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Muhammad Asad
And God would never-after having invited them to His guidance -condemn people for going astray ere He has made [entirely] clear unto them of what they should beware. Verily, God has full knowledge of everything
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Allah would never consider a people deviant after He has guided them, until He makes clear to them what they must avoid. Surely Allah has ˹full˺ knowledge of everything.
Safi Kaskas
God would not lead astray those He has already guided to the faith, unless He first makes it entirely clear to them what they should avoid. God knows everything.

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وَمَا كَانَ اللَّهُ لِيُضِلَّ قَوْمًا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَاهُمْ حَتَّىٰ يُبَيِّنَ لَهُم مَّا يَتَّقُونَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيم
Transliteration
Wama kana Allahu liyudilla qawman baAAda ith hadahum hatta yubayyina lahum ma yattaqoona inna Allaha bikulli shay-in AAaleemun
Transliteration-2
wamā kāna l-lahu liyuḍilla qawman baʿda idh hadāhum ḥattā yubayyina lahum mā yattaqūna inna l-laha bikulli shayin ʿalīmu
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
And not is (for) Allah that He lets go astray a people after [when] He has guided them until He makes clear to them what they should fear. Indeed, Allah (of) every thing (is) All-Knower.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
And God would never-after having invited them to His guidance -condemn people for going astray ere He has made [entirely] clear unto them of what they should beware. Verily, God has full knowledge of everything
M. M. Pickthall
It was never Allah's (part) that He should send a folk astray after He had guided them until He had made clear unto them what they should avoid. Lo! Allah is Aware of all things
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
And Allah will not mislead a people after He hath guided them, in order that He may make clear to them what to fear (and avoid)- for Allah hath knowledge of all things
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Allah would never consider a people deviant after He has guided them, until He makes clear to them what they must avoid. Surely Allah has ˹full˺ knowledge of everything.
Safi Kaskas
God would not lead astray those He has already guided to the faith, unless He first makes it entirely clear to them what they should avoid. God knows everything.
Wahiduddin Khan
God would never lead a people astray after He has guided them and until He has made clear to them what they should guard against. God has knowledge of all things
Shakir
It is not (attributable to) Allah that He should lead a people astray after He has guided them; He even makes clear to them what they should guard against; surely Allah knows all things
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
God would not have been causing a folk to go astray after He guided them until He makes manifest to them of what they should be Godfearing. Truly, God is Knowing of everything.
T.B.Irving
God is not apt to let any folk go astray once He has guided them to the point where He explains to them how they should do their duty. God is Aware of everything.
Abdul Hye
And Allah will never lead a people astray after He has guided them, until He makes clear to them what they should avoid. Surely, Allah is All-Knower of everything.
The Study Quran
It is not for God to lead a people astray after having guided them, till He makes clear unto them that whereof they should be mindful. Truly God is Knower of all things
Dr. Kamal Omar
And Allah is not (such) that He may allow a nation go astray after when He has guided them until He explains to them clearly what they should guard against. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of all things
Farook Malik
It is not the way of Allah to confound people after He has guided them, until He makes clear to them what they should guard against; surely Allah has the knowledge of everything
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
God would never lead a people astray, after He had guided them, until He makes clear to them what they should guard against. God has knowledge of all things
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And in no way does Allah lead a people into error after that He has guided them, until He makes evident to them what they should protect themselves from. Surely Allah is Ever-Knowing of everything
Muhammad Sarwar
God does not misguide a nation after having given them guidance until the means of piety are made known to them. God knows all things
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Allah is not such as He makes a people go astray after He has given them guidance, unless He explains to them what they should avoid. Indeed, Allah is fully aware of every thing
Shabbir Ahmed
Allah never sends a folk astray after He has guided them, unless they violate the Laws that were made plain. Surely, Allah is the Knower of all things
Dr. Munir Munshey
Once He guides a people, Allah is not apt to lead them astray until He has made plain to them all the things they must avoid. Of course, Allah is aware of all things
Syed Vickar Ahamed
And Allah will not lead astray a people after He has guided them, so that He may make clear to them what to fear (and to avoid)— Surely, Allah is All Knowing (Aleem) of all things
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
And Allah would not let a people stray after He has guided them until He makes clear to them what they should avoid. Indeed, Allah is Knowing of all things
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
And it is not for God to misguide a people after He guided them, until He makes clear to them what they should avoid. God is aware of all things
Abdel Haleem
God would not condemn for going astray those He has already guided [to the faith] before making entirely clear to them what they should avoid. God has knowledge of everything
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Allah is not one to leed a people astray after He hath guided them until He hath made manifest unto them that which they should guard against. Verily Allah is of everything the Knower
Ahmed Ali
God never leads men astray after guiding them, until He makes quite clear to them what they should avoid, for God indeed knows each and everything
Aisha Bewley
Allah would never misguide a people after guiding them until He had made it clear to them how to have taqwa. Allah has knowledge of all things.
Ali Ünal
It is not God’s way to lead people astray after He has guided them, without having made clear to them what they should beware of (so as to guard against straying). Surely God has full knowledge of everything
Ali Quli Qara'i
Allah does not lead any people astray after He has guided them until He has made clear to them what they should beware of. Indeed Allah has knowledge of all things
Hamid S. Aziz
Nor will Allah lead astray a people after He has guided them until that is made clear to them that which they have to fear (avoid). Verily, Allah is aware of all things
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
And God is not to misguide any group after He guided them, until He clarifies for them what they should be cautious of. God knows everything
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
And God will not mislead a people after He has guided them, in order that He may make clear to them what to be conscious of, for God has knowledge of all things
Musharraf Hussain
Allah would not let people go astray after having guided them, not until He has made it absolutely clear to them what they should be mindful of. Allah knows all things
Maududi
It is not Allah´s way to cause people to stray in error after He has guided them until He has made clear to them what they should guard against. Surely Allah knows everything
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
And it is not for God to misguide a people after He guided them, until He makes clear to them what they should avoid. God is aware of all things.
Mohammad Shafi
Allah would never lead a people astray after guiding them to His Straight Path until He makes clear to them what they should guard against. Allah does indeed know all things

