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Muhammad Asad   
It is He who sends down water from the skies; you drink thereof, and thereof [drink] the plants upon which you pasture your beasts
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
He is the One Who sends down rain from the sky, from which you drink and by which plants grow for your cattle to graze.
Safi Kaskas   
It is He who sends the rains from the skies; some you drink, and from it [grows] the shrubs on which you feed your cattle

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Arabic   
‏هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءًۭ ۖ لَّكُم مِّنْهُ شَرَابٌۭ وَمِنْهُ شَجَرٌۭ فِيهِ تُسِيمُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
huwa alladhī anzala mina l-samāi māan lakum min'hu sharābun wamin'hu shajarun fīhi tusīmūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
He (is) the One Who sends down from the sky water for you of it (is) drink, and from it (grows) vegetation in which you pasture your cattle.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
It is He who sends down water from the skies; you drink thereof, and thereof [drink] the plants upon which you pasture your beasts
M. M. Pickthall   
He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky, whence ye have drink, and whence are trees on which ye send your beasts to pasture
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
It is He who sends down rain from the sky: from it ye drink, and out of it (grows) the vegetation on which ye feed your cattle
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
He is the One Who sends down rain from the sky, from which you drink and by which plants grow for your cattle to graze.
Safi Kaskas   
It is He who sends the rains from the skies; some you drink, and from it [grows] the shrubs on which you feed your cattle
Wahiduddin Khan   
It is He who sends down water from the sky. From it you drink and with it trees grow on which you pasture your cattle
Shakir   
He it is Who sends down water from the cloud for you; it gives drink, and by it (grow) the trees upon which you pasture
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
It is He Who caused water to descend from heaven for you to drink from it and from it, trees wherein you pasture your herds.
T.B.Irving   
He is the One Who sends down water from the sky. You have something to drink from it, and from it shrubs you use for forage.
Abdul Hye   
It is He Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, from it you drink and from it grows vegetation therein to pasture your cattle.
The Study Quran   
He it is Who sends down water from the sky, from which you have drink, and from which comes forth vegetation wherewith you pasture your cattle
Dr. Kamal Omar   
He it is Who sent down (rain-) water from towards the sky; for you, therefrom is (the most vital and indispensable) drink and from it (grows the) vegetation (of every kind like grass, plants, trees and shrubs) in which you send your cattle to pasture
Farook Malik   
It is He Who sends down water from the sky, which provides drinking water for you and brings forth fodder to pasture your cattle
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
It is He Who sends down for you from the sky water. From it is drink, and with it grows vegetation for grazing
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
He is The One Who sends down to you from the heaven water of which you have drink, and of which (you have) trees, wherein you mark for (your herds) to graze
Muhammad Sarwar   
It is God who sends down water from the sky for you to drink and produces plants as pasture for your cattle
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
He is the One who sent down water from the heavens, of which you have your drink; and with it (you grow) plants on which you pasture your cattle
Shabbir Ahmed   
He it is Who sends down water from the sky, from it you drink, and out of it grows the vegetation on which you feed your cattle
Dr. Munir Munshey   
He is the One Who sends rain down from the sky. That water you drink, and it grows trees from which you secure forage
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
It is He Who sends down water (the rain) from the sky: From it (the rain water) you drink, and out of it (grows) the vegetation with which you feed your cattle
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
It is He who sends down rain from the sky; from it is drink and from it is foliage in which you pasture [animals]
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
He is the One who sent down water from the sky for you, from it you drink, and from it emerge the trees that you wander around in
Abdel Haleem   
It is He who sends down water for you from the sky, from which comes a drink for you, and the shrubs that you feed to your animals
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
He it is who sendeth down from the heaven water for you, wherefrom is drinking and wherefrom are trees whereas ye pasture your herds
Ahmed Ali   
It is He who sends down water from the sky of which you drink, and which nourishes the plants you feed your cattle
Aisha Bewley   
It is He who sends down water from the sky. From it you drink and from it come the shrubs among which you graze your herds.
Ali Ünal   
He it is Who sends down from the sky water; you drink thereof, and thereof (drink) the shrubs on which you pasture your cattle
Ali Quli Qara'i   
It is He who sends down water from the sky: from it you get your drink and from it are [sustained] the plants wherein you pasture your herds
Hamid S. Aziz   
He it is who sends down water from the sky, whence you have drink, and whence the trees grow whereby you feed your flocks
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
He is the One who sent down rain from the sky for you to drink from it, and (to grow) vegetation from it that you graze (your livestock) in it
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
It is He who sends down rain from the sky. From it you drink, and out of it grows the vegetation from which you feed your livestock
Musharraf Hussain   
He sent water from the sky for you to drink and to grow the grasses on which cattle graze.
Maududi   
He it is Who sends down water for you from the sky out of which you drink and out of which grow the plants on which you pasture your cattle
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
He is the One who has sent down water from the sky for you, from it you drink, and from it are woods in which you pasture
Mohammad Shafi   
He it is Who sends down water from the sky. You drink thereof, and therefrom you get the shrubbery upon which you let your cattle graze

