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Muhammad Asad
Or do they, perchance, think that We do not hear their hidden thoughts and their secret confabulations? Yea, indeed, [We do,] and Our heavenly forces are with them, recording [all]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Or do they think that We do not hear their ˹evil˺ thoughts and secret talks? Yes ˹We do˺! And Our messenger-angels are in their presence, recording ˹it all˺.
Safi Kaskas
Or do they think that We cannot hear their secrets and their private talk? Yes, We can, and Our messengers are with them writing it down.

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أَمْ يَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّا لَا نَسْمَعُ سِرَّهُمْ وَنَجْوَاهُم بَلَىٰ وَرُسُلُنَا لَدَيْهِمْ يَكْتُبُون
Transliteration
Am yahsaboona anna la nasmaAAu sirrahum wanajwahum bala warusuluna ladayhim yaktuboona
Transliteration-2
am yaḥsabūna annā lā nasmaʿu sirrahum wanajwāhum balā warusulunā ladayhim yaktubūn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Or (do) they think that We (can) not hear their secret(s) and their private counsel(s)? Nay, and Our Messengers with them, are recording.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
Or do they, perchance, think that We do not hear their hidden thoughts and their secret confabulations? Yea, indeed, [We do,] and Our heavenly forces are with them, recording [all]
M. M. Pickthall
Or deem they that We cannot hear their secret thoughts and private confidences? Nay, but Our envoys, present with them, do record
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsels? Indeed (We do), and Our messengers are by them, to record
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Or do they think that We do not hear their ˹evil˺ thoughts and secret talks? Yes ˹We do˺! And Our messenger-angels are in their presence, recording ˹it all˺.
Safi Kaskas
Or do they think that We cannot hear their secrets and their private talk? Yes, We can, and Our messengers are with them writing it down.
Wahiduddin Khan
Do they imagine We do not hear their secret talk and their private counsels? On the contrary, Our messengers [angels] are at their sides, recording everything
Shakir
Or do they think that We do not hear what they conceal and their secret discourses? Aye! and Our messengers with them write down
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Assume they that We hear not their secret thoughts and their conspiring secretly? Yea! Our messengers are near them writing down.
T.B.Irving
Or do they reckon that We do not hear their secrets nor how they conspire together? Of course Our messengers are writing it (all) down in their very presence!
Abdul Hye
Or do they think that We don’t hear their secrets and their private counsel? Of course Our Messengers (angels) are recording by them.
The Study Quran
Or do they suppose that We hear not their secret and their secret converse? Yea, and Our envoys are present with them, recording
Dr. Kamal Omar
Do they assess that We do not hear their secret (talks) and their private counselling? Definitely (We do) and Our messengers (attached) with them record (every thing)
Farook Malik
Do they think that We cannot hear their secret talks and their private conversation? Of course We do, and Our messengers (angels) who are assigned to them, record it all
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Or do they think that We cannot hear their secrets and their conspiracies? Yes indeed, Our messengers are by them, writing down
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Or (even) do they reckon that We do not hear their secret and their private conferences? Yes indeed, and Our Messengers are close to them writing (everything) down
Muhammad Sarwar
Do they think that We do not hear their secrets and whispers? We certainly can hear them and Our Messengers record it all
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Do they think that We do not hear their secrets and their whispers? Yes of course, Our messengers (angels) are with them who record (whatever they plan)
Shabbir Ahmed
Or do they think that We do not hear their secret plans and private meetings? Yes indeed, We do, and Our envoys are with them, recording. (10:21)
Dr. Munir Munshey
Or do they fancy, that We failed to hear their covert and secret conversations? Of course not! Our angels who are with them are recording everything
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Or do they think that We do not hear their secrets and their private conversations? Indeed (We do), and Our (angels) messengers are beside them to record
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private conversations? Yes, [We do], and Our messengers are with them recording
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Or do they think that We do not hear their secrets and private counsel Yes indeed; and Our messengers are with them, recording
Abdel Haleem
Do they think We cannot hear their secret talk and their private counsel? Yes we can: Our messengers are at their sides, recording everything
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Bethink they that We hear not their secrets and whispers? Yea! We do, and Our messengers present with them write down
Ahmed Ali
Or do they think We do not hear their secrecies and stealthy consultations? In fact, Our messengers who attend them record everything
Aisha Bewley
Or do they imagine that We do not hear their secrets and their private talk? On the contrary Our messengers are right there with them writing it down!
Ali Ünal
Or do they think that We do not hear their secrets (that they whisper only to themselves,) and their private counsels? Indeed We do, and Our messengers (angels) are by them, recording
Ali Quli Qara'i
Do they suppose that We do not hear their secret thoughts and their secret talks? Yes indeed! And with them are Our messengers, writing down
Hamid S. Aziz
Or do they think that We do not hear what they conceal and their secret discourses? Indeed We do, and Our messengers are with them, recording
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Or do they think that We do not hear their secret and their whisper? Yes (We hear them), and Our messengers are with them writing
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Or do they think that We do not hear their secrets and their private counsels? Indeed We do, and Our messengers are by them to record
Musharraf Hussain
Or do they think We don’t hear their secret chats and private discussions? Nay, Our messengers standing by their sides are recording them.
Maududi
Or do they think that We do not hear their secret talks and their whispering counsels? Yes, indeed We do and Our messengers [i.e., angels) are with them, writing
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Or do they think that We do not hear their secrets and their private counsel? Yes indeed; and Our messengers are with them, recording
Mohammad Shafi
Or do they think that We hear not their secrecies and their secret talks? Yes, We do! And Our messengers [angels] are with them, recording

