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Muhammad Asad
Said they: "Fear not! Behold, we bring thee the glad tiding of [the birth of] a son who will be endowed with deep knowledge."
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
They reassured ˹him˺, “Do not be afraid! Surely we give you good news of a knowledgeable son.”
Safi Kaskas
They said: "Fear not! We bring you the good news of [the birth of] a son who will be endowed with profound knowledge."

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Arabic
قَالُوا لَا تَوْجَلْ إِنَّا نُبَشِّرُكَ بِغُلَامٍ عَلِيم
Transliteration
Qaloo la tawjal inna nubashshiruka bighulamin AAaleemin
Transliteration-2
qālū lā tawjal innā nubashiruka bighulāmin ʿalīmi
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
They said, "(Do) not be afraid, indeed, we [we] bring glad tidings to you of a boy learned."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
Said they: "Fear not! Behold, we bring thee the glad tiding of [the birth of] a son who will be endowed with deep knowledge."
M. M. Pickthall
They said: Be not afraid! Lo! we bring thee good tidings of a boy possessing wisdom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
They said: "Fear not! We give thee glad tidings of a son endowed with wisdom."
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
They reassured ˹him˺, “Do not be afraid! Surely we give you good news of a knowledgeable son.”
Safi Kaskas
They said: "Fear not! We bring you the good news of [the birth of] a son who will be endowed with profound knowledge."
Wahiduddin Khan
They said, Do not be afraid. We come to you with good news. You shall have a son who shall be endowed with great knowledge
Shakir
They said: Be not afraid, surely we give you the good news of a boy, possessing knowledge
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
They said: Take no notice. Truly, we give thee good tidings of a knowing boy.
T.B.Irving
They said: ´Don´t feel so wary; We bring you word about a clever boy."
Abdul Hye
They (the angels) said: “Don’t be afraid! We truly bring to you glad tidings of a son (possessing) knowledge.”
The Study Quran
They said, “Be not afraid. Truly we bring thee glad tidings of a knowing son.
Dr. Kamal Omar
They (the angels) said: “Do not feel disturbed. Indeed, we transmit you glad tidings of a son possessing deep knowledge.
Farook Malik
They answered: "Do not be afraid of us! We have come to you with good news of a son endowed with knowledge."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
They said, 'Do not fear; we bring you good news of a boy endowed with knowledge.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
They said, "Do not feel tremulous. Surely we give you glad tidings of a knowledgeable youth."
Muhammad Sarwar
They replied, "Do not be afraid. We have brought you the glad news of (the birth) of a learned son"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
They said, .Do not be scared. We give you good news of a boy who will be knowledgeable
Shabbir Ahmed
Said they, "Fear not! Behold, we bring you the glad tiding of an enlightened son."
Dr. Munir Munshey
They said, "Don´t be afraid! In fact, we give you the good news of a son endowed with wisdom!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
They said: "Do not fear! We bring the happy news of a son blessed with wisdom."
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
[The angels] said, "Fear not. Indeed, we give you good tidings of a learned boy."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
They said: "Do not worry, we bring you good news of a knowledgeable son."
Abdel Haleem
‘Do not be afraid,’ they said, ‘We bring you good news of a son who will have great knowledge.&rsquo
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
They said: be not afraid; verily we bear thou the glad tidings of a boy knowing
Ahmed Ali
"Have no fear," they said. "We bring you news of a son full of wisdom."
Aisha Bewley
They said, ´Do not be afraid. We bring you the good news of a boy of great knowledge.´
Ali Ünal
They said: "Do not be apprehensive. We have brought you the glad tidings of a boy to be endowed with profound knowledge."
Ali Quli Qara'i
They said, ‘Do not be afraid. Indeed we give you the good news of a wise son.&rsquo
Hamid S. Aziz
They said, "Be not afraid! Verily, we bring you glad tidings of a boy possessing wisdom."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
They said: do not be afraid, we give you good news of a knowledgeable boy
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
They said, “Fear not, we give you good news of a son endowed with wisdom.
Musharraf Hussain
The angels said, “Don’t be afraid. We bring you good news of a scholarly son.”
Maududi
They said: "Do not feel afraid, for we give you the good news of a wise boy."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
They said: "Do not worry, we bring you good news of a knowledgeable son."
Mohammad Shafi
They said, "Be not afraid! We do indeed give you the good news of a learned son."

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
They said 'do not fear, we give you glad tidings of a son possessing knowledge.'
Rashad Khalifa
They said, "Do not be apprehensive. We have good news for you: an enlightened son."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
'Do not be afraid, ' they answered. 'We come to give you glad tidings of a knowledgeable child.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
They said: Be not afraid, we give thee good news of a boy, possessing knowledge
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
They said: "Do not be afraid/apprehensive, that we, we announce good news to you with (of) a knowledgeable boy (new son)."
Bijan Moeinian
They replied: “Do not be afraid. We have brought you a good news: You will be blessed with a wise son.&rdquo
Faridul Haque
They said, "Do not fear - we convey to you the glad tidings of a knowledgeable boy."
Sher Ali
They said, `Be not afraid; we give thee glad tidings of a son who shall be endowed with great knowledge.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
(The guest angels) said: ‘Do not feel afraid. We give you the glad tidings of (the birth of) a son endowed with knowledge and wisdom.
Amatul Rahman Omar
They said, `Have no fear, we give you good tidings of (the birth of) a son endowed with knowledge.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
They (the angels) said: "Do not be afraid! We give you glad tidings of a boy (son) possessing much knowledge and wisdom."

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
They said, 'Be not afraid; behold, we give thee good tidings of a cunning boy.
George Sale
And they replied, fear not; we bring thee the promise of a wise son
Edward Henry Palmer
They said, 'Be not afraid! verily, we give thee glad tidings of a knowing boy.
John Medows Rodwell
They said, "Fear not, for of a sage son we bring thee tidings."
N J Dawood (2014)
Have no fear,‘ they said. ‘We come to you with joyful tidings. You shall have a son endowed with knowledge.&lsquo

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
They said, “Fear not. We bring you the good news of a wise son.”
Sayyid Qutb
They said: 'Do not be alarmed. We bring you the happy news of the birth of a son to you who will be endowed with knowledge.'
Ahmed Hulusi
(They said), “Do not be anxious! We have come to give you the good news that you shall have a son who will be Aleem (possess great knowledge).”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
They said: 'Be not afraid! Verily we give you the good news of a son endowed with knowledge.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
"Do not be afraid". They said, " we have some news to break to you. We are here to announce to you the procreation of a son Ishaq (Isaac) who shall be imbued with wisdom and divine know ledge"
Mir Aneesuddin
They said, “Do not be afraid, we (have come to) give you the good news of a son possessing knowledge.”

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
They said: "Fear not! We give thee glad tidings of a son endowed with wisdom."
OLD Literal Word for Word
They said, "(Do) not be afraid, indeed, we [we] bring glad tidings to you of a boy learned.