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Muhammad Asad
For thus it is: all protective power belongs to God alone, the True One. He is the best to grant recompense, and the best to determine what is to be
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
At this time, support comes ˹only˺ from Allah—the True ˹Lord˺. He is best in reward and best in outcome.
Safi Kaskas
Thus it is, all protection there belongs to God, the Truth. He gives the best reward and the best outcome.

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Arabic
هُنَالِكَ الْوَلَايَةُ لِلَّهِ الْحَقِّ هُوَ خَيْرٌ ثَوَابًا وَخَيْرٌ عُقْبً
Transliteration
Hunalika alwalayatu lillahi alhaqqi huwa khayrun thawaban wakhayrun AAuqban
Transliteration-2
hunālika l-walāyatu lillahi l-ḥaqi huwa khayrun thawāban wakhayrun ʿuq'ba
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
There, the protection (is) from Allah the True. He (is the) best (to) reward and (the) best (for) the final end.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
For thus it is: all protective power belongs to God alone, the True One. He is the best to grant recompense, and the best to determine what is to be
M. M. Pickthall
In this case is protection only from Allah, the True, He is Best for reward, and best for consequence
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
There, the (only) protection comes from Allah, the True One. He is the Best to reward, and the Best to give success
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
At this time, support comes ˹only˺ from Allah—the True ˹Lord˺. He is best in reward and best in outcome.
Safi Kaskas
Thus it is, all protection there belongs to God, the Truth. He gives the best reward and the best outcome.
Wahiduddin Khan
The only support is from God, the True God. He is the best in rewarding and the best in respect of the final outcome
Shakir
Here is protection only Allah's, the True One; He is best in (the giving of) reward and best in requiting
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
All protection there belongs to God, The Truth. He is Best in rewarding for good deeds and Best in consequence.
T.B.Irving
That is how patronage lies with the True God. He is Best as a recompense and Best in results.
Abdul Hye
The real power (protection) comes from Allah, the true one worthy of worship. He (Allah) is the best for reward and the best for the final end
The Study Quran
There, protection belongs to God, the Real. He is best in reward and best in requital
Dr. Kamal Omar
Then and there (it was proved that) Al-Walayah is with Allah, the True (God). He is Better in reward, and Better in respect of consequence
Farook Malik
- it was then that he realized that the real protection comes only from Allah. His is the best reward and His is the best requital
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
That is because authority belongs to God, the True. He is Best in rewarding, and Best in requiting
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
There over patronage belongs (only) to Allah, The Truth; He is The Most Charitable for requital, and The Most Charitable for consequence
Muhammad Sarwar
In such helplessness, the human being realizes that it is God who is the true Guardian and His rewards and recompense are the best
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
That is where the power of protection rests with Allah, the True God. He is the best in rewarding and best in requiting
Shabbir Ahmed
Thus it is. The only invincible protection comes from Allah alone. He is the Best to grant recompense, and the Best to determine what must be
Dr. Munir Munshey
At that time (he knew that) the actual authority belongs only to Allah, the real and true (God). The rewards and consequences He bestows are far better
Syed Vickar Ahamed
There, the (only) protection comes from Allah, the True One. He is the Best to reward, and the Best to give success
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
There the authority is [completely] for Allah , the Truth. He is best in reward and best in outcome
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Such is the true authority of God. He is best to reward, and best to punish
Abdel Haleem
In that situation, the only protection is that of God, the True God: He gives the best rewards and the best outcome
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Herein is all protection from Allah the True: He is excellent in respect of reward and excellent in respect of the final end
Ahmed Ali
The jurisdiction in this province belongs to God. His is the best reward, and His the best requital
Aisha Bewley
In that situation the only protection is from Allah, the Real. He gives the best reward and the best outcome.
Ali Ünal
For thus it is: all power to protect belongs to God, the True. He is the best for reward, and the best for the outcome
Ali Quli Qara'i
There, all authority belongs to Allah, the Real. He is best in rewarding, and best in requiting
Hamid S. Aziz
In such a case the patronage is Allah´s alone, the True; He is best at rewarding and best for consequences (or success)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
There (he realized that) the protection belongs to the true God, He is best in reward and best in outcome
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
There, the protection comes from God, the True One. He is the Best to reward, and the Best to give success
Musharraf Hussain
This shows, all power belongs to Allah, the Truth. The belief in Him produces the best reward and the best outcome
Maududi
(Then he knew) that all power of protection rests with Allah, the True One. He is the best to reward, the best to determine the end of things
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Such is the true authority of God. He is best to reward, and best to end.
Mohammad Shafi
There! Allah is the only True Wali. He is best in giving rewards and the best to go to in the end

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Here it becomes clear that the authority is of Allah, the True. His reward the best and best is the end of believing in Him
Rashad Khalifa
That is because the only true Lord and master is GOD; He provides the best recompense, and with Him is the best destiny.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
that Day. Supremacy belongs only to Allah, the True. He is the best to reward and the best ending
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Thus protection is only Allah’s, the true One. He is Best to reward and Best in requiting
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
At that place and time the ownership/might (is) to God, the truth , He is (the) best (in) reward/replacement/compensation and best (in) an end
Bijan Moeinian
Know that the only protection comes from God, the True One. His reward is the best and the best destiny is He Himself
Faridul Haque
Here brought to light is that the authority is only for Allah, the True; the reward He bestows is the best, and believing in Him has the best outcome
Sher Ali
In such a case protection comes only from ALLAH, the True. He is Best in rewarding and Best in respect of the final outcome
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
(Here it becomes evident) that all authority belongs to Allah alone (Who is) the truth. He is the best to reward and the best to end
Amatul Rahman Omar
At such a time (it is thus established that) protection belongs only to Allah (and help comes from Him alone), the true (God), He is the Best in respect of rewarding and the Best in respect of bringing about good results
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
There (on the Day of Resurrection), Al-Walayah (the protection, power, authority and kingdom) will be for Allah (Alone), the True God. He (Allah) is the Best for reward and the Best for the final end. (La ilaha ill-Allah none has the right to be worshipped but Allah)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Thereover protection belongs only to God the True; He is best rewarding, best in the issue
George Sale
In such case protection belongeth of right unto God alone; He is the best rewarder, and the best giver of success
Edward Henry Palmer
In such a case the patronage is God's, the true; He is best at rewarding and best at bringing to an issue
John Medows Rodwell
Protection in such a case is of God - the Truth: He is the best rewarder, and He bringeth to the best issue
N J Dawood (2014)
In such ordeals protection comes only from God, the true God. His is the best recompense, and His the best requital

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
The only protection comes from Allah, the True One. He is the best to reward and the best to give success.
Sayyid Qutb
For thus it is: all protection comes from God, the True One. He is the best to grant reward and the best to [determine] outcome.
Ahmed Hulusi
Thus, as can be seen, the manifestation of the Name Waliyy belongs only to Allah, the Truth (Allah is the One who enables the state of wilayah)! He is better in giving reward and better in enabling the experience of an outcome.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Thereover protection belongs only to Allah, the True; He is best rewarding, and best for consequence
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
There, it becomes evident that the only indisputable help and the only indisputable protection come only from Allah, the Omnipotent Who is truth personified, and the best Purveyor of divine rewards and the only Power that commands a successful end
Mir Aneesuddin
There : Protection is the right (only) of Allah, He is the Best Rewarder and the Best Requiter.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
There, the (only) protection comes from God, the True One. He is the Best to reward, and the Best to give success
OLD Literal Word for Word
There, the protection (is) from Allah the True. He (is the) best (to) reward and (the) best (for) the final end