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Muhammad Asad
But as soon as they beheld [the garden and could not recognize] it, they exclaimed, "Surely we have lost our way!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
But when they saw it ˹devastated˺, they cried, “We must have lost ˹our˺ way!
Safi Kaskas
But when they saw it, they said, " We are lost;

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Arabic
فَلَمَّا رَأَوْهَا قَالُوا إِنَّا لَضَالُّون
Transliteration
Falamma raawha qaloo inna ladalloona
Transliteration-2
falammā ra-awhā qālū innā laḍāllūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
But when they saw it, they said, "Indeed, we (are) surely lost.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
But as soon as they beheld [the garden and could not recognize] it, they exclaimed, "Surely we have lost our way!"
M. M. Pickthall
But when they saw it, they said: Lo! we are in error
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
But when they saw the (garden), they said: "We have surely lost our way
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
But when they saw it ˹devastated˺, they cried, “We must have lost ˹our˺ way!
Safi Kaskas
But when they saw it, they said, " We are lost;
Wahiduddin Khan
But when they saw it, they said, We must have lost our way
Shakir
But when they saw it, they said: Most surely we have gone astra
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
But when they saw it, they said: We are, certainly, ones who go astray!
T.B.Irving
and when they saw it, they said: "We must be lost!
Abdul Hye
But when they saw the garden, they said: “Surely, we have gone astray,
The Study Quran
Then when they saw it, they said, “Surely, we are astray
Dr. Kamal Omar
But when they saw that (garden), they said: “Verily we are indeed those who have lost the track
Farook Malik
But when they saw the garden, they cried: "Surely we must have lost our way
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
But when they saw it, they said, 'We were wrong
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Then, as soon as they saw it, they said, "Surely we are indeed erring (people)
Muhammad Sarwar
When they saw the garden, they said, "Surely we have lost our way
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
But when they saw it (the place of the ruined garden), they said, .We have missed the way
Shabbir Ahmed
But when they saw it, they said, "Behold, we have lost our way."
Dr. Munir Munshey
When they saw their orchard, they (failed to recognize it, and) cried out, "We have surely lost our way."
Syed Vickar Ahamed
But when they saw the (garden) they said: "We have surely lost our way
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
But when they saw it, they said, "Indeed, we are lost
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
But when they saw it, they said: "We have gone astray!"
Abdel Haleem
but when they saw the garden, they said, ‘We must have lost our way
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Then when they beheld it, they said: verily we have strayed
Ahmed Ali
When they saw (and did not recognise it) they said: "Surely we have lost the way
Aisha Bewley
But when they saw it, they said, ´We must have lost our way.
Ali Ünal
But when they saw it, they said: "We have assuredly arrived at the wrong place!"
Ali Quli Qara'i
But when they saw it, they said, ‘We have indeed lost our way!&rsquo
Hamid S. Aziz
But when they saw it (the garden), they said, "Most surely we have gone astray
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Then when they saw it they said: we are lost
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
But when they saw it they said, “We have surely lost our way
Musharraf Hussain
However, when they reached there they saw it utterly desolate, they said, “We are lost,
Maududi
But as soon as they beheld the orchard, (they cried out): "We have certainly lost the way
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
But when they saw it, they said: "We have gone astray!"
Mohammad Shafi
Then as they saw it, they said, "We must have lost our way."

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
But when they saw it, they said, 'undoubtedly, we have lost our way'.
Rashad Khalifa
But when they saw it, they said, "We were so wrong!
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
But when they saw it they said: 'We have surely gone astray
Maulana Muhammad Ali
But when they saw it, they said: Surely we are in error
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
So when they saw it, they said: "That we are misguided (E)."
Bijan Moeinian
As soon as they saw their destroyed garden they said: “Are we in right place.&rdquo
Faridul Haque
Then when they saw it, they said, “We have indeed strayed.&rdquo
Sher Ali
But when they saw it, they said, `Surely, we have lost our way
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Then when they saw that (ruined garden), they said: ‘We must have lost our way; (this is not our garden).
Amatul Rahman Omar
When they saw it (desolated) they said, `We have surely mistaken the way
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
But when they saw the (garden), they said: "Verily, we have gone astray,"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
But when they saw it, they said, 'Surely we are gone astray
George Sale
And when they saw the garden blasted and destroyed, they said, we have certainly mistaken our way
Edward Henry Palmer
And when they saw it they said, 'Verily, we have erred
John Medows Rodwell
But when they beheld it, they said, "Truly we have been in fault
N J Dawood (2014)
But when they saw it they said: ‘We have erred indeed

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
But when they saw (the garden), they said, “We are surely lost!
Ahmed Hulusi
But when they saw the garden (destroyed), they said, “We must have come to the wrong place.”
Mir Aneesuddin
but when they saw it, they said, “We are certainly in error,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
And when they saw the orchard had been changed out of all recognition and their dreams which they cherished with unreasonable affection were simply a reverie, they said: "We must have missed our way"

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
But when they saw the (garden), they said: "We have surely lost our way
OLD Literal Word for Word
But when they saw it, they said, "Indeed, we (are) surely lost