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Muhammad Asad
only burning despair and ice-cold darkness
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
except boiling water and ˹oozing˺ pus—
Safi Kaskas
except for boiling water and sizzling pus.

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Source Arabic and Literal tools
Arabic
إِلَّا حَمِيمًا وَغَسَّاقً
Transliteration
Illa hameeman waghassaqan
Transliteration-2
illā ḥamīman waghassāqa
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Except scalding water and purulence,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
only burning despair and ice-cold darkness
M. M. Pickthall
Save boiling water and a paralysing cold
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Save a boiling fluid and a fluid, dark, murky, intensely cold
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
except boiling water and ˹oozing˺ pus—
Safi Kaskas
except for boiling water and sizzling pus.
Wahiduddin Khan
save boiling water and a stinking flui
Shakir
But boiling and intensely cold water
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
but scalding water and filth,
T.B.Irving
except hot bathwater and slops,
Abdul Hye
except boiling water and pus (dirty wound discharges):
The Study Quran
save boiling liquid and a cold, murky fluid
Dr. Kamal Omar
except boiling water and a dark, murky, stinhead of state liquid —
Farook Malik
except scalding water and decaying filth
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Except boiling water, and freezing hail
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Except scalding water and (overflowing) pus
Muhammad Sarwar
except boiling water and pus
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
except boiling water and pus
Shabbir Ahmed
Only burning anguish and ice-cold darkness. (38:37)
Dr. Munir Munshey
(They will drink) only boiling-hot water, and pus (from wounds)
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Save a boiling fluid and a fluid, dark, grim, bitterly cold&mdash
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Except scalding water and [foul] purulence
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Except for boiling water and filthy discharge
Abdel Haleem
except one that is scalding and dark–&ndash
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Save scalding water and corruption
Ahmed Ali
Except boiling water and benumbing cold
Aisha Bewley
except for boiling water and scalding pus —
Ali Ünal
Except boiling water and pus
Ali Quli Qara'i
except boiling water and pu
Hamid S. Aziz
But boiling and intensely cold water
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
except boiling water and pus
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Except a boiling fluid, and a fluid dark, murky, intensely cold
Musharraf Hussain
except boiling water and a dark foul fluid;
Maududi
save boiling water and wash of the wounds
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Except that which is boiling and dark.
Mohammad Shafi
But boiling water and a pus-like thing

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
But boiling water and a burning yellow liquid of the people of Hell.
Rashad Khalifa
Only an inferno, and bitter food
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
except boiling water and pu
Maulana Muhammad Ali
But boiling and intensely cold water
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
Except hot water/sweat and decayed/rotten
Bijan Moeinian
The only thing that they will taste is a boiling drink and a dark murky extremely cold fluid
Faridul Haque
Except hot boiling water and hot pus discharged from the people of hell
Sher Ali
Save boiling water and a stinking fluid, intensely cold
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Except boiling water and suppurated fluid oozing (from the wounds of the inmates of Hell)
Amatul Rahman Omar
All that they shall have will be boiling water or stinking fluid as a recompense
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Except boiling water, and dirty wound discharges

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
save boiling water and pu
George Sale
except boiling water, and filthy corruption
Edward Henry Palmer
but only boiling water and pus;
John Medows Rodwell
Save boiling water and running sores
N J Dawood (2014)
save scalding water and decaying filth

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
…except scalding water, and paralyzing cold [like freezer burn].
Sayyid Qutb
except boiling fluid and decaying filth:
Ahmed Hulusi
Only boiling water and pus!
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)
"except boiling water and filthy fluids [such as the sweat, tear, and pus of the people of Hell]:"
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Except a boiling fluid and pu
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
But only boiling water and their rotten discharges for doing their worst
Mir Aneesuddin
except boiling water and pus*, * Dirty liquid that oozes out of wounds.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Save a boiling fluid and a fluid, dark, murky, intensely cold
OLD Literal Word for Word
Except scalding water and purulence