AL-SHUARA (141-150)

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.  

026.141

YUSUFALI:The Thamud (people) rejected the messengers.
PICKTHAL: (The tribe of) Thamud denied the messengers (of Allah)
SHAKIR: Samood gave the lie to the messengers

026.142

YUSUFALI:Behold, their brother Salih said to them: "Will you not fear (Allah)?
PICKTHAL: When their brother Salih said unto them: Will ye not ward off (evil)?
SHAKIR: When their brother Salih said to them: Will you not guard (against evil)?

026.143

YUSUFALI:"I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.
PICKTHAL: Lo! I am a faithful messenger unto you,
SHAKIR: Surely I am a faithful messenger to you

026.144

YUSUFALI:"So fear Allah, and obey me.
PICKTHAL: So keep your duty to Allah and obey me.
SHAKIR: Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me:

026.145

YUSUFALI:"No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.
PICKTHAL: And I ask of you no wage therefor; my wage is the concern only of the Lord of the Worlds.
SHAKIR: And I do not ask you any reward for it; my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds:

026.146

YUSUFALI:"Will ye be left secure, in (the enjoyment of) all that ye have here?-
PICKTHAL: Will ye be left secure in that which is here before us,
SHAKIR: Will you be left secure in what is here;

026.147

YUSUFALI:"Gardens and Springs,
PICKTHAL: In gardens and watersprings.
SHAKIR: In gardens and fountains,

026.148

YUSUFALI:"And corn-fields and date-palms with spathes near breaking (with the weight of fruit)?
PICKTHAL: And tilled fields and heavy-sheathed palm-trees,
SHAKIR: And cornfields and palm-trees having fine spadices?

026.149

YUSUFALI:"And ye carve houses out of (rocky) mountains with great skill.
PICKTHAL: Though ye hew out dwellings in the mountain, being skilful?
SHAKIR: And you hew houses out of the mountains exultingly;

026.150

YUSUFALI:"But fear Allah and obey me;
PICKTHAL: Therefor keep your duty to Allah and obey me,
SHAKIR: Therefore guard against (the punishment of) Allah and obey me;

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