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Muhammad Asad   
The only response of believers, whenever they are summoned unto God and His Apostle in order that [the divine writ] might judge between them, can be no other than, “We have heard, and we pay heed!”- and it is they, they who shall attain to a happy state
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
The only response of the ˹true˺ believers, when they are called to Allah and His Messenger so he may judge between them, is to say, “We hear and obey.” It is they who will ˹truly˺ succeed.
Safi Kaskas   
When the believers are called to God and His Messenger to judge between them, they respond "We hear and we obey." Those are the achievers,

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إِنَّمَا كَانَ قَوۡلَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِینَ إِذَا دُعُوۤا۟ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ لِیَحۡكُمَ بَیۡنَهُمۡ أَن یَقُولُوا۟ سَمِعۡنَا وَأَطَعۡنَاۚ وَأُو۟لَـٰۤىِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُفۡلِحُونَ ۝٥١
Transliteration (2021)   
innamā kāna qawla l-mu'minīna idhā duʿū ilā l-lahi warasūlihi liyaḥkuma baynahum an yaqūlū samiʿ'nā wa-aṭaʿnā wa-ulāika humu l-muf'liḥūn
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Only is (the) statement (of) the believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them (is) that they say, "We hear and we obey." And those [they] (are) the successful.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
The only response of believers, whenever they are summoned unto God and His Apostle in order that [the divine writ] might judge between them, can be no other than, “We have heard, and we pay heed!”- and it is they, they who shall attain to a happy state
M. M. Pickthall   
The saying of (all true) believers when they appeal unto Allah and His messenger to judge between them is only that they say: We hear and we obey. And such are the successful
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
The answer of the Believers, when summoned to Allah and His Messenger, in order that He may judge between them, is no other than this: they say, "We hear and we obey": it is such as these that will attain felicity
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
The only response of the ˹true˺ believers, when they are called to Allah and His Messenger so he may judge between them, is to say, “We hear and obey.” It is they who will ˹truly˺ succeed.
Safi Kaskas   
When the believers are called to God and His Messenger to judge between them, they respond "We hear and we obey." Those are the achievers,
Wahiduddin Khan   
The response of the believers, when they are called to God and His Messenger in order that he may judge between them, is only, We hear and we obey. It is they who will prosper
Shakir   
The response of the believers, when they are invited to Allah and His Messenger that he may judge between them, is only to say: We hear and we obey; and these it is that are the successful
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
The only saying of the ones who believe had been—when they were called to God and His Messenger that He give judgment between them—to say: We heard and obeyed. And those, they are the ones who prosper.
T.B.Irving   
The only statement believers should make when they are invited to [meet with] God and His messenger, so He may judge among them, is: "We have heard, and are at your orders!´ Those persons will be successful.
Abdul Hye   
The only saying of the believers, when they are called to Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) to judge between them is that they say: “We hear and we obey.” And such are the successful.
The Study Quran   
The only words of the believers when they are called unto God and His Messenger, that he may judge between them, will be to say, “We hear and we obey.” And it is they who shall prosper
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Surely, what (is expected and) became a response of the Believers — when they are called towards Allah and His Messenger so that he may decide amongst them (is) — that they may say: “We heard, and we obeyed.” And those people: they (very ones are) those who attain success
M. Farook Malik   
The response of the true believers, when they are called to Allah and His Messenger that he may judge between them, is only to say: "We hear and we obey." Such are the ones who will attain felicity
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
The response of the believers, when they are called to God and His Messenger in order to judge between them, is to say, 'We hear and we obey.' These are the successful
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Surely the saying of believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger that he (The Messenger) may judge between them is only that they say, "We hear and we obey." And those are they (who are) the prosperers
Muhammad Sarwar   
When the believers are called to God and His Messenger to be judged, their only words are, "We have listened and obeyed." They will have everlasting happiness
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
The only reply of the (true) believers, when they are summoned to Allah and His messenger that he (the messenger) may judge between them, is that they say, .We listen and obey. Such people are the successful
Shabbir Ahmed   
Whenever invited to Allah and His Messenger to judge in their affairs, the true believers say, "We hear and we obey." They are the ones who will ultimately prosper
Dr. Munir Munshey   
The believers, too, are called towards Allah and His messenger, so He may settle their differences. Their outlook (in sharp contrast) is that they say, "We hear and we obey". Such, indeed, are the successful ones
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
The answer of the believers, when called to Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) so that he may judge between them is nothing other than this: They say: "We hear and we obey:" And it is such as these who will be successful
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
The only statement of the [true] believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them is that they say, "We hear and we obey." And those are the successful
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
The utterance of the believers when they are invited to God and His messenger to judge in their affairs is to Say: "We hear and obey." These are the winners
Abdel Haleem   
When the true believers are summoned to God and His Messenger in order for him to judge between them, they say, ‘We hear and we obey.’ These are the ones who will prosper
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
-The only saying of the believers when they were called to Allah and His apostle thathe might judge between them was that they said: We hear and we obey. And these! they are the very ones blissful
Ahmed Ali   
The answer of the believers when they are called to God and His Apostle that he may judge between them, is: "We hear and obey." And they are the ones who will prosper
Aisha Bewley   
The reply of the muminun when they are summoned to Allah and His Messenger so that he can judge between them, is to say, ´We hear and we obey.´ They are ones who are successful.
Ali Ünal   
The only utterance of the (true) believers, when they are called to God and His Messenger so that the Messenger may judge between them, is: "We have heard and we obey." Such are those who are the prosperous
Ali Quli Qara'i   
All the response of the faithful, when they are summoned to Allah and His Apostle that He may judge between them, is to say, ‘We hear and obey.’ It is they who are the felicitous
Hamid S. Aziz   
The speech of the believers, when they appeal unto Allah and His Messenger to judge between them, is only to say, "We hear and we obey;" and such are the successful
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
Did the story of the noble guests of Abraham reach you?
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
The answer of the believers, when summoned to God and His messenger, in order that He may judge between them, is no thing other than this, they say, “We hear, and we follow.” It is these who will attain felicity
Musharraf Hussain   
The believers’ response, when they are summoned to Allah and His Messenger for judgement, is: “We hear and obey.” These are the successful.
Maududi   
As regards the Believers, when they are called towards Allah and His Messenger so that the Messenger may judge between them, they say, "We have heard and obeyed"; such are the people who attain true success
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
The utterance of the believers when they are invited to God and His messenger to judge in their affairs is to say: "We hear and obey." These are the winners
Mohammad Shafi   
The only response of the believers — when they are invited to Allah and His Messenger that he (Messenger) may establish a rule of law among them — is to say, "We hear and we obey." And these it is that are successful

