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Muhammad Asad
And thus [the rampart was built, and] their enemies were unable to scale it, and neither were they able to pierce it
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
And so the enemies could neither scale nor tunnel through it.
Safi Kaskas
So [Gog and Magog] were able neither to scale the barrier, nor were they able to pierce it.

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Arabic
فَمَا اسْطَاعُوا أَن يَظْهَرُوهُ وَمَا اسْتَطَاعُوا لَهُ نَقْبً
Transliteration
Fama istaAAoo an yathharoohu wama istataAAoo lahu naqban
Transliteration-2
famā is'ṭāʿū an yaẓharūhu wamā is'taṭāʿū lahu naqba
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
So not they were able to scale it and not they were able in it (to do) any penetration.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
And thus [the rampart was built, and] their enemies were unable to scale it, and neither were they able to pierce it
M. M. Pickthall
And (Gog and Magog) were not able to surmount, nor could they pierce (it)
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Thus were they made powerless to scale it or to dig through it
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
And so the enemies could neither scale nor tunnel through it.
Safi Kaskas
So [Gog and Magog] were able neither to scale the barrier, nor were they able to pierce it.
Wahiduddin Khan
So they [Gog and Magog] were not able to scale it, nor were they able to bore through it
Shakir
So they were not able to scale it nor could they make a hole in it
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
So they were not able to scale it nor were they able to dig through it.
T.B.Irving
They neither managed to climb over nor were they able to tunnel through it.
Abdul Hye
So they (Gog and Magog) could not scale it nor could they dig through.
The Study Quran
Thus they were not able to surmount it, nor could they pierce it
Dr. Kamal Omar
So they (Yajuj and Majuj) had no capacity that they may scale it and they had no capacity for it to pierce through
Farook Malik
This became such a barrier that Gog and Magog could not scale it or to dig through it
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
So they were unable to climb it, and they could not penetrate it
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
So, in no way were they able to surmount it, and in no way were they able to bore it
Muhammad Sarwar
(Thus he constructed the barrier which) neither Gog nor Magog were able to climb nor were they able to dig a tunnel through the iron and brass barrier
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
So they (Ya‘juj and Ma‘juj) were not able to climb it, nor were they able to make a hole in it
Shabbir Ahmed
Thus they (Gog and Magog) could not climb it, nor could they bore holes in it
Dr. Munir Munshey
The barbarians could neither scale (the wall) nor breach it
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Thus they (Gog and Magog) were made helpless to climb it (the wall) or to dig through it
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
So Gog and Magog were unable to pass over it, nor were they able [to effect] in it any penetration
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
So they could not come over it, and they could not make a hole in it
Abdel Haleem
Their enemies could not scale the barrier, nor could they pierce it
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Thus they Were not able to mount it, nor Were they able to burrow through it
Ahmed Ali
Thus (Gog and Magog) could neither climb over it nor dig a hole through (the rampart)
Aisha Bewley
They were, therefore, unable to climb over it nor were they able to make a breach in it.
Ali Ünal
And they (Gog and Magog) were no longer able to surmount, nor were they able to dig their way through (the barrier)
Ali Quli Qara'i
So they could neither scale it, nor could they make a hole in it
Hamid S. Aziz
Thus were they made powerless to scale it, and to tunnel through it
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
So they (Ya’juj and Ma’juj) could not climb it and they could not dig through it
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
From this they were made powerless to scale it, or to break through it
Musharraf Hussain
Now they will not be able to cross over it, nor will they be able to pierce it.”
Maududi
Such was the rampart that Gog and Magog could not scale, nor could they pierce it
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
So they could not come over it, and they could not make a hole in it.
Mohammad Shafi
So they were not able to scale it nor could they breach it

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Then Yajuj and Majuj could neither climb over it, and nor could make a hole in it.
Rashad Khalifa
Thus, they could not climb it, nor could they bore holes in it.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Thereafter they could neither scale it, nor could they pierce it
Maulana Muhammad Ali
So they were not able to scale it, nor could they make a hole in it
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
So they did not rise/diffuse/spread over (it, nor) that they mount/ascend it , and they were not able (of) piercing/penetration for it
Bijan Moeinian
….Thus he built a dam (as a barrier between the two parties involved) that they could neither climb it nor make a hole in it
Faridul Haque
Therefore Yajuj and Majuj were neither able to surmount it, nor could they pierce it
Sher Ali
So they (Gog and Magog) were not able to scale it, nor were they able to dig through it
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Then they (Gog and Magog) did not have the ability to scale it, nor could they acquire the capability to bore through it
Amatul Rahman Omar
So (there was built the rampart which) they (- Gog and Magog) could neither scale nor they had the strength to cause a breach through it
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
So they (Yajooj and Majooj (Gog and Magog)) were made powerless to scale it or dig through it

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
So they were unable either to scale it or pierce it
George Sale
Wherefore, when this wall was finished, Gog and Magog could not scale it, neither could they dig through it
Edward Henry Palmer
So they could not scale it, and they could not tunnel it
John Medows Rodwell
And Gog and Magog were not able to scale it, neither were they able to dig through it
N J Dawood (2014)
Gog and Magog could not scale it, nor could they dig their way through it

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
In that way, (the enemies) were made powerless to scale it or dig through it.
Sayyid Qutb
And thus their enemies were unable to scale [the rampart], nor could they dig their way through it.
Ahmed Hulusi
So they were neither able to pass over it nor penetrate through it!
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
So they (Gog and Magog) were not able to scale it nor could they make a hole in it.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
"In consequence, they -the tribes- could not escalade it nor were they able to make their way through it by digging"
Mir Aneesuddin
Thus they all (communities of Yajooj and Majooj) were not able to climb it nor were they able to pierce it.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Thus were they made powerless to scale it or to dig through it
OLD Literal Word for Word
So not they were able to scale it and not they were able in it (to do) any penetration