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Muhammad Asad   
and [since] they have no knowledge whatever thereof, they follow nothing but surmise: yet, behold, never can surmise take the place of truth
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
although they have no knowledge ˹in support˺ of this. They follow nothing but ˹inherited˺ assumptions. And surely assumptions can in no way replace the truth.
Safi Kaskas   
they have no knowledge of this. They only follow guesswork. Guesswork is no substitute at all for the Truth.

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Arabic   
‏وَمَا لَهُم بِهِۦ مِنْ عِلْمٍ ۖ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا ٱلظَّنَّ ۖ وَإِنَّ ٱلظَّنَّ لَا يُغْنِى مِنَ ٱلْحَقِّ شَيْـًۭٔا ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
wamā lahum bihi min ʿil'min in yattabiʿūna illā l-ẓana wa-inna l-ẓana lā yugh'nī mina l-ḥaqi shaya
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And not for them about it any knowledge. Not they follow but assumption. And indeed, the assumption (does) not avail against the truth anything.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
and [since] they have no knowledge whatever thereof, they follow nothing but surmise: yet, behold, never can surmise take the place of truth
M. M. Pickthall   
And they have no knowledge thereof. They follow but a guess, and lo! a guess can never take the place of the truth
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
But they have no knowledge therein. They follow nothing but conjecture; and conjecture avails nothing against Truth
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
although they have no knowledge ˹in support˺ of this. They follow nothing but ˹inherited˺ assumptions. And surely assumptions can in no way replace the truth.
Safi Kaskas   
they have no knowledge of this. They only follow guesswork. Guesswork is no substitute at all for the Truth.
Wahiduddin Khan   
They have no knowledge to base this on. They merely indulge in guess-work which can never replace the truth
Shakir   
And they have no knowledge of it; they do not follow anything but conjecture, and surely conjecture does not avail against the truth at all
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
while they have no knowledge of it, they follow nothing but opinion. And, truly, opinion avails them not at all against The Truth.
T.B.Irving   
Yet they have no knowledge about it; they only follow guesswork. Conjecture will not help out in any way against the Truth,
Abdul Hye   
But they have no knowledge of it. They follow but a guess; and surely guess does not substitute for the truth at all.
The Study Quran   
Yet they have no knowledge thereof. They follow naught but conjecture; and surely conjecture avails naught against the Truth
Dr. Kamal Omar   
although there is not for them regarding this (aspect of the angels) anything of knowledge. They do not follow but conjecture. And surely, conjecture does not make one unconcerned of Al-Haqq to any extent (i.e., a guess work is no substitute for ‘The Truth’)
M. Farook Malik   
But they have no knowledge of it. They follow mere conjecture; and surely conjecture does not avail against the truth at all
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
They have no knowledge of that. They only follow assumptions, and assumptions are no substitute for the truth
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And in no way do they have any knowledge thereof. Decidedly they closely follow (nothing) except surmise, and surely surmise does not avail anything against the Truth
Muhammad Sarwar   
They only follow mere conjecture which can never sufficiently replace the Truth
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
They do not have knowledge about it. They follow nothing but conjecture, and conjecture is of no avail in (the matter of) Truth
Shabbir Ahmed   
And since they do not learn the Law of Cause and Effect, they can follow nothing but guesswork. And behold, guesswork can never take the place of Truth. (6:149)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
About this they definitely have no knowledge. They merely go by their assumptions, but when it comes to (the search for) the truth, the assumptions do not help a bit
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
But they do not have knowledge about it. They follow nothing except (their) guesswork; And, surely, guesswork is of no use against Truth
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And they have thereof no knowledge. They follow not except assumption, and indeed, assumption avails not against the truth at all
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
While they had no knowledge about this; they only followed conjecture. And conjecture is no substitute for the truth
Abdel Haleem   
They have no knowledge to base this on: they merely follow guesswork. Guesswork is of no value against the Truth
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And they have no knowledge thereof; they follow but a vain opinion, and verily a vain opinion attaineth not aught of the truth
Ahmed Ali   
Yet they have no knowledge of this, and follow nothing but conjecture, but conjecture cannot replace the truth
Aisha Bewley   
They have no knowledge of this. They are only following conjecture. Conjecture is of no avail whatever against the truth.
Ali Ünal   
They have no knowledge of this. They follow nothing other than conjecture, and conjecture can never substitute for anything of the truth
Ali Quli Qara'i   
They do not have any knowledge of that. They follow nothing but conjectures, and indeed conjecture is no substitute for the truth
Hamid S. Aziz   
And they have no knowledge of it; they do not follow anything but conjecture, and surely conjecture does not avail against the truth at all
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
while they have no knowledge of it, they only the follow guesswork, and guesswork is of no use against the truth at all
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
But they cannot know. They follow nothing but speculation, and speculation avails nothing against truth
Musharraf Hussain   
They have no knowledge but follow speculation, and speculation is no substitute for the truth.
Maududi   
although they have no knowledge regarding that. They only follow their conjecture and conjecture can never take the place of the Truth
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
While they had no knowledge about this; they only followed conjecture. And conjecture is no substitute for the truth.
Mohammad Shafi   
And they have no knowledge thereon [on creation of angels]. They but follow their conjecture and conjecture can avail nothing indeed against the Truth

