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Muhammad Asad
But nay - the Last Hour is the time when they shall truly meet their fate; and that Last Hour will be most calamitous, and most bitter
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Better yet, the Hour is their appointed time—and the Hour will be most catastrophic and most bitter.
Safi Kaskas
Rather the Hour is their appointed time and the Hour is more disastrous and bitter.

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Arabic
بَلِ السَّاعَةُ مَوْعِدُهُمْ وَالسَّاعَةُ أَدْهَىٰ وَأَمَرّ
Transliteration
Bali alssaAAatu mawAAiduhum waalssaAAatu adha waamarru
Transliteration-2
bali l-sāʿatu mawʿiduhum wal-sāʿatu adhā wa-amarr
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Nay, the Hour (is) their promised time, and the Hour (will be) more grievous and more bitter.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
But nay - the Last Hour is the time when they shall truly meet their fate; and that Last Hour will be most calamitous, and most bitter
M. M. Pickthall
Nay, but the Hour (of doom) is their appointed tryst, and the Hour will be more wretched and more bitter (than their earthly failure)
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Nay, the Hour (of Judgment) is the time promised them (for their full recompense): And that Hour will be most grievous and most bitter
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Better yet, the Hour is their appointed time—and the Hour will be most catastrophic and most bitter.
Safi Kaskas
Rather the Hour is their appointed time and the Hour is more disastrous and bitter.
Wahiduddin Khan
Indeed, the Hour of Doom is their appointed time, and the Last Hour will be the most severe, and the most bitter
Shakir
Nay, the hour is their promised time, and the hour shall be most grievous and bitter
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Nay! The Hour is what is promised them and the Hour will be more calamitous and more distasteful.
T.B.Irving
Indeed the Hour has been promised them; the Hour will be quite disastrous and most bitter.
Abdul Hye
Nay, but the Hour is their appointed time (for recompense), and the Hour will be more grievous and more bitter.
The Study Quran
Nay! The Hour is their tryst, and the Hour is more calamitous and more bitter
Dr. Kamal Omar
Nay! The Hour is their promised time (for their full recompense); and the Hour is harder and more bitter (for the disbelievers)
Farook Malik
Nay! The Hour of Judgment is the time promised to deal with them. That hour will be the most grievous and bitter
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
The Hour is their appointed time—the Hour is more disastrous, and most bitter
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
No indeed, (but) the Hour is their appointment, and the Hour is more calamitous and more bitter
Muhammad Sarwar
In fact, the Hour of Doom is the time for them to suffer. The suffering of this hour is the most calamitous and the most bitter (of all suffering)
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Rather the Hour (of judgment) is their appointed time (for their full recompense), and the Hour is more calamitous and much more bitter
Shabbir Ahmed
Nay, the Hour is the time promised them, and that Hour will be most grievous with a most bitter defeat
Dr. Munir Munshey
The fact is that the hour (of Judgment) is their appointed date (with disaster). That hour is far more ruinous and wrenching, a lot more (biting and) bitter
Syed Vickar Ahamed
No! But the Hour (of Judgment) is the time promised them (for their full recompense): And that Hour will be most painful and most bitter
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
But the Hour is their appointment [for due punishment], and the Hour is more disastrous and more bitter
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
The Hour is their appointed time, and the Hour is far worse and more painful
Abdel Haleem
But the Hour is their appointed time- the Hour is more severe and bitter
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Aye! the Hour is their appointed term, and the Hour shall be far more grievous and far more bitter
Ahmed Ali
Surely the Hour will be the moment of their promise, and that moment will be calamitous and distressing
Aisha Bewley
In fact the Hour is their promised appointment and the Hour is more disastrous and bitter!
Ali Ünal
Indeed, the Last Hour is their appointed time (for their complete recompense), and the Last Hour will be more grievous and more bitter
Ali Quli Qara'i
Rather the Hour is their tryst; and the Hour will be most calamitous and bitter
Hamid S. Aziz
Nay, the Hour is their promised time, and the Hour shall be most grievous and bitter
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
No, the hour is their appointment time, and the hour is more awful and bitterer (than this world’s punishment)
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
No, the Hour is the time promised them, and that Hour will be more terrible and most bitter
Musharraf Hussain
The Judgement Day is their appointed time, and it will be a terrifying and most difficult Day.
Maududi
Nay; the Hour of Doom is their appointed time, and the Hour shall be more calamitous and bitter
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
The Hour is their appointed time, and the Hour is far worse and more painful.
Mohammad Shafi
Moreover, the Hour (the time when the present world will end and the Hereafter begin) is their tryst with destiny, and the Hour shall be more grievous and bitter

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Nay, rather the Hour is their promise and the Hour is the hardest and bitterest.
Rashad Khalifa
The Hour is awaiting them, and the Hour is far worse and more painful.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Rather, the Hour is their encounter. And that Hour will be most calamitous and bitter
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Are your disbelievers better than these, or have you an immunity in the scriptures
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
But the Hour/Resurrection (is) their appointment, and the Hour/Resurrection (is) more disastrous/catastrophic and more bitter/firmer
Bijan Moeinian
They will see the real misery, however, on the Day of their Resurrection;… it is far worse and more painful
Faridul Haque
In fact their promise is upon the Last Day - and the Last Day is very severe and very bitter
Sher Ali
Aye, the Hour is their promised time; and the Hour will be most calamitous for them and most bitter
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
But their (actual) promise is the Last Hour, and the Last Hour is extremely terrible and most agonizing
Amatul Rahman Omar
The (promised) Hour (of their complete discomfiture) is their appointed time. The fact is that the Hour will be grievously calamitous and most bitter
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Nay, but the Hour is their appointed time (for their full recompense), and the Hour will be more grievous and more bitter

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Nay, but the Hour is their tryst, and the Hour is very calamitous and bitter
George Sale
But the hour of judgment is their threatened time of punishment: And that hour shall be more grievous and more bitter than their afflictions in this life
Edward Henry Palmer
Nay, the Hour is their promised time! and the Hour is most severe and bitter
John Medows Rodwell
But, that Hour is their threatened time, and that Hour shall be most severe and bitter
N J Dawood (2014)
The Hour is their time appointed; and more calamitous, and more doleful, shall be the Hour

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
The hour [of judgment] is the time promised them. That hour will be most dreadful and most bitter.
Ahmed Hulusi
No, the Hour (of death) is when they will meet the suffering! That hour is more intense and more painful (than being defeated in war).
Mir Aneesuddin
No, the hour of doom is their promised time and the hour of doom will be most grievous and most bitter.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Further, there awaits them the foreordained unfortunate Hour when they come to judgment and indeed worse and worse, painful and grievous, is that predetermined Hour

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Nay, the Hour (of Judgment) is the time promised them (for their full recompense): And that Hour will be most grievous and most bitter
OLD Literal Word for Word
Nay, the Hour (is) their promised time, and the Hour (will be) more grievous and more bitter