Such (being their state), we raised them up (from sleep), that they might question each other. Said one of them, "How long have ye stayed (here)?" They said, "We have stayed (perhaps) a day, or part of a day." (At length) they (all) said, "Allah (alone) knows best how long ye have stayed here.... Now send ye then one of you with this money of yours to the town: let him find out which is the best food (to be had) and bring some to you, that (ye may) satisfy your hunger therewith: And let him behave with care and courtesy, and let him not inform any one about you.
And similarly, We awakened them that they might question one another. Said a speaker from among them, "How long have you remained [here]?" They said, "We have remained a day or part of a day." They said, "Your Lord is most knowing of how long you remained. So send one of you with this silver coin of yours to the city and let him look to which is the best of food and bring you provision from it and let him be cautious. And let no one be aware of you.
And thus did We rouse them that they might question each other. A speaker among them said: How long have you tarried? They said: We have tarried for a day or a part of a day. (Others) said: Your Lord knows best how long you have tarried. Now send one of you with this silver (coin) of yours to the city, then let him see which of them has purest food, so let him bring you provision from it, and let him behave with gentleness, and by no means make your case known to any one:
And in like manner We awakened them that they might question one another. A speaker from among them said: How long have ye tarried? They said: We have tarried a day or some part of a day, (Others) said: Your Lord best knoweth what ye have tarried. Now send one of you with this your silver coin unto the city, and let him see what food is purest there and bring you a supply thereof. Let him be courteous and let no man know of you.
اور اس طرح ہم نے ان کو اٹھایا تاکہ آپس میں ایک دوسرے سے دریافت کریں۔ ایک کہنے والے نے کہا کہ تم (یہاں) کتنی مدت رہے؟ انہوں نے کہا کہ ایک دن یا اس سے بھی کم۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ جتنی مدت تم رہے ہو تمہارا پروردگار ہی اس کو خوب جانتا ہے۔ تو اپنے میں سے کسی کو یہ روپیہ دے کر شہر کو بھیجو وہ دیکھے کہ نفیس کھانا کون سا ہے تو اس میں سے کھانا لے آئے اور آہستہ آہستہ آئے جائے اور تمہارا حال کسی کو نہ بتائے