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Muhammad Asad   
But Satan whispered unto him, saying: "O Adam! Shall I lead thee to the tree of life eternal; and [thus] to a kingdom that will never decay?"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
But Satan whispered to him, saying, “O Adam! Shall I show you the Tree of Immortality and a kingdom that does not fade away?”
Safi Kaskas   
Then Satan whispered to him, saying, "Adam, shall I show you the tree of immortality and a kingdom that will never decay?"

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Arabic   
‏فَوَسْوَسَ إِلَيْهِ ٱلشَّيْطَنُ قَالَ يَٓـَٔادَمُ هَلْ أَدُلُّكَ عَلَىٰ شَجَرَةِ ٱلْخُلْدِ وَمُلْكٍۢ لَّا يَبْلَىٰ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
fawaswasa ilayhi l-shayṭānu qāla yāādamu hal adulluka ʿalā shajarati l-khul'di wamul'kin lā yabl
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Then whispered to him Shaitaan, he said, "O Adam! Shall I direct you to (the) tree (of) the Eternity and a kingdom not (that will) deteriorate?"

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
But Satan whispered unto him, saying: "O Adam! Shall I lead thee to the tree of life eternal; and [thus] to a kingdom that will never decay?"
M. M. Pickthall   
But the devil whispered to him, saying: O Adam! Shall I show thee the tree of immortality and power that wasteth not away
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
But Satan whispered evil to him: he said, "O Adam! shall I lead thee to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
But Satan whispered to him, saying, “O Adam! Shall I show you the Tree of Immortality and a kingdom that does not fade away?”
Safi Kaskas   
Then Satan whispered to him, saying, "Adam, shall I show you the tree of immortality and a kingdom that will never decay?"
Wahiduddin Khan   
But Satan whispered evil to him, saying, Adam, shall I lead you to the tree of immortality and to a kingdom that never declines
Shakir   
But the Shaitan made an evil suggestion to him; he said: O Adam! Shall I guide you to the tree of immortality and a kingdom which decays not
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Then, Satan whispered evil to him. He said: O Adam! Will I point thee to the Tree of Infinity and a dominion that will not decay?
T.B.Irving   
Satan whispered to him; he said: "Adam, shall I lead you to the Tree of Immortality and such control as will never disappear?"
Abdul Hye   
Then Satan whispered to him saying: “O Adam! Shall I lead you to the tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that will never waste away?”
The Study Quran   
Then Satan whispered to him. He said, “O Adam! Shall I show thee the Tree of Everlastingness and a kingdom that never decays?
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Then Satan whispered to him (and) said: “O Adam! Shall I lead you to the tree of eternity and to a dominion that will never crumble?”
Farook Malik   
-But Satan seduced him saying: "O Adam! Should I show you the Tree of Immortality and an everlasting kingdom?"
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
But Satan whispered to him. He said, 'O Adam, shall I show you the Tree of Immortality, and a kingdom that never decays?'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Then Ash-Shaytan (The Ever-Vicious, i.e., the Devil) whispered to him. He said, "O Adam, shall I indicate to you the Tree of Eternity and a Kingdom that does not decay?"
Muhammad Sarwar   
Satan, trying to seduce him, said, "Adam, do you want me to show you the Tree of Eternity and the Everlasting Kingdom?"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Then the Satan instigated him. He said, .‘Adam, shall I guide you to the tree of eternity and to an empire that does not decay?
Shabbir Ahmed   
But Satan whispered to him (The selfish desire was teaching him a sinister lesson), "O Adam! Shall I lead you to the tree of eternal life and ownership that is ever-lasting?"
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Yet Shaitan whispered (and aroused) doubts in his mind saying, "Oh Adam, shall I show you the tree of immortality, and the domain that has no demise?"
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Then Satan whispered evil to him: And he said: "O Adam! Shall I lead you to the tree of eternity and to a kingdom that never declines (or spoils)?"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Then Satan whispered to him; he said, "O Adam, shall I direct you to the tree of eternity and possession that will not deteriorate?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
But the devil whispered to him, he said: "O Adam, shall I lead you to the tree of immortality and a kingdom which will not waste away"
Abdel Haleem   
But Satan whispered to Adam, saying, ‘Adam, shall I show you the tree of immortality and power that never decays?’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Then the Satan whispered unto him; he said: Adam! shall direct thee to the tree of eternity and a dominion that ageth not
Ahmed Ali   
But then Satan tempted him by saying: "O Adam, should I show you the tree of immortality, and a kingdom that will never know any wane?"
Aisha Bewley   
But Shaytan whispered to him, saying, ´Adam, shall I show you the way to the Tree of Everlasting Life and to a kingdom which will never fade away?´
Ali Ünal   
But Satan made an evil suggestion, saying: "O Adam, shall I lead you to the tree of everlasting life and a kingdom that will never decay?"
