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Muhammad Asad
For it is in this way that We try men through one another - to the end that they might ask, "Has God, then, bestowed His favour upon those others in preference to us?" Does not God know best as to who is grateful [to Him]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
In this way We have tested some by means of others, so those ˹disbelievers˺ may say, “Has Allah favoured these ˹poor believers˺ out of all of us?” Does Allah not best recognize the grateful?
Safi Kaskas
We have made some of them a test for others, to make the unbelievers say, "Is it these men that God has favored among us?" Does God not know best who is grateful [to Him]?

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وَكَذَٰلِكَ فَتَنَّا بَعْضَهُم بِبَعْضٍ لِّيَقُولُوا أَهَٰؤُلَاءِ مَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّن بَيْنِنَا أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِأَعْلَمَ بِالشَّاكِرِين
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Wakathalika fatanna baAAdahum bibaAAdin liyaqooloo ahaola-i manna Allahu AAalayhim min baynina alaysa Allahu bi-aAAlama bialshshakireena
Transliteration-2
wakadhālika fatannā baʿḍahum bibaʿḍin liyaqūlū ahāulāi manna l-lahu ʿalayhim min bayninā alaysa l-lahu bi-aʿlama bil-shākirīn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
And thus We try some of them with others that they say, "Are these (whom) has favored Allah [upon them] from among us?" Is not Allah most knowing of those who are grateful?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
For it is in this way that We try men through one another - to the end that they might ask, "Has God, then, bestowed His favour upon those others in preference to us?" Does not God know best as to who is grateful [to Him]
M. M. Pickthall
And even so do We try some of them by others, that they say: Are these they whom Allah favoureth among us? Is not Allah best Aware of the thanksgivers
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Thus did We try some of them by comparison with others, that they should say: "Is it these then that Allah hath favoured from amongst us?" Doth not Allah know best those who are grateful
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
In this way We have tested some by means of others, so those ˹disbelievers˺ may say, “Has Allah favoured these ˹poor believers˺ out of all of us?” Does Allah not best recognize the grateful?
Safi Kaskas
We have made some of them a test for others, to make the unbelievers say, "Is it these men that God has favored among us?" Does God not know best who is grateful [to Him]?
Wahiduddin Khan
In this way We try some of them by means of others, so that they may ask, Are these [lowly ones] whom God has singled out for His favours from among us? Does God not know best who are the grateful ones
Shakir
And thus do We try some of them by others so that they say: Are these they upon whom Allah has conferred benefit from among us? Does not Allah best know the grateful
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Thus, We tried some of them with others that they should say: Is it these to whom God showed grace from among us? Is not God greater in knowledge of the ones who are thankful?
T.B.Irving
Even so do We try some of them by means of others, so they may say: "Are those the ones among us towards whom God has been gracious? Is God not quite Aware as to who are grateful?"
Abdul Hye
Thus We have tested some of them (poor believers) with others (chiefs of Quraish) so that they might say: “Are these (poor) people whom Allah has favored from amongst us?” Does not Allah know better the thankful ones?
The Study Quran
Thus did We try some of them by means of others, that they might say, “Are these the ones whom God has graced among us?” Does God not know best those who are thankful
Dr. Kamal Omar
Thus We have tested some of them with some (others) so that they might say: “Are these (ordinary people) Allah has showered favour over them from amongst us?” Is not Allah One Who knows more about those who are grateful
Farook Malik
That’s how We have made some of them (poor and slaves who accepted Islam) a means for testing the others (the chiefs of Qureysh), so that they should say: "Are these the people whom Allah favors among us (the poor, indigent and low class)?" Well, does Allah not know best those who are grateful
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Thus We try some of them by means of others, that they may say, 'Are these the ones whom God has favored from among us?' Is God not aware of the appreciative
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And thus We have tempted some of them by (others) (Literally: by some "others") that they may say, "Are these (the ones) Allah has been bounteous to among us?" Is not Allah the Best Knower of the thankful
Muhammad Sarwar
We test some of them by the conditions of the others so that the rich and proud ones (seeing your poor and humble followers) would say, "Are these the ones from among all of us whom God has chosen to favor?" Does not God know those who give thanks (much better than others do)
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Thus We have tested some of them through others, so that they should say, .Are these the ones among all of us whom Allah has chosen for His favour?. Yes, does Allah not know well who are the grateful
Shabbir Ahmed
We thus let people distinguish one another's egos. The elite among them say, "Are these the people among us whom Allah has favored?" But, is not Allah best Aware of the appreciative
Dr. Munir Munshey
Thus, We test some of them by means of others. That is why they say, "Are these the ones among us whom Allah has chosen over us?" Isn´t Allah better Aware of the grateful ones
Syed Vickar Ahamed
It is like this We have tried some of them by others, in case they may say: "Is it because Allah has favored these ones from among us?" Does Allah not know best those who are grateful
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
And thus We have tried some of them through others that the disbelievers might say, "Is it these whom Allah has favored among us?" Is not Allah most knowing of those who are grateful
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
And it is such that We test them with one another, so that they may Say: "Are these the ones whom God has blessed from amongst us" Is God not aware of the thankfu
Abdel Haleem
We have made some of them a test for others, to make the disbelievers say, ‘Is it these men that God has favoured among us?’ Does God not know best who are the grateful ones
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And Thus We have tried some of them by means of others, that they might say: are those they whom God hath favoured amongst us? Is not Allah the Best Knower of the thankful
Ahmed Ali
Thus do We try men through one another so that they may ask: "Are these the ones of all of us who have been favoured by God?" Does God not know who are the grateful
Aisha Bewley
In this way We try some of them by means of others so that they say, ´Are these the people among us to whom Allah has shown His favour?´ Does not Allah know best those who are thankful
Ali Ünal
And it is in this way that We try people through one another: so that they (who think that such things as wealth and social status are the means of superiority) say (of the believers who are poor and lacking in recognized social status): "Are these the ones among us on whom God has bestowed His favor?" Does God not know best who are the thankful (who recognize the real source and bestower of every good thing one receives, and act accordingly)
Ali Quli Qara'i
Thus do We test them by means of one another so that they should say, ‘Are these the ones whom Allah has favoured from among us?!’ Does not Allah know best the grateful?
Hamid S. Aziz
Thus did We try some of them by (or in comparison with) others, that they may say, "Are these those unto whom Allah has been gracious amongst us?" Does not Allah know those who give thanks
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
And that is how We tested some of them by the others, so that they say: are these the ones whom God favored upon them among us? Does not God know the thankful ones better
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
So We tried some of them by comparison with others so that they would say, “Is it these then who God has favored from among us?” Does God not know best those who are grateful
Musharraf Hussain
That is how We test some of them by means of others, so they say, “Are these the ones that Allah has favoured over us?” Doesn’t Allah know best who is grateful
Maududi
Thus We have made some of them a means for testing others so that they should say: ´Are these theones among us upon whom Allah has bestowed His favour?´ Yes, does Allah not know well who are the thankful
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
And it is such that We test them with one another, so that they may say: "Are these the ones whom God has blessed from among us?" Is God not aware of the thankful?
Mohammad Shafi
And thus have We tried some of them through others, so that they say, "Are these the peoplehupon whom Allah has conferred benefits from amongst us?" Does not Allah know who the grateful are!

