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Muhammad Asad
SAY: "O followers of earlier revelation! Why do you refuse to acknowledge the truth of God's messages, when God is witness to all that you do?"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “O People of the Book! Why do you deny the revelations of Allah, when Allah is a Witness to what you do?”
Safi Kaskas
Say, "People of the Book, why do you reject God's revelations? God is witness to what you do."

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Arabic
قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَكْفُرُونَ بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ شَهِيدٌ عَلَىٰ مَا تَعْمَلُون
Transliteration
Qul ya ahla alkitabi lima takfuroona bi-ayati Allahi waAllahu shaheedun AAala ma taAAmaloona
Transliteration-2
qul yāahla l-kitābi lima takfurūna biāyāti l-lahi wal-lahu shahīdun ʿalā mā taʿmalūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Say, "O People (of) the Book! Why (do) you disbelieve in (the) Verses (of) Allah, while Allah (is) a Witness over what you do?"

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
SAY: "O followers of earlier revelation! Why do you refuse to acknowledge the truth of God's messages, when God is witness to all that you do?"
M. M. Pickthall
Say: O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve ye in the revelations of Allah, when Allah (Himself) is Witness of what ye do
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Say: "O People of the Book! Why reject ye the Signs of Allah, when Allah is Himself witness to all ye do?"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “O People of the Book! Why do you deny the revelations of Allah, when Allah is a Witness to what you do?”
Safi Kaskas
Say, "People of the Book, why do you reject God's revelations? God is witness to what you do."
Wahiduddin Khan
Say, People of the Book, why do you reject God's revelations when God is witness to all that you do
Shakir
Say: O followers of the Book! why do you disbelieve in the communications of Allah? And Allah is a witness of what you do
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Say: O People of the Book! Why be ungrateful for the signs of God? And God is Witness over what you do.
T.B.Irving
SAY: "People of the Book, why do you disbelieve in God´s signs while God is a Witness for anything you do?"
Abdul Hye
Say: “O people of the Scripture! Why do you reject the Verses of Allah when Allah is Witness to what you do?”
The Study Quran
Say, “O People of the Book! Why do you disbelieve in God’s signs, while God is Witness over what you do?
Dr. Kamal Omar
Say: “O people of Al-Kitab! Why do you reject the Ayaat of Allah? And Allah is Witness to whatever you do
Farook Malik
Say: "O People of the Book! Why reject ye the Signs of Allah, when Allah is Himself witness to all ye do?"
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Say, 'O People of the Scripture, why do you reject the Revelations of God, when God witnesses what you do?'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Say, "O Population of the Book, (Or: Family of the Book, i.e., the Jews and Christians) why do you disbelieve in the signs of Allah, and Allah is Ever-Witness of whatever you do?"
Muhammad Sarwar
(Muhammad), ask the People of the Book, "Why do you deny the revelations of God when He is Well-Aware of your dealings?"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Say, .O people of the Book, why do you reject the verses of Allah while Allah is witness to what you do?
Shabbir Ahmed
Say, "O People of the Scripture! Why do you deny the Revelations of Allah knowing that Allah Himself is Witness to all your actions?"
Dr. Munir Munshey
Say, "Oh people of the Book, why do you deny the signs of Allah? Allah is the witness to every thing you do!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Say: "O People of the Book! Why do you reject the Signs of Allah, when Allah is Himself witness to all you do?"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Say, "O People of the Scripture, why do you disbelieve in the verses of Allah while Allah is Witness over what you do?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Say: "O people of the Scripture, why do you reject God's signs, while God is witness over what you do"
Abdel Haleem
Say, ‘People of the Book, why do you reject God’s revelations? God witnesses everything you do.’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Say thou: O People of the Book! wherefore disbelieve ye in the revelations of Allah, whereas Allah is witness of that which ye work
Ahmed Ali
Say: "O people of the Book, why do you reject the word of God when God is a witness to all that you do?"
Aisha Bewley
Say, ´People of the Book, why do you reject Allah´s Signs when Allah is witness of everything you do?´
Ali Ünal
Say: "O People of the Book! Why do you conceal and disbelieve in God’s Revelations, God being witness to all that you do?"
Ali Quli Qara'i
Say, ‘O People of the Book! Why do you defy the signs of Allah, while Allah is witness to what you do?’
Hamid S. Aziz
Say, "O people of the Book! Why do you disbelieve in Allah´s revelations, when Allah is witness of what you do?"
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Say: people of the book, why do you disbelieve in God’s signs, while God is witness over what you do
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Say, “O people of the Book, why reject the signs of God when God is Himself witness over what you do?
Musharraf Hussain
Say: “People of The Book, why do you deny Allah’s signs, knowing that Allah is a witness to all that you do?”
Maududi
Say: ´People of the Book! Why do you reject the signs of Allah when Allah is witness to all that you do?´
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Say: "O people of the Book, why do you reject the revelations of God, while God is witness over what you do?"
Mohammad Shafi
Say, "O People of the Book! Why do you suppress Allah's signs/Verses, when Allah is Himself witness to all you do?"h

