١٥٦. أَنْ تَقُولُوا إِنَّمَا أُنْزِلَ الْكِتَابُ عَلَىٰ طَائِفَتَيْنِ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا وَإِنْ كُنَّا عَنْ دِرَاسَتِهِمْ لَغَافِلِينَ
156. An taqooloo innama onzila alkitabu AAala taifatayni min qablina wain kunna AAan dirasatihim laghafileena
English Translation
[We revealed it] lest you say, "The Scripture was only sent down to two groups before us, but we were of their study unaware,"
Lest you say: "The Book that was sent before was meant only for two groups; we were not aware of their teachings;"
For you (the disbelievers) may say, The Book was sent down only to two groups (Jews and Christians) before us; and we were totally unaware of what they read and taught.
lest you should say, 'The Book was sent down only upon two parties before us, and we have indeed been heedless of their study';
Lest ye should say: the Book was only sent down to the two sects before us, and we in sooth were unaware of their readings.
Lest you (pagan Arabs) should say: The Book was only sent down to two sects before us (the Jews and the Christians), and for our part, we were in fact unaware of what they studied.
Lest you say, “The Scripture was revealed to two parties before us, and we were unaware of their teachings.”
(You may no longer) say now that the Book was revealed only to two groups of people before Us and that we had indeed been unaware of what they read.
Lest you should say: The Book was sent down only to two sects before us, and for our part, we were in fact unaware of what they studied.
Lest ye should say: The Scripture was revealed only to two sects before us, and we in sooth were unaware of what they read;
Lest you should say, ‘The Book was sent down only to two communities before us, and we were indeed unaware of their studies,’
lest you should say: 'The Book was sent down only to two parties before us; we are inattentive to their study'
and will not say that the Book was revealed only to two groups of people before you, or that you were ignorant of its knowledge,
Lest you say that the Book was only revealed to two parties before us and We were truly unaware of what they read.
and not say, "The Book was only sent down to the two groups before us and we were indeed unaware of their teachings,"
Lest ye should say: "The Book was sent down to two Peoples before us, and for our part, we remained unacquainted with all that they learned by assiduous study:"
Surah 6
Quran Surah Al-An'aam ( Verse 156 ) with English Translation أَنْ تَقُولُوا إِنَّمَا أُنْزِلَ الْكِتَابُ عَلَىٰ طَائِفَتَيْنِ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا وَإِنْ كُنَّا عَنْ دِرَاسَتِهِمْ لَغَافِلِينَ