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AYAH al-Baqarah 2:33 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic قَالَ يَا آدَمُ أَنبِئْهُم بِأَسْمَائِهِمْ فَلَمَّا أَنبَأَهُم بِأَسْمَائِهِمْ قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ غَيْبَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَأَعْلَمُ مَا تُبْدُونَ وَمَا كُنتُمْ تَكْتُمُونَ zoom
Transliteration Qala ya adamu anbi/hum bi-asma-ihim falamma anbaahum bi-asma-ihim qala alam aqul lakum innee aAAlamu ghayba alssamawati waal-ardi waaAAlamu ma tubdoona wama kuntum taktumoona zoom
Transliteration-2 qāla yāādamu anbi'hum bi-asmāihim falammā anba-ahum bi-asmāihim qāla alam aqul lakum innī aʿlamu ghayba l-samāwāti wal-arḍi wa-aʿlamu mā tub'dūna wamā kuntum taktumūna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 He said, "O Adam! Inform them of their names." And when he had informed them of their names, He said, "Did not I say to you, Indeed, I [I] know (the) unseen (of) the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you [were] conceal." zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad Said He: "O Adam, convey unto them the names of these [things]." And as soon as [Adam] had conveyed unto them their names, [God] said: "Did I not say unto you, `Verily, I alone know the hidden reality of the heavens and the earth, and know all that you bring into the open and all. that you would conceal'?" zoom
M. M. Pickthall He said: O Adam! Inform them of their names, and when he had informed them of their names, He said: Did I not tell you that I know the secret of the heavens and the earth? And I know that which ye disclose and which ye hide. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) He said: "O Adam! Tell them their names." When he had told them, Allah said: "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of heaven and earth, and I know what ye reveal and what ye conceal?" zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) He said: "O Adam! Tell them their natures." When he had told them, God said: "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of heaven and earth, and I know what ye reveal and what ye conceal?" zoom
Shakir He said: O Adam! inform them of their names. Then when he had informed them of their names, He said: Did I not say to you that I surely know what is ghaib in the heavens and the earth and (that) I know what you manifest and what you hide? zoom
Wahiduddin Khan Then He said, O Adam, tell them their names. When Adam had told them the names, God said to the angels, Did I not say to you: I know the secrets of the heavens and of the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you conceal? zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar He said: O Adam! Communicate to them their names. So then, when he communicated to them their names, He said: Did I not say to you: Truly, I know the unseen of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you show and what you had been keeping back. zoom
T.B.Irving He said: "Adam, tell them their names." Once he had told them their names, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the Unseen in Heaven and Earth? I know whatever you disclose and whatever you have been hiding." zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab Allah said, “O Adam! Inform them of their names.” Then when Adam did, Allah said, “Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you conceal?” zoom
Safi Kaskas He said, "Adam, tell them their names." When he told them their names, He said, "Did I not tell you that I know the hidden reality of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you show and what you hide." zoom
Abdul Hye  He (Allah) said: “O Adam! Inform them their names.” When he informed them their names, He (Allah) said: “Did I not tell you that I know the unseen of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you conceal?” zoom
The Study Quran He said, “Adam, tell them their names.” And when he had told them their names He said, “Did I not say to you that I know the unseen of the heavens and the earth, and that I know what you disclose and what you used to conceal?” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) He said: "O Adam, inform them of the description of these," so when he informed them of their descriptions, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the unseen of heavens and Earth, and that I know what you reveal and what you were hiding" zoom
Abdel Haleem Then He said, ‘Adam, tell them the names of these.’ When he told them their names, God said, ‘Did I not tell you that I know what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and that I know what you reveal and what you conceal?’ zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi Allah said: O Adam! declare thou unto them the names of those objects. Then when he had declared unto them the names of those, He said: said I not unto you, verily I know the hidden in the heavens and the earth, and know that which ye disclose and that which ye are wont to conceal! zoom
Ahmed Ali Then He said to Adam: "Convey to them their names." And when he had told them, God said: "Did I not tell you that I know the unknown of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you disclose and know what you hide?" zoom
Aisha Bewley He said, ´Adam, tell them their names.´ When he had told them their names, He said, ´Did I not tell you that I know the Unseen of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you make known and what you hide?´ zoom
