Then, when We decreed (Solomon´s) death, nothing showed them his death except a little worm of the earth, which kept (slowly) gnawing away at his staff: so when he fell down, the Jinns saw plainly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in the humiliating Penalty (of their Task).
And when We decreed for Solomon death, nothing indicated to the jinn his death except a creature of the earth eating his staff. But when he fell, it became clear to the jinn that if they had known the unseen, they would not have remained in humiliating punishment.
But when We decreed death for him, naught showed them his death but a creature of the earth that ate away his staff; and when it fell down, the jinn came to know plainly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in abasing torment.
And when We decreed death for him, nothing showed his death to them save a creeping creature of the earth which gnawed away his staff. And when he fell the jinn saw clearly how, if they had known the Unseen, they would not have continued in despised toil.
پھر جب ہم نے ان کے لئے موت کا حکم صادر کیا تو کسی چیز سے ان کا مرنا معلوم نہ ہوا مگر گھن کے کیڑے سے جو ان کے عصا کو کھاتا رہا۔ جب عصا گر پڑا تب جنوں کو معلوم ہوا (اور کہنے لگے) کہ اگر وہ غیب جانتے ہوتے تو ذلت کی تکلیف میں نہ رہتے