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Muhammad Asad
to replace them with [people] better than they are; for there is nothing to prevent Us [from doing what We will]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
of replacing them with ˹others˺ better than them, and We cannot be prevented ˹from doing so˺.
Safi Kaskas
to replace them with better than they; and nothing can prevent Us from doing this.

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Arabic
عَلَىٰ أَن نُّبَدِّلَ خَيْرًا مِّنْهُمْ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِمَسْبُوقِين
Transliteration
AAala an nubaddila khayran minhum wama nahnu bimasbooqeena
Transliteration-2
fadharhum yakhūḍū wayalʿabū ḥattā yulāqū yawmahumu alladhī yūʿadūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
[On] to [We] replace (with) better than them; and not We (are) to be outrun.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
to replace them with [people] better than they are; for there is nothing to prevent Us [from doing what We will]
M. M. Pickthall
To replace them by (others) better than them. And we are not to be outrun
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Substitute for them better (men) than they; And We are not to be defeated (in Our Plan)
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
of replacing them with ˹others˺ better than them, and We cannot be prevented ˹from doing so˺.
Safi Kaskas
to replace them with better than they; and nothing can prevent Us from doing this.
Wahiduddin Khan
to replace them with others better than them: nothing can prevent Us from
Shakir
To bring instead (others) better than them, and We shall not be overcome
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
to substitute better for them. And We are not ones who are outrun.
T.B.Irving
to replace them with someone better than they are. We shall never be overruled!
Abdul Hye
and can replace them by others better than them; and We are not to be outrun.
The Study Quran
to replace [them] with what is better than them; and none outstrips Us
Dr. Kamal Omar
over (this) that We replace (them by people) better than them; and We are not those who are outrun
Farook Malik
to destroy them and replace them with others better than them, and nothing can hinder Us from doing so
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
To replace them with better than they, and We are not to be outdone
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
To exchange a more charitable (i.e., better) (people) instead of them, and in no way will We ever be outstripped
Muhammad Sarwar
to replace them by a better people and none can challenge Our power
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
to bring those better than them in their place, and We are not to be frustrated
Shabbir Ahmed
To replace them by others better than they are. For, there is nothing to prevent Us
Dr. Munir Munshey
Of replacing them with (other creations) better than them. We shall certainly not be surpassed
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Substitute them by others better (men) than them; And We are not to be defeated (in Our Plan)
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
To replace them with better than them; and We are not to be outdone
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
To replace them with better people, We can never be defeated
Abdel Haleem
to substitute for them others better than they are- nothing can prevent Us from doing this
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
To replace them by others better than they; and We are not to be outrun
Ahmed Ali
To bring better people than they in their place; and they will not be able to thwart Us
Aisha Bewley
to replace them with something better than them. We will not be outstripped.
Ali Ünal
To replace them with (others) better than them (in respect of faith in God and in their worship of Him), and We are not to be frustrated (in doing what We will)
Ali Quli Qara'i
to replace them by [others] better than them and We are not to be outmaneuvered
Hamid S. Aziz
To replace them with others better than them, and We shall not be overcome
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
to substitute better than them, and We are not surpassed
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Substitute for them better people than them. And We will not be defeated
Musharraf Hussain
of replacing them with people better than them, and no one can stop Us.
Maududi
to replace them by others who would be better than they; and We shall certainly not be overpowered
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
To replace them with better people, We can never be defeated
Mohammad Shafi
Of replacing them by others better than they. And nothing can hinder Us

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
That We may exchange better than they are, and no one can go out of Our hands.
Rashad Khalifa
KHALIFA:to substitute better people in your place; we can never be defeated.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
to exchange them with others better than they; nothing can outstrip Us
Maulana Muhammad Ali
To bring in their place (others) better than them, and We shall not be overcome
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
On that (E) We exchange/replace better than them, and We are not with being raced/preceded
Bijan Moeinian
…. He is able to replace them by better creatures
Faridul Haque
To replace them by those better than them; and none can escape from Us
Sher Ali
To bring in their place others better than they, and WE cannot be frustrated in Our plans
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
To replace them with people better than them and We are not at all incapable (of doing it)
Amatul Rahman Omar
To change (them into) better beings than they are and that We can never be frustrated (in Our purpose)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
To replace them by (others) better than them; and We are not to be outrun

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
to substitute a better than they; We shall not be outstripped
George Sale
and to substitute better than them in their room; neither are We to be prevented, if We shall please so to do
Edward Henry Palmer
to change them for others better, nor are we prevented
John Medows Rodwell
To replace them with better than themselves: neither are we to be hindered
N J Dawood (2014)
to replace them by others better than they: nothing can hinder us from so doing

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
…substitute for them better than they. We are not to be defeated.
Ahmed Hulusi
To replace them with those better than them... We are the irrepressible power!
Mir Aneesuddin
to replace (them by others) better than them and We are not to be overcome.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
We are able to replace them -these infidels- by better people and never are We incompetent

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Substitute for them better (men) than they; And We are not to be defeated (in Our Plan)
OLD Literal Word for Word
[On] to [We] replace (with) better than them; and not We (are) to be outrun