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Muhammad Asad
for you are well aware of those from among you who profaned the Sabbath, whereupon We said unto them, "Be as apes despicable!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
You are already aware of those of you who broke the Sabbath. We said to them, “Be disgraced apes!”
Safi Kaskas
You know those of you who profane the Sabbath, so We told them, "Be despicable apes."

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وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْتُمُ الَّذِينَ اعْتَدَوْا مِنكُمْ فِي السَّبْتِ فَقُلْنَا لَهُمْ كُونُوا قِرَدَةً خَاسِئِين
Transliteration
Walaqad AAalimtumu allatheena iAAtadaw minkum fee alssabti faqulna lahum koonoo qiradatan khasi-eena
Transliteration-2
walaqad ʿalim'tumu alladhīna iʿ'tadaw minkum fī l-sabti faqul'nā lahum kūnū qiradatan khāsiīn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
And indeed, you knew those who transgressed among you in the (matter of) Sabbath. So We said to them, "Be apes, despised."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
for you are well aware of those from among you who profaned the Sabbath, whereupon We said unto them, "Be as apes despicable!"
M. M. Pickthall
And ye know of those of you who broke the Sabbath, how We said unto them: Be ye apes, despised and hated
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected."
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
You are already aware of those of you who broke the Sabbath. We said to them, “Be disgraced apes!”
Safi Kaskas
You know those of you who profane the Sabbath, so We told them, "Be despicable apes."
Wahiduddin Khan
You are aware of those who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath, whereupon We said to them, Be as apes, despised
Shakir
And certainly you have known those among you who exceeded the limits of the Sabbath, so We said to them: Be (as) apes, despised and hated
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
And, certainly, you knew those who exceeded the limits among you on the Sabbath, to whom We said: Be you apes, ones who are driven away.
T.B.Irving
Yet you knew which of you had been defiant on the Sabbath, so We told them: "Become apes, rejected!"
Abdul Hye
Indeed you know those who transgressed amongst you in the matter of the Sabbath (Saturday). We ordered them: “You be monkeys, and rejected.”
The Study Quran
And you have indeed known those among you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath, and so We said to them, “Be you apes, outcast.
Dr. Kamal Omar
And certainly you knew amongst you who crossed the limits in the matter of As-Sabth. We said to them: “Be you apes, despised and rejected.”
Farook Malik
You very well know the story of those of you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath; We ordered them: "Be detested apes"
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
And you surely knew those of you who violated the Sabbath. We said to them, 'Be despicable apes!'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And you already know of (the ones) of you who transgressed the Sabbath; so We said to them "Be apes, (miserably) spurned."
Muhammad Sarwar
You certainly knew about those among you who were transgressors on the Sabbath. We commanded them, "Become detested apes,"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Certainly you have knowledge of those among you who transgressed in (the matter of) the Sabbath. We said to them, .Become apes, abased
Shabbir Ahmed
And you are well aware of those of you who broke the Sabbath, whereupon We said unto them, "Be as apes despicable!"
Dr. Munir Munshey
Of course, you know very well (the fate of) those of you who exceeded the bounds (and broke the laws) of Sabbath. We said (to them), "You be the apes, despised and spurned!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
And you knew well those among you who transgressed in the matter of the (Sacred) day (of Sabbath): We said to them: "Be you (like) monkeys, despised and rejected."
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
And you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the sabbath, and We said to them, "Be apes, despised."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
You have come to know who it was amongst you that transgressed the Sabbath, We said to them: "Be despicable apes!"
Abdel Haleem
You know about those of you who broke the Sabbath, and so We said to them, ‘Be like apes! Be outcasts!&rsquo
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And assuredly ye know of those of you who trespassed in the matter of the Sabbath, wherefore We said unto them: be ye apes despised
Ahmed Ali
You know and have known already those among you who had broken the sanctity of the Sabbath, and to whom We had said: "Become (like) apes despised,"
Aisha Bewley
You are well aware of those of you who broke the Sabbath. We said to them, ´Be apes, despised, cast out.´
Ali Ünal
You surely know of those among you who exceeded the bounds with respect to the Sabbath, how We said to them, "Be you apes, miserably slinking and rejected."
Ali Quli Qara'i
And certainly you know those of you who violated the Sabbath, whereupon We said to them, ‘Be you spurned apes.&rsquo
Hamid S. Aziz
You know also of those among you who transgressed upon the Sabbath, and how We said to them, "Be you (as) apes, despised and spurned."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Certainly you knew the ones among you who violated the Sabbath, and We told them to be despised monkeys.
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
And you knew well those among you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath. We said to them, “Become apes, despised and rejected.
Musharraf Hussain
Youknew those who broke the law of Sabbath; We said to them: “Be likeapes, shunned and rejected”.
Maududi
And you know well the story of those among you who broke Sabbath. We said to them, "Be apes despised and hated by all
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
You have come to know who it was among you that transgressed the Sabbath, We said to them: "Be despicable apes!
Mohammad Shafi
And you did indeed know those of you who committed transgression on Sabbath. So We told them, "Be you monkeys, despised!"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And, undoubtedly, you surely know, those among you who rebelled in the matter of Saturday (Sabbath). So We said to them, "Be Apes, despised."
Rashad Khalifa
You have known about those among you who desecrated the Sabbath. We said to them, "Be you as despicable as apes."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
You have surely known of those amongst you who transgressed the Sabbath. We said to them: 'Be apes, despised!
Maulana Muhammad Ali
And indeed you know those among you who violated the Sabbath, so We said to them: Be (as) apes, despised and hated
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
And you had known those who transgressed/violated from you in the Saturday/Sabbath, so We said to them: "Be lowly/ousted out monkeys/apes ."
Bijan Moeinian
You know well how some of you disobeyed God’s Sabbatical law (Exodus,12-17); I told them: “Be apes, resented by all.&rdquo
Faridul Haque
And you certainly know of those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of Sabth (Sabbath - Saturday) - We therefore said to them, "Become apes, despised!"
Sher Ali
And surely, you have known the end of those amongst you, who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath. So WE said to them, `Be ye apes, despised.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And (O Jews) certainly you know well those of you who violated (the injunctions concerning) the Sabbath (Saturday). So We said to them: ‘Be you apes: rejected and despised.
Amatul Rahman Omar
And indeed you have come to know (the end of) those of you who transgressed regarding the Sabbath. Thereupon We said to them, `Be you (as) apes, despised.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
And indeed you knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath (i.e. Saturday). We said to them: "Be you monkeys, despised and rejected."

