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Surah Al-A’raf Ayat 129 in Arabic Text

قَالُوٓا۟ أُوذِينَا مِن قَبْلِ أَن تَأْتِيَنَا وَمِنۢ بَعْدِ مَا جِئْتَنَا ۚ قَالَ عَسَىٰ رَبُّكُمْ أَن يُهْلِكَ عَدُوَّكُمْ وَيَسْتَخْلِفَكُمْ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ فَيَنظُرَ كَيْفَ تَعْمَلُونَ
Qaaloo oozeenaa min qabli an ta’tiyanaa wa mim ba’di maa ji’tanaa; qaala ‘asaa Rabbukum ai yuhlika ‘aduwwakum wa yastakhli fakum fil ardi fayanzura kaifa ta’maloon (section 15)

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 129

Sahih International
They said, “We have been harmed before you came to us and after you have come to us.” He said, “Perhaps your Lord will destroy your enemy and grant you succession in the land and see how you will do.”

Yusuf Ali
They said: “We have had (nothing but) trouble, both before and after thou camest to us.” He said: “It may be that your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you inheritors in the earth; that so He may try you by your deeds.”

Abul Ala Maududi
The people of Moses replied: ‘We were oppressed before your coming to us and after it.’ Moses said: ‘Your Lord will soon destroy your enemy and make you rulers in the land. Then He will see how you act.’

Muhsin Khan
They said: “We (Children of Israel) had suffered troubles before you came to us, and since you have come to us.” He said: “It may be that your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you successors on the earth, so that He may see how you act?”

Pickthall
They said: We suffered hurt before thou camest unto us, and since thou hast come unto us. He said: It may be that your Lord is going to destroy your adversary and make you viceroys in the earth, that He may see how ye behave.

Dr. Ghali
They said, “We were hurt even before you came up to us and even after you came to us.” Said he, “It may be that your Lord will cause your enemy to perish and make you successors in the earth; so He looks into how you do.”

Abdel Haleem
and they replied, ‘We were being persecuted long before you came to us, and since then too.’ He said, ‘Your Lord may well destroy your enemy and make you successors to the land to see how you behave.’

Quran 7 Verse 129 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Al-A’raf ayat 129, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(7:129) The people of Moses replied: ‘We were oppressed before your coming to us and after it.’ Moses said: ‘Your Lord will soon destroy your enemy and make you rulers in the land. Then He will see how you act.’


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Al-A’raf verse 129 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah A’raf ayat 127 which provides the complete commentary from verse 127 through 129.

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