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Muhammad Asad
"Thou makest the night grow longer by shortening the day, and Thou makest the day grow longer by shortening the night. And Thou bringest forth the living out of that which is dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead out of that which is alive. And Thou grantest sustenance unto whom `Thou willest, beyond all reckoning."
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
You cause the night to pass into the day and the day into the night. You bring forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living. And You provide for whoever You will without limit.”
Safi Kaskas
You make night flow into day, and day flow into night; You bring out the living from the dead, the dead from the living, and You provide bountifully, without measure, for those You will."

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Arabic
تُولِجُ اللَّيْلَ فِي النَّهَارِ وَتُولِجُ النَّهَارَ فِي اللَّيْلِ وَتُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَتُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ وَتَرْزُقُ مَن تَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَاب
Transliteration
Tooliju allayla fee alnnahari watooliju alnnahara fee allayli watukhriju alhayya mina almayyiti watukhriju almayyita mina alhayyi watarzuqu man tashao bighayri hisabin
Transliteration-2
tūliju al-layla fī l-nahāri watūliju l-nahāra fī al-layli watukh'riju l-ḥaya mina l-mayiti watukh'riju l-mayita mina l-ḥayi watarzuqu man tashāu bighayri ḥisābi
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
You cause to enter the night in the day and You cause to enter the day in the night, and You bring forth the living from the dead, and You bring forth the dead from the living, and You give provision (to) whom You will without measure."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
"Thou makest the night grow longer by shortening the day, and Thou makest the day grow longer by shortening the night. And Thou bringest forth the living out of that which is dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead out of that which is alive. And Thou grantest sustenance unto whom `Thou willest, beyond all reckoning."
M. M. Pickthall
Thou causest the night to pass into the day, and Thou causest the day to pass into the night. And Thou bringest forth the living from the dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living. And Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou choosest, without stint
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
"Thou causest the night to gain on the day, and thou causest the day to gain on the night; Thou bringest the Living out of the dead, and Thou bringest the dead out of the Living; and Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou pleasest, without measure."
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
You cause the night to pass into the day and the day into the night. You bring forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living. And You provide for whoever You will without limit.”
Safi Kaskas
You make night flow into day, and day flow into night; You bring out the living from the dead, the dead from the living, and You provide bountifully, without measure, for those You will."
Wahiduddin Khan
You cause the night to pass into the day, and the day into the night; You bring forth the living from the lifeless and the lifeless from the living. You give without measure to whom You will
Shakir
Thou makest the night to pass into the day and Thou makest the day to pass into the night, and Thou bringest forth the living from the dead and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living, and Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou pleasest without measure
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Thou hast caused the nighttime to be interposed into the daytime. And Thou hast caused the daytime to be interposed into the nighttime. And Thou hast brought out the living from the dead. And Thou hast brought out the dead from the living. Thou hast provided to whomever Thou hast willed without stinting.
T.B.Irving
You wrap night up in daylight, and wrap daytime up in night. You draw the living from the dead, and draw the dead from the living. You provide for anyone You wish without any reckoning!
Abdul Hye
You make the night into the day and You make the day into the night. You bring out the living from the dead and You bring out the dead from the living. You give sustenance to whom You please without limit.”
The Study Quran
Thou makest the night pass into the day, and Thou makest the day pass into the night. Thou bringest forth the living from the dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living. And Thou providest for whomsoever Thou wilt without reckoning.
Dr. Kamal Omar
You make the night to enter into the (duration of the) day, and You make the day to enter into the (duration of the) night, and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give wealth and sustenance to whom You think proper without limit and accountability
Farook Malik
You cause the night to pass into the day and You cause the day to pass into the night; You draw the living from the dead and You draw the dead from the living; and You provide sustenance for anyone You wish without measure."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
'You merge the night into the day, and You merge the day into the night; and you bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living; and You provide for whom you will without measure.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
You insert the night into the daytime and You insert the daytime into the night, and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living, and You provide whomever You decide without reckoning."
