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Muhammad Asad
Yet they were succeeded by generations [of people] who lost all [thought of] prayer and followed [but] their own lusts; and these will, in time, meet with utter disillusion
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
But they were succeeded by generations who neglected prayer and followed their lusts and so will soon face the evil consequences.
Safi Kaskas
But they were succeeded by generations who neglected prayer and pursued their own desires so they will meet with utter disillusionment -

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فَخَلَفَ مِن بَعْدِهِمْ خَلْفٌ أَضَاعُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَاتَّبَعُوا الشَّهَوَاتِ فَسَوْفَ يَلْقَوْنَ غَيًّ
Transliteration
Fakhalafa min baAAdihim khalfun adaAAoo alssalata waittabaAAoo alshshahawati fasawfa yalqawna ghayyan
Transliteration-2
fakhalafa min baʿdihim khalfun aḍāʿū l-ṣalata wa-ittabaʿū l-shahawāti fasawfa yalqawna ghayya
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Then succeeded from after them successors, who neglected the prayer and they followed the lusts so soon, they will meet evil

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
Yet they were succeeded by generations [of people] who lost all [thought of] prayer and followed [but] their own lusts; and these will, in time, meet with utter disillusion
M. M. Pickthall
Now there hath succeeded them a later generation whom have ruined worship and have followed lusts. But they will meet deception
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
But after them there followed a posterity who missed prayers and followed after lusts soon, then, will they face Destruction,
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
But they were succeeded by generations who neglected prayer and followed their lusts and so will soon face the evil consequences.
Safi Kaskas
But they were succeeded by generations who neglected prayer and pursued their own desires so they will meet with utter disillusionment -
Wahiduddin Khan
But then they were succeeded by generations who neglected their prayers and were driven by their own desires. They will assuredly meet with destruction
Shakir
But there came after them an evil generation, who neglected prayers and followed and sensual desires, so they win meet perdition
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Then, after them succeeded a succession who wasted the formal prayer and followed their lusts. So they will meet error,
T.B.Irving
Descendants have replaced them who neglected prayer and followed [their own] passions. They shall meet with aimlessness
Abdul Hye
But the generations who succeeded them gave up the prayer and followed their lusts. So they will soon meet transgression.
The Study Quran
Then they were succeeded by a generation who neglected prayer and followed base desires. So they shall meet [the reward of] error
Dr. Kamal Omar
Then, appeared after them a posterity who gave up As-Salat and followed (their) vain desires. So, soon they will meet destruction
Farook Malik
But the generations who succeeded them abandoned the Salah and started following their lusts; so they will soon face the consequences of their deviation
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
But they were succeeded by generations who lost the prayers and followed their appetites. They will meet perdition
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Then there succeeded even after them a succession who wasted the prayer and closely followed lusts; so they will eventually meet misguidance
Muhammad Sarwar
They were succeeded by a generation who neglected their prayers and followed their worldly desires. They will certainly be lost
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Then came after them the successors who neglected Salah and followed (their selfish) desires. So they will soon face (the outcome of their) deviation
Shabbir Ahmed
But after them came generations who abandoned the Divine System and followed after lusts. And, these will, in time, meet utter disillusion
Dr. Munir Munshey
They were succeeded by ignorant ones, those who squandered their "salat´ and followed their whims and the pleasures of the flesh. Their just deserts shall soon catch up with them
Syed Vickar Ahamed
But after them there came descendents who missed prayers and went after (their) desires soon, then, will they come to (their) destruction&mdash
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
But there came after them successors who neglected prayer and pursued desires; so they are going to meet evil
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Then generations came after them who lost the contact-method, and followed desires. They will find their consequences
Abdel Haleem
but there came after them generations who neglected prayer and were driven by their own desires. These will come face to face with their evil
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Then there succeeded to them a posterity who neglected the prayers and followed lusts; so presently they shall meet with perdition. *Chapter:1
Ahmed Ali
But they are succeeded by a generation who neglect their devotional obligations and follow only earthly pleasures; but they will reach the wrong road and meet destruction
Aisha Bewley
An evil generation succeeded them who neglected the salat and followed their appetites. They will plunge into the Valley of Evil —
Ali Ünal
Then, there succeeded them generations who neglected and wasted the Prayer and followed (their) lusts, (abandoning the service of God’s cause). They will meet perdition (as their just deserts)
Ali Quli Qara'i
But they were succeeded by an evil posterity who neglected the prayer, and followed [their base] appetites. So they will soon encounter [the reward of] perversity
Hamid S. Aziz
But there succeeded after them a later generation who have ruined worship and have followed lusts (prejudices, fantasies, greed, self-interest, superstition), but they shall at length face deception (or failure, destruction)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Then successors succeeded after them who eliminated (and neglected) the mandatory prayer and followed their desires, so they will face (the result) of (being) wrong
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
But after them followed a generation who neglected prayers and followed their lusts, soon will they face destruction
Musharraf Hussain
After them came generations who neglected the prayer and followed their lusts. Soon they will face the consequences of their evil.
Maududi
They were succeeded by a people who neglected the Prayers and pursued their lusts. They shall presently meet with their doom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Then, generations came after them who lost the contact prayer, and followed desires. They will find their consequences
Mohammad Shafi
But then generations that followed them became negligent of prayers and followed sensual desires. And they shall encounter disaste

