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Muhammad Asad   
and that there might grow out of you a community [of people] who invite unto all that is good, and enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong: and it is they, they who shall attain to a happy state
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Let there be a group among you who call ˹others˺ to goodness, encourage what is good, and forbid what is evil—it is they who will be successful.
Safi Kaskas   
May there be a group among you that calls for all that is good, promotes what is right and prevents what is wrong. It is they who are successful.

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Arabic   
‏وَلْتَكُن مِّنكُمْ أُمَّةٌۭ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى ٱلْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنكَرِ ۚ وَأُو۟لَٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
waltakun minkum ummatun yadʿūna ilā l-khayri wayamurūna bil-maʿrūfi wayanhawna ʿani l-munkari wa-ulāika humu l-muf'liḥūn
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And let there be among you [a] people inviting to the good [and] enjoining the right, and forbidding from the wrong, and those - they (are) the successful ones.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
and that there might grow out of you a community [of people] who invite unto all that is good, and enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong: and it is they, they who shall attain to a happy state
M. M. Pickthall   
And there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency. Such are they who are successful
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Let there be a group among you who call ˹others˺ to goodness, encourage what is good, and forbid what is evil—it is they who will be successful.
Safi Kaskas   
May there be a group among you that calls for all that is good, promotes what is right and prevents what is wrong. It is they who are successful.
Wahiduddin Khan   
Let there be a group among you who call others to good, and enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong: those who do this shall be successful
Shakir   
And from among you there should be a party who invite to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these it is that shall be successful
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
And let there be a community from among you who calls to good and commands to that which is honorable and prohibits that which is unlawful. And those, they are the ones who prosper.
T.B.Irving   
Let there be a community among you who will invite [others] to [do] good, command what is proper and prevent dishonor; those will be prosperous.
Abdul Hye   
There must be a group of people among you who invite to the good, command the right, and forbid evil. It is they who shall be successful.
The Study Quran   
Let there be among you a community calling to the good, enjoining right, and forbidding wrong. It is they who shall prosper
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And let there arise out of you an Ummah — they shall invite to (what is) Al-Khair (good and beneficial); they shall enjoin Al-Ma’ruf (the desirable) and they shall forbid against Al-Munkar (the undesirable); and those people: they are the successful ones
Farook Malik   
Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity.
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
And let there be among you a community calling to virtue, and advocating righteousness, and deterring from evil. These are the successful
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And let (i.e. there shall indeed be. the Arabic is emphatic) there be a nation of you (who) call to charity, and command beneficence, and forbid maleficence; and those are they (who are) the prosperers
Muhammad Sarwar   
Let there be a group among you who will invite others to do good deeds, command them to obey the Law, and prohibit them from committing sins. These people will have eternal happiness
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
There has to be a group of people from among you who call towards the good, and bid the Fair and forbid the Unfair. And it is these who are successful
Shabbir Ahmed   
Among the world communities, let yours be the community who rises up and implements the Divine Value System. Advocate what the Book calls virtue, and forbid what the Book calls vice. Such are the people who are truly successful and will eventually prosper
Dr. Munir Munshey   
There must (always) be a group among you calling others towards excellence (in character and conduct) _ enjoining (and encouraging) virtue, and forbidding the wrong (and the indecent). Such are the successful ones
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Let there arise from among you a group of people inviting to all that is good, bringing together what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to reach ultimate felicity
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And let there be a nation from amongst you which calls towards goodness, and orders kindness, and deters from evil. And these are the successful ones
Abdel Haleem   
Be a community that calls for what is good, urges what is right, and forbids what is wrong: those who do this are the successful ones
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And let there be of you a community calling others to good and commanding that which is reputable and prohibiting that which is disreputable. And these they are the blissful
Ahmed Ali   
So let there be a body among you who may call to the good, enjoin what is esteemed and forbid what is odious. They are those who will be successful
Aisha Bewley   
Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the right, and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success.
Ali Ünal   
There must be among you a community calling to good, and enjoining and actively promoting what is right and forbidding and trying to prevent evil (in appropriate ways). They are those who are the prosperous
Ali Quli Qara'i   
There has to be a nation among you summoning to the good, bidding what is right, and forbidding what is wrong. It is they who are the felicitous
Hamid S. Aziz   
And that there may spring from you a nation who invite to goodness, and bid right conduct, and forbid what is wrong (or indecent); these are the successful
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And there should be a group of you that invite to the good and instruct to the right (acceptable) and prohibit from the wrong (unacceptable). And they are the successful
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Let there arise from you a community inviting to all that is good, advocating for what is right, and protesting against what is wrong, they are the ones who attain felicity
Musharraf Hussain   
There should always be a group among you that calls people to what is best, enjoins the common good and forbids evil; these people are the successful
Maududi   
And from among you there must be a party who invite people to all that is good and enjoin the doing of all that is right and forbid the doing of all that is wrong. It is they who will attain true success
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And let there be a nation from among you who calls towards goodness, and orders kindness, and prohibits vice. And these are the successful ones.
Mohammad Shafi   
And there ought to come into being a community out of you, calling people to the good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong. And they are the ones to attain salvation.

