Compared Translations of the meaning of the Quran - 3:54
al-Imran - The Family of Imran, The House of Imran
Verse: 3 : 54

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al-Imran (The Family of Imran, The House of Imran)

3:54 ومكروا ومكر الله والله خير الماكرين

TransliterationWamakaroo wamakara Allahu waAllahu khayru almakireena
LiteralAnd they cheated/deceived and God cheated/deceived, and God (is) the best (of) the cheaters/deceivers.

Yusuf AliAnd (the unbelievers) plotted and planned, and Allah too planned, and the best of planners is Allah.
PickthalAnd they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.
Arberry And they devised, and God devised, and God is the best of devisers.
ShakirAnd they planned and Allah (also) planned, and Allah is the best of planners.
SarwarThe unbelievers plotted and God planned, but God is a much better planner;
KhalifaThey plotted and schemed, but so did GOD, and GOD is the best schemer.
Hilali/KhanAnd they (disbelievers) plotted (to kill Iesa (Jesus) ), and Allah planned too. And Allah is the Best of the planners.
H/K/SaheehAnd the disbelievers planned, but Allah planned. And Allah is the best of planners.
MalikThe unbelievers among the children of Israel plotted against Jesus and Allah also devised a plan to raise him up, and Allah is the best in planning.[54]
QXPThe opponents made some plans, but so did Allah. And Allah is the Virtuous of planners. (They schemed to arrest and crucify Jesus but Allah assured him).
Maulana AliAnd (the Jews) planned and Allah (also) planned. And Allah is the best of planners.
Free MindsAnd they schemed and God schemed, but God is the best schemer.
Qaribullah They devised, and Allah devised. And Allah is the Best Devisor.

George SaleAnd the Jews devised a stratagem against him; but God devised a stratagem against them; and God is the best deviser of stratagems.
JM RodwellAnd the Jews plotted, and God plotted: But of those who plot is God the best.

AsadAnd the unbelievers schemed [against Jesus]; but God brought their scheming to nought: for God is above all schemers.

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