Muhammad Habib Shakir: And certainly We overtook Firon´s people with droughts and diminution of fruits that they may be mindful.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali: We punished the people of Pharaoh with years (of droughts) and shortness of crops; that they might receive admonition.
M.Pickthall: And we straitened Pharaoh´s folk with famine and dearth of fruits, that peradventure they might heed.
Amatul Rahmân Omer: And We, surely, seized Pharaoh´s followers with years of drought and scarcity of fruits and children so that they might take heed.
Maulana Mohammad Ali: They said: We were persecuted before thou camest to us and since thou hast come to us. He said: It may be that your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you rulers in the land, then He will see how you act.