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Muhammad Asad
AND [remember the time] when Abraham spoke [thus]: "O my Sustainer! Make this land secure, and preserve me and my children from ever worshipping idols
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
˹Remember˺ when Abraham prayed, “My Lord! Make this city ˹of Mecca˺ secure, and keep me and my children away from the worship of idols.
Safi Kaskas
Recall that Abraham said, "My Lord, make this land secure, and keep me and my children from ever worshipping idols-

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وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ رَبِّ اجْعَلْ هَٰذَا الْبَلَدَ آمِنًا وَاجْنُبْنِي وَبَنِيَّ أَن نَّعْبُدَ الْأَصْنَام
Transliteration
Wa-ith qala ibraheemu rabbi ijAAal hatha albalada aminan waojnubnee wabaniyya an naAAbuda al-asnama
Transliteration-2
wa-idh qāla ib'rāhīmu rabbi ij'ʿal hādhā l-balada āminan wa-uj'nub'nī wabaniyya an naʿbuda l-aṣnām
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And when said Ibrahim, "My Lord! Make this city safe, and keep me away and my sons that we worship the idols.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
AND [remember the time] when Abraham spoke [thus]: "O my Sustainer! Make this land secure, and preserve me and my children from ever worshipping idols
M. M. Pickthall
And when Abraham said: My Lord! Make safe this territory, and preserve me and my sons from serving idols
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Remember Abraham said: "O my Lord! make this city one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
˹Remember˺ when Abraham prayed, “My Lord! Make this city ˹of Mecca˺ secure, and keep me and my children away from the worship of idols.
Safi Kaskas
Recall that Abraham said, "My Lord, make this land secure, and keep me and my children from ever worshipping idols-
Wahiduddin Khan
[Remember] when Abraham said, My Lord, make this a city of peace and help me and my children to keep away from worshipping idols
Shakir
And when Ibrahim said: My Lord! make this city secure, and save me and my sons from worshipping idols
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
And when Abraham said: My Lord! Make this land that which is safe and cause me and my children to turn away from worshipping idols.
T.B.Irving
So Abraham said: "My Lord, make this countryside safe and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols.
Abdul Hye
(Remember) when Abraham said: “O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) safe, and keep me and my sons away from the worship of idols.
The Study Quran
And [remember] when Abraham said, “My Lord! Make this land secure, and keep me and my children from worshipping idols
Dr. Kamal Omar
And (bring to mind) when Ibrahim said: ‘My Nourisher-Sustainer! Establish this city-one of peace and tranquility, and protect me and my sons that we may worship idols
Farook Malik
Remember when Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "My Rabb! Make this city a city of peace and save me and my sons from the worship of idols
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Recall that Abraham said, 'O my Lord, make this land peaceful, and keep me and my sons from worshiping idols.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And as Ibrahim (Abraham) said, "Lord! Make this land secure and make me and my seeds (Or: sons) avoid worshiping idols
Muhammad Sarwar
(Muhammad), consider when Abraham prayed, "Lord, make this (Mecca) a peaceful territory and save me and my offspring from worshipping idols
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
(Recall) when Ibrahim said, .My Lord, make this city peaceful, and keep me and my children away from worshiping idols
Shabbir Ahmed
(Mankind needs Divine Guidance to be saved from selfishness and greed. To teach justice and equity among people Abraham founded the Sacred Center (2:125)). Recall that Abraham said, "My Lord! Make this a peaceful land and preserve me and my children from worshiping idols in any form."
Dr. Munir Munshey
And Ibraheem said, "My Lord, make this town (Makkah) peaceful and secure, and steer me and my progeny away from idol-worship!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
And (remember) Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah), one with Peace and security: And save me and my sons from praying to idols
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
And [mention, O Muhammad], when Abraham said, "My Lord, make this city [Makkah] secure and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
And Abraham said: "My Lord, make this town a sanctuary, and keep me and my sons away from serving idols."
Abdel Haleem
Remember when Abraham said, ‘Lord, make this town safe! Preserve me and my offspring from idolatry
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And recall what time Ibrahim said: my Lord! make this City secure and keep me and my sons away from worshipping the idols
Ahmed Ali
Remember when Abraham prayed: "O Lord, make this a city of peace, and preserve me and my progeny from worshipping idols
Aisha Bewley
When Ibrahim said, ´My Lord! Make this land a place of safety and keep me and my sons from worshipping idols.
Ali Ünal
And (remember) when Abraham prayed: "My Lord! Make this land (Makkah) secure, and preserve me and my children (my sons and their descendants) from ever worshipping idols
Ali Quli Qara'i
When Abraham said, ‘My Lord! Make this city a sanctuary, and save me and my children from worshiping idols
Hamid S. Aziz
And when Abraham said, "My Lord, make this land safe, and turn me and my sons away from serving idols
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
And remember when Abraham said: my Master, make this territory safe, and keep me and my children away from serving idols
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Remember Abraham said, “O my Lord, make this city one of peace and security, and save me and my sons from worshipping idols
Musharraf Hussain
Remember when Ibrahim prayed: “My Lord, make this town safe and secure, and keep me and my children away from idol worship.
Maududi
And call to mind when Abraham prayed: "My Lord! Make this city secure, and keep me and my sons away from worshipping the idols
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
AndAbraham said: "My Lord, make this a land of peace, and keep me and my sons away from serving statues.
Mohammad Shafi
And when Abraham said, "My Lord! Make this a city of peace. And save me and my sons from worshipping idols."

