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15. Those who were left behind will say, when ye set forth to capture booty: Let us go 
with you. They fain would change the verdict of Allah. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Ye 
shall not go with us. Thus hath Allah said beforehand. Then they will say: Ye are envious 
of us. Nay, but they understand not, save a little.
Yusuf Ali
15. Those who lagged behind (will say) when ye (are free to) march and take booty (in 
war): "Permit us to follow you." They wish to change Allah's decree: Say: "Not thus will 
ye follow us: Allah has already declared (this) beforehand": then they will say "but ye 
are jealous of us." Nay but little do they understand (such things).

16. Say unto those of the wandering Arabs who were left behind: Ye will be called against 
a folk of mighty prowess, to fight them until they surrender; and if ye obey, Allah will 
give you a fair reward; but if ye turn away as ye did turn away before, He will punish you 
with a painful doom.
Yusuf Ali
16. Say to the desert Arabs who lagged behind: "Ye shall be summoned (to fight) against a 
people given to vehement war: then shall ye fight or they shall submit.  Then if ye show 
obedience Allah will grant you a goodly reward but if ye turn back as ye did before He will 
punish you with a grievous Penalty."

17. There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame 
for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, 
He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth back, him 
will He punish with a painful doom.
Yusuf Ali
17. No blame is there on the blind nor is there blame on the lame nor on one ill (if he 
joins not the war): but he that obeys Allah and His Apostle (Allah) will admit him to 
Gardens beneath which rivers flow; and he who turns back (Allah) will punish him with 
a grievous Penalty.
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