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Muhammad Asad
But those among them who were bent on wrongdoing substituted another saying for that which they had been given: and so We let loose against them a plague from heaven in requital of all their evil doings
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
But the wrongdoers among them changed the words they were commanded to say. So We sent down a punishment from the heavens upon them for their wrongdoing.
Safi Kaskas
Those among them who were bent on doing wrong substituted another saying for that which they had been given, so We released from heaven a plague against them as a punishment for all their injustices.

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فَبَدَّلَ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْهُمْ قَوْلًا غَيْرَ الَّذِي قِيلَ لَهُمْ فَأَرْسَلْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ رِجْزًا مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ بِمَا كَانُوا يَظْلِمُون
Transliteration
Fabaddala allatheena thalamoo minhum qawlan ghayra allathee qeela lahum faarsalna AAalayhim rijzan mina alssama-i bima kanoo yathlimoona
Transliteration-2
fabaddala alladhīna ẓalamū min'hum qawlan ghayra alladhī qīla lahum fa-arsalnā ʿalayhim rij'zan mina l-samāi bimā kānū yaẓlimūn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
But changed those who wronged among them word other than (that) which was said to them. So We sent upon them torment from the sky because they were doing wrong.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
But those among them who were bent on wrongdoing substituted another saying for that which they had been given: and so We let loose against them a plague from heaven in requital of all their evil doings
M. M. Pickthall
But those of them who did wrong changed the word which had been told them for another saying, and We sent down upon them wrath from heaven for their wrongdoing
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
But the transgressors among them changed the word from that which had been given them so we sent on them a plague from heaven. For that they repeatedly transgressed
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
But the wrongdoers among them changed the words they were commanded to say. So We sent down a punishment from the heavens upon them for their wrongdoing.
Safi Kaskas
Those among them who were bent on doing wrong substituted another saying for that which they had been given, so We released from heaven a plague against them as a punishment for all their injustices.
Wahiduddin Khan
the transgressors among them substituted something else for the word they had been given. So We sent them a punishment from heaven for their wrongdoing
Shakir
But those who were unjust among them changed it for a saying other than that which had been spoken to them; so We sent upon them a pestilence from heaven because they were unjust
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
But among those who did wrong, they substituted a saying other than what was said to them. Then, We sent wrath from heaven because they had been doing wrong.
T.B.Irving
those among them who did wrong changed the statement into something else than what had been told them; so We sent a plague from Heaven upon them because of how wrong they had been acting.
Abdul Hye
But those among them who did wrong, changed the Word other (than that) which was said to them. So We sent on them a punishment from the heaven because they used to do wrong.
The Study Quran
Then those among them who did wrong substituted a word other than that which had been said unto them. So We sent down upon them a torment from heaven for the wrong they used to do
Dr. Kamal Omar
Then those among them who transgressed (the limits), changed the word to other than what was told to them. So We sent over them Rijz (filth and punishment) from the direction of the sky because of what they had been doing in transgression
Farook Malik
But the wicked among them changed that word which was said to them, as a result We sent down a scourge upon them from heaven for their wrong doings
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
But the wicked among them substituted other words for the words given to them; so We sent down upon them a plague from the sky, because of their wrongdoing
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Then the ones who did injustice among them substituted a saying other than what had been said to them; so We sent (down) upon them a chastisement from the heaven for their doing injustice.
Muhammad Sarwar
the unjust among them changed the words which they were told to say (in the prayer). Therefore, We sent upon them torment from the sky for their wrong deeds
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
But those of them who were unjust substituted another word for the one that was said to them. So, We sent down upon them a scourge from the heavens, because they had been transgressing
Shabbir Ahmed
But, some of the wrongdoers began changing the Word of God that was taught to them, and displaced it with their own fabrications. And that resulted in a change in behavior. Our Heavenly Law of Requital caused them to weaken and waver, for they violated the Commands (2:59-61). Detachment from the Ideology made them lose their strength (5:22-24)
Dr. Munir Munshey
But the evildoers among them changed the words (of the prayers) to something other than what was prescribed to them. Thus, We lobbed a torment upon them from the sky, because of the wrongs they had wrought
Syed Vickar Ahamed
But those who exceeded the limits among them changed the word from what was given to them; So We sent on them a misery from heavens— For that they exceeded their limits many times
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
But those who wronged among them changed [the words] to a statement other than that which had been said to them. So We sent upon them a punishment from the sky for the wrong that they were doing
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Those who were wicked amongst them altered what was said to them with something different; so We sent to them an affliction from the sky because they were wicked
Abdel Haleem
the wrongdoers among them substituted another saying for that which had been given them, so We sent them a punishment from heaven for their wrongdoing
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Then those of them who did wrong changed the word that had been told them for anot her, whereupon We sent upon them a scourge from the heaven for they were wont to transgress
Ahmed Ali
The wicked among them changed and perverted the word We had spoken to a word unpronounced; so We sent from heaven retribution on them for all their wickedness
Aisha Bewley
But those of them who did wrong substituted words other than those they had been given. So We sent a plague on them from heaven for their wrongdoing.
Ali Ünal
But those among them who persisted in wrongdoing changed what had been said to them (regarding humility, imploring forgiveness, submission, and loyalty) for another saying (and acted contrarily to how they had been ordered). So We sent down on them a scourge from heaven because they were persistent in wrongdoing
Ali Quli Qara'i
But the wrongdoers changed the saying with other than what they had been told. So We sent against them a plague from the sky because of the wrongs they used to commit
Hamid S. Aziz
But those amongst them who did wrong changed the words given them for another saying; and We sent upon them a wrath from heaven for that they were unjust (or transgressed)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
But those who did wrong among them changed word to something other than what they were told, so We sent them a punishment from the sky because they used to do wrong
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
But the transgressors among them changed the words from that which had been given them, so we sent on them a plague from heaven, because they repeatedly transgressed
Musharraf Hussain
The wrongdoers among them altered the phrase to something else than what they were told to say, so We sent punishment from Heaven because of the wrong they did
Maududi
Then the wrong-doers among them substituted another word in place of the one told them. So We sent upon them a scourge from the heaven as a punishment for their Wrong-doing
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Those who were transgressors among them altered what was said to them with something different; so We sent to them an affliction from the heaven for what transgression they were in.
Mohammad Shafi
But then those who were wicked among them changed it for a word other than that which they had been told to utter. So We sent down upon them a calamity from the heavens because they were wicked.

