أَتَوَاصَوْا بِهِ ۚ بَلْ هُمْ قَوْمٌ طَاغُونَ
Haben sie es denn einander eindringlich empfohlen? Nein! Vielmehr sind sie ein das Maß (an Frevel) überschreitendes Volk.
Haben sie es denn einander (als Vermächtnis) aufgetragen? Nein, sie sind Leute, die ein Übermaß an Frevel zeigen.
Is this the legacy they have passed down from one to the other? In fact, they are a rebellious people.
Have they bequeathed this to one another (by way of response)? They were indeed a rebellious people.
Have they bequeathed this (way of saying things) to one another. The fact is they themselves are a people who transgress limits.
Have they, perchance, handed down this [way of thinking] as a legacy unto one another? Nay, they are people filled with overweening arrogance!
Have they bequeathed its Unto each other! Nay! they are a people contumacious.
What! Have they willed this utterance to one another? In fact they are a rebellious people.
Is this the legacy (or tradition) they have transmitted to each other? Nay! They are a people extravagant (transgressing beyond bounds).
Do they command/entrust with it? But they are a tyrannizing/arrogant nation.
Have they transmitted this statement from one generation to the next? Nay, but they are all a rebellious people.
Thus there came not a messenger to those before them but they said: An enchanter or a madman!
Have they inherited such dealings with the Prophets from their predecessors or are they a rebellious people?
Have they handed down (the saying) as an heirloom one unto another? Nay, but they are froward folk.
Have they charged each other with this? Nay! they are an inordinate people.
Have they (the people of the past) transmitted this saying to these (Quraish pagans)? Nay, they are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds (in disbelief)!
Is this the legacy they have transmitted, one to another? Nay, they are themselves a people transgressing beyond bounds!