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It was not long before the bird came and said, “I have found out something you do not know. I have just come to you from Sheba with sure news.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

But he [i.e., the hoopoe] stayed not long and said, "I have encompassed [in knowledge] that which you have not encompassed, and I have come to you from Sheba with certain news.

— Saheeh International

Indeed, I found a woman ruling over them,1 who has been given everything ˹she needs˺, and who has a magnificent throne.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, I found [there] a woman ruling them, and she has been given of all things, and she has a great throne.

— Saheeh International

I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah. For Satan has made their deeds appealing to them—hindering them from the ˹Right˺ Way and leaving them unguided—

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of Allah, and Satan has made their deeds pleasing to them and averted them from [His] way, so they are not guided,

— Saheeh International

so they do not prostrate to Allah, Who brings forth what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knows what you ˹all˺ conceal and what you reveal.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[And] so they do not prostrate to Allah, who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what you conceal and what you declare -

— Saheeh International

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˹He is˺ Allah! There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him, the Lord of the Mighty Throne.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Allah - there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Great Throne."

— Saheeh International

Solomon said, “We will see whether you are telling the truth or lying.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[Solomon] said, "We will see whether you were truthful or were of the liars.

— Saheeh International

Go with this letter of mine and deliver it to them, then stand aside and see how they will respond.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them. Then leave them and see what [answer] they will return."

— Saheeh International

The Queen ˹later˺ announced, “O chiefs! Indeed, a noble letter has been delivered to me.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

She said, "O eminent ones, indeed, to me has been delivered a noble letter.

— Saheeh International

It is from Solomon, and it reads: ‘In the Name of Allah—the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, it is from Solomon, and indeed, it is [i.e., reads]: 'In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,

— Saheeh International

Do not be arrogant with me, but come to me, fully submitting ˹to Allah˺.’”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Be not haughty with me but come to me in submission [as Muslims].'"

— Saheeh International

She said, “O chiefs! Advise me in this matter of mine, for I would never make any decision without you.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

She said, "O eminent ones, advise me in my affair. I would not decide a matter until you witness [for] me."1

— Saheeh International

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