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Then after them came those degenerate who wasted prayer and followed their lust then soon they will encounter a valley of the hell.
Rashad Khalifa
After them, He substituted generations who lost the Contact Prayers (Salat), and pursued their lusts. They will suffer the consequences.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
But the generation that succeeded them wasted their prayers and followed their desires, so they shall encounter erro
Maulana Muhammad Ali
But there came after them an evil generation, who wasted prayers and followed lusts, so they will meet perdition
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
So succeeded/followed from after them a succession , they lost/wasted/destroyed the prayers, and they followed the lusts/desires/cravings, so they will/shall meet/find misguidance/failure
Bijan Moeinian
Then there came after them generations who forgot to worship the Lord on regular basis, and pursued their lusts instead. They will soon suffer the consequences
Faridul Haque
And after them came the unworthy successors who squandered prayer and pursued their own desires, so they will soon encounter the forest of Gai in hell
Sher Ali
Then there came after them an evil generation who neglected Prayer, and followed their evil desires. So they will meet destruction
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Then followed their pathetic successors who gave up Prayers and followed the lusts (of their ill-commanding selves). So they will soon face punishment in the Hereafter (in the Ghayi valley of Hell)
Amatul Rahman Omar
But after them evil descendants came, who neglected prayer and pursued (their) evil passions. They are doomed to meet perdition
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salat (the prayers) (i.e. made their Salat (prayers) to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times, etc.) and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Then there succeeded after them a succession who wasted the prayer, and followed lusts; so they shall encounter erro
George Sale
But a succeeding generation have come after them, who neglect prayer, and follow their lusts; and they shall surely fall into evil
Edward Henry Palmer
And successors succeeded them, who lost sight of prayer and followed lusts, but they shall at length find themselves going wrong
John Medows Rodwell
But others have come in their place after them: they have made an end of prayer, and have gone after their own lusts; and in the end they shall meet with evil:
N J Dawood (2014)
But the generations who succeeded them neglected their prayers and succumbed to their desires. These shall assuredly be lost

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
After them, however, there followed a posterity who missed prayers and followed lustful desires. Soon, then, they will face destruction.
Sayyid Qutb
They were succeeded by generations who neglected their prayers and followed only their lusts; and these will, in time, meet with utter disillusion.
Ahmed Hulusi
But there came after them descendants who neglected prayer (introspective turning to one’s essence) and followed their desires (the impulses driven by the idea of being the body and baseless ambitions)... They will soon find themselves in the pit of Gayya (the pit of hell from which they will not be able to escape).
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Then there succeeded them a later generation who ruined prayers and followed lusts. Soon, then, they shall meet perdition
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
(Pitifully) they were followed by generations who neglected the act of worship, and lusted after the worthless, and in vanity they wasted their days. But as there came the day to those of old, the day will come to those of today and shall come to those-to-come when they shall taste the evil consequence here, and worse shall it be Hereafter
Mir Aneesuddin
But the successors who succeeded after them wasted their worship (salat) and followed lusty desires, so they will meet (the punishment for their) error,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
But after them there followed a posterity who missed prayers and followed after lusts soon, then, will they face Destruction,
OLD Literal Word for Word
Then succeeded after them successors, who neglected the prayer and they followed the lusts so soon, they will meet evi