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Muhammad Asad
VERILY, God is the One who cleaves the grain and the fruit-kernel asunder, bringing forth the living out of that which is dead, and He is the One who brings forth the dead out of that which is alive. This, then, is God: and yet, how perverted are your minds
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Indeed, Allah is the One Who causes seeds and fruit stones to sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living. That is Allah! How can you then be deluded ˹from the truth˺?
Safi Kaskas
God is the One who splits the grain, and the seeds open. He brings out the living from the dead and the dead from the living. This is God, so how can you turn away from the truth?

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إِنَّ اللَّهَ فَالِقُ الْحَبِّ وَالنَّوَىٰ يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَمُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتِ مِنَ الْحَيِّ ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ فَأَنَّىٰ تُؤْفَكُون
Transliteration
Inna Allaha faliqu alhabbi waalnnawa yukhriju alhayya mina almayyiti wamukhriju almayyiti mina alhayyi thalikumu Allahu faanna tu/fakoona
Transliteration-2
inna l-laha fāliqu l-ḥabi wal-nawā yukh'riju l-ḥaya mina l-mayiti wamukh'riju l-mayiti mina l-ḥayi dhālikumu l-lahu fa-annā tu'fakūn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Indeed, Allah (is the) Cleaver (of) the grain and the date-seed. He brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living. That (is) Allah, so how are you deluded?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
VERILY, God is the One who cleaves the grain and the fruit-kernel asunder, bringing forth the living out of that which is dead, and He is the One who brings forth the dead out of that which is alive. This, then, is God: and yet, how perverted are your minds
M. M. Pickthall
Lo! Allah (it is) Who splitteth the grain of corn and the date-stone (for sprouting). He bringeth forth the living from the dead, and is the bringer-forth of the dead from the living. Such is Allah. How then are ye perverted
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
It is Allah Who causeth the seed-grain and the date-stone to split and sprout. He causeth the living to issue from the dead, and He is the one to cause the dead to issue from the living. That is Allah: then how are ye deluded away from the truth
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Indeed, Allah is the One Who causes seeds and fruit stones to sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living. That is Allah! How can you then be deluded ˹from the truth˺?
Safi Kaskas
God is the One who splits the grain, and the seeds open. He brings out the living from the dead and the dead from the living. This is God, so how can you turn away from the truth?
Wahiduddin Khan
It is God who splits the seed and the fruit-stone. He brings forth the living from the dead, and the dead from the living. That is God. How then can you, deluded, turn away from the truth
Shakir
Surely Allah causes the grain and the stone to germinate; He brings forth the living from the dead and He is the bringer forth of the dead from the living; that is Allah! how are you then turned away
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Truly, it is God who is One Who Causes to Break Forth the grain and the pit of a date. He brings out the living from the dead and is One Who Brings Out the dead from the living. That is God. Then, how you are misled.
T.B.Irving
God is the One Who splits the seed and kernel, He brings the living from the dead, and is the One Who brings the dead from the living. Such is God; yet still you shrug Him off!
Abdul Hye
Surely! It is Allah who causes to split the grain and the fruit-stone. He brings forth the living from the dead, and brings forth the dead from the living. Such is Allah, then how are you being misled (from truth)?
The Study Quran
Truly God is the Cleaver of the grain and the fruit stone. He brings forth the living from the dead, and He is the One Who brings forth the dead from the living. That is God—how, then, are you perverted
Dr. Kamal Omar
Verily, Allah is the One Who causes to split and sprout the seed-grain and the fruit-stone. He brings forth the living from the dead and (He is the) Extractor of the dead from the living. This is Allah to you, then how you are deluded from the truth
Farook Malik
Surely it is Allah Who causes the seed and the fruit-stone to split and sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living. It is Allah, Who does all this; then why are you being misled
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
It is God Who splits the grain and the seed. He brings the living from the dead, and He brings the dead from the living. Such is God. So how could you deviate
