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Muhammad Asad
O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not devour one another's possessions wrongfully - not even by way of trade based on mutual agreement - and do not destroy one another: for, behold, God is indeed a dispenser of grace unto you
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
O believers! Do not devour one another’s wealth illegally, but rather trade by mutual consent. And do not kill ˹each other or˺ yourselves. Surely Allah is ever Merciful to you.
Safi Kaskas
Believers, do not consume one another's possessions wrongfully, not even if It is a trade with mutual consent. Do not kill each other, for God is Merciful-to-all of you.

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يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَأْكُلُوا أَمْوَالَكُم بَيْنَكُم بِالْبَاطِلِ إِلَّا أَن تَكُونَ تِجَارَةً عَن تَرَاضٍ مِّنكُمْ وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِكُمْ رَحِيمً
Transliteration
Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo la ta/kuloo amwalakum baynakum bialbatili illa an takoona tijaratan AAan taradin minkum wala taqtuloo anfusakum inna Allaha kana bikum raheeman
Transliteration-2
yāayyuhā alladhīna āmanū lā takulū amwālakum baynakum bil-bāṭili illā an takūna tijāratan ʿan tarāḍin minkum walā taqtulū anfusakum inna l-laha kāna bikum raḥīma
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
O you who believe[d]! (Do) not eat your wealth between yourselves unjustly. But that (there) be business on mutual consent among you. And (do) not kill yourselves. Indeed, Allah is to you Most Merciful.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not devour one another's possessions wrongfully - not even by way of trade based on mutual agreement - and do not destroy one another: for, behold, God is indeed a dispenser of grace unto you
M. M. Pickthall
O ye who believe! Squander not your wealth among yourselves in vanity, except it be a trade by mutual consent, and kill not one another. Lo! Allah is ever Merciful unto you
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities: But let there be amongst you Traffic and trade by mutual good-will: Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
O believers! Do not devour one another’s wealth illegally, but rather trade by mutual consent. And do not kill ˹each other or˺ yourselves. Surely Allah is ever Merciful to you.
Safi Kaskas
Believers, do not consume one another's possessions wrongfully, not even if It is a trade with mutual consent. Do not kill each other, for God is Merciful-to-all of you.
Wahiduddin Khan
Believers, do not wrongfully consume each others wealth, but trade with it by mutual consent. Do not kill one another, for God is most merciful to you
Shakir
O you who believe! do not devour your property among yourselves falsely, except that it be trading by your mutual consent; and do not kill your people; surely Allah is Merciful to you
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
O those who believed! Consume not your wealth between you with falsehood, but that it be a transaction of agreeing together among you. And kill not yourselves. Truly, God had been Compassionate to you.
T.B.Irving
You who believe, do not use up your wealth idly, [squandering it] on one another, unless it is for some business based on mutual consent among you. Do not kill one another; God has been Merciful towards you!
Abdul Hye
O you who believe! Don’t eat up your wealth between you unjustly except that it is trading by mutual consent among you. You don’t kill yourselves. Surely, Allah is Merciful to you.
