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Muhammad Asad
[MANY] WAYS of life have passed away before your time. Go, then, about the earth and behold what happened in the end to those who gave the lie to the truth
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Similar situations came to pass before you, so travel throughout the land and see the fate of the deniers.
Safi Kaskas
Historic events guided by God's laws happened down through the ages. As you walk throughout the land consider the consequences of those who denied the truth.

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Arabic
قَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ سُنَنٌ فَسِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَانظُرُوا كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُكَذِّبِين
Transliteration
Qad khalat min qablikum sunanun faseeroo fee al-ardi faonthuroo kayfa kana AAaqibatu almukaththibeena
Transliteration-2
qad khalat min qablikum sunanun fasīrū fī l-arḍi fa-unẓurū kayfa kāna ʿāqibatu l-mukadhibīn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Verily passed from before you situations, then travel in the earth and see how was (the) end (of) the deniers.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
[MANY] WAYS of life have passed away before your time. Go, then, about the earth and behold what happened in the end to those who gave the lie to the truth
M. M. Pickthall
Systems have passed away before you. Do but travel in the land and see the nature of the consequence for those who did deny (the messengers)
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Similar situations came to pass before you, so travel throughout the land and see the fate of the deniers.
Safi Kaskas
Historic events guided by God's laws happened down through the ages. As you walk throughout the land consider the consequences of those who denied the truth.
Wahiduddin Khan
There are many examples [of the communities] that have passed away before you: travel through the land, and see what was the end of those who rejected the Truth
Shakir
Indeed there have been examples before you; therefore travel in the earth and see what was the end of the rejecters
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Customs passed away before you. So journey through the earth; then, look on how had been the Ultimate End of the ones who deny.
T.B.Irving
Institutions have passed away before you: travel around the earth observe what the outcome was for those who deny [it all].
Abdul Hye
Passed before you (many such nations) situations. So travel in the earth and see how the ending of the deniers (of truth) was.
The Study Quran
Wonts have passed before you; so journey upon the earth and behold how the deniers fared in the end
Dr. Kamal Omar
Surely, have passed away before you, ways of life. So travel through the earth, then see what was the end of those who belied (Al-Kitab)
Farook Malik
There have been examples that have passed away before you: Travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth.
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Many societies have passed away before you. So travel the earth and note the fate of the deniers
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Enactments (Reward for good or punishment for evil) have already passed away before you; so travel in the earth, then look into how was the end of the beliers
Muhammad Sarwar
Different traditions existed in the past. Travel in the land and find out about the fate of those who rejected the Truth
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Many patterns of behavior have passed before you. So, traverse the land and see what was the fate of those who rejected (the prophets)
Shabbir Ahmed
Systems have passed away before you. (Man-made systems before you, and now before your eyes, are there to reflect upon). Do but travel in the land and see the outcome of nations that rejected the Divine Laws
Dr. Munir Munshey
Many civilizations have gone by prior to your time. So, travel about in the land and observe how (severe) were the consequences for those who disbelieved
Syed Vickar Ahamed
There were many Ways of Life that have passed away before you: Travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Similar situations [as yours] have passed on before you, so proceed throughout the earth and observe how was the end of those who denied
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Many nations have come before you, so roam the Earth and see how the punishment for the liars was
Abdel Haleem
God’s ways have operated before your time: travel through the land, and see what was the end of those who disbelieved
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Dispensations have gone forth before you go about then on the earth, and behold what wise hath been the end of the beliers
Ahmed Ali
There have been many dispensations before you; so travel in the land and see what befell those who denied the truth
Aisha Bewley
Whole societies have passed away before your time, so travel about the earth and see the final fate of the deniers.
Ali Ünal
Assuredly, before you have passed many ways of life and practices (that illustrate the law God has established for the life of human societies). Go about, then, on the earth and behold how the outcome was for those who denied (God’s manifest signs and Messengers)
Ali Quli Qara'i
Certain [Divine] precedents have passed before you. So travel over the land and then observe how was the fate of the deniers
Hamid S. Aziz
Systems have passed away before your time. Do travel in the earth, and see what was the consequence of those who denied (the prophets or Allah´s guidance)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Ways (of life) before you have gone by, so travel through the earth to see what the end of the deniers was
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Many were the ways of life that have passed away before you. Travel through the earth and see what the end of those who rejected truth was
Musharraf Hussain
Many different ways of life have existed before you, so travel the Earth and see for yourselves what became of those who denied Allah’s signs.
Maududi
Many eras have passed before you. Go about, then, in the land and behold the end of those who gave the lie to (the directives and ordinances of Allah)
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Many nations have come before you, so roam the earth and see how the punishment was for the deniers.
Mohammad Shafi
There indeed had been histories of people in the past before you. Travel through the earth, and see what happened to those who rejected the Truth.h