Muhammad Sarwar
You cause the day to enter into the night and the night to enter into the day. You cause the living to come out of the dead and the dead to come out of the living. You give sustenance to whomever You want without keeping an account
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
You make the night enter into the day, and make the day enter into the night; and You bring the living out from the dead, and bring the dead out from the living, and You give to whom You will beyond measure
Shabbir Ahmed
"We witness Your Laws in action throughout the Universe. You merge the night into the day and merge the day into the night. You bring forth the living from the dead and bring forth the dead from the living, and Your Laws sustain all creation indiscriminately."
Dr. Munir Munshey
"You cause the night to cloak the day, and You make the day dawn over the night. You bring the living out of the dead, and You make the dead emerge from the living. Without any limit or measure, You grant sustenance (and wealth) to whomever You want."
Syed Vickar Ahamed
"You cause the Night to enter the Day, and You cause the Day come into the Night; You bring the Living out from the Dead, and You bring the Dead out from the Living; And You give means (to live) without measure to whom You please."
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
You cause the night to enter the day, and You cause the day to enter the night; and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give provision to whom You will without account."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
"You blend the night into the day, and blend the day into the night; and you bring the living out of the dead, and bring the dead out of the living; and You provide for whom You please with no reckoning."
Abdel Haleem
You merge night into day and day into night; You bring the living out of the dead and the dead out of the living; You provide limitlessly for whoever You will.’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Thou plungest night into day and Thou plungest day into night, and Thou bringest forth the living from the lifeless, and Thou bringest forth the lifeless from the living; and Thou providest for whomsoever Thou wilt without reckoning
Ahmed Ali
You make the night succeed the day, the day succeed the night, raise the living from the dead, the dead from the living, and give whomsoever You please, and in measure without number."
Aisha Bewley
You merge the night into the day. You merge the day into the night. You bring out the living from the dead. You bring out the dead from the living. You provide for whoever You will without any reckoning.´
Ali Ünal
"You make the night pass into the day and You make the day pass into the night, (and so make each grow longer or shorter); You bring forth the living out the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living, and You provide whomever You will without reckoning."
Ali Quli Qara'i
You make the night pass into the day and You make the day pass into the night. You bring forth the living from the dead and You bring forth the dead from the living, and You provide for whomever You wish without any reckoning.’
Hamid S. Aziz
Thou dost turn night to day, and do turn day to night, and do bring forth the living from the dead, and Thou brings forth the dead from the living. Thou dost give sustenance for whom Thou chooses without stint."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
You make the night pass into the day and You make the day pass into the night, and You bring the living from the dead, and You bring the dead from the living, and You provide for anyone You want without any limit
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
“You cause the night to gain on the day, and you cause the day to gain on the night. You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give sustenance to whom You please, without measure.
Musharraf Hussain
You gradually merge the night in to the day, and You gradually merge the day into the night. You create the living from the dead, and You cause the living to die. You provide without bounds to anyone You want.
Maududi
You cause the night to pass into the day and the day to pass into the night. You bring forth the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living, and You give sustenance to whom You will beyond all reckoning.´
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
"You blend the night into the day, and blend the day into the night; and you bring the living out of the dead, and bring the dead out of the living; and You provide for whom You wish without reckoning."
Mohammad Shafi
"You cause the night to creep into the day and You cause the day to creep into the night.h And You extract the living from the dead and You extract the dead from the living. And You provide, without measure, for anyone You wish.h,

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
You cause the night to enter into day and cause the day to enter into night, and bring forth the living from the dead and bring forth the dead from the living, and provide whomsoever You please with out reckoning
Rashad Khalifa
"You merge the night into the day, and merge the day into the night. You produce the living from the dead, and produce the dead from the living, and You provide for whomever You choose, without limits."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
You cause the night to enter into the day, and the day to enter into the night. You bring forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living. You provide without reckoning to whom You will.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Thou makest the night to pass into the day and Thou makest the day to pass into the night; and Thou bringest forth the living from the dead and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living; and Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou pleasest without measure
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
You make the night enter/penetrate in the daytime, and You make the daytime enter/penetrate in the night , and You bring out the alive from the dead/lifeless, and You bring out the dead from the alive , and You provide for whom You want/will without counting/calculating
Bijan Moeinian
“You are the One Who [turn the earth around its axle and] make the day appear after the night and the night take over the day. You are the One Who brings forth living from dead and take away life from the living. You are the One showering whoever you decide with your limitless blessings.”
