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They replied, “You and your followers are a bad omen for us.”1 He responded, “Your omens are destined by Allah. In fact, you are ˹only˺ a people being tested.”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said, "We consider you a bad omen, you and those with you." He said, "Your omen [i.e., fate] is with Allah. Rather, you are a people being tested."1

— Saheeh International

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And there were in the city nine ˹elite˺ men who spread corruption in the land, never doing what is right.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And there were in the city nine family heads causing corruption in the land and not amending [its affairs].

— Saheeh International

They vowed, “Let us swear by Allah that we will take him and his family down by night. Then we will certainly say to his ˹closest˺ heirs, ‘We did not witness the murder of his family. We are definitely telling the truth.’”

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

They said, "Take a mutual oath by Allah that we will kill him by night, he and his family. Then we will say to his executor,1 'We did not witness the destruction of his family, and indeed, we are truthful.'"

— Saheeh International

And ˹so˺ they made a plan, but We too made a plan, while they were unaware.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And they planned a plan, and We planned a plan, while they perceived not.

— Saheeh International

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