Quran

Surah 21 «Al Anbiya», Ayah 17

Verse 17 of Surah Al Anbiya (21:17) with Arabic text, transcription, and translation.

لَوۡ أَرَدۡنَآ أَن نَّتَّخِذَ لَهۡوٗا لَّٱتَّخَذۡنَٰهُ مِن لَّدُنَّآ إِن كُنَّا فَٰعِلِينَ ١٧
Law 'Aradnā 'An Nattakhidha Lahwan Lāttakhadhnāhu Min Ladunnā 'In Kunnā Fā`ilīna

Sahih International

Had We intended to take a diversion, We could have taken it from [what is] with Us - if [indeed] We were to do so.

Abdul Haleem

If We had wished for a pastime, We could have found it within Us- if We had wished for any such thing.

Mohsin Khan/Hilali

Had We intended to take a pastime (i.e. a wife or a son, etc.), We could surely have taken it from Us, if We were going to do (that).

Taqi Usmani

Had We intended to have a pastime, We would have had it from Our own, if We were ever to do so.

Pickthall

If We had wished to find a pastime, We could have found it in Our presence - if We ever did.

Pickthall

If it had been Our wish to take (just) a pastime, We should surely have taken it from the things nearest to Us, if We would do (such a thing)!