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And they have no knowledge thereof. They follow mere conjecture and verily the conjecture avails nothing against the conviction.
Rashad Khalifa   
They had no knowledge about this; they only conjectured. Conjecture is no substitute for the truth.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Yet of this they have no knowledge, they follow mere conjecture, and conjecture does not help against truth
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And how many angels are in the heavens, whose intercession avails naught except after Allah gives permission to whom He pleases and chooses
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
And (there is) no knowledge for them with it, that truly they follow except the doubt/suspicion , and that truly the doubt/suspicion does not enrich/suffice from the truth a thing
Bijan Moeinian   
They do not have any knowledge about the nature of the Angles or unseen and just follow their guesses and guess is not a substitute for the truth
Faridul Haque   
And they do not have any knowledge of it; they just follow assumption; and indeed assumption does not serve any purpose in place of the Truth
Sher Ali   
But they have no knowledge thereof. They follow nothing but conjecture; and conjecture avails naught against truth
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And they know nothing about it. They follow only assumption, and surely assumption serves no purpose in comparison with certitude
Amatul Rahman Omar   
But they have no knowledge of the matter. They follow nothing but conjecture, yet by no means can a conjecture be a substitute for the established Truth
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
While they have no knowledge thereof. They follow but a guess, and verily, guess is no substitute for the truth

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
They have not any knowledge thereof; they follow only surmise, and surmise avails naught against truth
George Sale   
But they have no knowledge herein: They follow no other than a bare opinion; and a bare opinion attaineth not any thing of truth
Edward Henry Palmer   
but they have no knowledge thereof; they do but follow suspicion, and, verily, suspicion shall not avail against the truth at all
John Medows Rodwell   
But herein they have no knowledge: they follow a mere conceit; and mere conceit can never take the place of truth
N J Dawood (2014)   
Yet of this they have no knowledge: they follow mere conjecture, and conjecture is no substitute for Truth

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
They have no knowledge about it. They follow nothing but conjecture. Conjecture is no substitute for truth.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Yet they have no knowledge about it; they only follow guesswork. Conjecture will not help out in any way against the Truth,
Ahmed Hulusi   
But they have no knowledge (proof) thereof... They follow only unverifiable assumptions, and indeed, never can assumption reflect the Truth!
Mir Aneesuddin   
and they do not have any knowledge about it, they follow nothing but conjecture, and conjecture is certainly of no use in anything compared to the truth.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
Yet they lack the knowledge giving firm belief of what is true on sufficient grounds, and they follow an emotion, they imagine, will direct them to the attainment and possession of the object from which, in their view, satisfaction is expected. But never does an unverified supposition or an opinion offered on insufficient presumptive evidence replace the truth or conformity with fact

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
But they have no knowledge therein. They follow nothing but conjecture; and conjecture avails nothing against Truth
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And not for them about it any knowledge. Not they follow but assumption. And indeed, the assumption (does) not avail against the truth anything
OLD Transliteration   
Wama lahum bihi min AAilmin in yattabiAAoona illa alththanna wa-inna alththanna la yughnee mina alhaqqi shay-an