Ali Ünal (In order to demonstrate the superiority of humankind more clearly, God) said: "O Adam, inform them of these things and beings with their names." When he (Adam) informed them with their names, He said (to the angels), "Did I not tell you that I know the unseen of the heavens and the earth, and I know all that you reveal and all that you have been concealing?" zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i He said, ‘O Adam, inform them of their names,’ and when he had informed them of their names, He said, ‘Did I not tell you that I indeed know the Unseen in the heavens and the earth, and that I know whatever you disclose and whatever you were concealing?’ zoom
Hamid S. Aziz Said the Lord, "O Adam declare to them the Names;" and when he had declared to them the Names, He said, "Did I not say to you, I know the secrets of the heavens and of the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you conceal?" zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali He said, "O Adam, inform them of their names." So, when he (Adam) informed them of their names, He said, "Did I not say to you (that) surely I know the Unseen of the heavens and the earth and I know whatever you display and whatever you used to keep back?" zoom
Muhammad Sarwar The Lord said to Adam, "Tell the names of the beings to the angels." When Adam said their names, the Lord said, "Did I not tell you (angels) that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth and all that you reveal or hide?" zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani He said, .O ‘Adam, tell them the names of all these. When he told them their names, Allah said, .Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the skies and of the earth, and that I know what you disclose and what you conceal. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed (Then) He said, "O Adam! Tell them some of your knowledge." And when Adam informed them of his capacity to learn, He (Allah) said to the angels, "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth? And I know that which your endeavors are making manifest and the potentials that are latent within you." zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed He said: "O Adam! Tell them their names." When he had told them their names, Allah said: "Did I not tell you that I know the (unseen) secrets of heavens and earth, and I know what you reveal and what you conceal?" zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) He said, "O Adam, inform them of their names." And when he had informed them of their names, He said, "Did I not tell you that I know the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth? And I know what you reveal and what you have concealed." zoom
Farook Malik Allah said: "O Adam! Tell them the names." When Adam told them the names, Allah said: "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth and I know what you reveal and what you conceal?" zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey He said, "Oh Adam, Tell them all the names!" Then, when Adam had told them all the names (Allah) declared, "Did I not tell you that I alone know all the (mysteries and) secrets of the heavens and the earth. I know what you disclose and what you conceal." zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar (Allah) said: “O Adam! Inform these (angels) about their characteristics.” Then while (Adam) informed them about their characteristics, (Allah) said: “Did I not tell you that I know the ghaib (unseen and hidden) of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been concealing?” zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) He said, 'O Adam, tell them their names.' And when he told them their names, He said, 'Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth, and that I know what you reveal and what you conceal?' zoom
Maududi Then Allah said to Adam, "Tell them the names of these things." When Adam told them the names of all those things, Allah declared, "Did I not tell you that I know those truths about the Earth and the Heavens which are hidden from you? I know what you disclose and what you hide." zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad He said: Adam, inform them of their names. When Adam told them their names, He said: did I not tell you that I know unseen (secrets) of the skies and the earth, and I know what you disclose and what you hide? zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) He said, “O Adam, tell them their names.” When he told them, God said, “Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heaven and earth, and that I know what you reveal and what you conceal?” zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) He said: "O Adam, inform them of their names," so when he informed them of their names, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the unseen of the heavens and the earth, and that I know what you reveal and what you are hiding?" zoom
Mohammad Shafi Said He, "O Adam! Describe to them the names of these things." And when he described to them the names thereof, He said, "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the atmosphere and skies beyond and of the earth, and that I know what you declare and what you have been concealing?" zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian Then God said: “ O Adam, answer the questions that I asked the angles”. When Adam answered those questions, God said: “Did I not tell you That I know the secrets of heaven and earth as well as what you disclose and what you hide.” [Do you now realize why I want to put such a mischief making creature as my representative on earth in spite of all his shortcomings?] zoom