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Surely Allah is The Splitter of the grains and nuclei Also: date-pits, fruit stones and other kernels). He brings out the living from the dead, and He is The Bringer out of the dead from the living. That (Literally: those) is Allah; then, however are you diverged (into falsehood)
Muhammad Sarwar
It is God who makes all kinds of seeds grow, brings forth the living from the dead, and the dead from the living. It is God who does such things, so how can you turn away from Him
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Surely, Allah is the one who splits the grain and the date-stone (for sprouting). He brings forth the living from the dead, and He is the One who brings forth the dead from the living. That is Allah! To where, then, are you being turned away (by your desires)
Shabbir Ahmed
Allah is the One Who causes the grains and the seeds to split and germinate. He produces the living from the dead, and the dead from the living. Such is Allah. Where are you headed in bewilderment? (Similar are the Laws that apply to individuals and nations. They must develop their inherent potentials in order to prosper.
Dr. Munir Munshey
Indeed, it is Allah Who splits (and initiates the germination of) the seeds of grain as well as the pit-stones of the fruit trees. He causes the living to emerge from the lifeless, and He brings out the lifeless from the living. Such is your Allah! So why are you being diverted away (from the truth)
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Surely, it is Allah Who causes seed-grain and date-stone to split and send out leaves (as it germinates into a plant). He causes the living to come from the dead, and He is the One to cause the dead to come from the living. That is Allah: Then how is it that you are far away from the truth
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Indeed, Allah is the cleaver of grain and date seeds. He brings the living out of the dead and brings the dead out of the living. That is Allah ; so how are you deluded
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
God is the splitter of the seeds and the grains; He brings the living out from the dead and He brings the dead out from the living. Such is God; so why are you delude
Abdel Haleem
It is God who splits open the seed and the fruit stone: He brings out the living from the dead and the dead from the living- that is God- so how can you turn away from the truth
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Verily Allah is the Cleaver of the seed-grain and the date- stone. He bringeth forth the living from the lifeless, and He is the Bringer-forth of the lifeless from the living. Such is Allah: whither away then are ye deviating
Ahmed Ali
Indeed it is God who splits up the seed and the kernel, and brings forth the living from the dead, the dead from the living. This is God: So whither do you stray
Aisha Bewley
Allah is He Who splits the seed and kernel. He brings forth the living from the dead, and produces the dead out of the living. That is Allah, so how are you perverted
Ali Ünal
God is He Who splits the grain and the fruit-stone (so that they germinate by His command). He brings forth the living from the dead, and He is One Who brings forth the dead from the living; Such is God: how then are you turned away from the truth and make false claims
Ali Quli Qara'i
Indeed Allah is the splitter of the grain and the pit. He brings forth the living from the dead and He brings forth the dead from the living. That is Allah! Then where do you stray
Hamid S. Aziz
Verily, Allah it is who splits the grain and the date-stone (for sprouting); He brings forth the living from the dead, and it is He who brings the dead from the living. Such is Allah! How then can you be deluded
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
God is indeed splitter of the seed and the pit, He brings out the living from the dead and brings out the dead from the living. That is your God, so how do you deviate
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
It is God Who causes the seed-grain and the date-stone to split and sprout. He causes the living to issue from the dead, and He causes the dead to issue from the living. That is God, so how are you deluded from the truth
Musharraf Hussain
Allah is the one who splits open the seed and the fruit-stone; He brings the living from the dead and the dead from the living. Such is Allah, so how were you misled from the truth
Maududi
Truly it is Allah Who causes the grain and the fruit-kernel to sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living. Such is Allah. So whither are you tending in error
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
God is the splitter of the seeds and the grains; He brings the living out from the dead and He brings the dead out from the living. Such is God; so why are you deluded?
Mohammad Shafi
Indeed, Allah causes the grain and the date stone to split. He brings forth the living from the dead and He is the One Who brings forth the dead from the living. That One is Allah! How are you then turned away from the Truth