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Then the unjust of them changed the word contrary to that what was ordered to them, then We sent down upon them torment from the heaven, the recompense of their injustice.
Rashad Khalifa
But the evil ones among them substituted other commands for the commands given to them. Consequently, we sent upon them condemnation from the sky, because of their wickedness.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
The wicked amongst them changed what was said for other words. Therefore We sent down upon them from heaven a punishment for their evil doing
Maulana Muhammad Ali
But those who were unjust among them changed it for a word other than that which they were told, so We sent upon them a pestilence from heaven for their wrongdoing
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
So those who were unjust/oppressive exchanged/replaced/substituted a saying/opinion and belief other than which was said to them, so We sent on them filth/torture from the sky/space because (of) what they were causing injustice/oppression
Bijan Moeinian
The most unjust people among them, changed what was commanded and fabricated their own version. Consequently, I sent misery from the sky for them for being so unjust
Faridul Haque
So the unjust among them changed the words, contrary to what they had been commanded - consequently We sent down upon them a punishment from the sky - the recompense of their injustice
Sher Ali
But the transgressors among them changed it for a word other than that which was said to them. So WE sent upon them a punishment from heaven, because of their wrongdoing
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
But the unjust amongst them substituted some other statement for that which they were told. So We sent upon them torment from heaven because they were engaged in injustice and wickedness
Amatul Rahman Omar
But those amongst them who were unjust changed the word to something different from that which they were told. So We sent down upon them unavoidable punishment from heaven because they had always been wrongdoers
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
But those among them who did wrong changed the word that had been told to them. So We sent on them a torment from heaven in return for their wrong-doings

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Then the evildoers of them substituted a saying other than that which had been said to them; so We sent down upon them wrath out of heaven for their evildoing
George Sale
But the transgressors among them changed it for a word other than that which was said to them. So We sent upon them a punishment from heaven, because of their wrongdoing
Edward Henry Palmer
But those amongst them who did wrong changed it for another word than which was said to them; and we sent upon them a plague from heaven for that they were unjust
John Medows Rodwell
But the ungodly ones among them changed that word into another than that which had been told them: therefore sent we forth wrath out of Heaven upon them for their wrong doings
N J Dawood (2014)
the wrongdoers among them changed what they were told to words that were not said to them; and We let loose on them a scourge from heaven as punishment for their wrongdoing

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
The sinners among them changed the saying that We had given them. We sent on them a plague from the sky, because they continued to sin.
Sayyid Qutb
But the wrongdoers among them substituted other words for those which they had been given. Therefore We let loose against them a scourge from heaven in requital for their wrongdoing.
Ahmed Hulusi
Those among them who did wrong in deed, changed the words to a statement other than that which was said to them... This is why We sent down suffering from the sky as the consequence of their wrongdoing.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
But those of them who were unjust changed a saying other than that which had been spoken unto them; so We sent upon them a torment from heaven or they had been doing injustice
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
But the wrongful of actions exchanged the virtuous spoken discourse authorized by heaven for the false discourse of their own making, and in consequence did Heaven come upon them with a forcible impact of a torturing punishment in requital of their wickedness
Mir Aneesuddin
then those who were unjust from among them changed the word to something other than that which was said to them, so We sent on them a punishment from the sky because they were unjust.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
But the transgressors among them changed the word from that which had been given them so we sent on them a plague from heaven. For that they repeatedly transgressed
OLD Literal Word for Word
But changed those who wronged among them word other than (that) which was said to them. So We sent upon them torment from the sky because they were doing wrong