Quran

Surah 6 «Al An'am», Ayah 123

Verse 123 of Surah Al An'am (6:123) with Arabic text, transcription, and translation.

وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلۡنَا فِي كُلِّ قَرۡيَةٍ أَكَٰبِرَ مُجۡرِمِيهَا لِيَمۡكُرُواْ فِيهَاۖ وَمَا يَمۡكُرُونَ إِلَّا بِأَنفُسِهِمۡ وَمَا يَشۡعُرُونَ ١٢٣
Wa Kadhalika Ja`alnā Fī Kulli Qaryatin 'Akābira Mujrimīhā Liyamkurū Fīhā  ۖ  Wa Mā Yamkurūna 'Illā Bi'anfusihim Wa Mā Yash`urūna

Sahih International

And thus We have placed within every city the greatest of its criminals to conspire therein. But they conspire not except against themselves, and they perceive [it] not.

Abdul Haleem

And so We have put chief evildoers in every city to perpetrate their schemes there- but they scheme only against themselves, without realizing it.

Mohsin Khan/Hilali

And thus We have set up in every town great ones of its wicked people to plot therein. But they plot not except against their ownselves, and they perceive (it) not.

Taqi Usmani

In a similar way, in every town We caused its chief sinners to commit mischief in it. And they do not commit mischief but against themselves, while they do not realize it.

Pickthall

And thus have We made in every city great ones of its wicked ones, that they should plot therein. They do but plot against themselves, though they perceive not.

Pickthall

Thus have We placed leaders in every town, its wicked men, to plot (and burrow) therein: but they only plot against their own souls, and they perceive it not.