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kadabi
كَدَأْبِ
Like (the) way
āli
ءَالِ
(of) people
fir'ʿawna
فِرْعَوْنَۙ
(of) Firaun
wa-alladhīna
وَٱلَّذِينَ
and those who
min
مِن
(were) from.
qablihim
قَبْلِهِمْۚ
before them.
kafarū
كَفَرُوا۟
They disbelieved
biāyāti
بِـَٔايَٰتِ
in (the) Signs
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
(of) Allah,
fa-akhadhahumu
فَأَخَذَهُمُ
so seized them
l-lahu
ٱللَّهُ
Allah
bidhunūbihim
بِذُنُوبِهِمْۗ
for their sins.
inna
إِنَّ
Indeed,
l-laha
ٱللَّهَ
Allah
qawiyyun
قَوِىٌّ
(is) All-Strong
shadīdu
شَدِيدُ
(and) severe
l-ʿiqābi
ٱلْعِقَابِ
(in) the penalty.

Kadaabi Aali Fir'awna wal lazeena min qablihim; kafaroo bi Aayaatil laahi fa akhazahu mul laahu bizunoobihim; innal laaha qawiyyun shadeedul 'iqaab

Sahih International:

[Theirs is] like the custom of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them. They disbelieved in the signs of Allah, so Allah seized them for their sins. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and severe in penalty.

1 A. J. Arberry

Like Pharaoh's folk, and the people before him, who disbelieved in God's signs; God seized them because of their sins; God is strong, terrible in retribution.

2 Abdul Haleem

They are like Pharaoh’s people and those before them who ignored God’s signs, so God punished them for their sins: God is strong and severe in His punishment.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Like are they unto the wont of the house of Fir'awn and those before them. They disbelieved in the signs of Allah, wherefore Allah laid hold of them for their sins. Verily Allah is strong, Severe in retribution.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

"(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and of those before them; They rejected the Signs of Allah, and Allah punished them for their crimes; for Allah is Strong, and Strict in punishment;

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Their case is like that of the people of Pharaoh and those before them. They denied the signs of Allah and so Allah seized them for their sins. Surely Allah is All-Powerful, Stern in retribution.

6 Ahmed Ali

Their case is like that of Pharaoh's people, and of those before them, who denied the revelations of God, and were punished for their sins by God, and God is all powerful and Severe His punishment.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Like the ways of Firaun’s people, and those before them; they disbelieved in the signs of Allah – therefore Allah seized them on account of their sins; indeed Allah is Most Powerful, Severe in Punishing.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

Like the precedent of Pharaoh’s clan and those who were before them, who defied Allah’s signs, so Allah seized them for their sins. Indeed Allah is all-strong, severe in retribution.

9 Ali Ünal

Just as that which happened to the clan (the court and military aristocracy) of the Pharaoh, and those before them: they disbelieved in God’s Revelations, and so God seized them for their sins. Surely God is All-Strong, severe in retribution.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Their ways are) like the ways of the followers of Pharaoh and those before them. They disbelieved in the Messages of Allâh, so Allâh seized them for their sins. Mighty is Allâh and Severe in punishing (the evil done).

11 English Literal

As pharaoh`s family`s affairs/habits and those from before them, they disbelieved with Gods` verses/evidences , so God took/punished them because of their crimes, that God (is) strong/powerful strong (severe in) the punishment.

12 Faridul Haque

Like the ways of Firaun’s people, and those before them; they disbelieved in the signs of Allah - therefore Allah seized them on account of their sins; indeed Allah is Most Powerful, Severe in Punishing.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Their deeds are like those of Pharaoh´s people and those before them! They rejected the Signs (revelations) of Allah, and Allah overtook them in their sins. Verily, Allah is strong and severe in punishment.

14 Hilali & Khan

Similar to the behaviour of the people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh), and of those before them; they rejected the Ayat (proofs, verses, etc.) of Allah, so Allah punished them for their sins. Verily, Allah is All-Strong, Severe in punishment.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

This is for that which your own hands have sent on before, and because Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants --

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

In the manner of the people of Firon and those before them; they disbelieved in Allah's communications, therefore Allah destroyed them on account of their faults; surely Allah is strong, severe in requiting (evil).

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

(Their way is) as the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before them; they disbelieved the revelations of Allah, and Allah took them in their sins. Lo! Allah is Strong, severe in punishment.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

The same thing happened to the people of Pharaoh and those who lived before them. They rejected the revelations of God and, because of their sins, His retribution struck them. God is All-powerful and stern in His retribution.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

Like Pharaoh's family and those who have gone before them, they disbelieved the signs of Allah. Therefore, Allah seized them in their sinfulness. Mighty is Allah and stern in retribution.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Similar to the behavior of the people of Fir`awn, and of those before them -- they rejected the Ayat of Allah, so Allah punished them for their sins. Verily, Allah is All-Strong, severe in punishment.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Like Pharaoh's people and those that have gone before them, they rejected God's signs and God seized them for their sins. God is strong, and severe in punishment!

22 Talal Itani

Like the behavior of the people of Pharaoh, and those before them. They rejected the signs of God, so God seized them for their sins. God is Powerful, Severe in punishment.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

The way of these people is, like the way of Pharaoh's folk and those before them; they disbelieved in God's signs and so God seized them, with chastisement, because of their sins (the sentence beginning with kafar, `they disbelieved', explains the previous one). Truly, God is strong, in what He wills, severe in retribution.

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Allah says,

كَدَأْبِ الِ فِرْعَوْنَ وَالَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ كَفَرُواْ بِأيَاتِ اللّهِ

Similar to the behavior of the people of Fir`awn, and of those before them -- they rejected the Ayat of Allah,

Allah says, `The behavior of these rebellious disbelievers against what I sent you with, O Muhammad, is similar to the behavior of earlier disbelieving nations. So We behaved with them according to Our Da'b, that is, Our behavior (or custom) and way, as We did with them with what We often do and decide concerning their likes, the denying people of Fir`awn and the earlier nations who rejected the Messengers and disbelieved in Our Ayat,'

فَأَخَذَهُمُ اللّهُ بِذُنُوبِهِمْ

so Allah punished them for their sins.

Because of their sins, Allah destroyed them

إِنَّ اللّهَ قَوِيٌّ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ



Verily, Allah is All-Strong, severe in punishment.

none can resist Him or escape His grasp.

ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّ اللّهَ لَمْ يَكُ مُغَيِّرًا نِّعْمَةً أَنْعَمَهَا عَلَى قَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ وَأَنَّ اللّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