -- scrolls unrolled.

2 Abdul Haleem

Each one of them demands that a scripture be sent down to him and unrolled before his very eyes-

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Aye! every one of them desireth that: he should be vouchsafed scrolls expanded.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given scrolls (of revelation) spread out!

5 Abul Ala Maududi

No indeed; each one of them desires that open letters be sent to each of them.

6 Ahmed Ali

In fact every one of them wants to be given open books (like the prophets).

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Rather each one of them desires that he should be given open Books.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

But everyone of them desires to be given unrolled scriptures [from Allah]!

9 Ali Ünal

Indeed, every one of them desires that he should be given a Book (particular to him) opened out.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

The fact is that everyone of them desires that he should (individually) be given open Scripture (direct from heaven).

11 English Literal

But every/each human from them wants/intends that he be given/brought written sheets/pages (books/scriptures) spread/publicized .

12 Faridul Haque

Rather each one of them desires that he should be given open Books.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Nay; every one of them desires that he may be given pages spread out (or open);

14 Hilali & Khan

Nay, everyone of them desires that he should be given pages spread out (coming from Allah with a writing that Islam is the right religion, and Muhammad SAW has come with the truth from Allah the Lord of the heavens and earth, etc.).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Nay, every one of them desires that he should be given pages spread out --

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Nay; every one of them desires that he may be given pages spread out;

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Nay, but everyone of them desireth that he should be given open pages (from Allah).

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Is it that everyone of them wants to receive a heavenly book addressed to him personally?

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Indeed, each one of them desires to be given unrolled scrolls.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Nay, everyone of them desires that he should be given pages spread out.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Indeed, everyone of them desires to have sheets of revelations unfolded before them --

22 Talal Itani

Yet every one of them desires to be given scrolls unrolled.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

Nay, but everyone of them desires to be given unrolled scrolls, from God, exalted be He, [enjoining them] to follow the Prophet (s), as they said [before], `And [even then] we will not believe your ascension until you bring down for us a book that we may read' [Q. 17;93].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Nay, everyone of them desires that he should be given pages spread out.

meaning, each one of these idolators wants to have a book revealed to him as Allah revealed to the Prophet .

Mujahid and others have said this.

This is similar to Allah's statement,

وَإِذَا جَأءَتْهُمْ ءَايَةٌ قَالُواْ لَن نُّوْمِنَ حَتَّى نُوْتَى مِثْلَ مَأ أُوتِىَ رُسُلُ اللَّهِ اللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ حَيْثُ يَجْعَلُ رِسَالَتَهُ

And when there comes to them a sign they say;

"We shall not believe until we receive the like of that which the Messengers of Allah had received."

Allah knows best with whom to place His Message. (6;124)

It is reported in a narration from Qatadah that he said,

"They want to be declared innocent (on the Day of Judgement) without having to do any deeds."

Then Allah says,

كَلَّ بَل لَا يَخَافُونَ الاْخِرَةَ