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Muhammad Asad
[And now that he had come back, Moses] said: "O Aaron! What has prevented thee, when thou didst see that they had gone astray
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Moses scolded ˹his brother˺, “O Aaron! What prevented you, when you saw them going astray,
Safi Kaskas
[Moses] said, "Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw them going astray,

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Arabic
قَالَ يَا هَارُونُ مَا مَنَعَكَ إِذْ رَأَيْتَهُمْ ضَلُّو
Transliteration
Qala ya haroonu ma manaAAaka ith raaytahum dalloo
Transliteration-2
qāla yāhārūnu mā manaʿaka idh ra-aytahum ḍall
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
He said, "O Harun! What prevented you, when you saw them going astray,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
[And now that he had come back, Moses] said: "O Aaron! What has prevented thee, when thou didst see that they had gone astray
M. M. Pickthall
He (Moses) said: O Aaron! What held thee back when thou didst see them gone astray
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
(Moses) said: "O Aaron! what kept thee back, when thou sawest them going wrong
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
Moses scolded ˹his brother˺, “O Aaron! What prevented you, when you saw them going astray,
Safi Kaskas
[Moses] said, "Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw them going astray,
Wahiduddin Khan
Moses said to Aaron, What prevented you, when you saw that they had gone astray
Shakir
(Musa) said: O Haroun! what prevented you, when you saw them going astray
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
He said: O Aaron! What prevented thee when thou hadst seen them going astray
T.B.Irving
He said: "Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw they had strayed
Abdul Hye
He (Moses) said: “O Aaron! What stopped you when you saw them going astray,
The Study Quran
He said, “O Aaron! What hindered thee, when thou didst see them going astray
Dr. Kamal Omar
(When Musa was sent back to the nation) he said: “O Harun! What stopped you when you saw them (that) they have strayed (from the path) —
Farook Malik
Then Moses addressed Haroon: " O Haroon! What prevented you from following me, when you saw them going astray?* Why did you disobey me?"
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
He said, 'O Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw them going astray
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
He (Musa) (Moses) said, "O Harun, what prevented you, when you saw them err away
Muhammad Sarwar
Then Moses asked Aaron, "What made you not follow me when you saw them in error
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
He (Musa) said, .O Harun, what did prevent you from following me when you saw them going astray
Shabbir Ahmed
When he returned, Moses asked, "O' Aaron! What stopped you when you saw them going astray
Dr. Munir Munshey
Musa (when he returned) said, "Oh Haroon, when you saw them going astray, what held you back?"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
[Musa (Moses)] said: "O Haroon (Aaron)! What stopped you, (even) though you saw them going wrong
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
[Moses] said, "O Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw them going astray
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
He said: "O Aaron, what prevented you when you saw them being astray"
Abdel Haleem
Moses said, ‘When you realized they had gone astray, what prevented you, Aaron
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Musa said: O Harun! what prevented thee, when thou sawest them going astray
Ahmed Ali
But (Moses) said: "O Aaron, when you saw that they had gone astray, what hindered yo
Aisha Bewley
He said, ´What prevented you following me, Harun, when you saw that they had gone astray?
Ali Ünal
(Having returned, and unaware of Aaron’s warning, Moses) said: "O Aaron! What prevented you, when you saw them gone astray
Ali Quli Qara'i
He said, ‘O Aaron! What kept you, when you saw them going astray
Hamid S. Aziz
Said he (Moses), "O Aaron! What prevented you, when you did see them go astray
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
He (Moses) said: Aaron, what kept you back when you saw them losing the (right) path
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Moses said, “O Aaron, what kept you back, when you saw them going wrong
Musharraf Hussain
Musa said, “Harun, when you saw them being misled what stopped you
Maududi
(After rebuking his people) Moses turned to Aaron and said: "Aaron! What prevented you, when you saw them going astray
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
He said: "O Aaron, what prevented you when you saw them being astray?"
Mohammad Shafi
Moses said, "O Aaron! What prevented you, when you saw them going astray

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Musa said, 'What prevented you when you did see them going astray'.
Rashad Khalifa
(Moses) said, "O Aaron, what is it that prevented you, when you saw them go astray,
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
He (Moses) said to Aaron: 'When you saw them in error, what prevented you
Maulana Muhammad Ali
(Moses) said: O Aaron, what prevented thee, when thou sawest them going astray
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
He said: "You Aaron what prevented/forbid you when you saw/understood them misguided?"
Bijan Moeinian
Moses told to Aaron: “What is the matter with you that you did not prevent them of worshipping the cow?”
Faridul Haque
Said Moosa, "O Haroon - what prevented you when you saw them going astray?"
Sher Ali
Moses said, `O Aaron, what prevented thee, when thou didst see them gone astra
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Musa (Moses) said: ‘O Harun (Aaron), when you saw them erring, what stopped you
Amatul Rahman Omar
(Moses turning to Aaron) said, `Aaron! when you saw them going astray what prevented yo
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
(Moosa (Moses)) said: "O Haroon (Aaron)! What stopped you when you saw them going astray

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Moses said, 'What prevented thee, Aaron, when thou sawest them in error
George Sale
And when Moses was returned, he said, O Aaron, what hindered thee, when thou sawest that they went astray
Edward Henry Palmer
Said he, 'O Aaron! what prevented thee, when thou didst see them go astray
John Medows Rodwell
He said, "O Aaron! when thou sawest that they had gone astray, what hindered the
N J Dawood (2014)
He said to Aaron: ‘Why did you not seek me out when you saw them go astray

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
(Moses) said, “O Aaron, what held you back when you saw them doing wrong?
Sayyid Qutb
[Moses] said: Aaron! What has prevented you, when you saw that they had gone astray,
Ahmed Hulusi
(Moses) said, “O Aaron! Why did you not prevent them when you saw they had gone astray?”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
(Moses) said: 'O Aaron! What hindered you when you saw them going astray
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
And when Mussa returned, he said to Harun: "What kept you Harun from acting when you saw them deviated in mind and wandering from the path of righteousness!"
Mir Aneesuddin
He (Musa) said, "O Harun! what prevented you, when you saw them going astray,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
(Moses) said: "O Aaron! what kept thee back, when thou sawest them going wrong
OLD Literal Word for Word
He said, "O Harun! What prevented you, when you saw them going astray