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Muhammad Asad   
Now from the very beginning We caused him to refuse the breast of [Egyptian] nurses; and [when his sister came to know this,] she said: “Shall I guide you to a family that might rear him for you, and look after him with good will?”
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And We had caused him to refuse all wet-nurses at first, so his sister suggested, “Shall I direct you to a family who will bring him up for you and take good care of him?”
Safi Kaskas   
And We made him reject all wet nurses, so she said, "Shall I tell you about a household that will feed him for you and be good to him?"

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Arabic   
‏ وَحَرَّمْنَا عَلَيْهِ ٱلْمَرَاضِعَ مِن قَبْلُ فَقَالَتْ هَلْ أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَىٰٓ أَهْلِ بَيْتٍۢ يَكْفُلُونَهُۥ لَكُمْ وَهُمْ لَهُۥ نَصِحُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
waḥarramnā ʿalayhi l-marāḍiʿa min qablu faqālat hal adullukum ʿalā ahli baytin yakfulūnahu lakum wahum lahu nāṣiḥūn
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And We had forbidden for him the wet nurses from before, so she said, "Shall I direct you to (the) people (of) a house who will rear him for you while they to him (will be) sincere?"

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
Now from the very beginning We caused him to refuse the breast of [Egyptian] nurses; and [when his sister came to know this,] she said: “Shall I guide you to a family that might rear him for you, and look after him with good will?”
M. M. Pickthall   
And We had before forbidden foster-mothers for him, so she said: Shall I show you a household who will rear him for you and take care of him
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
And we ordained that he refused suck at first, until (His sister came up and) said: "Shall I point out to you the people of a house that will nourish and bring him up for you and be sincerely attached to him?"..
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And We had caused him to refuse all wet-nurses at first, so his sister suggested, “Shall I direct you to a family who will bring him up for you and take good care of him?”
Safi Kaskas   
And We made him reject all wet nurses, so she said, "Shall I tell you about a household that will feed him for you and be good to him?"
Wahiduddin Khan   
We had already made him refuse all wet nurses. So his sister said to them, Shall I tell you of a family who will bring him up for you and take good care of him
Shakir   
And We ordained that he refused to suck any foster mother before, so she said: Shall I point out to you the people of a house who will take care of him for you, and they will be benevolent to him
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
And We forbade any breast feeding female for him before. Then, she said: Shall I point you to the people of a house who will take control of him for you and they will be ones who will look after him?
T.B.Irving   
We kept him from nursing at first, and so she said: "Shall I lead you to a family who will look after him for you? They will take good care of him."
Abdul Hye   
And We had already forbidden for him other suckling mothers, until she (sister came and) said: “Shall I direct you to the people of a family who will care for him for you, and they will look after him in a good manner?”
The Study Quran   
And We forbade him to be suckled by foster mothers before that; so she said, “Shall I direct you to the people of a house who will take care of him for you and treat him with good will?
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And We prohibited unto him the foster-sucklings beforehand, (so Musa refused all foster-mothers provided to him — till the time his sister reached him). So she said: “Shall I direct you people to a household: they will rear him for you, and they, to him, will be sincere well-wishers and trainers?”
Farook Malik   
We had already ordained that he would refuse to suck any foster mother. His sister came to Pharoah's wife and said: "Shall I point out to you a house whose people will take care of him for you and they will be sincere to him?"
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
We forbade him breastfeeding at first. So she said, 'Shall I tell you about a family that can raise him for you, and will look after him?'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And We had prohibited to him earlier wet-nurses. So she said, "Shall I indicate to you the family of a house who will sponsor him for you and advisably look after him?"
Muhammad Sarwar   
We had decreed that the infant must not be breast-fed by any nurse besides his mother. His sister said to the people of the Pharaoh, "May I show you a family who can nurse him for you with kindness?"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
And We had already barred him (Musa) from (accepting) any suckling women, so she (his sister) said (to Pharaoh‘s people), .Shall I point out to you a family who will nurse him for you, and they will be his well-wishers?
Shabbir Ahmed   
Now from the very beginning We caused him to refuse suckling from foster mothers. She (Miriam, the sister of baby Moses) said, "Shall I tell you of a family that can raise him for you and take good care of him?"
Dr. Munir Munshey   
We had already prevented all the wet nurses from being able to feed the infant. (His sister) said, "May I guide you to a family who would nurse and look after the baby for you? And also do it sincerely?"
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
And We commanded that he refused to (breast) feed at first, until (the sister) said: "Shall I point to you the people of a house who will feed and raise him for you and be truly attached to him?"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And We had prevented from him [all] wet nurses before, so she said, "Shall I direct you to a household that will be responsible for him for you while they are to him [for his upbringing] sincere?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And We forbade him from accepting all the nursing mothers. Then his sister said: "Shall I lead you to a family that can nurse him for you, and take good care of him"
Abdel Haleem   
We had ordained that he would refuse to feed from wet nurses. His sister approached them and said, ‘Shall I tell you about a household which could bring him up for you and take good care of him?’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And We had aforetime forbidden foster-mothers for him; so she said: shall direct you unto a household who will rear him for you and who will be unto him good counsellors
Ahmed Ali   
We made (Moses) refuse a wet nurse. So his sister said: "Should I tell you of a household that could bring him up for you and take care of him?"