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Undoubtedly! Allah is the Cleaver of seed-grain and date stone. He brings forth the living from the dead and is the Bringer forth of the dead from the living. This is Allah! Where are you going back?
Rashad Khalifa
GOD is the One who causes the grains and the seeds to crack and germinate. He produces the living from the dead, and the dead from the living. Such is GOD; how could you deviate!
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
It is Allah who splits the grain and the datestone. He brings forth the living from the dead, and the dead from the living. So, that is Allah; how then are you perverted
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Surely Allah causes the grain and the date-stone to germinate. He brings for the living from the dead and He is the bringer forth of the dead from the living. That is Allah. How are you then turned away
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
That God (is) splitter (of) the seed/grain and the kernel/nucleuses (and) He brings out the live/alive from the dead, and (He is) bringing out the dead from the live/alive, that one (is) God, so how (do) you lie/turn away
Bijan Moeinian
God is the One Who splits the grain as well as the [hard] date seed, letting them grow up into vegetations. The Lord thus creates life out of the death and makes the life to taste the death. Such is the Lord; how dare you to leave His path
Faridul Haque
Indeed it is Allah Who splits the grain and the seed; it is He Who brings forth living from the dead, and it is He Who brings forth dead from the living; such is Allah; so where are you reverting
Sher Ali
Verily, it is ALLAH Who causes the grain and the date-stones to sprout. HE brings forth the living from the dead, and HE is the Bringer forth of the dead from the living. That is ALLAH; wherefore, then, are you turned back
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Verily, Allah alone causes the seed-grain and the fruit-stone to burst forth and sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living. Such is Allah (the Glorious); then where do you stray away
Amatul Rahman Omar
Verily, it is Allah Who splits the (seed) grains and (fruit) stones. He bring forth the living out of the lifeless and He brings forth the lifeless out of the living. Such is Allah, wherefore then are you turned back
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Verily! It is Allah Who causes the seedgrain and the fruitstone (like datestone, etc.) to split and sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead, and it is He Who brings forth the dead from the living. Such is Allah, then how are you deluded away from the truth

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
It is God who splits the grain and the date-stone, brings forth the living from the dead; He brings forth the dead too from the living. So that then is God; then how are you perverted
George Sale
Verily, it is God Who causes the grain and the date-stones to sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead, and He is the Bringer forth of the dead from the living. That is God; wherefore, then, are you turned back
Edward Henry Palmer
Verily, God it is who cleaves out the grain and the date-stone; He brings forth the living from the dead, and it is He who brings the dead from the living. There is God! how then can ye be beguiled
John Medows Rodwell
Verily God causeth the grain and the date stone to put forth: He bringeth forth the living from the dead, and the dead from the living! This is God! Why, then, are ye turned aside from Him
N J Dawood (2014)
God it is who splits the seed and the fruit-stone. He brings forth the living from the dead, and the dead from the living. Such is God. How then can you turn away

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Certainly, Allah causes the seed grain and the date stone to split [and sprout]. He brings life from the dead, and He brings death from the living. Such is Allah! How then are you deluded?
Sayyid Qutb
It is God who splits the grain and the fruit-stone. He brings forth the living out of that which is dead and the dead out of that which is alive. Such is God. How, then, are you deluded away from the truth?
Ahmed Hulusi
Indeed Allah is the cleaver that cracks and splits the seeds (creates forms of existence from the seeds of Names)! He brings the living (those who realize their infiniteness based on the Name Hayy) from the dead (those deprived of the knowledge of the reality)... And the dead (those who fail to leave their cocoon and fall into the state of the ‘Inciting Self’; carnal state of existence) from the living (those who live with the knowledge of the reality, in the state of the ‘Inspired Self’)! Thus is Allah! How you are turned (from one state to another).
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Verily Allah is the splitter of the grain and the (date) stone. He brings out the living from the dead and He is the bringer of the dead from the living. That is Allah ! How then are you perverted ?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Allah is indeed the controlling power that influences the seeds and the date-stones to split to take root and to sprout to produce plants and trees; He causes the living to egress from the dead and the dead to fall from the living*; yet how strongly deluded you people are, that you believe a lie
Mir Aneesuddin
(It is) certainly Allah Who splits the grain and the date-stone (seed). He brings out the living from the dead and He brings out the dead from the living. That is Allah, then how are you turned away (from the truth)?

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
It is God Who causeth the seed-grain and the date-stone to split and sprout. He causeth the living to issue from the dead, and He is the one to cause the dead to issue from the living. That is God: then how are ye deluded away from the truth
OLD Literal Word for Word
Indeed, Allah (is the) Cleaver (of) the grain and the date-seed. He brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living. That (is) Allah, so how are you deluded