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Some systems have already been experimented, before you, then see, going through the earth, how was the end of the beliers! (Who did deny)?
Rashad Khalifa
Precedents have been set for you in the past; roam the earth and note the consequences for the unbelievers.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
There have been examples before you. Journey in the land and see what was the fate of the liars
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Indeed there have been examples before you; so travel in the earth and see what was the end of the deniers
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Laws/ways had past/left from before you, so move/walk in the earth/Planet Earth, so look/consider how was the liars'/denier's end (result)
Bijan Moeinian
As to those who turned their back [to the revelations of God and chose the disobedience] you may see their miserable end for yourselves by traveling on earth [and passing through their ruins.]
Faridul Haque
Some traditions have been tried before you - therefore travel in the land and see what sort of fate befell those who denied
Sher Ali
Surely there have been many dispensations before you; so travel through the earth and see how evil was the end of those who treated the Prophets as liars
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Before you many codes (of divine law) have passed (for the preceding nations). So travel in the earth and observe what was the end of those who belied
Amatul Rahman Omar
Surely, there have been diverse dispensations before you, so travel in the land and see how evil was the fate of those who cried lies (to the Prophets)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Many similar ways (and mishaps of life) were faced by nations (believers and disbelievers) that have passed away before you (as you have faced in the battle of Uhud), so travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who disbelieved (in the Oneness of Allah, and disobeyed Him and His Messengers)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Divers institutions have passed away before you; journey in the land, and behold how was the end of those that cried lies
George Sale
There have already been before you examples of punishment of infidels, therefore go through the earth, and behold what hath been the end of those who accuse God's apostles of imposture
Edward Henry Palmer
Incidents have passed before your time, go on then in the earth, and see what was the end of those who called (the prophets) liars
John Medows Rodwell
Already, before your time, have examples been made! Traverse the earth, then, and see what hath been the end of those who treat prophets as liars
N J Dawood (2014)
Numerous were the cults that came and went before you. Roam the earth and behold what was the fate of those who disbelieved

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Many were the ways of life that have passed away before you. Travel throughout the earth and see what was the end of those who rejected truth.
Sayyid Qutb
Many patterns have passed away before you. Go about the earth and see what was the fate of those who described the truth as lies.
Ahmed Hulusi
Communities with lifestyles of their own have come and passed before you. Travel the earth (literally or by way of knowledge) and see what has become of those who denied (the reality).
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Indeed, there have been institutions before you, therefore travel in the earth and see what has been the end of the rejectors
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
A narration of events, modes of action and examples from ages past serve as evidence for each instance forming a particular case of principle and a signal instance of punishment. Therefore, journey the land you Muslims and pause to think and meditate what you see with your minds’ eyes in order to realize the fatal consequence which united all those who persisted in their intentional assertion of falsehood
Mir Aneesuddin
Many ways of life have passed before you, so travel in the earth and see how the end of those who denied (the truth) was (brought about).

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth
OLD Literal Word for Word
Verily passed before you situations, then travel in the earth and see how was (the) end (of) the deniers