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wajāa
وَجَآءَ
And comes
rabbuka
رَبُّكَ
your Lord
wal-malaku
وَٱلْمَلَكُ
and the Angels,
ṣaffan
صَفًّا
rank,
ṣaffan
صَفًّا
rank,

Wa jaaa'a Rabbuka wal malaku saffan saffaa

Sahih International:

And your Lord has come and the angels, rank upon rank,

1 A. J. Arberry

and thy Lord comes, and the angels rank on rank,

2 Abdul Haleem

when your Lord comes with the angels, rank upon rank,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

And thy Lord shall come and the angels, rank on rank.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

And thy Lord cometh, and His angels, rank upon rank,

5 Abul Ala Maududi

and when your Lord appears with rows upon rows of angels,

6 Ahmed Ali

And comes your Lord, and angels row on row,

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

And when the command of your Lord comes – and the angels row by row,

8 Ali Quli Qarai

and your Lord [’s edict] arrives with the angels in ranks,

9 Ali Ünal

And your Lord comes (unveils His Power and Majesty), and the angels in row upon row;

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And when (the judgment of) your Lord comes (to pass), and the angels (descend also) ranged rank on rank (to execute His decree),

11 English Literal

And your Lord came and the angels (in) a row/arranged (after) a row/arranged.

12 Faridul Haque

And when the command of your Lord comes – and the angels row by row,

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And your Lord comes with the angels, rank on rank,

14 Hilali & Khan

And your Lord comes with the angels in rows,

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And hell is made to appear that day. On that day man will be mindful, and of what use will being mindful be then?

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

And your Lord comes and (also) the angels in ranks,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

And thy Lord shall come with angels, rank on rank,

18 Muhammad Sarwar

and (when you find yourself) in the presence of your Lord and the rows and rows of angels, your greed for riches will certainly be of no avail to you.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

and your Lord comes with the angels, rank upon rank,

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

And your Lord comes with the angels in rows.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

when your Lord comes down with the angels, rank upon rank,

22 Talal Itani

And your Lord comes, with the angels, row after row.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

and your Lord, that is to say, His command, and the angels arrive rank on rank (saffan saffan is a circumstantial qualifier, meaning `standing in rows' or `made up of many ranks'),

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

And your Lord comes,

meaning, for the session of Judgement between His creatures.

This is after they requested the best of the Sons of Adam -- Muhammad -- to intercede with Allah. This will occur only after they have requested the other great Messengers, one after another. Yet, all of them will say,

"I cannot do that for you."

This will continue until the beseeching of the men reaches Muhammad, and he will say,

"I will do it, I will do it."

So he will go and seek to intercede with Allah as the session of Judgement will have come, and Allah will allow him to intercede for that (the Judgement). This will be the first of the intercessions, and it is the praiseworthy station that has already been discussed in Surah Subhan (Al-Isra'). So Allah will come for the session of Judgement as He wills, and the angels will also come, lined up in rows upon rows before Him.

Then Allah says