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Muhammad Asad   
save for such [of them] as repent ere you [O believers] become more powerful than they: for you must know that God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
As for those who repent before you seize them, then know that Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Safi Kaskas   
except for those who repent before you overpower them. You must bear in mind that God is forgiving and Merciful-to-all.

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Arabic   
‏إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ تَابُوا۟ مِن قَبْلِ أَن تَقْدِرُوا۟ عَلَيْهِمْ ۖ فَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
illā alladhīna tābū min qabli an taqdirū ʿalayhim fa-iʿ'lamū anna l-laha ghafūrun raḥīmu
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Except those who repent from before that you overpower [over] them, then know that Allah (is) Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
save for such [of them] as repent ere you [O believers] become more powerful than they: for you must know that God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace
M. M. Pickthall   
Save those who repent before ye overpower them. For know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Except for those who repent before they fall into your power: in that case, know that Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
As for those who repent before you seize them, then know that Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Safi Kaskas   
except for those who repent before you overpower them. You must bear in mind that God is forgiving and Merciful-to-all.
Wahiduddin Khan   
except for those who repent before you gain power over them: for you must know that God is forgiving and merciful
Shakir   
Except those who repent before you have them in your power; so know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
but for those who repented before you have power over them. So know you that God is Forgiving, Compassionate.
T.B.Irving   
except for those who come to term before you overpower them. Know that God is Forgiving, Merciful.
Abdul Hye   
except those who repent before you have power over them; so you should know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
The Study Quran   
save those who repent before you overpower them. And know that God is Forgiving, Merciful
Dr. Kamal Omar   
except those who repented (and made amends) before you overpower them. Then beware that Allah (is) Oft-Forgiving, continuously Merciful
Farook Malik   
except those who repent before you apprehend them, in such a case, you should know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Except for those who repent before you apprehend them. So know that God is Forgiving and Merciful
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Except for (the ones) who repent even before you are capable of (punishing) them. So know that Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Ever-Merciful
Muhammad Sarwar   
As for those who repent before you (the legal authorities) have control over them (by proving their guilts). They should know that God is All-forgiving and All-merciful
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
except those who repent before you overpower them. Then, be sure that Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful
Shabbir Ahmed   
Unless the corruptors repent before you become more powerful than they are. (Peace will prevail when you believers become more powerful than the criminals). Know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Except those who return (to Islam) and repent before you gain an upper hand over them. Be aware! Allah is the most Forgiving and the most Merciful
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Except for those who repent before they fall into your power: In that case, know that Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Except for those who return [repenting] before you apprehend them. And know that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
Except for those who repent before you overpower them, then know that God is Forgiving, Merciful
Abdel Haleem   
unless they repent before you overpower them- in that case bear in mind that God is forgiving and merciful
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Save those who repent ere ye have them in your power; for know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Ahmed Ali   
But those who repent before they are subdued should know that God is forgiving and kind
Aisha Bewley   
except for those who make tawba before you gain power over them. Know that Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Ali Ünal   
Except for those who repent (and desist from their crimes against order) before you have overpowered them, (although the judgment as to specific crimes against individuals is left to those individuals or to their heirs). Know that God surely is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate (especially toward His servants who turn to Him in repentance)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
excepting those who repent before you capture them, and know that Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful
Hamid S. Aziz   
Save for those who repent before you overpower them. For know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
except those who repented before you overpower them, and know that God is indeed forgiving and merciful
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Except for those who repent before they fall to your power. In that case, know that God is Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
Musharraf Hussain   
except for those who repent before you arrest them. Know, Allah is Forgiving, Kind
Maududi   
except for those who repent before you have overpowered them. Know well that Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Except for those who repent before you overpower them, then know that God is Forgiving, Merciful
Mohammad Shafi   
Except for those who repent before you overpower them. So be aware that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
But those who repented before you have control over them then know that Allah is Forgiving. Merciful.
Rashad Khalifa   
Exempted are those who repent before you overcome them. You should know that GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
except those who repent before you have power over them. For you must know that Allah is Forgiving, the Most Merciful
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Except those who repent before you overpower them; so know that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
Except those who repented from before that you become overpowering on them, so know that God (is) a forgiver, merciful
Bijan Moeinian   
Except those who repent before you catch up with them. [This break is given to them so that you] Know that God is Forgiving and Compassionate
Faridul Haque   
Except those who repent before you apprehend them; so know well that Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful
Sher Ali   
Except those who repent before you have them in your power. So know that ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Except those who turn to Allah in repentance before you overpower them. So, know that Allah is Most Forgiving, Ever-Merciful
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Different, however, is the case of those (criminals) who turn with repentance before you overpower them. And know that, surely, Allah is Great Protector, Ever Merciful
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Except for those who (having fled away and then) came back (as Muslims) with repentance before they fall into your power; in that case, know that Allah is OftForgiving, Most Merciful

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
except for such as repent, before you have power over them. So know you that God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate
George Sale   
except those who shall repent, before ye prevail against them; for know that God is inclined to forgive, and merciful
Edward Henry Palmer   
save for those who repent before ye have them in your power, for know ye that God is forgiving, merciful
John Medows Rodwell   
Except those who, ere you have them in your power, shall repent; for know that God is Forgiving, Merciful
N J Dawood (2014)   
except those that repent before you reduce them. For you must know that God is forgiving and compassionate

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
The exception is those who repent before you overpower them. In that case, realize that Allah is the Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
except for those who come to term before you overpower them. Know that Allah (God) is Forgiving, Merciful.
Sayyid Qutb   
Except those who repent before you overpower them. For you must know that God is Much- Forgiving, Merciful.
Ahmed Hulusi   
Except for those who repent before you seize them... Know well that Allah is the Ghafur, the Rahim.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Except those who repent before you have power over them. So know you that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
But such ill fate would be cancelled in favour of those who repent before you subvert them and reduce them to impotence, and you must realize that Allah is Ghafurun and Rahimun
Mir Aneesuddin   
except those who repent before you overpower them*, so know that Allah is Protectively Forgiving, Merciful. * Catch them for punishment

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Except for those who repent before they fall into your power: in that case, know that God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Except those who repent before that you overpower [over] them, then know that Allah (is) Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful