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falyaḍḥakū
فَلْيَضْحَكُوا۟
So let them laugh
qalīlan
قَلِيلًا
a little,
walyabkū
وَلْيَبْكُوا۟
and let them weep
kathīran
كَثِيرًا
much
jazāan
جَزَآءًۢ
(as) a recompense
bimā
بِمَا
for what
kānū
كَانُوا۟
they used to
yaksibūna
يَكْسِبُونَ
earn.

Falyadhakoo qaleelanw walyabkoo kaseeran jazaaa'am bimaa kaanoo yaksiboon

Sahih International:

So let them laugh a little and [then] weep much as recompense for what they used to earn.

1 A. J. Arberry

Therefore let them laugh little, and weep much, in recompense for what they have been earning.

2 Abdul Haleem

Let them laugh a little; they will weep a lot in return for what they have done.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Little then let them laugh, and much they shall weep: the meed of that which they have been earning.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Let them laugh a little; much will they weep; a recompense for the (evil) that they do.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Let them, then, laugh little, and weep much at the contemplation of the punishment for the evil they have committed.

6 Ahmed Ali

So let them laugh a little, for weep they will, more as retribution for what they have done.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

So they should laugh a little and weep much; the reward of what they used to earn.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

So let them laugh a little; much will they weep as a requital for what they used to earn.

9 Ali Ünal

So let them laugh little and weep much, in recompense for what they have been earning.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Well!) let them laugh a little (now) as they have to weep much more to recompense for what they have wrought.

11 English Literal

So they will laugh (E) little and they will weep (E) much, reimbursement because (of) what they were earning/gaining/acquiring .

12 Faridul Haque

So they should laugh a little and weep much; the reward of what they used to earn.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Let them then laugh a little, they will weep much, as a recompense for that which they have earned!

14 Hilali & Khan

So let them laugh a little and (they will) cry much as a recompense of what they used to earn (by committing sins).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Those who were left behind were glad on account of their sitting behind Allah’s Messenger, and they were averse to striving in Allah’s way with their property and their persons, and said: Go not forth in the heat. Say: The Fire of hell is fiercer in heat. If only they could understand!

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

Therefore they shall laugh little and weep much as a recompense for what they earned.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Then let them laugh a little: they will weep much, as the reward of what they used to earn.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

They should laugh less and weep more as a recompense for what they have gained.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

They shall laugh but little and shed many tears. So shall they be recompensed for their earnings.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

So let them laugh a little and (they will) cry much as a recompense of what they used to earn (by committing sins).

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Let them laugh a little and weep much in return for their misdeeds.

22 Talal Itani

Let them laugh a little, and weep much; in recompense for what they used to earn.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

But let them laugh a little, in this world, and weep much, in the Hereafter, as a requital for what they used to earn (the sentence is predicative of their state, expressed in the form of an imperative).

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

فَلْيَضْحَكُواْ قَلِيلً

So let them laugh a little...

Ibn Abi Talhah reported that Ibn Abbas commented,

"Life is short, so let them laugh as much as they like in it. But when life ends and they are returned to Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored, they will start crying forever without end."

وَلْيَبْكُواْ كَثِيرًا جَزَاء بِمَا كَانُواْ يَكْسِبُونَ



and (they will) cry much as a recompense of what they used to earn (by committing sins).