|Abdullah Yusuf Ali's Translation
||Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall's
|038.001. Sad: By the Qur'an, Full of Admonition: (This is the Truth).
||038.001. Sad. By the renowned Qur'an,
|038.002. But the Unbelievers (are steeped) in self-glory and Separatism.
||038.002. Nay, but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism.
|038.003. How many generations before them did We destroy? In the end they cried (for mercy)- when there was no longer time for being saved!
||038.003. How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no longer the time for escape!
|038.004. So they wonder that a Warner has come to them from among themselves! and the Unbelievers say, "This is a sorcerer telling lies!
||038.004. And they marvel that a warner from among themselves hath come unto them, and the disbelievers say: This is a wizard, a charlatan.
|038.005. "Has he made the gods (all) into one God? Truly this is a wonderful thing!"
||038.005. Maketh he the gods One God ? Lo! that is an astounding thing.
|038.006. And the leader among them go away (impatiently), (saying), "Walk ye away, and remain constant to your gods! For this is truly a thing designed (against you)!
||038.006. The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods! Lo! this is a thing designed.
|038.007. "We never heard (the like) of this among the people of these latter days: this is nothing but a made-up tale!"
||038.007. We have not heard of this in later religion. This is naught but an invention.
|038.008. "What! has the Message been sent to him - (Of all persons) among us?"...but they are in doubt concerning My (Own) Message! Nay, they have not yet tasted My Punishment!
||038.008. Hath the reminder been unto him (alone) among us ? Nay, but they are in doubt concerning My reminder; nay but they have not yet tasted My doom.
|038.009. Or have they the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord,- the Exalted in Power, the Grantor of Bounties without measure?
||038.009. Or are theirs the treasures of the mercy of thy Lord, the Mighty, the Bestower ?
|038.010. Or have they the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all between? If so, let them mount up with the ropes and means (to reach that end)!
||038.010. Or is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them theirs ? Then let them ascend by ropes!