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Muhammad Asad
He replied: "Did I not tell thee that thou wilt never be able to have patience with me?"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
He replied, “Did I not say that you cannot have patience with me?”
Safi Kaskas
The man said, "Didn't I tell you that you would not be able to wait patiently with me?"

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Arabic
قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُلْ إِنَّكَ لَن تَسْتَطِيعَ مَعِيَ صَبْرً
Transliteration
Qala alam aqul innaka lan tastateeAAa maAAiya sabran
Transliteration-2
qāla alam aqul innaka lan tastaṭīʿa maʿiya ṣabra
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
He said, "Did not I say, indeed, you never will be able with me (to have) patience?"

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
He replied: "Did I not tell thee that thou wilt never be able to have patience with me?"
M. M. Pickthall
He said: Did I not tell thee that thou couldst not bear with me
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
He answered: "Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
He replied, “Did I not say that you cannot have patience with me?”
Safi Kaskas
The man said, "Didn't I tell you that you would not be able to wait patiently with me?"
Wahiduddin Khan
He replied, Did I not tell you that you would never be able to bear with me patiently
Shakir
He said: Did I not say that you will not be able to have patience with me
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
He said: Said I not that thou wilt never be able to have patience with me?
T.B.Irving
He said: "Didn´t I say that you would not manage to show any patience with me?"
Abdul Hye
He (Khidr) said: “Did I not tell you that you would never be able to have patience with me?”
The Study Quran
He said, “Did I not say unto thee that thou wouldst not be able to bear patiently with me?
Dr. Kamal Omar
He said: “Did I not tell (in advance that) surely you: you will never have the ability of patience in my company?”
Farook Malik
He said: "Didn’t I say that you would not manage to have patience with me?"
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
He said, 'Did I not tell you that you will not be able to endure with me?'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Said he, "Did I not say that surely you would never be able to (endure) with me patiently?"
Muhammad Sarwar
He said, "Did I not tell you that you would not be able to remain patient with me?"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
He said, .Did I not say that you can never bear with me patiently?
Shabbir Ahmed
The man said, "Didn't I tell you that you could not bear with me?"
Dr. Munir Munshey
(The man) said, "Did I not warn you? You will not be able to put up with me so patiently."
Syed Vickar Ahamed
He (Khidr) answered: "Did I not tell you that you will not be able to have patience with me?"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
[Al-Khidh r] said, "Did I not say that with me you would never be able to have patience?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
He said: "Did I not tell you that you will not be able to have patience with me"
Abdel Haleem
He replied, ‘Did I not tell you that you would never be able to bear with me patiently?&rsquo
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
He said: said I not that thou wouldst not be able to have with me patience
Ahmed Ali
"Did I not tell you," he replied, "that you will not be able to bear with me?"
Aisha Bewley
He said, ´Did I not say that you would not be able to bear with me?´
Ali Ünal
He said: "Did I not tell you that you would never be able to bear patiently with my company?"
Ali Quli Qara'i
He said, ‘Did I not say, indeed you cannot have patience with me?&rsquo
Hamid S. Aziz
Said he, "Did I not tell you, truly, you can never bear with me?"
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
He said: did I not say to you that you can never be patient with me
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
He answered, “Did I not tell you that you can have no patience with me?
Musharraf Hussain
Khidr said, “Didn’t I say you will never have patience with me?”
Maududi
He replied: "Did I not tell you that you will not be able to patiently bear with me?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
He said: "Did I not tell you that you will not be able to have patience with me?"
Mohammad Shafi
Moses' companion said, "Did I not say that you will not be able to have patience with me?"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
He said? ' Did I not tell you, that you would not be able to stay with me.'
Rashad Khalifa
He said, "Did I not say that you cannot stand to be with me?"
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
'Did I not I tell you, ' he replied, 'that you would not bear patiently with me?
Maulana Muhammad Ali
He said: Did I not say that thou couldst not have patience with me
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
He said: "Did I not say that you will never/not be able (to have) patience with me?"
Bijan Moeinian
The wise man replied: “Did I not tell you that you are not patient enough to bear with me?&rdquo
Faridul Haque
He said, "Did I not say that you will never be able to patiently stay with me?"
Sher Ali
He replied, `Did I not tell thee that thou canst not have patience with me?
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
(Khidr) said: ‘Did I not tell you that you would not be able to restrain yourself in my company?
Amatul Rahman Omar
He replied, `Did I not say that you would not be able to bear with me (and keep company with me patiently).
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
He (Khidr) said: "Did I not tell you, that you would not be able to have patience with me?"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Said he, 'Did I not say that thou couldst never bear with me patiently?
George Sale
He answered, did I not tell thee that thou couldest not bear with me
Edward Henry Palmer
Said he, 'Did I not tell thee, verily, thou canst never have patience with me?
John Medows Rodwell
He said, "Did I not tell thee that thou couldst not have patience with me?"
N J Dawood (2014)
Did I not tell you,‘ he said, ‘that you would not bear with me?&lsquo

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
He answered, “Didn’t I tell you that you would not be able to have patience with me?”
Sayyid Qutb
He replied: 'Did I not say that you would not he able to have patience with me?'
Ahmed Hulusi
(Khidr) said, “Did I not tell you that you cannot bear being with me?”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
He said: 'Did I not say that you could never bear with me patiently?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
He -the teacher- said to Mussa: "Did I not tell you, you would not be able to bear with me nor show forbearance with my actions!"
Mir Aneesuddin
He said, "Did I not tell you that you will not be able to be patient with me ?"

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
He answered: "Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?"
OLD Literal Word for Word
He said, "Did not I say, indeed, you never will be able with me (to have) patience?