Faridul Haque He said "O Adam! Inform them the names"; and when Adam had informed them their names, He said, "Did I not tell you that I know all the secrets of the heavens and the earth? And I know all what you disclose and all what you hide?" zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah Then He said to Adam: 'Tell them their names. ' And when Adam had named them, He said: 'Did I not tell you that I know the unseen of the heavens and earth, and all that you reveal and all that you hide! ' zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali He said: O Adam, inform them of their names. So when he informed them of their names, He said: Did I not say to you that I know what is unseen in the heavens and the earth? And I know what you manifest and what you hide. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira He said: "You, Adam, inform them with their names." so when he informed them with their names, He (God) said: "Did I not say to you, that I know the skies'/space's and the earth's/Planet Earth's unseen and I know what you show, and what you were hiding/concealing." zoom
Sher Ali HE said `O Adam, tell them their names;' and when he had told them their names, HE said `Did I not say to you, I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you hide? zoom
Rashad Khalifa He said, "O Adam, tell them their names." When he told them their names, He said, "Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth? I know what you declare, and what you conceal." zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) He "said, "O Adam tell them the names of all shines, when Adam had informed them of the names of all, He told, had I not told you that I know all the hidden things of the beavers and earth, and I know whatever you disclose and whatever you hide. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar He said, `Adam! tell them (- the angels) their names (- names of the objects).' So when he had told them their names He said, `Did I not tell you that, indeed I know the unseen things of the heavens and of the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you conceal.' zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Allah said: ‘O Adam, (now) apprise them of the names of these things.’ So when Adam had told them the names of those things, (Allah) said: ‘Did I not tell you I know (all) the hidden realities of the heavens and the earth and also know all that you disclose and all that you conceal?’ zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali He said: "O Adam! Inform them of their names," and when he had informed them of their names, He said: "Did I not tell you that I know the Ghaib (unseen) in the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have been concealing?" zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry He said, 'Adam, tell them their names.' And when he had told them their names He said, 'Did I not tell you I know the unseen things of the heavens and earth? And I know what things you reveal, and what you were hiding.' zoom
Edward Henry Palmer Said the Lord, 'O Adam declare to them their names;' and when he had declared to them their names He said, Did I not say to you, I know the secrets of the heavens and of the earth, and I know what ye show and what ye were hiding?' zoom
George Sale God said, O Adam, tell them their names. And when he had told them their names, God said, did I not tell you that I know the secrets of heaven and earth, and know that which ye discover, and that which ye conceal? zoom
John Medows Rodwell He said, "O Adam, inform them of their names." And when he had informed them of their names, He said, "Did I not say to you that I know the hidden things of the Heavens and of the Earth, and that I know what ye bring to light, and what ye hide?" zoom
N J Dawood (2014) Then said He: ‘Adam, tell them their names.‘ And when Adam had named them, He said: ‘Did I not tell you that I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth, and know all that you reveal and all that you conceal?‘ zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb He said, 'Adam! Tell them their names.' When he had told them all their names, He said, 'Have I not said to you that I know the secrets of what is in the heavens and the earth, and I know all that you reveal and conceal?' zoom
Ahmed Hulusi (He addressed), “O Adam (vicegerent who has been brought into existence from nothingness with the qualities of the Names), inform them of the reality of the Names comprising your existence.” When Adam informed them of the meanings of (Allah’s) Names (comprising his being, that is, when these qualities became manifest through him), Allah made them realize, “Did I not tell you that I know the unknown (the secrets and qualities that have not yet become manifest) of the heavens (state of consciousness) and the earth (the body). And I know what you conceal and what you reveal!” zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli He said: ' o' Adam, tell them their names'. and when he had told them their names, he said: 'did I not say unto you that I surely know the unseen things of the heavens and the earth, and (that) I know what you reveal and what you were hiding ?' zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim Then Allah said to Adam: "Tell them, Adam, of the designations and the destined purposes of all imparted to you." and when Adam did , Allah said to the Angels: "Did I not tell you that I am AL-'Alim of all that is unknown in the heavens and on earth and of all you declare and of all you tried to conceal!" zoom
Mir Aneesuddin He (Allah) said, "O Adam ! inform them of the names of these (things)," so when the (angels) were informed of the names of those (things), He said, "Did I not tell you, that I know the unseen of the skies and the earth and I know that which you manifest and that which you hide?" which you manifest and that which you hide?" zoom
The Ascendant Qur‘an, Muhammad H. al-‘Asi Said He, “O Adam, convey unto them the names of these [things].” As soon as [Adam] had conveyed unto them their names, [Allah] said, “Did I not say unto you, verily, I alone know the hidden reality of the heavens and the earth, and know all that you bring into the open and all that you would conceal?” zoom

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