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M.Pickthall
17. Lo! we have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed they 
would pluck its fruit next morning.
Yusuf Ali
17. Verily We have tried them as We tried the people of the Garden when they resolved 
to gather the fruits of the (garden) in the morning.





M.Pickthall
18. And made no exception (for the will of Allah);
Yusuf Ali
18. But made no reservation ("If it be Allah's Will").





M.Pickthall
19. Then a visitation came upon it while they slept
Yusuf Ali
19. So there came on the (garden) a visitation from thy from thy Lord (which swept 
away) all around while they were asleep.





M.Pickthall
20. And in the morning it was as if plucked.
Yusuf Ali
20. So the (garden) became by the morning like a dark and desolate spot (whose 
fruit had been gathered).





M.Pickthall
21. And they cried out one unto another in the morning,
Yusuf Ali
21. As the morning broke they called out one to another 





M.Pickthall
22. Saying: Run unto your field if ye would pluck (the fruit).
Yusuf Ali
22. Go ye to your tilth (betimes) in morning if ye would gather the fruits.





M.Pickthall
23. So they went off, saying one unto another in low tones:
Yusuf Ali
23. So they departed conversing in secret low tones (saying) 





M.Pickthall
24. No needy man shall enter it today against you.
Yusuf Ali
24. "Let not a single indigent person break in upon you into the (garden) this day."





M.Pickthall
25. They went betimes, strong in (this) purpose.
Yusuf Ali
25. And they opened the morning strong in an (unjust) resolve.





M.Pickthall
26. But when they saw it, they said: Lo! we are in error!
Yusuf Ali
26. But when they saw the (garden) they said: "We have surely lost our way:





M.Pickthall
27. Nay, but we are desolate!
Yusuf Ali
27. "Indeed we are shut out (of the fruits of our labor)!"





M.Pickthall
28. The best among them said: Said I not unto you: Why glorify ye not (Allah)?
Yusuf Ali
28. Said one of them more just (than the rest): "Did I not say to you `Why not 
glorify (Allah)?' "





M.Pickthall
29. They said: Glorified be our Lord! Lo! we have been wrong doers.
Yusuf Ali
29. They said: "Glory to our Lord! Verily we have been doing wrong!





M.Pickthall
30. Then some of them drew near unto others, self reproaching.
Yusuf Ali
30. Then they turned one against another in reproach.





M.Pickthall
31. They said: Alas for us! In truth we were outrageous.
Yusuf Ali
31. They said: "Alas for us! We have indeed transgressed!





M.Pickthall
32. It may be that our Lord will give us better than this in place thereof. 
Lo! we beseech our Lord.
Yusuf Ali
32. "It may be that our Lord will give us in exchange a better (garden) than 
this: for we do turn to Him (in repentance)!"





M.Pickthall
33. Such was the punishment. And verily the punishment of the Hereafter is 
greater if they did but know.
Yusuf Ali
33. Such is the Punishment (in this life); but greater is the Punishment in 
the Hereafter if only they knew!
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