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Muhammad Asad
[and,] verily, the hours of night impress the mind most strongly and speak with the clearest voice
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Indeed, worship in the night is more impactful and suitable for recitation.
Safi Kaskas
Rising at night has a stronger effect and is more conducive to concentration.

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إِنَّ نَاشِئَةَ اللَّيْلِ هِيَ أَشَدُّ وَطْئًا وَأَقْوَمُ قِيلً
Transliteration
Inna nashi-ata allayli hiya ashaddu wat-an waaqwamu qeelan
Transliteration-2
inna nāshi-ata al-layli hiya ashaddu waṭan wa-aqwamu qīla
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Indeed, (the) rising (at) the night, it (is) very hard and most potent and more suitable (for) Word.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
[and,] verily, the hours of night impress the mind most strongly and speak with the clearest voice
M. M. Pickthall
Lo! the vigil of the night is (a time) when impression is more keen and speech more certain
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Truly the rising by night is most potent for governing (the soul), and most suitable for (framing) the Word (of Prayer and Praise)
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Indeed, worship in the night is more impactful and suitable for recitation.
Safi Kaskas
Rising at night has a stronger effect and is more conducive to concentration.
Wahiduddin Khan
Surely, getting up at night [for worship] is the most potent means of subduing the self and most suitable for the word [of prayer]
Shakir
Surely the rising by night is the firmest way to tread and the best corrective of speech
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Truly, one who begins in the night, is when impression is strongest and speech more upright.
T.B.Irving
The onset of night is more serious for impressions, as well as more effective for speaking in.
Abdul Hye
Surely, the rising by night (for Tahajjud prayer) is very hard, most potent, and most suitable (to understand) for the Word (of Qur’an),
The Study Quran
Truly the vigil of the night is firmest in tread and most upright for speech
Dr. Kamal Omar
Without doubt, the rising up during the night (from sleep): this (is) more potent an exercise (for training the Nafs or Ruh) and more retaining for the statement (or Message recited from the Scripture)
Farook Malik
Surely the getting up at night for prayer is most effective for controlling the self and most suitable for reciting the Qur’an as well
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
The vigil of night is more effective, and better suited for recitation
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Surely (prayer) by night is more intense in performance and more upright in (devotional) oration
Muhammad Sarwar
Prayer at night leaves the strongest impression on one's soul and the words spoken are more consistent
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Truly, rising by night (for prayer of tahajjud ) is the most effective way to subdue (one‘s base self) and to make speech more upright
Shabbir Ahmed
Verily, the vigil of the night impresses the minds most strongly, and the speech is most upright. (Mutual consultation with your companions is more effectively done at night)
Dr. Munir Munshey
Indeed, during the (pre dawn) hours of the night, the perception is keener and the speech more effective (and clearer)
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Truly, the rising by night is most powerful for governing (the soul) and most suitable for (understanding) the Word (of Prayer and Praise
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Indeed, the hours of the night are more effective for concurrence [of heart and tongue] and more suitable for words
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
The time of the night is more effective and better for study
Abdel Haleem
Night prayer makes a deeper impression and sharpens words–&ndash
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Verily the rising by night! it is most curbing and most conducive to right speech
Ahmed Ali
Surely in the watches of the night the soul is most receptive and words more telling
Aisha Bewley
Certainly rising at night has a stronger effect and is more conducive to concentration.
Ali Ünal
Rising and praying at night impresses (mind and heart) most strongly and (makes) recitation more certain and upright
Ali Quli Qara'i
Indeed the watch of the night is firmer in tread and more upright in respect to speech
Hamid S. Aziz
Surely the vigil of the night is the most potent for the soul (to receive impressions) and the best for framing speech (or the Words of prayer)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Indeed rising up at night is more effective and more appropriate for word (of prayer)
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Truly the rising by night is most conducive and most suitable for the Word
Musharraf Hussain
Prayer during the night makes a strong impact on the mind and makes the speech effective,
Maududi
Surely getting up at night is the best means of subduing the self and is more suitable for uprightness in speech
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
The time of the night is more effective and better for study.
Mohammad Shafi
Indeed, rising up at night is most suitable for impression and retention of words

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Undoubtedly, getting up at night is most pressing and the word is pronounced most rightly.
Rashad Khalifa
The meditation at night is more effective, and more righteous.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Indeed, the first part of night is heavier in tread, and more upright in speech
Maulana Muhammad Ali
The rising by night is surely the firmest way to tread and most effective in speech
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
That truly the night's first hours it is stronger pressure and more just (in) a saying/word/declaration
Bijan Moeinian
Surely the night time is the best time for worship&hellip
Faridul Haque
Indeed getting up in the night is tougher, and the words flow with strength
Sher Ali
Verily, getting up at night for Prayer is the most potent means of subduing the self and most effective in speech
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
No doubt rising at night strictly subdues (the ill-commanding self), and makes the tongue deliver straight and clear speech (with the concentration of head and heart)
Amatul Rahman Omar
Verily, getting up at night (for Prayer) is the most effective means of subduing (one's self), and the most upright way to acquire firm control over one's actions and speech
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Verily, the rising by night (for Tahajjud prayer) is very hard and most potent and good for governing (the soul), and most suitable for (understanding) the Word (of Allah)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
surely the first part of the night is heavier in tread, more upright in speech
George Sale
Verily the rising by night is more efficacious for stedfast continuance in devotion, and more conducive to decent pronunciation
Edward Henry Palmer
Verily, the early part of the night is stronger in impressions and more upright in speech
John Medows Rodwell
Verily, at the oncoming of night are devout impressions strongest, and words are most collected
N J Dawood (2014)
It is in the watches of the night that impressions are strongest and words most eloquent

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Truly, the rising by night is very studious and most effective and most suitable for the Word.
Ahmed Hulusi
Arising in the night gives greater perception and clarity in the evaluation of the call!
Mir Aneesuddin
The rising at night (for righteous work) certainly gives rise to more strength of co-ordination and firmly established speech (because)
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
The Calm and silence of the dead hours of the night make the soul sensible to the presence of Allah and impress piety upon one's heart and bring on that wisdom which the Divine hand imprints in his works

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Truly the rising by night is most potent for governing (the soul), and most suitable for (framing) the Word (of Prayer and Praise)
OLD Literal Word for Word
Indeed, (the) rising (at) the night, it (is) very hard and most potent and more suitable (for) Word