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Muhammad Asad   
OH, THE REGRETS that [most] human beings will have to bear! Never has an apostle come to them without their deriding him
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Oh pity, such beings! No messenger ever came to them without being mocked.
Safi Kaskas   
Alas for our servants. Whenever a messenger comes to them, they ridicule him.

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Arabic   
‏يَحَسْرَةً عَلَى ٱلْعِبَادِ ۚ مَا يَأْتِيهِم مِّن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا كَانُوا۟ بِهِۦ يَسْتَهْزِءُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
yāḥasratan ʿalā l-ʿibādi mā yatīhim min rasūlin illā kānū bihi yastahziūn
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Alas for the servants! Not came to them any Messenger but they did at him mock.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
OH, THE REGRETS that [most] human beings will have to bear! Never has an apostle come to them without their deriding him
M. M. Pickthall   
Ah, the anguish for the bondmen! Never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Ah! Alas for (My) Servants! There comes not a messenger to them but they mock him
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Oh pity, such beings! No messenger ever came to them without being mocked.
Safi Kaskas   
Alas for our servants. Whenever a messenger comes to them, they ridicule him.
Wahiduddin Khan   
Alas for human beings! They ridicule every messenger that comes to them
Shakir   
Alas for the servants! there comes not to them an messenger but they mock at him
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
O how regrettable of the servants! A Messenger approaches them not, but they had been ridiculing him.
T.B.Irving   
What a pity it is with such worshippers! No messenger has ever come to them unless they made fun of him.
Abdul Hye   
Alas for the mankind! Whenever a Messenger came to them, they used to mock at him.
The Study Quran   
Alas for the servants! Never did a messenger come unto them, but that they mocked him
Dr. Kamal Omar   
O, alas for (My) Ibad! There comes not unto them a Messenger but they used to mock at him
M. Farook Malik   
Alas for My bondsmen! Whenever there came to them a Messenger they mocked at him
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Alas for the servants. No messenger ever came to them, but they ridiculed him
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Oh for the regrets of the bondmen! In no way does a Messenger come up to them except that they used to mock at him
Muhammad Sarwar   
Woe to human beings! Whenever a Messenger came to them, they mocked him
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Alas for the slaves (of Allah)! No messenger came to them, but they have been mocking at him
Shabbir Ahmed   
Ah, the anguish for the servants, they have to bear! Never has a Messenger come to them, but they did mock him
Dr. Munir Munshey   
What a pity! These human kinds! Their only response to the messengers _ whenever they came to them _ was to mock and make fun of them
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Ah! Sorrow on the part (My) servants! There has not come one messenger (of Allah) to them that they have not made fun of him
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
How regretful for the servants. There did not come to them any messenger except that they used to ridicule him
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
What sorrow for the servants. For every time a messenger went to them, they would ridicule him
Abdel Haleem   
Alas for human beings! Whenever a messenger comes to them they ridicule him
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Ah the misery of the bondmen! there cometh not: Unto them an apostle but him they have been mocking
Ahmed Ali   
Alas for men! No apostle ever came to them but they made fun of him
Aisha Bewley   
Alas for My slaves! No Messenger comes to them without their mocking him.
Ali Ünal   
Ah! Alas for the servants (of God who fail to serve Him)! Every time there has come to them a Messenger, they have but mocked him
Ali Quli Qara'i   
How regrettable of the servants! There did not come to them any apostle but that they used to deride him
Hamid S. Aziz   
Alas for the servants! There comes not to them a messenger but they mock at him
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
Unfortunate for the servants, no messenger came to them unless they used to ridicule him
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Unfortunately for these slaves, there does not come a messenger to them that they did not mock
Musharraf Hussain   
What a shame, whenever a messenger came to a community, they mocked him.
Maududi   
Alas for My servants! Never does a Messenger come to them but they mock him
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
What sorrow for the servants. For every time a messenger went to them, they would mock him
Mohammad Shafi   
Alas for the subjects! Never does a Messenger come to them but they mock him

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
(And it was said) Ah! Woes on those bondmen, when any Messenger comes to them, they merely mock at them.
Rashad Khalifa   
How sorry is the people's condition! Every time a messenger went to them, they always ridiculed him.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Woe, for those (unbelieving) worshipers! They mocked every Messenger that came to them
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Alas for the servants! Never does a messenger come to them but they mock him
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
Oh grief/sorrow on the slaves/servants , none from a messenger comes to them, except (that) they were with him mocking/making fun
Bijan Moeinian   
What a pity. Every time a Prophet was sent to them, they made fun of him
Faridul Haque   
And it was said, “Woe to those bondmen - whenever a Noble Messenger comes to them, they mock at him!”
Sher Ali   
Alas for my servants ! there comes not a Messenger to them but they mock at him
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Ah! Woe to (these) servants! Never did a Messenger come to them but they used to mock him
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Alas for (My) servants! not a single Messenger comes to (reform) them but they treat him lightly
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Alas for mankind! There never came a Messenger to them but they used to mock at him

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Ah, woe for those servants! Never comes unto them a Messenger, but they mock at him
George Sale   
O the misery of men! No apostle cometh unto them, but they laugh him to scorn
Edward Henry Palmer   
Alas for the servants! there comes to them no apostle but they mock at him
John Medows Rodwell   
Oh! the misery that rests upon my servants! No apostle cometh to them but they laugh him to scorn
N J Dawood (2014)   
Alas for My bondsmen! They laugh to scorn every apostle that comes to them

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Alas for the servants! A messenger never comes to them without their mocking him.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
What a pity it is with such worshippers! No messenger has ever come to them unless they made fun of him.
Sayyid Qutb   
Alas for mankind! Whenever a messenger comes to them, they level ridicule on him.
Ahmed Hulusi   
What a loss for those servants! Whenever a Rasul came to them, they used to mock and ridicule his message.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Alas for the servants! Never came there unto them a messenger but they used to mock him!
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
A great pity upon intellectual animate beings and servants! No Messenger do they receive as an envoy of Allah but they bombard him with foul epithets, mock him and laugh him to scorn
Mir Aneesuddin   
(Let there be) regret on My servants, there does not come to them any messenger but they mock at him.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Ah! Alas for (My) Servants! There comes not an apostle to them but they mock him
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Alas for the servants! Not came to them any Messenger but they did mock at him
OLD Transliteration   
Ya hasratan AAala alAAibadi ma ya/teehim min rasoolin illa kanoo bihi yastahzi-oona