Compared Translations of the meaning of the Quran - 15:18
al-Hijr - The Rock, Stoneland, Rock City
Verse: 15 : 18

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al-Hijr (The Rock, Stoneland, Rock City) 15:18

15:18 الا من استرق السمع فاتبعه شهاب مبين

TransliterationIlla mani istaraqa alssamAAa faatbaAAahu shihabun mubeenun
LiteralExcept who eavesdropped the hearing, so a clear/evident light from a fire source/a star followed him.

Yusuf AliBut any that gains a hearing by stealth, is pursued by a flaming fire, bright (to see).
PickthalSave him who stealeth the hearing, and them doth a clear flame pursue.
Arberry excepting such as listens by stealth -- and he is pursued by a manifest flame.
ShakirBut he who steals a hearing, so there follows him a visible flame.
Sarwarexcept for those who stealthily try to listen to the heavens, but who are chased away by a bright flame.
KhalifaIf any of them sneaks around to listen, a mighty projectile will chase him back.
Hilali/KhanExcept him (devil) that gains hearing by stealing, he is pursued by a clear flaming fire.
H/K/SaheehExcept one who steals a hearing and is pursued by a clear burning flame.
MalikAny Satan that steals a hearing, there follows him a fiery comet.[18]
QXP(Allah is everywhere, not just in the skies. The Qur'an dispels all superstitions including the clairvoyants and fortunetellers spying onto His Court). The Shining Flame of Knowledge has now come to you to dispel the deceptive claims of every deceiver. (26:210-212), (37:8-9), (52:38), (67:5), (72:8-9).
Maulana AliBut he who steals a hearing; so there follows him a visible flame.
Free MindsExcept he who manages to eavesdrop, he will be pursued clearly by a flaming meteor.
Qaribullah Except for he who steals the listening and is then pursued by a visible flame.

George Saleexcept him who listeneth by stealth, at whom a visible flame is darted.
JM RodwellSave such as steal a hearing: and him doth a visible flame pursue.

Asadso that anyone who seeks to learn [the unknowable] by stealth is pursued by a flame clear to see."

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