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Surah 3. Al-i'Imran, Ayah 54



وَمَكَرُوا وَمَكَرَ اللَّهُ ۖ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ


Asad : And the unbelievers schemed [against Jesus];44 but God brought their scheming to nought: for God is above all schemers.
Malik : The unbelievers among the children of Israel plotted against Isa and Allah also devised a plan to raise him up, and Allah is the best in planning.
Pickthall : And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.
Yusuf Ali : And (then unbelievers) plotted and planned and Allah too planned and the best of planners is Allah. 393
Transliteration : Wamakaroo wamakara Allahu waAllahu khayru almakireena
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Asad   
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Asad 44 Lit., "they schemed" - here referring to those among the Jews who refused to acknowledge Jesus as a prophet and tried to destroy him.

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Yusuf Ali 393 The Arabic Makara has both a bad and a good meaning, that of making an intricate plan to carry out some secret purpose. The enemies of Allah are constantly doing that. But Allah-in whose hands is all good-has His plans also, against which the evil ones will have no chance whatever.
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