The Study Quran
O you who believe! Consume not each other’s wealth falsely, but trade by mutual consent, and slay not yourselves. Truly God is Merciful unto you
Dr. Kamal Omar
O you people who have Believed! Do not eat up your wealth amongst yourself in an unjust manner except that it is through a mutual agreement amongst you. And do not kill or murder your own persons. Surely, Allah is, towards you, continuously Merciful
Farook Malik
O believers! Do not consume one another’s wealth through unlawful means; instead, do business with mutual consent; do not kill yourselves by adopting unlawful means. Indeed Allah is Merciful to you
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
O you who believe! Do not consume each other's wealth illicitly, but trade by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves, for God is Merciful towards you
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
O you who have believed, do not eat (up) your riches among you untruthfully, except there be commerce by your mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves (i.e. kill one another). Surely Allah has been Ever-Merciful to you
Muhammad Sarwar
Believers, do not exchange your property in wrongful ways unless it is in trade by mutual agreement. Do not kill one another. God is All-merciful to you
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
O you who believe, do not devour each other‘s property by false means, unless it is trade conducted with your mutual consent. Do not kill one another. Indeed, Allah has been Very-Merciful to you
Shabbir Ahmed
O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Consume not one another's wealth wrongfully, not even in mutually agreed trade. Be just in your trade and cause not people to suffer losses. Do not destroy one another, and thus do not destroy your "Self". Allah is Merciful to you so you must be merciful to others." ("Illa" here means 'not even' and not 'except'). (2:188), (26:181)
Dr. Munir Munshey
Oh you who believe! Do not devour each other´s wealth unfairly _ (through force or fraud). Rather, enter into (a legitimate) trade (and deal fairly) with mutual consent and agreement. Do not kill (destroy) each other. Indeed Allah is full of mercy for you
Syed Vickar Ahamed
O you who believe! Do not eat up your property among yourselves in (worthless) deception: But let there be among you exchange and trade by mutual good-will: And do not kill (or destroy) from yourselves: Surely, to you Allah has been Most Merciful (Raheem)
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
O you who have believed, do not consume one another's wealth unjustly but only [in lawful] business by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
O you who believe, do not consume your money between you unjustly, except through a trade which is mutually agreed by you. And do not kill yourselves; God is Merciful towards you
Abdel Haleem
You who believe, do not wrongfully consume each other’s wealth but trade by mutual consent. Do not kill each other, for God is merciful to you
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
O Ye who believe! devour not your substance among yourselves unlawfully, but let it be a trading among you by mutual agreement. And slay not yourselves, verily Allah is unto you ever Merciful
Ahmed Ali
O believers, you should not usurp unjustly the wealth of each other, but trade by mutual consent; and do not destroy yourselves. God is merciful to you
Aisha Bewley
You who have iman! do not consume one another´s property by false means, but only by means of mutually agreed trade. And do not kill yourselves. Allah is Most Merciful to you.
Ali Ünal
O you who believe! Do not consume one another’s wealth in wrongful ways (such as theft, extortion, bribery, usury, and gambling), except it be dealing by mutual agreement; and do not destroy yourselves (individually or collectively by following wrongful ways like extreme asceticism and idleness. Be ever mindful that) God has surely been All-Compassionate toward you (particularly as believers)
Ali Quli Qara'i
O you who have faith! Do not eat up your wealth among yourselves unrightfully, but it should be trade by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves. Indeed Allah is most merciful to you
Hamid S. Aziz
O you who believe! Squander not your property amongst yourselves vainly, but use it in trade by mutual consent. And do not destroy yourselves (or kill one another); verily, Allah is ever Merciful unto you
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
You who believe, do not falsely eat up one another's properties among yourselves, but let there be trade among you with your mutual satisfaction. And do not kill yourselves (each other). God is merciful to you
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
O you who believe, do not consume your property among yourselves with vanity, but let there be among you traffic and trade by mutual good will, nor kill yourselves, for indeed God has been to you Mercifully Redeeming
Musharraf Hussain
Believers, don’t use one another’s wealth dishonestly, rather only for a business venture through agreement, and do not ruin yourself. Allah treats you Kindly
Maududi
Believers! Do not devour one another´s possessions wrongfully; rather than that, let there be trading by mutual consent. You shall not kill yourselves. Surely Allah is ever Compassionate to you
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
O you who believe, do not consume your money between you unjustly, unless it is through a trade which is mutually agreed by you. And do not kill yourselves; God is Merciful towards you.
Mohammad Shafi
O you who believe! Do not consume your property among yourselves wrongfully; except that you do it by way of trading with mutual consent. And commit no suicides, nor kill one another amongst you! Indeed, Allah is Merciful to you

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
'O believers! Consume not unjustly the property of one another among yourselves except it be a trade by your mutual consent. And kill not yourselves. Undoubtedly, Allah is Merciful to you.
