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Muhammad Asad   
Know that God is severe in retribution -and that God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace
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Know that Allah is severe in punishment and that He is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Safi Kaskas   
Know that God is severe in His punishment, and yet He is most forgiving and Merciful-to-all.

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Arabic   
‏ٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَدِيدُ ٱلْعِقَابِ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
iʿ'lamū anna l-laha shadīdu l-ʿiqābi wa-anna l-laha ghafūrun raḥīmu
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Know that Allah (is) severe (in) punishment and that Allah (is) Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
Know that God is severe in retribution -and that God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace
M. M. Pickthall   
Know that Allah is severe in punishment, but that Allah (also) is Forgiving, Merciful
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Know ye that Allah is strict in punishment and that Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Know that Allah is severe in punishment and that He is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Safi Kaskas   
Know that God is severe in His punishment, and yet He is most forgiving and Merciful-to-all.
Wahiduddin Khan   
Know that God is severe in punishment, yet most forgiving and merciful
Shakir   
Know that Allah is severe in requiting (evil) and that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Know that God is Severe in repayment and that God is Forgiving, Compassionate.
T.B.Irving   
Know that God is Stern in punishment and (also) that God is Forgiving Merciful.
Abdul Hye   
Know that Allah is severe in punishment and that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
The Study Quran   
Know that God is severe in retribution, and that God is Forgiving, Merciful
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Realise that Allah is severe in retribution and that Allah is Oft-Forgiving, continuously Merciful
M. Farook Malik   
You should also know that Allah is stern in Retribution, and that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Know that God is severe in retribution, and that God is Forgiving and Merciful
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Know that Allah is strict in punishment, and that Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Ever-Merciful
Muhammad Sarwar   
Know that God is stern in His retribution and He is All-forgiving and All-merciful
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Be sure that Allah is severe in punishment and that Allah is Very-Forgiving, Very-Merciful
Shabbir Ahmed   
Beware that Allah's Law of Requital is ever vigilant. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (So He has shown you how to become worthy of His Mercy)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Know it well! Allah is very severe in (inflicting) punishment and He is the most Forgiving, the most Merciful
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Know that Allah is strict in punishment; And that Allah is Often Forgiving (Ghafoor), Most Merciful (Raheem)
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Know that Allah is severe in penalty and that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
Know that God is powerful in retribution, and that God is Forgiving, Merciful
Abdel Haleem   
Know too that God is severe in punishment yet most forgiving and merciful
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Know that Allah is severe in chastising and that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Ahmed Ali   
Know that the punishment of God is severe, but that God is also forgiving and kind
Aisha Bewley   
Know that Allah is fierce in retribution and that Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Ali Ünal   
Know (also) that God is severe in punishment, and that God is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Know that Allah is severe in retribution, and that Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful
Hamid S. Aziz   
Know that Allah is severe in punishment, but that Allah is also Forgiving, Merciful
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
Know that God is severe in punishment, and that God is forgiving and merciful
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Know that God is strict in punishment and that God is Oft-Forgiving, Mercifully Redeeming
Musharraf Hussain   
You must realise that Allah is severe in His punishment, nevertheless Forgiving, Kind.
Maududi   
Know well that Allah is severe in retribution, and that Allah is also All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Know that God is powerful in retribution, and that God is Forgiving, Merciful
Mohammad Shafi   
Know that Allah is severe in punishment, and that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Know that the torment of Allah is severe and Allah is Forgiving. Merciful.
Rashad Khalifa   
Know that GOD is strict in enforcing retribution, and that GOD is Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Know that Allah is Stern in retribution, and that Allah is the Forgiver and the Most Merciful
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Know that Allah is severe in requiting (evil) and that Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
Know that God (is) strong (severe in) the punishment and that God (is) forgiving, merciful
Bijan Moeinian   
Beware that God is the Most Serious when it comes to the punishment and that [at the same time] He is the Most Understanding and the Most Forgiving
Faridul Haque   
Know well that Allah’s punishment is severe, and that Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful
Sher Ali   
Know that ALLAH is Severe in punishment and that ALLAH is also Most Forgiving and ever Merciful
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Know that Allah is Severe in punishment and that Allah is Most Forgiving and Ever-Merciful (as well)
Amatul Rahman Omar   
You should know that Allah is Severe at retribution and that (at the same time) Allah is Great Protector, Ever Merciful
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Know that Allah is Severe in punishment and that Allah is OftForgiving, Most Merciful

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Know God is terrible in retribution, and God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate
George Sale   
Know that God is Severe in punishment and that God is also Most Forgiving and ever Merciful
Edward Henry Palmer   
Know that God is keen to punish, but that God is forgiving, merciful
John Medows Rodwell   
Know that God is severe in punishing, and that God is Forgiving, Merciful
N J Dawood (2014)   
Know that God is stern in retribution, and that God is forgiving and compassionate

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
You must realize that Allah is severe in punishment. Allah is the Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Know that Allah (God) is Stern in punishment and (also) that Allah (God) is Forgiving Merciful.
Sayyid Qutb   
Know that God is severe in retribution and that God is Much-Forgiving, Merciful.
Ahmed Hulusi   
Know that Allah will most certainly enforce the consequences of bad deeds, yet Allah is the Ghafur, the Rahim.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Know that Allah is severe in retribution, and that Allah is forgiving, Merciful
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
Bring vividly, you people, before your minds and let it be realized in fact that Allah’s punishment is very painful, and that He is also Ghafurun and Rahimun
Mir Aneesuddin   
Know that Allah is severe in requiting (evil) and (also) that Allah is Protectively Forgiving, Merciful.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Know ye that God is strict in punishment and that God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Know that Allah (is) severe (in) punishment and that Allah (is) Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful
OLD Transliteration   
IAAlamoo anna Allaha shadeedu alAAiqabi waanna Allaha ghafoorun raheemun