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
It is He Who sent down water from the heaven, there is drink therefrom for you, and from which are trees by which you pastures.
Rashad Khalifa   
He sends down from the sky water for your drink, and to grow trees for your benefit.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
It is He who sends down water from heaven, which provides drink for you and brings forth trees on which your herds feed
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
He it is who sends down water from the clouds for you; it gives drink, and by it (grow) the trees on which you feed
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
He is who descended from the sky water , for you from it (is) a drink, and from it (are) trees in it you graze/put (to) pasture
Bijan Moeinian   
He is the One Who sends down from the sky drinking water for you and by it grows vegetation for you and for your cattle
Faridul Haque   
It is He Who sent down water from the sky - you drink from it, and from it are trees you use as pasture
Sher Ali   
HE it is who sends down water from the clouds; out of it you have your drink, and there grow from it trees on which you pasture your cattle
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
He is the One Who has sent down for you water from the sky. (Some) of it is to drink and (some) of it is for plantation. (You grow with it plants, vegetation and pastures) wherein you take (your cattle) to graze
Amatul Rahman Omar   
He it is Who poured down water from the clouds for you. It provides you with drink; it produces the plants on which you pasture (your herds of cattle)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
He it is Who sends down water (rain) from the sky; from it you drink and from it (grows) the vegetation on which you send your cattle to pasture

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
It is He who sends down to you out of heaven water of which you have to drink, and of which trees, for you to pasture your herds
George Sale   
It is He who sendeth down from heaven rain water, whereof ye have to drink, and from which plants, whereon ye feed your cattle, receive their nourishment
Edward Henry Palmer   
He it is who sends down water from the sky, whence ye have drink, and whence the trees grow whereby ye feed your flocks
John Medows Rodwell   
It is He who sendeth down rain out of Heaven: from it is your drink; and from it are the plants by which ye pasture
N J Dawood (2014)   
It is He who sends down water from the sky, which provides you with your drink and brings forth the pasturage on which your cattle feed

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
It is He who commands rain from the sky. From it you drink, and because of it exists vegetation on which your cattle feed.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
He is the One Who sends down water from the sky. You have something to drink from it, and from it shrubs you use for forage.
Sayyid Qutb   
It is He who sends down water from the skies. From it you drink, and with it grow the plants on which you pasture your cattle.
Ahmed Hulusi   
HU sent down water for you from the sky... From it comes drink and from it comes foliage in which you pasture (animals).
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
He it is Who sends down water from the sky for you; from it you drink, and by it (grows) trees on which you pasture your cattle.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
He is It Who sends down the rain-water from the floor of the vault of heaven suitable to drink and instrumental in springing up vegetation for your cattle to feed
Mir Aneesuddin   
He it is Who sends down water from the sky for you, from it you drink and through it (grow) trees on which you feed your cattle,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
It is He who sends down rain from the sky: from it ye drink, and out of it (grows) the vegetation on which ye feed your cattle
OLD Literal Word for Word   
He (is) the One Who sends down from the sky water for you of it (is) drink, and from it (grows) vegetation in which you pasture your cattle