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And thus We made one of them a trial for the other on that the wealthy infidel may say seeing the needy Muslims, 'Are these people whom Allah has favoured among us? Does not Allah know well the grateful?
Rashad Khalifa
We thus test the people by each other, to let them say (mockingly), "Are these the people among us who are blessed by GOD?" Is GOD not aware of the appreciative ones?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
As such We have made some of them a means for testing others, so that they should say: 'Are those whom Allah favors amongst us? ' But does not Allah best know the thankful
Maulana Muhammad Ali
And thus do We try some of them by others so that they say: Are these they upon whom Allah has conferred benefit from among us? Does not Allah best know the grateful
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
And like that We tested/allured some of them with some, to say (P): "Are those (who) God blessed on them from between us?" Is God not more knowing with the thankful/grateful
Bijan Moeinian
This is how I (God) test people in their daily confrontations. Thus, the disbelievers [fail in the Lord's test when they mockingly] say: "Are these [less privileged] people the preferred ones by God?" Do they not know that God knows who is the grateful and who the ungrateful
Faridul Haque
And similarly We have made some as a trial for others - that the wealthy disbelievers upon seeing the needy Muslims say, “Are these whom Allah has favoured among us?” Does not Allah recognise those who are thankful
Sher Ali
And in the like manner have WE tried some of them by others, that they may say, `Is it these whom ALLAH has favoured from among us?' Does not ALLAH know best those who are grateful
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And in this way, We put to the test some of them by means of some others so that these (affluent disbelievers seeing the poor Muslims) say (mockingly): ‘Are these the ones from amongst us upon whom Allah has bestowed His favours?’ Does Allah not know best the grateful
Amatul Rahman Omar
In this way have We made a distinction in some of them from the other with the result that they say, `Are these the ones whom Allah has favoured (by choosing them) from among us?' Does not Allah know best the grateful
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Thus We have tried some of them with others, that they might say: "Is it these (poor believers) that Allah has favoured from amongst us?" Does not Allah know best those who are grateful

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Even so We have tried some of them by others that they may say, Are these the ones God has been gracious to among us?' Knows not God very well the thankful
George Sale
And in the like manner have We tried some of them by others, that they may say, 'Is it these whom God has favoured from among us?' Does not God know best those who are grateful
Edward Henry Palmer
So have we tried some of them by others, that they may say, 'Are these those unto whom God has been gracious amongst ourselves?' Does not God know those who give thanks
John Medows Rodwell
Thus have we made proof of some of them by others, that they may say, "Are these they among us to whom God hath been gracious?" Doth not God best know the thankful
N J Dawood (2014)
And thus have We made some among them a means for testing others, so that they should say: ‘Are these the ones God has favoured among us?‘ But does not God best know the thankful

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
We tested some of them by [the conditions of] others, so they might say, “Among us, are these favored by Allah?” Doesn’t Allah know best who are grateful?
Sayyid Qutb
It is in this way that We try some of them by means of others, so that they may say: “Are these the ones upon whom God has bestowed His favour from among us?” Does not God know best as to who is truly grateful?
Ahmed Hulusi
Hence we tried some with others, so they say, “Did Allah bestow upon these (needy ones with little income)?”... Does Allah not know best those who appreciate?
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
And thus did We try some of them by others so that they (mockingly) say: 'Are these they upon whom Allah has favoured from among us ? ' Does not Allah know best the grateful ?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Thus did We take matters of fact as they were and circumstanced them after Our own manner. We gathered the rich and the poor together to try them and expose the inclination of the one in the presence of the other. And there contemptuously, said the rich who were extravagant in their accounts of themselves: "Is it these whom Allah has graced among us!" Does Allah not know best the thankful who are actuated with the feeling of gratitude
Mir Aneesuddin
And thus do We test some of them through others, so that they say, "Are these the persons upon whom Allah has showered His favour from among us?" Is not Allah the Best Knower of those who are grateful?

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Thus did We try some of them by comparison with others, that they should say: "Is it these then that God hath favoured from amongst us?" Doth not God know best those who are grateful
OLD Literal Word for Word
And thus We try some of them with others that they say, "Are these (whom) Allah has favored [upon them] from among us?" Is not Allah most knowing of those who are grateful