Yusuf Ali They think that the Confederates have not withdrawn; and if the Confederates should come (again), they would wish they were in the deserts (wandering) among the Bedouins, and seeking news about you (from a safe distance); and if they were in your midst, they would fight but little.
Sahih International They think the companies have not [yet] withdrawn. And if the companies should come [again], they would wish they were in the desert among the bedouins, inquiring [from afar] about your news. And if they should be among you, they would not fight except for a little.
Shakir They think the allies are not gone, and if the allies should come (again) they would fain be in the deserts with the desert Arabs asking for news about you, and if they were among you they would not fight save a little.
Pickthall They hold that the clans have not retired (for good); and if the clans should advance (again), they would fain be in the desert with the wandering Arabs, asking for the news of you; and if they were among you, they would not give battle, save a little.
محمد جالندھری (خوف کے سبب) خیال کرتے ہیں کہ فوجیں نہیں گئیں۔ اور اگر لشکر آجائیں تو تمنا کریں کہ (کاش) گنواروں میں جا رہیں (اور) تمہاری خبر پوچھا کریں۔ اور اگر تمہارے درمیان ہوں تو لڑائی نہ کریں مگر کم