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Muhammad Asad
Oh, would that this [death of mine] had been the end of me
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
I wish death was the end!
Safi Kaskas
If only death had really been the end.

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Arabic
يَا لَيْتَهَا كَانَتِ الْقَاضِيَة
Transliteration
Ya laytaha kanati alqadiyatu
Transliteration-2
yālaytahā kānati l-qāḍiyat
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
O! I wish it had been the end

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
Oh, would that this [death of mine] had been the end of me
M. M. Pickthall
Oh, would that it had been death
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
"Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
I wish death was the end!
Safi Kaskas
If only death had really been the end.
Wahiduddin Khan
How I wish my death had ended all
Shakir
O would that it had made an end (of me)
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
O would that my death had been my expiry!
T.B.Irving
If it had only been the Sentence [once and for all]!
Abdul Hye
I wish if only it had been my end (death)!
The Study Quran
Would that it were the final end
Dr. Kamal Omar
O! Would that (death) had been one that makes things finally closed
Farook Malik
Would that my death had ended all
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
If only it was the end
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Oh, would that it had been the decreed end
Muhammad Sarwar
Would that death had taken us away for good
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Oh, would that it (death) had been the end of the matter
Shabbir Ahmed
Oh, could this be the end of me
Dr. Munir Munshey
"I wish my death (in the world) had been final (and decisive)."
Syed Vickar Ahamed
"Would that (death) had made an end of me
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
I wish my death had been the decisive one
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
"I wish the end had been final,"
Abdel Haleem
How I wish death had been the end of me
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Oh, would that it had been the ending
Ahmed Ali
I wish death had put an end to me
Aisha Bewley
If only death had really been the end!
Ali Ünal
"Oh, would that death had been (and nothing thereafter had followed)
Ali Quli Qara'i
I wish death had been the end of it all
Hamid S. Aziz
"O would that it (death) had made an end of me
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
I wish it was the end
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
“I wish that death had been the end of me
Musharraf Hussain
how I wish death would have ended this.
Maududi
Oh! Would that the death that came to me in the world had made an end of me
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
"I wish the end had been final,
Mohammad Shafi
"Oh! Would that [death in the worldly life] be the end of me!"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Oh, would that death had made an end of me.
Rashad Khalifa
"I wish my death was eterna
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Would that it (my death) had ended it all
Maulana Muhammad Ali
O would that (death) had made an end (of me)
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Oh,. if only it was the end/death
Bijan Moeinian
“I whish my death would have been the end of my existence.&rdquo
Faridul Haque
“Alas, if only it had been just death.&rdquo
Sher Ali
`O, would that death had made an end of me
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Alas! Would that (death) had settled my affair once and for all
Amatul Rahman Omar
`Would that it (- the death) had made an end of me
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
"I wish, would that it had been my end (death)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Would it had been the end
George Sale
O that death had made an end of me
Edward Henry Palmer
O, would that it had been an end of me
John Medows Rodwell
O that death had made an end of me
N J Dawood (2014)
Would that my death had ended all

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
“Oh, I wish that (death) had been the end.
Ahmed Hulusi
“I wish it ended (before it came to this point)!”
Mir Aneesuddin
1 wish the (death) had made an end of me,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
"I wish my death were the end and the final catastrophe."

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
"Ah! Would that (Death) had made an end of me
OLD Literal Word for Word
O! I wish it had been the en