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Surah An-Nisa Ayat 120 in Arabic Text

يَعِدُهُمْ وَيُمَنِّيهِمْ ۖ وَمَا يَعِدُهُمُ ٱلشَّيْطَـٰنُ إِلَّا غُرُورًا
Ya’iduhum wa yuman neehim wa maa ya’iduhumush Shaitaanu illaa ghurooraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 120

Sahih International
And leave what is apparent of sin and what is concealed thereof. Indeed, those who earn [blame for] sin will be recompensed for that which they used to commit.

Yusuf Ali
Eschew all sin, open or secret: those who earn sin will get due recompense for their “earnings.”

Abul Ala Maududi
Abstain from sin, be it either open or secret. Indeed those who commit sins shall surely be requited for all they have done.

Muhsin Khan
Leave (O mankind, all kinds of) sin, open and secret. Verily, those who commit sin will get due recompense for that which they used to commit.

Pickthall
Forsake the outwardness of sin and the inwardness thereof. Lo! those who garner sin will be awarded that which they have earned.

Dr. Ghali
And leave behind the outward vice and the inward; surely the ones who earn vice will soon be recompensed for what they were scoring.

Abdel Haleem
Avoid committing sin, whether openly or in secret, for those who commit sin will be repaid for what they do,

Quran 4 Verse 120 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah An-Nisa ayat 120, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(4:120) Satan makes promises to them and fills them with vain hopes,[149] but whatever he promises them is merely delusion.


149. Satanic operations are based on making attractive promises and raising high hopes. Whenever Satan wants to mislead men, whether individually or collectively, he tries to inspire them with Utopian expectations. In some he inspires expectations of ecstatic pleasure and outstanding success in their individual lives. He inspires others with prospects for achieving national glory. To still others he promises the well-being of mankind. He makes people feel confident that they can arrive at the ultimate truth without the aid of revealed knowledge. He deludes others into believing that God neither exists nor that there is any Life-after-Death. He comforts others with the belief that even if there is an After-life, they will be able to escape punishment through the intercession of certain persons. In short, Satan extends to different groups of people different promises and expectations with a view to seducing them.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Nisa verse 120 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Nisa ayat 116 which provides the complete commentary from verse 116 through 122.

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