Al-Quran Surah 43. Az-Zukhruf, Ayah 48

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وَمَا نُرِيهِمْ مِنْ آيَةٍ إِلَّا هِيَ أَكْبَرُ مِنْ أُخْتِهَا ۖ وَأَخَذْنَاهُمْ بِالْعَذَابِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ


Asad : although each sign that We showed them was weightier than the preceding one: and [each time] We took them to task through suffering, so that they might return [to Us].41
Khattab :

although every sign We showed them was greater than the one before.1 Ultimately, We seized them with torments so that they might return ˹to the Right Path˺.2

Malik : Yet We showed them sign after sign each greater than the one preceding it and We afflicted them with the scourge, so that they might return to the Right Way.
Pickthall : And every token that We showed them was greater than its sister (token), and we grasped them with the torment, that haply they might turn again.
Yusuf Ali : We showed them Sign after Sign each greater than its fellow and We seized them with Punishment in order that they might turn (to Us). 4651
Transliteration : Wama nureehim min ayatin illa hiya akbaru min okhtiha waakhathnahum bialAAathabi laAAallahum yarjiAAoona
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Asad   
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Asad 41 The concept of "returning" to God implies that the instinctive ability to perceive His existence is inherent in human nature as such, and that man's "turning away" from God is only a consequence of spiritual degeneration, and not an original tendency or predisposition: cf. {7:172-173}. The "suffering" ('adhab) mentioned above relates to the plagues with which the recalcitrant Egyptians were struck (see 7:130 ff.).

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Yusuf Ali 4651 Moses showed them nine Clear Signs: see n. 1091 to vii. 133; also xvii. 101. Each one of them in its own setting and circumstances was greater than any of its "Sister" Signs. The object was if possible to reclaim as many Egyptians as possible from their defiance of Allah.
   
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 i.e., the hand and the staff (see 20:17-22).

   
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 The torments were: famine, shortage of crops, floods, locusts, lice, frogs, and blood (see 7:130-133).

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