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Muhammad Asad   
And, indeed, [similar was the case when] We vouchsafed the divine writ unto Moses, and some of his people set their own views against it; and had it not been for a decree that had already gone forth from thy Sustainer, judgment would indeed have been passed on them [then and there]: for, behold, they were in grave doubt, amounting to suspicion, about him [who called them unto God]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Indeed, We had given Moses the Scripture, but differences arose regarding it. Had it not been for a prior decree from your Lord, their differences would have been settled ˹at once˺. They are truly in alarming doubt about it.
Safi Kaskas   
We gave Moses the Book before you, but they were in dispute about it. Were it not for a prior decree from your Lord, it would have been settled between them. Still they had suspicious doubts about it [the Torah].

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Arabic   
‏وَلَقَدْ ءَاتَيْنَا مُوسَى ٱلْكِتَبَ فَٱخْتُلِفَ فِيهِ ۚ وَلَوْلَا كَلِمَةٌۭ سَبَقَتْ مِن رَّبِّكَ لَقُضِىَ بَيْنَهُمْ ۚ وَإِنَّهُمْ لَفِى شَكٍّۢ مِّنْهُ مُرِيبٍۢ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
walaqad ātaynā mūsā l-kitāba fa-ukh'tulifa fīhi walawlā kalimatun sabaqat min rabbika laquḍiya baynahum wa-innahum lafī shakkin min'hu murībi
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And verily We gave Musa the Book, but differences arose therein. And if not (for) a Word (that) preceded from your Lord, surely would have been judged between them. And indeed, they surely (are) in doubt concerning it suspicious.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
And, indeed, [similar was the case when] We vouchsafed the divine writ unto Moses, and some of his people set their own views against it; and had it not been for a decree that had already gone forth from thy Sustainer, judgment would indeed have been passed on them [then and there]: for, behold, they were in grave doubt, amounting to suspicion, about him [who called them unto God]
M. M. Pickthall   
And we verily gave unto Moses the Scripture, and there was strife thereupon; and had it not been for a Word that had already gone forth from thy Lord, the case would have been judged between them, and lo! they are in grave doubt concerning it
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
We certainly gave the Book to Moses, but differences arose therein: had it not been that a word had gone forth before from thy Lord, the matter would have been decided between them, but they are in suspicious doubt concerning it
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Indeed, We had given Moses the Scripture, but differences arose regarding it. Had it not been for a prior decree from your Lord, their differences would have been settled ˹at once˺. They are truly in alarming doubt about it.
Safi Kaskas   
We gave Moses the Book before you, but they were in dispute about it. Were it not for a prior decree from your Lord, it would have been settled between them. Still they had suspicious doubts about it [the Torah].
Wahiduddin Khan   
We certainly gave the Book to Moses, but differences arose about it: had it not been that a word had gone forth before from your Lord, Judgement would indeed have been passed on them then and there: yet they are in grave doubt about it
Shakir   
And certainly We gave the book to Musa, but it was gone against; and had not a word gone forth from your Lord, the matter would surely have been decided between them; and surely they are in a disquieting doubt about it
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
And, certainly, We gave Moses the Book, but they were at variance about it. And if it were not for a Word that preceded from thy Lord, it would be decided between them. And, truly, they were uncertain about it, ones in grave doubt.
T.B.Irving   
We gave Moses the Book, yet disagreement arose concerning it. Had it not been for a statement which had previously gone forth from your Lord, it would have been decided among them. They are in such suspicious doubt about it!
Abdul Hye   
Indeed We gave the book to Moses, but differences arose therein, and had it not been for a word that had gone forth before from your Lord, the case would have been judged between them. Indeed they are in suspicious doubt about it (this Qur’an).
