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Muhammad Asad   
They will exclaim: “O our Sustainer! Our bad luck has overwhelmed us, and so we went astray
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
They will cry, “Our Lord! Our ill-fate took hold of us, so we became a misguided people.
Safi Kaskas   
They will say, "Our Lord, our defiance overcame us, and we were led astray.

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Arabic   
‏قَالُوا۟ رَبَّنَا غَلَبَتْ عَلَيْنَا شِقْوَتُنَا وَكُنَّا قَوْمًۭا ضَآلِّينَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
qālū rabbanā ghalabat ʿalaynā shiq'watunā wakunnā qawman ḍāllīn
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They (will) say, "Our Lord! Overcame [on] us our wretchedness, and we were a people astray.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
They will exclaim: “O our Sustainer! Our bad luck has overwhelmed us, and so we went astray
M. M. Pickthall   
They will say: Our Lord! Our evil fortune conquered us, and we were erring folk
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
They will say: "our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became a people astray
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
They will cry, “Our Lord! Our ill-fate took hold of us, so we became a misguided people.
Safi Kaskas   
They will say, "Our Lord, our defiance overcame us, and we were led astray.
Wahiduddin Khan   
They will answer, Lord, misfortune overcame us and we became an erring people
Shakir   
They shall say: O our Lord! our adversity overcame us and we were an erring people
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
They will say: Our Lord! Our misgiving prevailed over us. We had been a folk, ones who go astray.
T.B.Irving   
They will say: "Our Lord, our misery has overwhelmed us and we were errant folk.
Abdul Hye   
They will say: “Our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became erring people.
The Study Quran   
They will say, “Our Lord! Our wretchedness overwhelmed us, and we were a people astray
Dr. Kamal Omar   
They said: “Our Nourisher-Sustainer! Our wretchedness overcame us and we became an erring nation
Farook Malik   
They will say: "O our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us and we became erring folk
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
They will say, 'Our Lord, our wretchedness prevailed over us, and we were a people astray
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
They will say, "Our Lord, our wretchedness has overcome us, and we were an erring people
Muhammad Sarwar   
They will reply, "Lord, our hard-heartedness overcame us and we went astray
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
They will say, .Our Lord, our wretchedness prevailed over us, and we were a people wandering astray
Shabbir Ahmed   
They will say, "Our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became a people astray
Dr. Munir Munshey   
They will say, "Our Lord, our woes got the better of us. We are indeed, a blundering people!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
They will say: "O Lord! Our bad luck overtook us, and we became a people who had lost our way
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
They will say, "Our Lord, our wretchedness overcame us, and we were a people astray
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
They said: "Our Lord, our wickedness overcame us, and we were a misguided people."
Abdel Haleem   
They will say, ‘Lord, our waywardness overcame us and we went astray
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
They will say: our Lord! our wretchedness overcame, us, and we have been a people erring
Ahmed Ali   
They will say: "O Lord, our misery overwhelmed us, so we remained a people astray
Aisha Bewley   
They will say, ´Our Lord, our miserable destiny overpowered us. We were misguided people.
Ali Ünal   
They will say: "Our Lord! Our wretchedness (which we ourselves provoked upon ourselves) prevailed over us, and we were people lost in error
Ali Quli Qara'i   
They will say, ‘Our Lord! Our wretchedness overcame us, and we were an astray lot
Hamid S. Aziz   
They will say, "Our Lord our misfortune overcame us, and we became a people astray
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
They say: our Master, our misery overcame us and we were misguided people
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
They will say, “Our Lord, our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became a people astray
Musharraf Hussain   
They will say, “Our Lord, misfortune overwhelmed us, and so we went astray.
Maududi   
They will say: "Our Lord! Our misfortune prevailed over us. We were indeed an erring people
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Theysaid: "Our Lord, our wickedness overcame us, and we were a misguided people.
Mohammad Shafi   
They would say, "Our Lord! It was our misfortune that made us a people gone astray."

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
They will say, 'O our Lord; our misfortune overcame us and we were people misguided'.
Rashad Khalifa   
They will say, "Our Lord, our wickedness overwhelmed us, and we were people gone astray.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
'Lord, ' they will reply, 'adversity prevailed over us and we were erring
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
They will say: Our Lord, our adversity overcame us, and we were an erring people
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
They said: "Our Lord our misery/unhappiness defeated/overcame on us, and we were a misguided nation."
Bijan Moeinian   
They will reply: “Lord, our wicked desires overwhelmed us. We were indeed in darkness.”
Faridul Haque   
They will say, "Our Lord! Our ill-fate overcame us, and we were the astray people."
Sher Ali   
They will say, `Our Lord, our ill fortune overwhelmed us, and we were an erring people
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
They will say: ‘O our Lord, our misfortune overwhelmed us, and surely we were the misguided people
Amatul Rahman Omar   
They will say, `Our Lord! our misfortune got the better of us (when we gave ourselves up to evil doings) and we were actually an erring people
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
They will say: "Our Lord! Our wretchedness overcame us, and we were (an) erring people

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
They shall say, 'Our Lord, our adversity prevailed over us; we were an erring people
George Sale   
They shall answer, O LORD, our unhappiness prevailed over us, and we were people who sent astray
Edward Henry Palmer   
They say, 'Our Lord! our misery overcame us, and we were a people who did err
John Medows Rodwell   
They shall say, "O our Lord! our ill-fortune prevailed against us, and we became an erring people
N J Dawood (2014)   
Lord,‘ they will say, ‘fortune betrayed us and we were people gone astray

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
They will say, “Our Lord, our misery was too much for us, and we became a people gone astray.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
They will say: "Our Lord, our misery has overwhelmed us and we were errant folk.
Sayyid Qutb   
They will reply: 'Our Lord! Our misfortune has overwhelmed us, and so we went astray.
Ahmed Hulusi   
They said, “Our Rabb! Our desires overcame us and lead us to misery, we became a people misguided and lost.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
They will say: 'Our Lord! Our adversity conquered us, and we were a people gone astray
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
And there, shall they say: "O Allah, our Creator, our pride and misgivings got the better of our prudence and we were certainly lost in the maze of error."
Mir Aneesuddin   
Were not My signs read to you? But you used to deny them.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
They will say: "our Lord! Our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we became a people astray
OLD Literal Word for Word   
They (will) say, "Our Lord! Overcame [on] us our wretchedness, and we were a people astray