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Say you, 'O people of Book! Why not you accept the signs of Allah while your works are before Allah.
Rashad Khalifa
Say, "O followers of the scripture, why do you reject these revelations of GOD, when GOD is witnessing everything you do?"
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Say: 'People of the Book, why do you disbelieve the verses of Allah? Surely, Allah is witness to all that you do.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Say: O People of the Book, why do you disbelieve in the messages of Allah? And Allah is a witness of what you do
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Say: "You The Book's people, why do you disbelieve with God's signs/verses/evidences, and God (is an) honest witness on what you make/do/work?"
Bijan Moeinian
Say to those who believe in the Scripture: “Why do you choose to disbelieve in these revelations of your Lord [which is in accordance with your belief]? Do you not realize that God sees whatever you do [and hold you responsible for your disbelief]?&rdquo
Faridul Haque
Say (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “O People given the Book(s)! Why do you not believe in the verses (or signs) of Allah, whereas your deeds are being witnessed by Allah?”
Sher Ali
Say, `O People of the Book ! why deny ye the signs of ALLAH, while ALLAH is Witness of what you do
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Say: ‘O People of the Book, why do you deny the Revelations of Allah? And Allah is observing your actions.
Amatul Rahman Omar
Say, `O you people of the Scripture! Why do you deny the Messages of Allah, while Allah is Witness to all that you do.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Say: "O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Why do you reject the Ayat of Allah (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) while Allah is Witness to what you do?"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Say: 'People of the Book, why do you disbelieve in the signs of God? Surely God is witness of the things you do.
George Sale
Say, O ye who have received the scriptures, why do ye not believe in the signs of God
Edward Henry Palmer
Say, 'O people of the Book! why do ye misbelieve in God's signs, while God is witness of what ye do?
John Medows Rodwell
SAY: O people of the Book! why disbelieve ye the signs of God? But God is witness of your doings
N J Dawood (2014)
Say: ‘People of the Book, why do you deny God‘s revelations? God is witness of what you do.‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Say, “O People of the Book, why do you not believe in the [new] verses of Allah? Allah is a witness over whatever you do.”
Sayyid Qutb
Say: “People of earlier revelations, why do you disbelieve in God's revelations, when God Himself is witness to all that you do?”
Ahmed Hulusi
Say, “O you to whom the knowledge of reality has come... While Allah witnesses all your deeds, why do you deny (or cover) the existence of Allah in His signs (the manifestations of His Names)?”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Say: 'O' People of the Book! Why do you disbelieve in the Signs of Allah, while Allah is Witness to what you do ?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Say to Ahl al-Kitab: "Why do you deny Allah’s revelations and visible signs when Allah is Shahidun ( Omniscient) of all that you do?"
Mir Aneesuddin
Say, "O owners of the book ! why do you reject the signs of Allah when Allah is a Witness over what you do?"

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Say: "O People of the Book! Why reject ye the Signs of God, when God is Himself witness to all ye do?"
OLD Literal Word for Word
Say, "O People of the Book! Why (do) you disbelieve in (the) Verses (of) Allah, while Allah (is) a Witness over what you do?