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsels? Yes, why not and Our angels are writing present with them.
Rashad Khalifa
Do they think that we do not hear their secrets and conspiracies? Yes indeed; our messengers are with them, recording.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Do they think We do not hear their secret and that which they conspire! Yes, indeed Our angels, who are present with them write it down
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Or do they think that We near not their secrets and their private counsels? Aye, and Our messengers with them write down
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Or they think/suppose that We do not hear/listen (to) their secret and their confidential talk , yes/certainly, and Our messengers (are) at/by them writing/dictating
Bijan Moeinian
Do they think that I do not hear their secret talks and their whisperings? I hear everything and my angels at their sides record everything
Faridul Haque
Do they fancy that We do not listen to their whispers and their counselling? Why not, We surely do! And Our angels are with them, writing down
Sher Ali
Do they think that WE hear not their secrets and their private counsels? Yea ! and Our Messengers remain with them recording everything
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Do they think that We do not hear their secret talk and whisperings? Why not? (We do listen.) And the angels sent by Us also remain with them, writing
Amatul Rahman Omar
Nay, but they think that We do not hear their secret (talks) and their private consultation (against Our Prophet). Indeed, We do (hear)! Not only that (private talk) but Our envoys (who remain) by their side are noting down (everything)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsel? (Yes We do) and Our Messengers (appointed angels in charge of mankind) are by them, to record

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Or do they think We hear not their secret and what they conspire together? Yes indeed, and Our messengers are present with them writing it down
George Sale
Do they imagine that We hear not their secrets, and their private discourse? Yea; and our messengers who attend them write down the same
Edward Henry Palmer
Or do they reckon that we did not hear their secrets and their whispering? Nay, but our messengers are with them writing down
John Medows Rodwell
Think they that we hear not their secrets and their private talk? Yes, and our angels who are at their sides write them down
N J Dawood (2014)
Or do they think We cannot hear their secret talk and private converse? Yes! Our emissaries, at their side, record it all

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Do they think that We do not hear their secrets and private counsel? Indeed! And our messengers [the angels] are by them, keeping a record.
Ahmed Hulusi
Or did they think We could not hear what they concealed and whispered? Yes (We hear)! And Our Rasuls with them are recording.
Mir Aneesuddin
Or do they think that We do not hear their secret talks and conferences? Why not, and Our messengers with them, they record.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Or do they think that We do not hear what is not openly avowed and their secret counsel? Indeed, Omnipresence is Our attribute and Omniscience is inherent in Us and Our Messengers are by their sides bearing records and relating in writing in whole

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsels? Indeed (We do), and Our messengers are by them, to record
OLD Literal Word for Word
Or (do) they think that We (can) not hear their secret(s) and their private counsel(s)? Nay, and Our messengers with them, are recording