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Then Satan tempted him. He said, ‘O Adam! Shall I show you the tree of immortality, and an imperishable kingdom?’
Hamid S. Aziz   
But Satan whispered to him, saying. "O Adam! shall I guide you to the Tree of Immortality, and a kingdom that wastes not away?"
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
But Satan seduced him, he said: Adam, should I lead you to the tree of eternity (and immortality) and to a kingdom that does not deteriorate
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
But Satan whispered wrong to him. He said, “O Adam, will I lead you to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?
Musharraf Hussain   
Satan whispered to him and said, “Adam, shall I show you the tree of eternity and power that will never diminish?”
Maududi   
But Satan seduced him, saying: "Adam! Shall I direct you to a tree of eternal life and an abiding kingdom?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
But the devil whispered to him, he said: "O Adam, shall I lead you to the tree of immortality and a kingdom which will not waste away?"
Mohammad Shafi   
Then the Satan seduced him, saying, "O Adam! Shall I show you the tree of immortality and a kingdom that shall not decay?"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Then the Satan gave evil suggestion to him, he said, 'O Adam! Shall I tell you the tree of eternity and a Kingdom that decays not?
Rashad Khalifa   
But the devil whispered to him, saying, "O Adam, let me show you the tree of eternity and unending kingship."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
But satan whispered to him saying: 'Adam, shall I direct you the Tree of Eternity and a kingdom which never decays?
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
But the devil made an evil suggestion to him; he said: O Adam, shall I lead thee to the tree of immortality and a kingdom which decays not
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
So the devil inspired and talked to him, he said: "You Adam, do I guide you on (to) the immortality's/eternity's tree, and possession and free will/kingdom (that) does not wear out?"
Bijan Moeinian   
The Satan, however, tempted them whispering: “Adam, may I show you a tree that (eating its fruit) will give you an eternal life and power?”
Faridul Haque   
So the devil incited him, saying, "O Adam, shall I show you the tree of immortality and a kingdom that does not erode?"
Sher Ali   
But Satan whispered evil suggestions to him. He said, `O Adam, shall I direct thee to the tree of eternity, and to a kingdom that never decays?
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
But Satan suggested him (an) idea. He said: ‘O Adam! Shall I inform you of the tree of immortality (in the Paradise of Allah’s nearness), and also the (secret of that divine) dominion which will neither fall nor cease to exist?
Amatul Rahman Omar   
But satan made an evil suggestion to him. He said, `Adam! shall I direct you to the tree which leads to eternal life and a kingdom which never decays
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Then Shaitan (Satan) whispered to him, saying : "O Adam! Shall I lead you to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that will never waste away?"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Then Satan whispered to him saying, 'Adam, shall I point thee to the Tree of Eternity, and a Kingdom that decays not?
George Sale   
But Satan whispered evil suggestions unto him, saying, O Adam, shall I guide thee to the tree of eternity, and a kingdom which faileth not
Edward Henry Palmer   
But the devil whispered to him. Said he, 'O Adam! shall I guide thee to the tree of immortality, and a kingdom that shall not wane?
John Medows Rodwell   
But Satan whispered him: said he, "O Adam! shall I shew thee the tree of Eternity, and the Kingdom that faileth not?"
N J Dawood (2014)   
But Satan whispered to him, saying: ‘Adam, shall I show you the Tree of Immortality and an imperishable kingdom?‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Satan whispered to him, saying, “O Adam, shall I lead you to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?”
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Satan whispered to him; he said: "Adam, shall I lead you to the Tree of Immortality and such control as will never disappear?"
Sayyid Qutb   
But Satan whispered to him, saying: 'Adam, shall I lead you to the tree of life eternal, and to a kingdom that will never decay?'
Ahmed Hulusi   
Then Satan incited him, “O Adam, shall I inform you of the tree of immortality and of a possession that never deteriorates?”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Then Satan whispered (evil suggestions) to him, saying: 'O Adam! Shall I guide you to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
But AL-Shaytan sneakingly whispered to him, instigating evil. He said to Adam: "Shall I show you the tree of eternity and the kingdom which suffers no declension!"
Mir Aneesuddin   
But the devil whispered to him saying. "O Adam! shall I lead you to the tree of eternity and a kingdom that has no downfall?"

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
But Satan whispered evil to him: he said, "O Adam! shall I lead thee to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?"
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Then whispered to him Shaitaan, he said, "O Adam! Shall I direct you to (the) tree (of) the Eternity and a kingdom not (that will) deteriorate?