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
And well you know there were those among you that transgressed the Sabbath, and We said to them, 'Be you apes, miserably slinking!
George Sale
Moreover ye know what befall those of your nation who transgressed on the sabbath day; we said unto them, be ye changed into apes, driven away from the society of men
Edward Henry Palmer
Ye know too of those among you who transgressed upon the Sabbath, and we said, 'Become ye apes, despised and spurned.
John Medows Rodwell
Ye know too those of you who transgressed on the Sabbath, and to whom we said, "Be changed into scouted apes:"
N J Dawood (2014)
You have heard of those of you that broke the Sabbath. We said to them: ‘Change into detested apes.‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
You knew those among you who disobeyed [the laws of] the Sabbath. We said to them, “Be despised apes.”
Sayyid Qutb
You are well aware of those of you who broke the Sabbath. To them We said, 'Be as despicable apes.'
Ahmed Hulusi
Assuredly, you would know about those among you who disrespect the Sabbath and transgress the limits. We said to them, “Become apes (live as imitators who refuse to experience the results of their reality), despised.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
And certainly you have known those among you who exceeded the limits on the Sabbath, so We said to them: ' Be you (as) apes despised and rejected '.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
You knew those of you who broke the Sabbath We set apart for rest and worship, and you defiled yourselves with sin and so did heaven lay your transgression to your charge and decreed that you be monkeyfied and your monkey-like character and behaviour be viewed with contempt, and that you be despised and rejected of men"
Mir Aneesuddin
And you surely know those among you who exceeded the limits of the Sabbath, so We said to them, "Be apes, looked down upon ."
The Ascendant Qur‘an, Muhammad H. al-‘Asi
For you are well aware of those from among you who profaned the Sabbath, whereupon We said unto them, “Be as apes despicable!

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected."
OLD Literal Word for Word
And indeed, you knew those who transgressed among you in the (matter of) Sabbath. So We said to them, "Be apes, despised.