Muhammad Habib Shakir: What! do the people of the towns feel secure from Our punishment coming to them in the morning while they play?
Abdullah Yusuf Ali: Or else did they feel secure against its coming in broad daylight while they played about (care-free)?
M.Pickthall: Or are the people of the townships then secure from the coming of Our wrath upon them in the daytime while they play?
Amatul Rahmân Omer: And do the people of these townships feel secure against the coming of Our punishment upon them in the early part of the forenoon while they are engaged in futile and frivolous (worldly) pursuits?
Maulana Mohammad Ali: Are the people of the towns, then, secure from Our punishment coming to them by night while they sleep?