In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.
YUSUFALI: One of them will start the talk and say: "I had an intimate companion (on the earth),
PICKTHAL: A speaker of them saith: Lo! I had a comrade
SHAKIR: A speaker from among them shall say: Surely I had a comrade of mine,
YUSUFALI: "Who used to say, 'what! art thou amongst those who bear witness to the Truth (of the Message)?
PICKTHAL: Who used to say: Art thou in truth of those who put faith (in his words)?
SHAKIR: Who said: What! are you indeed of those who accept (the truth)?
YUSUFALI: "'When we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?'"
PICKTHAL: Can we, when we are dead and have become mere dust and bones - can we (then) verily be brought to book?
SHAKIR: What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then be certainly brought to judgment?
YUSUFALI: (A voice) said: "Would ye like to look down?"
PICKTHAL: He saith: Will ye look?
SHAKIR: He shall say: Will you look on?
YUSUFALI: He looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire.
PICKTHAL: Then looketh he and seeth him in the depth of hell.
SHAKIR: Then he looked down and saw him in the midst of hell.
YUSUFALI: He said: "By Allah! thou wast little short of bringing me to perdition!
PICKTHAL: He saith: By Allah, thou verily didst all but cause my ruin,
SHAKIR: He shall say: By Allah! you had almost caused me to perish;
YUSUFALI: "Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I should certainly have been among those brought (there)!
PICKTHAL: And had it not been for the favour of my Lord, I too had been of those haled forth (to doom).
SHAKIR: And had it not been for the favor of my Lord, I would certainly have been among those brought up.
YUSUFALI: "Is it (the case) that we shall not die,
PICKTHAL: Are we then not to die
SHAKIR: Is it then that we are not going to die,
YUSUFALI: "Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?"
PICKTHAL: Saving our former death, and are we not to be punished?
SHAKIR: Except our previous death? And we shall not be chastised?
YUSUFALI: Verily this is the supreme achievement!
PICKTHAL: Lo! this is the supreme triumph.
SHAKIR: Most surely this is the mighty achievement.