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And let there be such a group among you, that they may call towards goodness and command what is just and forbid evil. And the very same attained to their goals.
Rashad Khalifa   
Let there be a community of you who invite to what is good, advocate righteousness, and forbid evil. These are the winners.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Let there be one nation of you that shall call to righteousness, ordering honor, and forbidding dishonor. Those are the prosperous
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And from among you there should be a party who invite to good and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong. And these are they who are successful
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And to be (E) (should be) from you a nation , (who) call to the good , and they order/command with the kindness/known , and they forbid/prevent from the awfulness/obscenity , and those, they are the successful/winners
Bijan Moeinian   
Let there arise out of you a nation who invite each other to good deeds and remind each other of the consequences of wickedness. Such nation alone will attain the success
Faridul Haque   
And there should be a group among you that invites to goodness, and enjoins good deeds and forbids immorality; it is they who are the successful
Sher Ali   
And let there always be among you a body of men who should invite to goodness, and enjoin virtue and forbid evil. And it is they who shall prosper
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And from amongst you there must be a community comprising the people who invite mankind towards piety, enjoin righteousness and forbid evil. And they are the successful people
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And let there always be a community (of such people) among you who should call people to goodness and enjoin equity and forbid evil. It is these who shall attain to their goal
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Maroof (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Let there be one nation of you, calling to good, and bidding to honour, and forbidding dishonour; those are the prosperers
George Sale   
Let there be people among you, who invite to the best religion; and command that which is just, and forbid that which is evil; and they shall be happy
Edward Henry Palmer   
and that there may be of you a nation who shall invite to good, and bid what is reasonable, and forbid what is wrong; these are the prosperous
John Medows Rodwell   
And that there may be among you a people who invite to the Good, and enjoin the Just, and forbid the Wrong. These are they with whom it shall be well
N J Dawood (2014)   
And of you let there become a community that shall call for righteousness, enjoin justice, and forbid the reprehensible. Such are those that will surely thrive

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
May people among you invite [others] to goodness. May they endorse what is right and forbid what is wrong. They will be successful.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Let there be a community among you who will invite [others] to [do] good, command what is proper and prevent dishonor; those will be prosperous.
Sayyid Qutb   
Let there become of you a nation that invites to all that is good, enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid what is wrong. Such are they who shall prosper.
Ahmed Hulusi   
Let there be a community among you inviting you to good (the Truth), judging according to the Truth and reality, and advising you to walk away from things that are contrary to Religion. Those are the ones who will be emancipated.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
And there should be a party among you who invite (others) to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these are they that shall be prosperous
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
Let there be unity in feeling and purpose among you. Be united as one whole who would enjoin conformity of life and conduct to the requirements of divine and moral law. Forbid all that is wrongful and obscene. Such people shall reap the fruits of victory here and in the Hereafter
Mir Aneesuddin   
And there should be a leading group among you who should invite (people) towards good and enjoin that which is recognised (as good) and forbid that which is not recognised (as good), and those are the persons who are successful.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And let there be among you [a] people inviting to the good [and] enjoining the right, and forbidding from the wrong, and those - they (are) the successful ones