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Muhammad Asad
Behold, we [but] ardently desire that our Sustainer forgive us our faults in return for our having been foremost among the believers!&rdquo
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
We really hope that our Lord will forgive our sins, as we are the first to believe.”
Safi Kaskas
We hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, because we were the first believers."

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Arabic
إِنَّا نَطْمَعُ أَن يَغْفِرَ لَنَا رَبُّنَا خَطَايَانَا أَن كُنَّا أَوَّلَ الْمُؤْمِنِين
Transliteration
Inna natmaAAu an yaghfira lana rabbuna khatayana an kunna awwala almu/mineena
Transliteration-2
innā naṭmaʿu an yaghfira lanā rabbunā khaṭāyānā an kunnā awwala l-mu'minīn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Indeed, we hope that will forgive us our Lord our sins, because we are (the) first (of) the believers."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
Behold, we [but] ardently desire that our Sustainer forgive us our faults in return for our having been foremost among the believers!&rdquo
M. M. Pickthall
Lo! we ardently hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins because we are the first of the believers
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
"Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among the believers!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
We really hope that our Lord will forgive our sins, as we are the first to believe.”
Safi Kaskas
We hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, because we were the first believers."
Wahiduddin Khan
We hope our Lord will forgive us, as we are the first of the believers
Shakir
Surely we hope that our Lord will forgive us our wrongs because we are the first of the believers
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Truly, we are desirous that Our Lord forgive us our transgressions that we had been the first of the ones who believe.
T.B.Irving
we long for our Lord to forgive us our mistakes so we may be the first among believers."
Abdul Hye
Surely! We hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, as we are the first of the believers (in Moses).”
The Study Quran
Truly we hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins for our having been the first of the believers.
Dr. Kamal Omar
Surely, we desire exceedingly that Our Nourisher-Sustainer may forgive for us our sins as we become the first Believers (out of the nation of Firaun).”
Farook Malik
We only desire that our Lord may forgive us our sins, as we are the first to believe."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
We are eager for our Lord to forgive us our sins, since we are the first of the believers.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Surely we long for (the fact) that our Lord should forgive us our sins, for that we are the first of the believers."
Muhammad Sarwar
They said, "It does not matter. We shall be returning to our Lord
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
We really hope that our Lord will forgive us our faults, as we are the first of the believers
Shabbir Ahmed
We hope that our Lord will forgive our faults, since we are the foremost of the believers."
Dr. Munir Munshey
(They prayed), "We truly hope that our Lord will forgive our sins, (since) we are the first ones to believe."
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Verily, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us for our mistakes, that we may become first among the believers!"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Indeed, we aspire that our Lord will forgive us our sins because we were the first of the believers."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
"We hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, as we are the first to believe."
Abdel Haleem
We hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, as we were the first to believe.&rsquo
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Verily we long that our Lord shall forgive us our faults because we have been the first of the believer
Ahmed Ali
We certainly hope our Lord will forgive our sins as we are the first to believe."
Aisha Bewley
We remain hopeful that our Lord will forgive us our mistakes for being the first of the muminun.´
Ali Ünal
"We ardently desire that our Lord will forgive us our sins for we are the first to believe."
Ali Quli Qara'i
Indeed we hope our Lord will forgive us our iniquities for being the first to believe.&rsquo
Hamid S. Aziz
"Verily, we ardently hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, for we are the foremost of believers!"
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Indeed we hope that our Master forgives us our faults because we are the first of the believers
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
“Our only desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, so that we may become foremost among the believers.
Musharraf Hussain
We hope Our Lord will forgive our mistakes, since we were the first believers.
Maududi
and we surely expect that Our Lord will forgive us our sins for we are the first ones to believe."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
"Wehope that our Lord will forgive us our wrongdoings, as we are the first to believe.
Mohammad Shafi
"We do indeed ardently desire that our Lord forgive us our faults now that we have been among the foremost to believe!"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
We are greedy that our Lord may forgive our sins, since we have believed first.
Rashad Khalifa
"We hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, especially that we are the first believers."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
We are eager that Our Lord should forgive us our offenses, for we are the first of the believers.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
We hope that our Lord will forgive us our wrongs because we are the first of the believers
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
That we wish/hope/covet that our Lord forgives for us our sins/mistakes , that we were first (of) the believers
Bijan Moeinian
“We hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins as we are the first to believe in God and the prophet hood of Moses.&rdquo
Faridul Haque
“We hope that our Lord will forgive us our mistakes, as we are the first to believe.&rdquo
Sher Ali
`We do hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, since we are the first among the believers.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
We have strong hope that our Lord will forgive our sins since it is we who are the first to believe (now).
Amatul Rahman Omar
`We do hope that our Lord will forgive us our offences, since we are the first to believe.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
"Verily! We really hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, as we are the first of the believers (in Moosa (Moses) and in the Monotheism which he has brought from Allah)."

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
We are eager that our Lord should forgive us our offences, for that we are the first of the believers.
George Sale
We hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, since we are the first who have believed
Edward Henry Palmer
verily, we hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, for we are the first of believers!
John Medows Rodwell
Assuredly we trust that our Lord will forgive us our sins, since we are of the first who believe."
N J Dawood (2014)
We hope our Lord will forgive us our sins, since we are the first who have believed.&lsquo

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
“Indeed, we hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins because we are the first believers [among the Egyptians].”
Sayyid Qutb
We certainly hope that our Lord will forgive us our sins, since we are the first who have believed.'
Ahmed Hulusi
“As the first believers, we hope that our Rabb will forgive us for our mistakes.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Verily we hope that our Lord will forgive us our faults, since we are the first of the believers'
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
"In fact", they added, "our only hope is that Allah, our Creator extends His mercy to us and forgives us our sins and our sinful acts of fraudulent magic for being foremost in deviating into sense and acknowledging His supreme Sovereignty, Omnipotence and Authority."
Mir Aneesuddin
They said, "No harm, we will return to our Fosterer,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
"Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among the believers!"
OLD Literal Word for Word
Indeed, we hope that will forgive us our Lord our sins, because we are (the) first (of) the believers.