The Study Quran   
Indeed, We gave unto Moses the Book; then difference arose regarding it. And were it not for a Word that had preceded from thy Lord, judgment would have been rendered between them. Yet, truly they are confounded by doubt regarding it
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And indeed, We delivered to Musa Al-Kitab, then difference of opinion was created in it. And if a statement was not already issued from your Nourisher-Sustainer, the decision would have been pronounced amongst them. And indeed, they are surely in grave doubt concerning it
Farook Malik   
We certainly gave the Book to Moses, but differences arose about it; had not a Word gone forth from your Lord, the matter would have been decided between them regarding those differences. It is a fact that they are in suspicious doubt about this
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
We gave Moses the Scripture, but it was disputed. Were it not for a prior word from your Lord, it would have been settled between them. They are in serious doubt concerning it
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And indeed We already brought Musa (Moses) the Book; then they were made to differ regarding it. And had it not been for a Word that has gone before from your Lord, it (i.e., my judgment) would indeed have been decreed between them; and surely about it (the Quran) they are indeed in doubt causing suspicion
Muhammad Sarwar   
We gave the Book to Moses but people had different views about it. Had the Word of your Lord not been already ordained, He would have settled their differences (there and then). They are still in doubt about this
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
And We gave Musa the Book, then it was disputed about. But for a word from your Lord that had already come to pass, the matter would have been decided between them. Surely, they are in confounding doubt about it
Shabbir Ahmed   
People differed even when Moses was given the Scripture. Had it not been for a Word that had already gone forth from your Lord, the case would have been judged between them. (The Word that the Final Revelation, the Qur'an, will come forth with the Plain Truth.) They are still lingering on in their doubts about the Messages of their Lord
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Surely, We had awarded Musa the book; but they disputed it. Had the word from your Lord not already gone out, their dispute would have been settled. In fact, they remained in doubt and therefore, vacillated
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Indeed, We really gave the Book to Musa (Moses), but differences came about in it: And if it was not for a Word from your Lord that was out before, the matter would have been decided between them: And indeed, they are in suspicious doubt about it (the Quran)
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And We had certainly given Moses the Scripture, but it came under disagreement. And if not for a word that preceded from your Lord, it would have been judged between them. And indeed they are, concerning the Qur'an, in disquieting doubt
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
We have given Moses the Scripture, yet they disputed in it; and had it not been for a word which was already given by your Lord, their case would have been judged immediately. They are in grave doubt concerning it
Abdel Haleem   
We gave Moses the Scripture before you, but differences arose about it and if it had not been for a prior word from your Lord, a decision would already have been made between them, though they are in grave doubt about it
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And assuredly vouchsafed unto Musa the Book, and disputation arose thereabout; and had not a word preceded from thy Lord, it would have been decreed between them. And verily they are concerning that in doubt disquieting
Ahmed Ali   
Verily We gave to Moses the Book, but there was disagreement about it. Had the decree of your Lord (delaying it) not been issued the matter would have been settled between them. They are still suspicious of it and in doubt
Aisha Bewley   
We gave Musa the Book and people differed concerning it and had it not been for a prior Word from your Lord, it would already have been decided between them. They are indeed in grave doubt about it.
Ali Ünal   
And, indeed, We granted Moses the Book, and discord arose about it, (just as your people, O Messenger, differ concerning the Book We are revealing to you. So do not be grieved). Had it not been for a decree already issued by your Lord (postponing the final, decisive judgment until an appointed term), it would indeed have been judged between them. They (your people) are surely in serious doubt, truly uncertain, concerning it (the Qur’an)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Certainly We gave Moses the Book, but differences arose about it, and were it not for a prior decree of your Lord, a decision would have been made between them; indeed they are in grave doubt concerning it
Hamid S. Aziz   
When We gave Moses the Book before, they disagreed (or disputed) concerning it. Had it not been for a Word that had already gone forth from your Lord, the matter would have been decided between them; but, verily, they are still in hesitating doubt concer
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And We have certainly given Moses the book, then they disagreed about it, and if it was not for a word that previously came from your Master, it would have been judged between them, and they are indeed in serious doubt about it
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
We certainly gave the Book to Moses, but differences arose. Had it not been that a word had gone forth before from your Lord, the matter would have been decided between them, but they are in suspicious doubt concerning it
Musharraf Hussain   
We gave Musa the Book, but his followers disagreed about it, and if it had not been for an earlier decree issued by Your Lord, the matter would have been settled between them; meanwhile they remain in grave doubt about it.
Maududi   
And We certainly gave Moses the Book before, and there arose disagreements about it (even as there are disagreements now about the Book revealed to you). Had it not been for a decree that had already gone forth from your Lord, the matter would have long been decided between them. Indeed they are in a disquieting doubt about it.
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And We gave Moses the Book, yet they disputed in it; and had it not been for a word which was already given by your Lord, their case would have been judged immediately. They are in grave doubt concerning it.
Mohammad Shafi   
And certainly did We give the Book to Moses, and disputes were raised therein. And had not a Word already gone forth from your Lord, the matter would surely have been decided between them. And the sceptics are indeed in doubt over it

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And no doubt, We gave Musa the Book, then they differed therein. And if a word of your Lord had not gone already before, the matter would have been decided between them. And no doubt, they are in a deceptive doubt about it.
Rashad Khalifa   
We have given Moses the scripture, but it was disputed, and if it were not for a predetermined word decreed by your Lord, they would have been judged immediately. They are full of doubt about this, suspicious.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
We gave Moses the Book, but they differed regarding it, but for a word that preceded from your Lord, it had been decided between them; and they are indisquieting doubt of it
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And We certainly gave the Book to Moses, but differences arose therein. And had not a word gone forth from thy Lord, the matter would have been decided between them. And they are surely in a disquieting doubt about it
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And We had given/brought Moses The Book , so it was differed/disputed in it, and were it not for a word/expression (that) preceded from your Lord, (it) would have ended/accomplished (settled) (E) between them, and that they are in (E) doubtful/suspicious doubt/suspicion from it
Bijan Moeinian   
I blessed Moses with the Scripture, but it was disputed. If it was not in account of a decision of the Lord [not to intervene and see how they will behave], the matter would have been solved long time ago (and the trouble makers would have been punished.) Thus, they are in doubt about it (the authenticity of their Scripture.
