Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
for, behold, Abraham was most clement, most tender-hearted, intent upon turning to God again and again
M. M. Pickthall
Lo! Abraham was mild, imploring, penitent
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
For Abraham was, without doubt, forbearing (of faults), compassionate, and given to look to Allah
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Truly, Abraham was forbearing, tender-hearted, and ever turning ˹to his Lord˺.
Abraham was forbearing, tender-hearted, and devout.
for Abraham was forbearing, tender-hearted and oft-returning to God
Most surely Ibrahim was forbearing, tender-hearted, oft-returning (to Allah)
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
was forbearing, sympathetic, one who turns in repentance.
Abraham was so lenient, worried, concerned.
Surely, Abraham was, without doubt, forbearing, used to invoke Allah with humility, and was regretful (to Allah).
The Study Quran
Truly Abraham was clement, tenderhearted, penitent
Dr. Kamal Omar
Verily, Ibrahim was indeed clement, tender-hearted and oft-turning (to Allah)
M. Farook Malik
Indeed Abraham was forbearing, tenderhearted and devout
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Abraham was gentle, kind, penitent
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
Surely Ibrahim is indeed constantly forbearing, most plaintive, constantly penitent
Abraham was certainly a forbearing, compassionate, and tender-hearted person
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Surely, Ibrahim is forbearing, very penitent, ever-turning to Allah
For, Abraham was clement, kind-hearted, ever turning to His Lord
Dr. Munir Munshey
Ibraheem was really very mild mannered, forbearing, and soft hearted
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Surely, Ibrahim (Abraham) was truly forgiving, and used to pray in humility (to Allah, Ibrahim) was repentant
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Indeed, Abraham was forbearing, grieving and [frequently] returning [to Allah ]
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
Abraham was compassionate, kind
for Abraham was forbearing, tender-hearted, and devout
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Verily Ibrahim was forbearing, long-suffering, penitent
Abraham was kind, compassionate, and penitent
Ibrahim was forbearing, compassionate, penitent.
Abraham was indeed most clement, tender-hearted, ever-turning to God with all his heart
Ali Quli Qara'i
Abraham was indeed most forbearing, plaintive, [and] penitent
Hamid S. Aziz
Verily, Abraham was relenting (tolerant), compassionate, and Allah-relying
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
Indeed, Abraham was patient, kind, and returning (in repentance).
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
For Abraham was, without doubt, forbearing, compassionate, and given to look to God
Ibrahim was gentle, soft-hearted and devout.
Surely Abraham was forbearing, tenderhearted and oft-turning to Allah.
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
Abraham was compassionate, kind, obedient.
Abraham was indeed considerate and tender-hearted, often turning to Allah in repentance
Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
No doubt, Ibrahim is clement most tender hearted, penitent.
Indeed, Abraham was clement, extremely kind, and obedient.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
indeed, Abraham was forbearing, tenderhearted and penitent
Maulana Muhammad Ali
Surely Abraham was forbearing, tender-hearted, oft-returning (to Allah)
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira
That Abraham (was) clement/patient (E) groaner/moaner returning to God/repenting
What a tender-hearted and merciful servant was Abraham. He would always keep Me in mind
Indeed Ibrahim is most forbearing, very soft hearted, penitent
Indeed, Abraham was clement, tender-hearted, and oft-returning to US
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Assuredly, Ibrahim (Abraham) was most forbearing, sobbing and submissive and turning to Us under all circumstances
Amatul Rahman Omar
Surely, Abraham was gentle, tender-hearted and oft-returning (to Us)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Verily, Ibraheem (Abraham) was, without doubt, forbearing, used to invoke Allah with humility, and was repentant (to Allah all the time, again and again)
New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
For Abraham was certainly forbearing, lenity and oft-returning.
Sahib Mustaqim Bleher
For Ibrahim (Abraham) was gentle, devoted to prayer, repenting.
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Abraham was, without a doubt, patient, compassionate, and dedicated.
Fadel Soliman, Bridges‘ Translation
Most surely, Abraham is forbearing, imploring, penitent.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab
Abraham was so lenient, worried, concerned.
Surely Abraham was clement, beseeching and penitent.
Abraham was indeed most clement, tender- hearted, and devout.
Indeed, Abraham was a tender and sensitive-hearted person, someone who often turned to his Rabb (introspection).
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Verily Abraham was indeed for bearing, tender- hearted, penitent.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim
Forbearance was indeed an attribute of Ibrahim who constantly implored Allah with touching entreaties and lifted to Him his inward sight
Ibrahim was certainly kind, tender-hearted, frequently turning (to Allah).