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Surah Ta-Ha Ayat 78 in Arabic Text

فَأَتْبَعَهُمْ فِرْعَوْنُ بِجُنُودِهِۦ فَغَشِيَهُم مِّنَ ٱلْيَمِّ مَا غَشِيَهُمْ
Fa atba’ahum Fir’awnu bijunoodihee faghashiyahum minal yammmi maa ghashi yahum

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 78

Sahih International
So Pharaoh pursued them with his soldiers, and there covered them from the sea that which covered them,

Yusuf Ali
Then Pharaoh pursued them with his forces, but the waters completely overwhelmed them and covered them up.

Abul Ala Maududi
Pharaoh pursued them with his hosts, but they were fully overwhelmed by the sea.

Muhsin Khan
Then Fir’aun (Pharaoh) pursued them with his hosts, but the sea-water completely overwhelmed them and covered them up.

Pickthall
Then Pharaoh followed them with his hosts and there covered them that which did cover them of the sea.

Dr. Ghali
Then Firaawn (pharaoh) followed them up with his hosts, yet they were enveloped by the main in that (manner) of enveloping.

Abdel Haleem
Pharaoh pursued them with his armies and was overwhelmed by the sea.

Quran 20 Verse 78 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Ta-Ha ayat 78, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(20:78) Pharaoh pursued them with his hosts, but they were fully overwhelmed by the sea.[54]


54. According to( Surah Ash-Shuara, Ayats 64-66), Pharaoh with his hosts followed the caravan on the dry path and they all were drowned. In Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayat 50, it has been stated that the Israelites had reached the other shore and saw them drowning in the sea. From (Surah Younus, Ayats 90-92), we learn that Pharaoh professed to believe in God while he was drowning but this was rejected by God and he was told that his dead body would he preserved for the coming generations to serve as a lesson for them.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Ta-Ha verse 78 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Taha ayat 77 which provides the complete commentary from verse 77 through 79.

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