In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
YUSUFALI: They had said: "We will not abandon this cult, but we will devote ourselves to it until Moses returns to us."
PICKTHAL: They said: We shall by no means cease to be its votaries till Moses return unto us.
SHAKIR: They said: We will by no means cease to keep to its worship until Musa returns to us.
YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "O Aaron! what kept thee back, when thou sawest them going wrong,
PICKTHAL: He (Moses) said: O Aaron! What held thee back when thou didst see them gone astray,
SHAKIR: (Musa) said: O Haroun! what prevented you, when you saw them going astray,
YUSUFALI: "From following me? Didst thou then disobey my order?"
PICKTHAL: That thou followedst me not? Hast thou then disobeyed my order?
SHAKIR: So that you did not follow me? Did you then disobey my order?
YUSUFALI: (Aaron) replied: "O son of my mother! Seize (me) not by my beard nor by (the hair of) my head! Truly I feared lest thou shouldst say, 'Thou has caused a division among the children of Israel, and thou didst not respect my word!'"
PICKTHAL: He said: O son of my mother! Clutch not my beard nor my head! I feared lest thou shouldst say: Thou hast caused division among the Children of Israel, and hast not waited for my word.
SHAKIR: He said: O son of my mother! seize me not by my beard nor by my head; surely I was afraid lest you should say: You have caused a division among the children of Israel and not waited for my word.
YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "What then is thy case, O Samiri?"
PICKTHAL: (Moses) said: And what hast thou to say, O Samiri?
SHAKIR: He said: What was then your object, O Samiri?
YUSUFALI: He replied: "I saw what they saw not: so I took a handful (of dust) from the footprint of the Messenger, and threw it (into the calf): thus did my soul suggest to me."
PICKTHAL: He said: I perceived what they perceive not, so I seized a handful from the footsteps of the messenger, and then threw it in. Thus my soul commended to me.
SHAKIR: He said: I saw (Jibreel) what they did not see, so I took a handful (of the dust) from the footsteps of the messenger, then I threw it in the casting; thus did my soul commend to me
YUSUFALI: (Moses) said: "Get thee gone! but thy (punishment) in this life will be that thou wilt say, 'touch me not'; and moreover (for a future penalty) thou hast a promise that will not fail: Now look at thy god, of whom thou hast become a devoted worshipper: We will certainly (melt) it in a blazing fire and scatter it broadcast in the sea!"
PICKTHAL: (Moses) said: Then go! and lo! in this life it is for thee to say: Touch me not! and lo! there is for thee a tryst thou canst not break. Now look upon thy god of which thou hast remained a votary. Verily we will burn it and will scatter its dust over the sea.
SHAKIR: He said: Begone then, surely for you it will be in this life to say, Touch (me) not; and surely there is a threat for you, which shall not be made to fail to you, and look at your god to whose worship you kept (so long); we will certainly burn it, then we will certainly scatter it a (wide) scattering in the sea.
YUSUFALI: But the god of you all is the One Allah: there is no god but He: all things He comprehends in His knowledge.
PICKTHAL: Your Allah is only Allah, than Whom there is no other Allah. He embraceth all things in His knowledge.
SHAKIR: Your Allah is only Allah, there is no god but He; He comprehends all things in (His) knowledge.
YUSUFALI: Thus do We relate to thee some stories of what happened before: for We have sent thee a Message from Our own Presence.
PICKTHAL: Thus relate We unto thee (Muhammad) some tidings of that which happened of old, and We have given thee from Our presence a reminder.
SHAKIR: Thus do We relate to you (some) of the news of what has gone before; and indeed We have given to you a Reminder from Ourselves.
YUSUFALI: If any do turn away therefrom, verily they will bear a burden on the Day of judgment;
PICKTHAL: Whoso turneth away from it, he verily will bear a burden on the Day of Resurrection,
SHAKIR: Whoever turns aside from it, he shall surely bear a burden on the day of resurrection