Verse. 72

٢ - ٱلْبَقَرَة

2 - Al-Baqara

وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ الَّذِيْنَ اعْتَدَوْا مِنْكُمْ فِى السَّبْتِ فَقُلْنَا لَھُمْ كُوْنُوْا قِرَدَۃً خٰسِـــِٕيْنَ۝۶۵ۚ
Walaqad AAalimtumu allatheena iAAtadaw minkum fee alssabti faqulna lahum koonoo qiradatan khasieena


Ahmed Ali

You know and have known already those among you who had broken the sanctity of the Sabbath, and to whom We had said: "Become (like) apes despised,"



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (and ye know) you indeed know and heard about the punishment (of those of you who broke) who have taken the covenant (the sabbath) the day of saturday and this at the time of david (pbuh) (how we said unto them: be ye apes, despised and hated!) turned into humiliated and base apes.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and verily (wa-la-qad: the lām is for oaths) you know that there were those among you who transgressed, violated, the sabbath, by fishing, when we had forbidden you to do so — these were the inhabitants of eilat — and we said to them, ‘be apes, despised!’, rejected, and they became so: they died three days later.