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Muhammad Asad   
[To both kinds of your enemies, O believers, is bound to happen] the like of [what happened to] those who, a short while before them, had to taste the evil that came from their own doings, with [yet more] grievous suffering awaiting them [in the life to come]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
They are ˹both just˺ like those who recently went down before them: they tasted the evil consequences of their doings. And they will suffer a painful punishment.
Safi Kaskas   
Like those who went shortly before them. They experience the evil consequences of their decisions. A painful punishment awaits them.

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Arabic   
‏كَمَثَلِ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ قَرِيبًۭا ۖ ذَاقُوا۟ وَبَالَ أَمْرِهِمْ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌۭ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
kamathali alladhīna min qablihim qarīban dhāqū wabāla amrihim walahum ʿadhābun alīmu
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Like (the) example (of) those from before them shortly, they tasted (the) evil result (of) their affair, and for them (is) a punishment painful.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
[To both kinds of your enemies, O believers, is bound to happen] the like of [what happened to] those who, a short while before them, had to taste the evil that came from their own doings, with [yet more] grievous suffering awaiting them [in the life to come]
M. M. Pickthall   
On the likeness of those (who suffered) a short time before them, they taste the ill-effects of their own conduct, and theirs is painful punishment
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Like those who lately preceded them, they have tasted the evil result of their conduct; and (in the Hereafter there is) for them a grievous Penalty;
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
They are ˹both just˺ like those who recently went down before them: they tasted the evil consequences of their doings. And they will suffer a painful punishment.
Safi Kaskas   
Like those who went shortly before them. They experience the evil consequences of their decisions. A painful punishment awaits them.
Wahiduddin Khan   
Like those who went just before them, they have tasted the evil consequences of their doings. And they shall have a painful punishment
Shakir   
Like those before them shortly; they tasted the evil result of their affair, and they shall have a painful punishment
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
As the likeness of those who were before them, they experienced the immediate mischief of their affair and for them is a painful punishment.
T.B.Irving   
Just as the ones shortly before them tasted the consequence of their own action, even so they will have painful torment.
Abdul Hye   
They are like their immediate predecessors (Jews of Bani Qainuqa); they tasted the evil result of their deeds, for them will be a painful torment.
The Study Quran   
like those who shortly before them tasted the evil consequences of their affair—and theirs shall be a painful punishment
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Like the example of those who (passed) before them recently, they tasted the evil result of their behaviour, and for them (awaits) a painful torment
M. Farook Malik   
Their example is like those who have tasted, a short while before them, the evil consequences of their deeds. They shall have a painful punishment
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Like those shortly before them. They experienced the consequences of their decisions. For them is a painful punishment
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
(They are) as the likeness of (the ones) who were before them, they tasted the pernicious result of (disobeying the) Command (of Allah to them); and they will have a painful torment
Muhammad Sarwar   
They are like those who, a short time before, suffered the consequences of their deeds. They, too, will suffer a painful torment
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
The example (of Banu NaDir) is like those who were before them in near past, who tasted the evil consequence of their conduct, and for them (in the Hereafter) there is a painful punishment
Shabbir Ahmed   
Their example is the same as of those who lately preceded them. They tasted the calamity for their (wrong) decisions, and theirs is the awful doom
Dr. Munir Munshey   
They are (exactly) like their immediate predecessors who tasted the evil result of their conduct. A painful punishment is (in store) for them
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
They are like those who recently came before them, they have tasted the evil result of what they did; And (in the Hereafter there is) a painful penalty for them
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
[Theirs is] like the example of those shortly before them: they tasted the bad consequence of their affair, and they will have a painful punishment
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
Like the example of those who preceded them. They suffered the consequences of their decisions. They have incurred a painful retribution
Abdel Haleem   
Like those who went just before them, they have tasted the result of their conduct and a painful punishment awaits them
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
They are like those a little before them; they tasted the ill-effect of their affair, and theirs shall be a torment afflictive
Ahmed Ali   
Like those who had tasted the gravity of their actions a little before them. There is a grievous punishment for them
Aisha Bewley   
They are the same as those a short time before them who tasted the evil consequences of what they did. They will have a painful punishment.
Ali Ünal   
Just like those (the Jews of the Banu Qaynuqa‘) who, a short time before them (the Jews of the Banu Nadir), tasted the evil result of their own doings – and (in the Hereafter) for them there is (also) a painful punishment
Ali Quli Qara'i   
like those who, recently before them, tasted the evil consequences of their conduct, and there is a painful punishment for them
Hamid S. Aziz   
Like those who preceded them lately, they tasted the evil result of their affair, and theirs is a painful punishment
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
Same as those before them in the near past, they tasted the bad result of their affair, and they have a painful punishment
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Like those of late. They have tasted the harmful result of their conduct, and for them is a terrible penalty
Musharraf Hussain   
Their example is like the people who were recently punished; they tasted the consequences of their bad behaviour, and for them is a painful punishment in the Hereafter.
Maududi   
They are like those who tasted the evil consequences of their deeds a short while before. A grievous chastisement awaits them
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Like the example of those who preceded them. They suffered the consequences of their decisions. They have incurred a painful retribution
Mohammad Shafi   
Like those who [had to leave] just before them, they have tasted the evil consequences of their doings. And they shall have a painful punishment

