قَدْ قَالَهَا ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ فَمَآ أَغْنَىٰ عَنْهُم مَّا كَانُوا۟ يَكْسِبُونَ
Asad Quran Translation
The same did say [to themselves many of] those who lived before their time; but of no avail to them was all that they had ever achieved:
Malik Quran Translation
The same was said by those who passed before them, but they gained nothing from what they did
Yusuf Ali Quran Translation
Thus did the (generations) before them say! But all that they did was of no profit to them.
Mustafa Khattab Quran Translation
The same had already been said by those ˹destroyed˺ before them,1
but their ˹worldly˺ gains were of no benefit to them.
Like Korah (see 28:76-81).
Piktal Quran Translation
Those before them said it, yet (all) that they had earned availed them not;
Qad qalaha allatheena min qablihim fama aghna AAanhum ma kanoo yaksiboona