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Muhammad Asad
to everyone of you, whether he chooses to come forward or to hang back
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
to whichever of you chooses to take the lead or lag behind.
Safi Kaskas
to whomever among you wishes to advance or regress.

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Arabic
لِمَن شَاءَ مِنكُمْ أَن يَتَقَدَّمَ أَوْ يَتَأَخَّر
Transliteration
Liman shaa minkum an yataqaddama aw yataakhkhara
Transliteration-2
liman shāa minkum an yataqaddama aw yata-akhar
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
To whoever wills among you to proceed or stay behind.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
to everyone of you, whether he chooses to come forward or to hang back
M. M. Pickthall
Unto him of you who will advance or hang back
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
To any of you that chooses to press forward, or to follow behind;
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
to whichever of you chooses to take the lead or lag behind.
Safi Kaskas
to whomever among you wishes to advance or regress.
Wahiduddin Khan
alike to every one of you, who want to go forward or hang back
Shakir
To him among you who wishes to go forward or remain behind
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
to whomever willed among you that he go forward or remain behind.
T.B.Irving
for anyone of you who wishes to advance or lag behind!
Abdul Hye
to any of you that chooses to go forward (by righteous deeds), or remain behind (by sins).
The Study Quran
for those of you who wish to go forth or stay behind
Dr. Kamal Omar
for that of you who desired that he should advance or he should hang back and await
Farook Malik
to any of you who chooses to go forward or to lag behind
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
To whomever among you wishes to advance, or regress
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
To whomever of you who decides to go forward or postpone (i.e., performing righteous deeds or falling into evil)
Muhammad Sarwar
whether one steps forward to embrace the faith or one turns away from it
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
to the one from among you who wishes to come forward (towards good deeds) or to go back (from them)
Shabbir Ahmed
To everyone of you, whether he chooses to advance or to lag behind
Dr. Munir Munshey
(Now), anyone of you who wishes may proceed (towards excellence), or lag behind
Syed Vickar Ahamed
To any one of you who chooses to move forward, or to those that fall behind&mdash
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
To whoever wills among you to proceed or stay behind
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
For any among you who wishes to advance or regress
Abdel Haleem
to those of you who choose to go ahead and those who lag behind
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
A warning Unto him of you who shall go forward or who chooseth to lag behind
Ahmed Ali
Whoever of you desires to progress or lag behind
Aisha Bewley
for any of you who want to go forward or hang back.
Ali Ünal
For everyone of you, whether he goes forward (by choosing faith and good deeds) or hangs back (because his choice of unbelief and sin pulls him away from the Straight Path)
Ali Quli Qara'i
[alike] for those of you who like to advance ahead and those who would linger behind
Hamid S. Aziz
To him among you who wishes to go forward or remain behind
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
for anyone of you who wants to be ahead or to be behind
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
To any of you who chooses to press forward, or to fall behind
Musharraf Hussain
for those wanting to progress spiritually and those who wish to stay behind.
Maududi
a warning to everyone of you whether he would like to come forward or lag behind
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
For any among you who wishes to advance or regress.
Mohammad Shafi
To any of you who wishes to go forward [on the Right Path], or to fall back [into falsehood.

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
For any one of you, who wishes to advance or to fall back.
Rashad Khalifa
For those among you who wish to advance, or regress.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
to whoever among you desires to go forward, or lag behind
Maulana Muhammad Ali
To him among you who will go forward or will remain behind
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
For who from you wanted that to advance/precede or delay/lag behind
Bijan Moeinian
To anyone among you who wishes to advance himself or stay behind
Faridul Haque
For the one among you who wishes to come forward or stay back
Sher Ali
To him among you who wishes to advance in virtue or hang back
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
For any of you who seeks to advance forward (in piety) or who lags behind (trapped in evil)
Amatul Rahman Omar
Yet whosoever of you wants to go ahead (may do so), or whoever of you wants to lag behind (may do so, for warning avails only those who are really keen to be guided aright)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
To any of you that chooses to go forward (by working righteous deeds), or to remain behind (by commiting sins)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
to whoever of you desires to go forward or lag behind
George Sale
as well unto him among you who desireth to go forward, as unto him who chooseth to remain behind
Edward Henry Palmer
for him amongst you who wishes to press forward or to tarry
John Medows Rodwell
To him among you who desireth to press forward, or to remain behind
N J Dawood (2014)
alike to those of you that would march on and those that would remain behind

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
[It is] to any, whether you choose to press forward or lag behind.
Ahmed Hulusi
For whoever wants to go forward or stay behind.
Mir Aneesuddin
to him among you who wills to advance or remain behind.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
So that he who wishes to proceed to the right path may still have a chance, and he who wishes to lag behind, err and stray will have been warned

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
To any of you that chooses to press forward, or to follow behind;
OLD Literal Word for Word
To whoever wills among you to proceed or stay behind