Al-Quran Surah 38. Sad, Ayah 11

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جُنْدٌ مَا هُنَالِكَ مَهْزُومٌ مِنَ الْأَحْزَابِ


Asad : [But] there it is: any and all human beings, however [strongly] leagued together,15 are bound to suffer defeat [whenever they refuse to accept the truth].
Khattab :

This is just another ˹enemy˺ force bound for defeat out there.1

Malik : Their faction is no more than an army who will be beaten right here.
Pickthall : A defeated host are (all) the factions that are there.
Yusuf Ali : But there will be put to flight even a host of confederates. 4158
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Asad   
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Asad 15 The collective noun jund, which primarily denotes "a host" or "an army", has also the meaning of "created beings", in this context obviously human beings; in combination with the particle ma, "any number of human beings". The term hizb (of which ahzab is the plural), on the other hand, denotes "a party" or "a group of people of the same mind" or "people leagued together", i.e., for a definite purpose.

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Yusuf Ali 4158 Of course they cannot frustrate Allah's Purpose. In that world-they will be ignominiously routed, even if they form the strongest confederacy of the Powers of Evil that ever could combine. Cf. the last clause of verse 13 below.
   
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 This verse alludes to the defeat of the Meccan pagans later at Badr.

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