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Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And recall when Ibrahim submitted, 'O my Lord make this city secure. and save me and my sons from worshipping the idols.
Rashad Khalifa
Recall that Abraham said, "My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
And when Abraham said: 'My Lord, make this a land secure. Turn me and my children away from worshipping idols
Maulana Muhammad Ali
And when Abraham said: My Lord, make this city secure, and save me and my sons from worshipping idols
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
And when Abraham Said: "My Lord make that, the country/land safe/secure, and distance me/make me avoid and my sons and daughters that we worship the idols ."
Bijan Moeinian
Now (I open a new chapter and ask you to) remember when Abraham said: “My Lord, please make this place (Mecca) a city of peace and save me and my descendents from falling into idol worshipping trap.”
Faridul Haque
And remember when Ibrahim prayed, "O my Lord! Make this town (Mecca) a safe one, and safeguard me and my sons from worshipping idols."
Sher Ali
And call to mind when Abraham said, `My Lord, make this a city of peace, and preserve me and my children from worshiping idols
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And (recall) when Ibrahim (Abraham) submitted: ‘O my Lord, make this city (Mecca) a land of peace and keep me and my children from idol-worship
Amatul Rahman Omar
(Recall the time) when Abraham said, `My Lord, make this (would be) city (of Makkah) secure and a haven of peace, and keep me and my children away from worshipping idols
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "O my Lord! Make this city (Makkah) one of peace and security, and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
And when Abraham said, 'My Lord, make this land secure, and turn me and my sons away from serving idols
George Sale
Remember when Abraham said, O Lord, make this land a place of security; and grant that I and my children may avoid the worship of idols
Edward Henry Palmer
And when Abraham said, 'My Lord, make this land safe, and turn me and my sons away from serving idols
John Medows Rodwell
ABRAHAM said, "O Lord make this land secure, and turn aside me and my children from serving idols
N J Dawood (2014)
Abraham said ‘‘Lord, make this¹ land secure. Preserve me and my descendants from serving idols

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Recall that Abraham said, “O my Lord, make this city safe. Keep me and my sons from worshiping idols.
Sayyid Qutb
Abraham said: 'My Lord! Make this land secure, and preserve me and my children from ever worshipping idols.
Ahmed Hulusi
And Abraham had said, “My Rabb, make this city secure... Protect me and my sons from worshipping idols/deities.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
And (remember) when Abraham said: 'My Lord, make this city secure and distance me and my children from worshipping the idols'.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
And for once did Ibrahim express his thoughts in an invocatory prayer thus: "O Allah, my Creator", he said. may I ask You to confer on this town -Macca- security and make it afford a safe retreat and freedom of fear and anxiety, and guard me O Allah, my Creator, and my progeny from idolatry."
Mir Aneesuddin
And when Ibrahim said, “My Fosterer ! make this city secure and save me and my sons from worshipping idols.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Remember Abraham said: "O my Lord! make this city one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols
OLD Literal Word for Word
And when said Ibrahim, "My Lord! Make this city safe, and keep me away and my sons that we worship the idols