Faridul Haque
“You cause part of the night to pass into the day, and You cause part of the day to pass into the night; and You bring forth the living from the dead, and You bring forth the dead from the living; and You give to whomever You will, without account.”
Sher Ali
Thou makest the night pass into the day and makest the day pass into the night. And Thou bringest forth the living from the dead and bringest forth the dead from the living. And Thou givest to whomsoever Thou pleasest without measure.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
You make the night enter into the day, and You make the day enter into the night; and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living; and You bless (with Your bounties) without measure whom You wish.
Amatul Rahman Omar
`You cause the night to merge into the day and cause the day to merge into the night, and bring forth the living from the dead and bring forth the dead from the living, and provide (all sorts of provisions) to whomsoever You will without measure.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
You make the night to enter into the day, and You make the day to enter into the night (i.e. increase and decrease in the hours of the night and the day during winter and summer), You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give wealth and sustenance to whom You will, without limit (measure or account)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Thou makest the night to enter into the day and Thou makest the day to enter into the night, Thou bringest forth the living from the dead and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living, and Thou providest whomsoever Thou wilt without reckoning
George Sale
Thou makest the night to succeed the day: Thou bringest forth the living out of the dead, and thou bringest forth the dead out of the living; and providest food for whom thou wilt without measure
Edward Henry Palmer
Thou dost turn night to day, and dost turn day to night, and dost bring forth the living from the dead, and dost provide for whom Thou pleasest without taking count.
John Medows Rodwell
Thou causest the night to pass into the day, and thou causest the day to pass into the night. Thou bringest the living out of the dead, and thou bringest the dead out of the living; and thou givest sustenance to whom thou wilt, without measure
N J Dawood (2014)
You cause the night to pass into the day, and the day to pass into the night; You bring forth the living from the dead and You bring forth the dead from the living. You give without reckoning to whom You will.‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
“You cause the night to gain on the day, and You cause the day to gain on the night. You bring the living from the dead, and You bring the dead from the living. You give sustenance to whom You please, without measure.”
Sayyid Qutb
“You cause the night to pass into the day, and You cause the day to pass into the night. You bring forth the living from the dead, and You bring forth the dead from that which is alive. You grant sustenance to whom You will, beyond all reckoning.”
Ahmed Hulusi
“You turn the night into day and turn the day into night. You bring the living out of the dead and the dead out of the living. You give provision (life sustenance) to whom You will without account.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
You cause the night to pass into the day and You cause the day to pass into the night, and You bring forth the living from the dead and You bring forth the dead from the living, and You provide with sustenance for whom You will without measure
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
"You cause the night to lose itself by absorption into the day and You cause the day to lose itself by absorption into the night, irrespective of the nature of the solar day, civil day or the period of the year. You cause the living to ascend from the dead* and You cause the dead to fall from life. You provide livelihood and You fit out meritoriously whom You will with what You will and with what is necessary for a certain purpose"
Mir Aneesuddin
You make the night to enter into the day and You make the day to enter into the night and You bring out the living from the dead and You bring out the dead from the living and You provide without measure to whom You will."

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
"Thou causest the night to gain on the day, and thou causest the day to gain on the night; Thou bringest the Living out of the dead, and Thou bringest the dead out of the Living; and Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou pleasest, without measure ."
OLD Literal Word for Word
You cause to enter the night in the day and You cause to enter the day in the night, and You bring forth the living from the dead, and You bring forth the dead from the living, and You give provision (to) whom You will without measure.