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Muhammad Asad   
Now there were in the city nine men who were wont to commit deeds of depravity all over the land, and would not reform
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And there were in the city nine ˹elite˺ men who spread corruption in the land, never doing what is right.
Safi Kaskas   
And in the town there were heads of nine clans who spread mischief in the land and did no good.

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Arabic   
‏وَكَانَ فِى ٱلْمَدِينَةِ تِسْعَةُ رَهْطٍۢ يُفْسِدُونَ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا يُصْلِحُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
wakāna fī l-madīnati tis'ʿatu rahṭin yuf'sidūna fī l-arḍi walā yuṣ'liḥūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
And were in the city nine family heads, they were spreading corruption in the land and not reforming.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
Now there were in the city nine men who were wont to commit deeds of depravity all over the land, and would not reform
M. M. Pickthall   
And there were in the city nine persons who made mischief in the land and reformed not
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
There were in the city nine men of a family, who made mischief in the land, and would not reform
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And there were in the city nine ˹elite˺ men who spread corruption in the land, never doing what is right.
Safi Kaskas   
And in the town there were heads of nine clans who spread mischief in the land and did no good.
Wahiduddin Khan   
There were in the city nine men who spread corruption in the land, and would not reform
Shakir   
And there were in the city nine persons who made mischief in the land and did not act aright
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
And there had been nine groups of persons in the city who make corruption in the earth and make not things right.
T.B.Irving   
There was a gang of nine persons in the city who caused trouble on earth and never improved matters.
Abdul Hye   
There were in the city 9 men (leaders) who made mischief in the land, and they would not reform.
The Study Quran   
And in the city there were nine persons working corruption in the land and not setting matters aright
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And there were in the city nine bands of men: they create mischief in the land and do not indulge in (any) reform
Farook Malik   
There were nine ringleaders in the city who created mischief in the land and reformed nothing
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
In the city was a gang of nine who made mischief in the land and did no good
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And (there) was in the city nine (men of) a clan who corrupted in the land and did not act righteously
Muhammad Sarwar   
There were nine tribes in the city spreading evil without any reform in the land
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
And there were nine persons in the city who used to make mischief on the earth and did not put things right
Shabbir Ahmed   
Now there was a gang of nine leaders in the city who spread disorder in the land, and blocked all reform
Dr. Munir Munshey   
There were nine groups of people in that town. Each one was busy spreading corruption in the land instead of carrying out reforms
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
And in the City, there were Nine men of a family, who made mischief in the land, and would not correct (themselves)
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And there were in the city nine family heads causing corruption in the land and not amending [its affairs]
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And in the city were nine ruffians who were causing corruption in the land, and they were not reforming
Abdel Haleem   
There were nine men in the city who spread corruption in the land without making amends
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And there were nine of a group in the City, who spread corruption in the land and rectified not
Ahmed Ali   
There were in that city nine persons who spread disorder in the land, and did not reform
Aisha Bewley   
There was a group of nine men in the city causing corruption in the land and not putting things right.
Ali Ünal   
There were nine ringleaders in the city, causing disorder and corruption in the land and not setting things right
Ali Quli Qara'i   
There were nine persons in the city who caused corruption in the land, and did not bring about any reform
Hamid S. Aziz   
And there were in the city nine persons who despoiled the land and reformed not
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And they were nine heads of families in the city committing corruption in the land, and would not reform
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
There were in the city nine people of a family, who do wrong in the land, and would not reform
Musharraf Hussain   
There was a gang of nine men in the city who would not comply but went around wreaking havoc.
Maududi   
Now there were nine ring-leaders in the city who created corruption in the land and never worked to set things right
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And in the city were nine ruffians who were causing corruption in the land, and they were not reforming
Mohammad Shafi   
And there were in the city nine of a leading family. They caused corruption to spread on earth, and they would not reform

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And there were nine persons in the city making mischief in the earth and did not like rectification.
Rashad Khalifa   
There were nine gangsters in the city who were wicked, and never did anything good.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
In the city there were nine people who were corrupting the land and did not reform
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And there were in the city nine persons who made mischief in the land and did not act aright
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And in the city/town were nine groups/tribes corrupting/disordering in the earth/Planet Earth, and they do not correct/repair
Bijan Moeinian   
They were nine wicked men in town who had done nothing good in their lives
Faridul Haque   
And there were nine persons in the city who used to cause turmoil in the land and did not wish reform
Sher Ali   
And there were in the city a party of nine persons who made mischief in the land, and who would not reform
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And there were in the city (of the people of Thamud) nine prominent leaders (leading their respective parties) who used to spread destructive activities in the land and would not do constructive works
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And there were in the city a gang of nine (persons) who had upset the order and peace in the country and would not reform (themselves)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And there were in the city nine men (from the sons of their chiefs), who made mischief in the land, and would not reform

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Now in the city there were nine persons who did corruption in the land, and put not things right
George Sale   
And there were nine men in the city, who acted corruptly in the earth, and behaved not with integrity
Edward Henry Palmer   
And there were in the city nine persons who despoiled the land and did not right
John Medows Rodwell   
And there were in the city nine persons who committed excesses in the land and did not that which is right
N J Dawood (2014)   
In the town there was a band of nine men, who did evil in the land and nothing that was good

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
In the city, nine gang members created havoc in the land and would not change.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
There was a gang of nine persons in the city who caused trouble on earth and never improved matters.
Sayyid Qutb   
There were in the city nine men who did evil deeds in the land, and would not do any good.
Ahmed Hulusi   
There was in that city a gang of nine men who caused corruption and rebelled.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
And there were in the city nine (groups of) persons who made mischief in the land and would not reform
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
Among the leaders in Saleh’s town were nine men whose wickedness exceeded all limits and reached an irreversible degree, they flourished at spreading mischief in the land and at creating discord
Mir Aneesuddin   
And there were nine persons in the city who caused corruption in the land and did not act right.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
There were in the city nine men of a family, who made mischief in the land, and would not reform
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And were in the city nine family heads, they were spreading corruption in the land and not reforming