Ayah

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ثُمَّ
Then
نُكِسُواْ
they were turned
عَلَىٰ
on
رُءُوسِهِمۡ
their heads
لَقَدۡ
Verily
عَلِمۡتَ
you know
مَا
not
هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ
these
يَنطِقُونَ
(can) speak!
ثُمَّ
Then
نُكِسُواْ
they were turned
عَلَىٰ
on
رُءُوسِهِمۡ
their heads
لَقَدۡ
Verily
عَلِمۡتَ
you know
مَا
not
هَـٰٓؤُلَآءِ
these
يَنطِقُونَ
(can) speak!

Translation

Then were they confounded with shame: (they said), "Thou knowest full well that these (idols) do not speak!"

Tafsir

Then they were turned, by God, on their heads, that is to say, they were made to return to their disbelief and said, 'By God, you are certainly aware that these [idols] cannot speak', in other words, how can you thus command us to question them?

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