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
They are like those who were just a short time before them. They tasted the evil consequences of their doings, and for them is the painful torment.
Rashad Khalifa   
Their fate is the same as their counterparts who preceded them. They suffered the consequences of their decisions. They have incurred a painful retribution.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Just as those who, not long before, tasted the mischief of their actions, there awaits for them a painful punishment
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Like those before them shortly: they tasted the evil consequences of their conduct, and for them is a painful chastisement
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
As/like (the) example/proverb, (of) those from before them near/close (shortly), they tasted/experienced their matters'/affair's severity/bad consequences , and for them (is) a painful torture
Bijan Moeinian   
Their fate is the same as the disbelievers before them: total loss. They are going to be punished severely
Faridul Haque   
Like the example of those who were before them not long ago - they tasted the evil result of their deeds; and for them is a painful punishment
Sher Ali   
Their case is like the case of those people who passed away only a short time before them. They tasted the evil consequences of their evil conduct. And for them is a painful punishment
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
(Their plight) resembles those who have tasted the evil consequences of their works shortly before them (i.e., the idolaters of Mecca in Badr and Banu Nadir, Banu Qaynuqa‘ and Banu Qurayza of the Jews, etc.). And there is for them a grievous punishment (in the Hereafter as well)
Amatul Rahman Omar   
(Their case is) like the case of (Banu Qainuqa`, a Jew tribe at Madinah) their immediate predecessors (who were defeated). They suffered the evil consequences of their (evil) doings, and they received a woeful punishment
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
They are like their immediate predecessors (the Jews of Banee Qainooqa, who suffered), they tasted the evil result of their conduct, and (in the Hereafter, there is) for them a painful torment;

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Like those who a short time before them tasted the mischief of their action; there awaits them a painful chastisement
George Sale   
Like those who lately preceded them, they have tasted the evil consequence of their deed; and a painful torment is prepared for them hereafter
Edward Henry Palmer   
Like unto those before them, recently they tasted the evil result of their affair, and for them is grievous woe
John Medows Rodwell   
They act like those who lately preceded them, who also tasted the result of their doings; and a grievous chastisement awaiteth them
N J Dawood (2014)   
Like those who were but recently punished before them, they tasted the fruit of their own deeds. And woeful punishment awaits them

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Like those who recently preceded them, they have tasted the evil result of their conduct. A horrible punishment awaits them.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Just as the ones shortly before them tasted the consequence of their own action, even so they will have painful torment.
Ahmed Hulusi   
The example of them (these Jews) is like those who recently tasted the consequences of their deeds (at the Battle of Badr) and for whom there is a severe suffering (in the eternal life to come).
Mir Aneesuddin   
(They are) similar in likeness to those who were just before them (and) who tasted the evil result of their affair, and for them there is a painful punishment.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
They are like those Pagans of Quraish, who tasted the fatal consequences of the evil way they conducted themselves in life not long ago at the battle of Badr, and there is yet an unsparing penalty and condign punishment

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Like those who lately preceded them, they have tasted the evil result of their conduct; and (in the Hereafter there is) for them a grievous Penalty;
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Like (the) example (of) those before them shortly, they tasted (the) evil result (of) their affair, and for them (is) a punishment painful
OLD Transliteration   
Kamathali allatheena min qablihim qareeban thaqoo wabala amrihim walahum AAathabun aleemun