Muhammad Habib Shakir: This is because they say: The fire shall not touch us but for a few days; and what they have forged deceives them in the matter of their religion.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali: This because they say: "The Fire shall not touch us but for a few numbered days": For their forgeries deceive them as to their own religion.
M.Pickthall: That is because they say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion.
Amatul Rahmân Omer: They do so because they say, `The Fire will not (even) brush us except for a limited number of days.´ (Their own lies) that they used to forge have deluded them in the matter of their faith.
Maulana Mohammad Ali: Hast thou not seen those who are given a portion of the Book? They are invited to the Book of Allah that it may decide between them, then a party of them turn back and they withdraw.