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Surah Yusuf Ayat 14 in Arabic Text

قَالُوا۟ لَئِنْ أَكَلَهُ ٱلذِّئْبُ وَنَحْنُ عُصْبَةٌ إِنَّآ إِذًۭا لَّخَـٰسِرُونَ
Qaaloo la in akalahuzzi’bu wa nahnu ‘usbatun innaaa izal lakhaasiroon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 14

Sahih International
They said, “If a wolf should eat him while we are a [strong] clan, indeed, we would then be losers.”

Yusuf Ali
They said: “If the wolf were to devour him while we are (so large) a party, then should we indeed (first) have perished ourselves!”

Abul Ala Maududi
They said: “Should a wolf eat him, despite the presence of our strong group, we would indeed be a worthless lot!”

Muhsin Khan
They said: “If a wolf devours him, while we are ‘Usbah (a strong group) (to guard him), then surely, we are the losers.”

Pickthall
They said: If the wolf should devour him when we are (so strong) a band, then surely we should have already perished.

Dr. Ghali
They said, “Indeed, in case the wolf eats him, and we are a band, (then) surely we are indeed losers!”

Abdel Haleem
They said, ‘If a wolf were to eat him when there are so many of us, we would truly be losers!’

Quran 12 Verse 14 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yusuf ayat 14, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(12:14) They said: “Should a wolf eat him, despite the presence of our strong group, we would indeed be a worthless lot!”


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

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yusuf verse 14 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yusuf ayat 13 which provides the complete commentary from verse 13 through 14.

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