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Muhammad Asad   
But men have torn their unity wide asunder, [forgetting that] unto Us they all are bound to return
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Yet the people have divided it into sects. But to Us they will all return.
Safi Kaskas   
And [yet], they later disagreed and became divided, [but] they are all destined to return to Us.

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Arabic   
‏وَتَقَطَّعُوٓا۟ أَمْرَهُم بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ كُلٌّ إِلَيْنَا رَجِعُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
wataqaṭṭaʿū amrahum baynahum kullun ilaynā rājiʿūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
But they cut off their affair among themselves, all to Us (will) return.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
But men have torn their unity wide asunder, [forgetting that] unto Us they all are bound to return
M. M. Pickthall   
And they have broken their religion (into fragments) among them, (yet) all are returning unto Us
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
But (later generations) cut off their affair (of unity), one from another: (yet) will they all return to Us
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Yet the people have divided it into sects. But to Us they will all return.
Safi Kaskas   
And [yet], they later disagreed and became divided, [but] they are all destined to return to Us.
Wahiduddin Khan   
But they divided themselves into factions, but to Us they shall all return
Shakir   
And they broke their religion (into sects) between them: to Us shall all come back
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
But they cut asunder their affair between them. Yet all of them are ones who return to Us.
T.B.Irving   
They have carved up their own affair among themselves; yet everyone will be returning to Us.
Abdul Hye   
But they have broken up their religion (into sects) among all of them. They shall return to Us.
The Study Quran   
But they have fragmented their affair among themselves. Each is returning unto Us
Dr. Kamal Omar   
But the people divided their affair among themselves. All (would be) those who return to Us
Farook Malik   
But the people have divided their religion into sects between them- to Us they shall all return
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
But they splintered themselves into factions. They will all return to Us
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And they differed about their Command (i.e., broken themselves into sects) among themselves; all are returning to Us
Muhammad Sarwar   
People have divided themselves into many sects, but all will return to Us
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
But they have separated their ways from one another. All of them have to return to Us
Shabbir Ahmed   
But people have torn their unity wide asunder, (forgetting that) unto Our Law and ultimately unto Us are they bound to return
Dr. Munir Munshey   
But they divided up their beliefs (and devotion) amongst themselves. All must return to Us
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
But (later people) differed in their religion, one from another: (Yet) they will all return to Us
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And [yet] they divided their affair among themselves, [but] all to Us will return
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And they disputed in the matter amongst themselves. Each of them will be returned to Us
Abdel Haleem   
They have torn their unity apart, but they will all return to Us
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And they cut up their affair among them: , all are unto Us returners
Ahmed Ali   
But they split up the order among themselves; (yet) all of them have to come back to Me
Aisha Bewley   
But they disagreed and split into different sects. Each one will return to Us.
Ali Ünal   
But people have broken up and differed among themselves as regards the Religion. But they are all bound to return to Us (to account for all that they did)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
They have fragmented their religion among themselves. Everyone of them will return to Us
Hamid S. Aziz   
But they cut up their affairs (religion, politics etc. into fragments) amongst themselves, yet they all shall return unto Us
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And they cut up their affair (in religion) between them, they all return to Us
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
But others severed their unity, one from another, still they will all return to Us
Musharraf Hussain   
Unfortunately, people tore the unity of their religion; all will be returning to Us.
Maududi   
But they tore asunder their faith into many parts. But to Us they are bound to return
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Andthey disputed in the matter among themselves. Each of them will be returned to Us.
Mohammad Shafi   
And they tore apart their (common) duty (of worshipping the sole Creator) among themselves. All shall return to Us

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And others split their affairs among themselves. All are to return to Us.
Rashad Khalifa   
However, they divided themselves into disputing religions. All of them will come back to us (for judgment).
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
But they (the Christians and Jews) split their affair between them all shall return to Us
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And they cut off their affair among them: To Us will all return
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And they separated/divided their matter/affair between them, all/each to Us are returning
Bijan Moeinian   
As for those who have broken this nation into pieces [creating different sects and religions,] they have an appointment with Me
Faridul Haque   
And others have shattered their works into pieces among themselves; all have to return to Us
Sher Ali   
And they split up their affair among themselves and all will return to US
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And these (People of the Book) split up their Din [Religion] into pieces amongst themselves. To Us they all will return
Amatul Rahman Omar   
But they (- the latter generations) split up their affair (of religion) among themselves (and became divided into factions), and all will return to Us
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
But they have broken up and differed as regards their religion among themselves. (And) they all shall return to Us

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
But they split up their affair between them; all shall return to Us
George Sale   
But the Jews and Christians have made schisms in the affair of their religion among themselves: But all of them shall appear before us
Edward Henry Palmer   
But they cut up their affair amongst themselves; they all shall return to us
John Medows Rodwell   
But they have rent asunder this their great concern among themselves into sects. All of them shall return to us
N J Dawood (2014)   
They have divided themselves into factions, but to Us shall they all return

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Some people tore their affair [of religion] from one another. They will all return to Us.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
They have carved up their own affair among themselves; yet everyone will be returning to Us.
Sayyid Qutb   
But people have divided themselves into factions. Yet to Us shall they all return.
Ahmed Hulusi   
But they divided their affairs (the understanding of religion and the system) into factions... To Us they shall all return.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
And they split up their affair among them, (yet, finally,) will they all return unto Us
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
Yet people according to their desires and irreligious viewpoints set themselves at variance, but all shall inevitably return to Us
Mir Aneesuddin   
This community of yours is certainly one community and I am your Fosterer so you all serve Me.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
But (later generations) cut off their affair (of unity), one from another: (yet) will they all return to Us
OLD Literal Word for Word   
But they cut off their affair among themselves, all to Us (will) return