Faridul Haque   
And indeed We gave Moosa the Book, hence there was discord regarding it; and were it not for a Word that had been previously passed from your Lord, the matter would have immediately been decided regarding them; and indeed they are in an intriguing doubt concerning it
Sher Ali   
And WE certainly gave Moses the Book, but differences were created therein; and had it not been for a word already gone forth from thy Lord, surely the matter would have been decided between them long before, and now these people are in a disquieting doubt concerning it
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And indeed, We gave Musa (Moses) the Book. Then differences arose concerning it. And had there not been a decree from your Lord that had gone forth before, the judgment between them would surely have been passed. And they are certainly caught in a disquieting doubt about it (the Qur’an)
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And We gave Moses the Book, but differences arose about it and had it not been for a word (- promise of mercy) that had gone forth from your Lord the issue between them (- the believers and the disbelievers) must have been decided (long before) and (now) they (- the disbelievers) are in a disquieting doubt about it (- the Qur'an)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Indeed, We gave the Book to Moosa (Moses), but differences arose therein, and had it not been for a Word that had gone forth before from your Lord, the case would have been judged between them, and indeed they are in grave doubt concerning it (this Quran)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
And We gave Moses the Book; and there was difference regarding it, and but for a word that preceded from thy Lord, it had been decided between them; and they are in doubt of it disquieting
George Sale   
We formerly gave unto Moses the book of the law; and disputes arose among his people concerning it: And unless a previous decree had proceeded from thy Lord, to bear with them during this life, the matter had been surely decided between them. And thy people are also jealous and in doubt concerning the Koran
Edward Henry Palmer   
We gave Moses the Book before, and then they disagreed concerning it, and, had it not been for a word that had been passed by thy Lord, it would have been decided between them; but, verily, they are (still) in hesitating doubt concerning it
John Medows Rodwell   
Of old gave we Moses the Book, and they fell to variance about it. If a decree of respite had not gone forth from thy Lord, there had surely been a decision between them. Thy people also are in suspicious doubts about the Koran
N J Dawood (2014)   
We gave the Book to Moses, but differences arose about it. And but for a Word from your Lord, already decreed, their fate would have long been sealed. Yet this they strongly doubt

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
We certainly gave Moses the Book [of the Torah], but differences arose in it. If it had not been for a Word going forth from your Lord, the matter would have been settled among them. (The various Jewish and Christian sects) are in suspicious doubt about it.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
We gave Moses the Book (the Torah), yet disagreement arose concerning it. Had it not been for a statement which had previously gone forth from your Lord, it would have been decided among them. They are in such suspicious doubt about it!
Sayyid Qutb   
Indeed, We gave the Scriptures to Moses, and there was strife over them. Had it not been for a decree that had already gone forth from your Lord, judgement would have been passed on them. Yet, they are in grave doubt concerning that.
Ahmed Hulusi   
Indeed, We gave Moses the knowledge of the reality, but they differed about it! Had it not been for a past word (already decreed) by your Rabb, the matter between them would have surely been settled... Indeed, they are in doubt about it (because of their delusion).
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
And We certainly gave Moses the Book, then variance was(created)in it, and had not a Word gone forth before from your Lord, the matter would have been decided between them: but they are in grave doubt concerning it.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
Perhaps Allah will not subject them to annihilation here below on account of the Book -the Quran- which gives free circulation of divine enlightenment and information. The same course of action was adopted when We gave Mussa the Book - AL-Tawrah (the Torah)- and his people were disputant about it, and had it not been for Allah's word proclaimed beforehand to put punishment in respite, their Hereafter would have been planted in the now. Those people were as suspicious of AL- Tawrah, as your people -O Muhammad- are of the Quran
Mir Aneesuddin   
And We certainly gave the book to Musa, but disagreement arose therein, and if a (decisive) word had not gone forth from your Fosterer, the matter would have been decided between them, and about it they are certainly in a doubt causing restlessness.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
We certainly gave the Book to Moses, but differences arose therein: had it not been that a word had gone forth before from thy Lord, the matter would have been decided between them, but they are in suspicious doubt concerning it
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And verily We gave Musa the Book, but differences arose therein. And if not (for) a Word (that) preceded from your Lord, surely would have been judged between them. And indeed, they surely (are) in doubt concerning it suspicious