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And it is not the attribute of Allah that He should lead astray any people after He has guided them. Until He makes clear to them as to what they have to guard against. Undoubtedly, Allah knows every thing.
Rashad Khalifa
GOD does not send any people astray, after He had guided them, without first pointing out for them what to expect. GOD is fully aware of all things.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Nor will Allah lead a nation astray after He has given them guidance until He has made clear to them all that they should guard against. Allah has knowledge of all things
Maulana Muhammad Ali
And it is not (attributable to) Allah that He should lead a people astray after He has guided them, so far so that He makes clear to them what they should guard against. Surely Allah is Knower of all things
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
And God was not to misguide (a) nation after when He guided them, until He clarifies/explains to them what they fear and obey, that God was/is with every thing knowledgeable
Bijan Moeinian
It is not the Lord’s tradition to mislead a people (whom He has guided.) God first plainly explains to them what they should avoid [and if they do not listen to Him, then He will let them go deeper and deeper into the darkness.] God is fully aware of everything
Faridul Haque
And it does not befit Allah’s Majesty to send a nation astray after He has guided them until He has made clear to them what they should avoid; indeed Allah knows everything
Sher Ali
And ALLAH would not cause a people to go astray after HE has guided them, until HE makes clear to them that which they ought to guard against. Surely, ALLAH knows all things well
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And it is not Allah’s Glory to lead a people astray after guiding them aright, until He makes clear to them the things which they should guard against. Surely, Allah knows everything best
Amatul Rahman Omar
It is not for Allah to condemn a people as lost after He has guided them, unless He has made clear to them the things they ought to guard against. Surely, Allah has full knowledge of everything
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
And Allah will never lead a people astray after He has guided them until He makes clear to them as to what they should avoid. Verily, Allah is the All-Knower of everything

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
God would never lead a people astray after that He has guided them, until He makes clear to them as to what they should be godfearing; surely God knows everything
George Sale
Nor is God disposed to lead people into error, after that He hath directed them, until that which they ought to avoid is become known unto them; for God knoweth all things
Edward Henry Palmer
Nor will God lead astray a people after He has guided them until that is made manifest to them which they have to fear; verily, God all things doth know
John Medows Rodwell
Nor is it for God to lead a people into error, after he hath guided them aright, until that which they ought to dread hath been clearly shewn them. Verily, God knoweth all things
N J Dawood (2014)
Nor will God confound men after He has given them guidance until He has manifested to them all that they should avoid. God has knowledge of all things

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Allah will not betray people after He has guided them in order to clarify to them what to beware. Allah is the All-knowing of such things.
Sayyid Qutb
Never will God let people go astray after He has given them guidance until He has made plain to them all that they should avoid. God has perfect knowledge of all things.
Ahmed Hulusi
And Allah will not let a people stray after He has enabled them to realize their essential reality until He makes clear to them what they should avoid and they do not stray from it! Indeed, Allah is Aleem over all things.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Nor is it Allah to lead a people astray after He has guided them, until He makes clear to them what they should beware of; verily Allah is aware of all thins.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Nor would Allah lead, people into error after He has guided them lo His path of righteousness until He has explicitly made known to them what they must avoid and they did not, Allah is indeed 'Alimun (Omniscient) of all in all
Mir Aneesuddin
And it is not (the practice) of Allah to mislead a people after He has guided them to the extent of His making clear to them that which they should guard (against). Allah is certainly the Knower of everything.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
And God will not mislead a people after He hath guided them, in order that He may make clear to them what to fear (and avoid)- for God hath knowledge of all things
OLD Literal Word for Word
And not is (for) Allah that He lets go astray a people after [when] He has guided them until He makes clear to them what they should consciously revere Indeed, Allah (of) every thing (is) All-Knower