Rashad Khalifa
O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly - only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Believers, do not consume your wealth among yourselves in falsehood, except there be trading by your mutual agreement. And do not kill yourselves. Allah is the Most Merciful to you
Maulana Muhammad Ali
O you who believe, devour not your property among yourselves by illegal methods except that it be trading by your mutual consent. And kill not your people. Surely Allah is ever Merciful to you
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
You, you those who believed, do not eat/annihilate/consume your properties/possessions between you with the falsehood except that (it) be commercial trade/buying and selling on acceptance/approval from you, and do not kill your selves, that God was/is with you merciful
Bijan Moeinian
O you who chosen to believe, do not spend your resources in an extravagant manner to impress each other; use it instead for promoting businesses by mutual good-will. [While talking about extravagances and going to the extreme measures,] do not kill each other: How Merciful is God to you [who takes time to explain all these things]
Faridul Haque
O People who Believe! Do not unjustly devour the property of each other, except through trade by mutual agreement; and do not kill one another; indeed Allah is Most Merciful upon you
Sher Ali
O ye who believe ! devour not your property among yourselves by unlawful means, except that you earn by trade with mutual consent. And kill not your people. Surely, ALLAH is Merciful towards you
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
O believers! Do not devour one another’s wealth unlawfully amongst yourselves unless it is a trade by your mutual agreement and do not kill yourselves. Surely, Allah is Kind to you
Amatul Rahman Omar
O you who believe! do not consume your (- one another's) property amongst yourselves by unlawful means, rather it be a trade based on free mutual consent. And do not kill your people. Surely, Allah has been Ever Merciful to you
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves unjustly except it be a trade amongst you, by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
O believers, consume not your goods between you in vanity, except there be trading, by your agreeing together. And kill not one another. Surely God is compassionate to you
George Sale
O true believers, consume not your wealth among your selves in vanity; unless there be merchandizing among you by mutual consent: neither slay your selves; for God is merciful towards you
Edward Henry Palmer
O ye who believe! devour not your property amongst yourselves vainly, unless it be a merchandise by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves; verily, God is compassionate unto you
John Medows Rodwell
O believers! devour not each other's substance in mutual frivolities; unless there be a trafficking among you by your own consent: and commit not suicide: - of a truth God is merciful to you
N J Dawood (2014)
Believers, do not consume your wealth among yourselves in vanity, but rather trade with it by mutual consent. Do not kill one another.¹ Surely God is compassionate to you

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
O Believers, do not squander your collective resources in vain. Promote commerce with mutual good will. Do not destroy yourselves. Truly, Allah has been Most Merciful to you.
Sayyid Qutb
Believers, do not devour each other's wealth illegally, unless it be through trade which you conduct by mutual consent. Do not kill yourselves, for God is merciful to you.
Ahmed Hulusi
O believers, do not wrongfully (based on impermissible premises) consume each other’s wealth even if this is through a mutually agreed trade. Do not kill yourselves (through wrongful deeds). Indeed, Allah, as the creator of your being with His Names, is the Rahim.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
O' you who have Faith! do not devour each other's property among yourselves in vanity, except that it be a trade by your mutual consent, and do not kill your (own) selves (one another) ; verily Allah is Merciful to you.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
O you who have conformed to Islam: Do not eat your property out of each other in irreverence, wickedness, dishonesty and impiety (usury, gambling, cheating, adulteration, treachery, monopoly, bribery, embezzlement, stealing and such vices); this leads to a gradual self- destruction, unless it be a trade or exchange of commodities for a profit consented to by both the buyer and the seller. Nor shall you kill each other or commit self-murder; Allah is ever Rahimun to you
Mir Aneesuddin
O you who believe ! do not swallow your wealth among yourselves in falsehood, except that it be commerce by mutual consent, and do not kill yourselves, Allah is certainly Merciful to you,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities: But let there be amongst you Traffic and trade by mutual good-will: Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily God hath been to you Most Merciful
OLD Literal Word for Word
O you who believe[d]! (Do) not eat your wealth between yourselves unjustly. But that (there) be business on mutual consent among you. And (do) not kill yourselves. Indeed, Allah is to you Most Merciful