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
The saying of Muslims is only this, when they are called towards Allah and Messenger that the Messenger may decide between them then they say, 'we have heard and we obey And these are they who attained to their goals.
Rashad Khalifa   
The only utterance of the believers, whenever invited to GOD and His messenger to judge in their affairs, is to say, "We hear and we obey." These are the winners.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
But when the believers are called to Allah and His Messenger, in order that he judges between them, their reply is: 'We hear and obey. ' Such are theprosperous
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
The response of the believers, when they are invited to Allah and His Messenger that he may judge between them, is only that they say: We hear and we obey. And these it is that are successful
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
But the believers' word/opinion and belief if they were called to God and His messenger to judge/rule between them was that they say: "We heard/listened and we obeyed." And those are the successful/winners
Bijan Moeinian   
As for the believers, when they are summoned to the court of the Lord for the judgment, they simply say: “We heard the call and we obey.” These are the kind of people who will succeed
Faridul Haque   
The saying of the Muslims when they are called towards Allah and His Noble Messenger in order that the Noble Messenger judge between them is that they submit, "We hear and we obey"; and it is they who have attained the goal
Sher Ali   
All that the believers say, when they are called to ALLAH and HIS Messenger in order that he may judge between them, is that they say, `We hear and we obey.' And it is they who will prosper
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
The only saying of the believers, when they are called to Allah and His Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him) in order that he may judge between them, is that they say: ‘We have heard and we (totally) submit to obey.’ It is they who will prosper
Amatul Rahman Omar   
The only response of the believers, when they are summoned before Allah and His Messenger so that he may judge between them, is that they say, `We hear and we obey.' It is they who will attain their goal
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
The only saying of the faithful believers, when they are called to Allah (His Words, the Quran) and His Messenger (SAW), to judge between them, is that they say: "We hear and we obey." And such are the prosperous ones (who will live forever in Paradise)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
All that the believers say, when they are called to God and His Messenger, that he may judge between them, is that they say, 'We hear, and we obey'; those -- they are the prosperers
George Sale   
The saying of the true believers, when they are summoned before God and his apostle, that He may judge between them, is no other than that they say, we have heard, and do obey: And these are they who shall prosper
Edward Henry Palmer   
The speech of the believers, when they are called to God and His Apostle to judge between them, is only to say, 'We hear and we obey;' and these it is who are the prosperous
John Medows Rodwell   
The words of the believers, when called to God and His Apostle that He may judge between them, are only to say, "We have heard, and we obey:" these are they with whom it shall be well
N J Dawood (2014)   
But when true believers are called to God and His apostle that he may judge between them, their only reply is: ‘We hear and obey.‘ It is they that will surely succeed

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Munir Mezyed   
The only saying of the monotheistic believers (whose faith is unfeigned) is that they say: "We have heard and we do obey.” Such are those who ultimately achieve a blissful life/ or gain eternal salvation.
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
The answer from the believers, when summoned to Allah and His messenger, in order that He may judge among them, is no other than this: “We hear, and we obey.” Such as these will attain happiness.
Fadel Soliman, Bridges‘ Translation   
However, the response of the believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger in order to judge between them has always been to say, “We have heard and obeyed”, for those are the successful.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
The only statement believers should make when they are invited to [meet with] Allah (God) and His messenger, so He may judge among them, is: "We have heard, and are at your orders!' Those persons will be successful.
Sayyid Qutb   
The response of believers, whenever they are summoned to God and His Messenger in order that he may judge between them, is none other than, 'We have heard, and we obey.' It is they that shall be successful.
Ahmed Hulusi   
When they are invited to Allah and His Rasul so that they may judge between them, the believers will only say, “We hear and we obey”... They are the ones who are liberated.
Mir Aneesuddin   
Is there a disease in their hearts or are they in doubt or do they fear that Allah and His messenger will act with prejudice against them, no, they themselves are the unjust.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
Contrast by contrary motives, the response of those in whose hearts reigns piety to the invitation by the Messenger to decide between them according to Allah's statutes and to the Messenger's final judgement is a response of obedience. They always say: "we have heard and we do obey" These are they whom Heaven will prosper

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
The answer of the Believers, when summoned to God and His Apostle, in order that He may judge between them, is no other than this: they say, "We hear and we obey": it is such as these that will attain felicity
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Only is (the) statement (of) the believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them (is) that they say, "We hear and we obey." And those [they] (are) the successful
OLD Transliteration   
Innama kana qawla almu/mineena itha duAAoo ila Allahi warasoolihi liyahkuma baynahum an yaqooloo samiAAna waataAAna waola-ika humu almuflihoona