Al-Quran Surah 40. Al-Mu'min, Ayah 83

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فَلَمَّا جَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُهُمْ بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ فَرِحُوا بِمَا عِنْدَهُمْ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ وَحَاقَ بِهِمْ مَا كَانُوا بِهِ يَسْتَهْزِئُونَ


Asad : for when their apostles came to them with all evidence of the truth, they arrogantly exulted in whatever knowledge they [already] possessed: 64 and [so, in the end,] they were overwhelmed by the very thing which they were wont to deride.65
Malik : When their Rasools came to them with clear revelations, they proudly boasted about their own knowledge; but the very forewarned scourge at which they mocked, hemmed them in.
Mustafa Khattab :

When their messengers came to them with clear proofs, they were prideful in whatever ˹worldly˺ knowledge they had,1 and were ˹ultimately˺ overwhelmed by what they used to ridicule.

Pickthall : And when their messengers brought them clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) they exulted in the knowledge they (themselves) possessed. And that which they were wont to mock befell them.
Yusuf Ali : For when their apostles came to them with Clear Signs they exulted in such knowledge (and skill) as they had; but that very (Wrath) at which they were wont to scoff hemmed them in. 4459 4460
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Asad   
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Asad 64 I.e., they were fully satisfied with their own empirically or speculatively acquired or inherited knowledge; and so, in their arrogant conviction that man is "self-sufficient" and, therefore, not in need of any guidance by a Power beyond the reach of human perception, they rejected whatever ethical and spiritual truths were offered them by the prophets.
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Asad 65 I.e., the idea of God's existence and inescapable judgment: see 6:10 and the corresponding note [9].

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Yusuf Ali 4459 Arrogance and an exaggerated idea of Self were at the bottom of the Evil to which they succumbed.
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Yusuf Ali 4460 Cf. xvi. 34. Nothing could stop Justice of Allah punishing Evil. What they had ridiculed came as an inexorable fact. None of their grandeur or art or science or skill was of any use when they lost their souls!
   
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 And ridiculed the divine knowledge brought to them by their messengers.

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