Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning


Muhammad Asad   [And] He will ask [the doomed]: “What number of years have you spent on earth?”  
M. M. Pickthall   He will say: How long tarried ye in the earth, counting by years?  
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   He will say: "What number of years did ye stay on earth?"  
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   He will say: "What number of years did ye stay on earth?"  
Shakir   He will say: How many years did you tarry in the earth?  
Wahiduddin Khan   He will ask, How many years did you stay on earth?  
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   He said: Lingered you in expectation on the earth for what number of years?  
T.B.Irving   He will say [further]: "How many years did you stay on earth?"  
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   He will ask ˹them˺, “How many years did you remain on earth?”  
Safi Kaskas   He said: "How many years were you on earth?"  
Abdul Hye   (Allah) will say: “How many years did you stay on the earth?”  
The Study Quran   He will say, “How many years did you tarry on earth?”  
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   Say: "How long have you stayed on Earth in terms of years"  
Abdel Haleem   He will say, ‘How many years were you on earth?’  
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   He will say: how long tarried ye on the earth in number of year?  
Ahmed Ali   They will be asked: "How long did you live on the earth in terms of years?"  
Aisha Bewley   He will say, ´How many years did you tarry on the earth?´  
Ali Ünal   (God) says: "For how many years did you stay on earth?"  
Ali Quli Qara'i   He will say, ‘How many years did you remain on earth?’  
Hamid S. Aziz   He will say, "How long a number of years did you tarry on earth?"  
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   He Allah) will say, "How long have you lingered in the earth, by number of years?"  
Muhammad Sarwar   God will ask them, "How many years did you live in your graves?"  
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   He (Allah) will say (to unbelievers), .How long did you stay on the earth by number of years?.  
Shabbir Ahmed   He will ask, "What number of years have you spent on earth?"  
Syed Vickar Ahamed   He will say: "How many years did you stay on earth?"  
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   [ Allah ] will say, "How long did you remain on earth in number of years?"  
Farook Malik   They will be asked: "How many years did you live on earth?"  
Dr. Munir Munshey   Allah will ask, "How many years did you stay on earth?"  
Dr. Kamal Omar   (Allah) said: “What number of years did you stay on earth?”  
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   He will say, 'How many years did you remain on earth?'  
Maududi   Then Allah will ask them: "For how many years did you stay on earth?"  
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   He (God) says: how many years did you stay in the earth (in the grave)?  
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   He will say, “How long did you stay on earth? Has it been years?”  
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   He said:"How long have you stayed in the earth in terms of years?"  
Mohammad Shafi   The Lord would ask, "How many years did you stay in the earth?"  