Yusuf Ali For Him (alone) is prayer in Truth: any others that they call upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouths but it reaches them not: for the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile) wandering (in the mind).
Sahih International To Him [alone] is the supplication of truth. And those they call upon besides Him do not respond to them with a thing, except as one who stretches his hands toward water [from afar, calling it] to reach his mouth, but it will not reach it [thus]. And the supplication of the disbelievers is not but in error [i.e. futility].
Shakir To Him is due the true prayer; and those whom they pray to besides Allah give them no answer, but (they are) like one who stretches forth his two hands towards water that it may reach his mouth, but it will not reach it; and the prayer of the unbelievers is only in error.
Pickthall Unto Him is the real prayer. Those unto whom they pray beside Allah respond to them not at all, save as (is the response to) one who stretcheth forth his hands toward water (asking) that it may come unto his mouth, and it will never reach it. The prayer of disbelievers goeth (far) astray.
محمد جالندھری سودمند پکارنا تو اسی کا ہے اور جن کو یہ لوگ اس کے سوا پکارتے ہیں وہ ان کی پکار کو کسی طرح قبول نہیں کرتے مگر اس شخص کی طرح جو اپنے دونوں ہاتھ پانی کی طرف پھیلا دے تاکہ (دور ہی سے) اس کے منہ تک آ پہنچے حالانکہ وہ (اس تک کبھی بھی) نہیں آسکتا اور (اسی طرح) کافروں کی پکار بیکار ہے