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Muhammad Asad
They answered: "Nay, but we have come unto thee with [the announcement of] something that they [who are given to evil] have always been wont to call in question
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
They responded, “We have come to you with that ˹torment˺ which they have doubted.
Safi Kaskas
They said, "We have come to you with what they have always rejected but wondered whether it will happen to them,

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قَالُوا بَلْ جِئْنَاكَ بِمَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَمْتَرُون
Transliteration
Qaloo bal ji/naka bima kanoo feehi yamtaroona
Transliteration-2
qālū bal ji'nāka bimā kānū fīhi yamtarūn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
They said, "Nay, we have come to you with what they were in it disputing,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
They answered: "Nay, but we have come unto thee with [the announcement of] something that they [who are given to evil] have always been wont to call in question
M. M. Pickthall
They said: Nay, but we bring thee that concerning which they keep disputing
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
They said: "Yea, we have come to thee to accomplish that of which they doubt
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
They responded, “We have come to you with that ˹torment˺ which they have doubted.
Safi Kaskas
They said, "We have come to you with what they have always rejected but wondered whether it will happen to them,
Wahiduddin Khan
They said, No, but we bring you news about what they disputed
Shakir
They said: Nay, we have come to you with that about which they disputed
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
They said: Nay! We drew near thee with what they had been contesting in it.
T.B.Irving
They said: Rather we have come to you about something they have been puzzling over.
Abdul Hye
They said: “Nay, we have come to you with that (punishment) concerning which they have doubts.
The Study Quran
They said, “Nay, but we bring thee that which they used to doubt
Dr. Kamal Omar
(The angels) said: ‘Nay! We have come to you with that (torment and punishment) which they have been doubting
Farook Malik
They said: "We have come to you with that concerning which these people had doubts
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
They said, 'We bring you what they have doubts about.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
They said, "No indeed, we have come to you with that about which they were wrangling
Muhammad Sarwar
They replied, "We have come to you about the matter which the (unbelievers) have rejected
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
They said, .No, but we have brought to you that (scourge) in which they have been doubting
Shabbir Ahmed
They answered, "Nay, we bring to you the decision of what they keep disputing with you."
Dr. Munir Munshey
They replied, "Rather, we come to accomplish that about which they were in doubt!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
They said: "Yes, we have come to you with the penalty to complete that about which they doubt
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
They said, "But we have come to you with that about which they were disputing
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
They said: "Alas, we have come to you with that which they are doubting."
Abdel Haleem
They said, ‘We have brought you what they said would never happen
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
They said: nay! we have come to thee with that whereof they have been dubitating
Ahmed Ali
"We have come to you with news," they said, "of what your people doubt
Aisha Bewley
They said, ´We have come to you with what they had doubts about.
Ali Ünal
They said: "No (do not be afraid)! We have come to you concerning that which they have persistently disputed (the inevitable consequence of their way of life)
Ali Quli Qara'i
They said, ‘Rather we bring you what they used to doubt
Hamid S. Aziz
They said, "Yea, we have come to you to accomplish that whereof they keep disputing
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
They said: no, but we brought you what they used to doubt about it
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
They said, “Yes, we have come to you to accomplish that which they doubt
Musharraf Hussain
They said, “We’ve brought you what they doubt.
Maududi
They said: "Nay, we have brought to you that concerning which they have been in doubt
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
They said: "Alas, we have come to you with that which they are doubting."
Mohammad Shafi
They said, "But we have come to you with that about which they had doubts."

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
They said 'Nay, we have brought to you that in which they were doubting.
Rashad Khalifa
They said, "We bring to you what they have been doubting.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
'No, ' they replied: 'We bring you (news) of that concerning which they were doubting
Maulana Muhammad Ali
They said: Nay, we have come to thee with that about which they disputed
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
They said: "But we came to you, with what they were in it doubting/arguing."
Bijan Moeinian
They replied: “Not really; we are here to deliver the punishment that the disbelievers always were making fun of.&rdquo
Faridul Haque
They said, "In fact we have brought to you the matter which these people doubted."
Sher Ali
They said, `Yea; but we have brought thee that news of the punishment concerning which they have been in doubt
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
They said: ‘(No indeed;) in fact we have come to you with the (punishment) about which these people have had doubts
Amatul Rahman Omar
They said, `(You need no apprehensions.) But we have come to you with (the news of) that (punishment) about (the truth of) which they doubted
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
They said: "Nay, we have come to you with that (torment) which they have been doubting

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
They said, 'Nay, but we have brought thee that concerning which they were doubting
George Sale
They answered, but we are come unto thee to execute that sentence, concerning which your fellow citizens doubted
Edward Henry Palmer
They said, 'Nay, but we have come to thee with that whereof they did doubt
John Medows Rodwell
They said, "Yes; but we have come to thee for a purpose about which thy people doubt
N J Dawood (2014)
No,‘ they said. ‘We bring you news of that concerning which they are in doubt

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
They said, “In fact, we come to you about something they doubt.
Sayyid Qutb
They answered: 'No, but we bring you news of that over which they have been disputing.
Ahmed Hulusi
They said, “On the contrary, we bring (suffering as a result of their deeds) for those who are in doubt.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
They said: 'Nay, but we have come to you with that in which they have been doubting'.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
"But", said the Messengers, "we have brought you the answer to the problem of those who doubted your mission and denied your divine message."
Mir Aneesuddin
They said, "No! we have come to you with that about which they used to doubt,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
They said: "Yea, we have come to thee to accomplish that of which they doubt
OLD Literal Word for Word
They said, "Nay, we have come to with what they were in it disputing