Aisha Bewley   
We first made him refuse all wet-nurses, so she said, ´Shall I show you to a household who will feed him for you and be good to him?´
Ali Ünal   
We had forbidden wet-nurses for him from before (so that he refused the milk of the nurses called by the Queen to suckle him). Then his sister (who was able to get into the palace) said: "Shall I guide you to a family that will nurse him for you and they will take care of him?"
Ali Quli Qara'i   
We had forbidden him to be suckled by any nurse since before. So she said, ‘Shall I show you a household that will take care of him for you and will be his well-wishers?’
Hamid S. Aziz   
And We made unlawful (or unacceptable) for him the wet-nurses. And she (his sister) said, "Shall I guide you to the people of a house who will bring him up for you, and who will be sincere and devoted?"
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And We previously prohibited the nursing mothers from him, so she (Moses’ sister) said to them: should I show you a household to take care of him for you and they are well wishers for him
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
And We ordained that he would refuse to suckle at first, until his sister approached them and said, “Shall I point out to you a people of a house that will nourish and raise him for you, and who will be caring to him?
Musharraf Hussain   
We made him reject the breast milk of the wet nurses, so his sister said to them, “Shall I show you a household that will look after him for you and take good care of him?”
Maududi   
And We had already forbidden the breasts of the nurses for the child. (So seeing the girl) said: "Shall I direct you to the people of a household that will rear him with utter sincerity?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And We forbade him from accepting all the nursing mothers. Then his sister said: "Shall I lead you to a household that can nurse him for you, and take good care of him?
Mohammad Shafi   
And We had forbidden foster-mothers for him beforehand. So she (Moses' sister) said, "May I show you a household that will rear him for you and take good care of him?"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And We had already for bidden all wet nurses to him, then she said, 'shall I tell you of such a household who may bring up this child of yours, and they are his well wishers.
Rashad Khalifa   
We forbade him from accepting all the nursing mothers. (His sister) then said, "I can show you a family that can raise him for you, and take good care of him."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
We had forbidden to him before that he should be suckled by foster mothers, therefore she (Moses' sister) said (to them): 'Shall I direct you to a people of a household who will take charge of him for you and advise him?
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And We did not allow him to suck before, so she said: Shall I point out to you the people of a house who will bring him up for you, and they will wish him well
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And We forbade/prohibited on him the wet nurses/breast feeders from before, so she said: "Do I guide/lead you on a house's/home's people they sponsor/maintain him for you, and they are for him faithful/sincere?"
Bijan Moeinian   
I had already made Moses not to accept milk from any nursing mother. His sister [either working as a maid in the court or her path crossing by] said: “May I show you a family that can take a good care of the baby and raise him for you?”
Faridul Haque   
And We had already forbidden suckle-nurses for him, so she said, “Shall I show you a household that will nurse this child of yours, and they are his well-wishers?”
Sher Ali   
And WE had already decreed that he shall refuse the wet-nurse; so she said, `Shall I direct you to the people of a household who will bring him up for you and will be his sincere well-wishers?
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And We had in advance prohibited him from the feed of wet nurses. So (Musa’s [Moses’s] sister) said: ‘Shall I tell you about a family who will bring up this (child) for you and will (also) be his well-wisher?
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And We had already (ordained and) made him refuse the wet nurses (to be suckled). So (when the question of his suckling arose after Moses was picked up from the river,) she (- Moses sister) said, `Shall I point out to you the people of a household who will bring him up for you and will be his sincere well-wishers?
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And We had already forbidden (other) foster suckling mothers for him, until she (his sister came up and) said: "Shall I direct you to a household who will rear him for you, and sincerely they will look after him in a good manner?"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Now We had forbidden to him aforetime to be suckled by any foster-mother; therefore she said, 'Shall I direct you to the people of a household who will take charge of him for you and look after him?
George Sale   
And We suffered him not to take the breasts of the nurses who were provided before his sister came up: And she said, shall I direct you unto some of his nation, who may nurse him for you, and will be careful of him
Edward Henry Palmer   
And we made unlawful for him the wet-nurses. And she said, 'Shall I guide you to the people of a house who will take care of him for you, and who will be sincere respecting him?
John Medows Rodwell   
And we caused him to refuse the nurses, until his sister came and said, Shall I point out to you the family of a house that will rear him for you, and will be careful of him
N J Dawood (2014)   
We had earlier caused him to refuse the nurses‘ breasts, so his sister said: ‘Shall I direct you to a family who will bring him up for you and take good care of him?‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
We ordained that he refused breast milk [from a nursemaid appointed by the household of Pharaoh]. (Miriam) approached and said, “Shall I point out to you the people of a house, who will nurture him for you and be sincere to him?”
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
We kept him from nursing at first, and so she said: "Shall I lead you to a family who will look after him for you? They will take good care of him."
Sayyid Qutb   
Right from the very beginning We caused him to refuse all nurses' breasts. So, his sister said: 'Shall I direct you to a family who might bring him up for you and take good care of him?'
Ahmed Hulusi   
First we forbade wet nurses to him, (Moses didn’t suckle any wet nurse) then (his sister) said, “Shall I tell you of a family who will raise him on your behalf and take good care of him?”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
And We already forbade on him all foster mothers ere until (his sister came up and) said: �Shall I guide you unto the people of a house who will take care of him for you and they will be benevolent to him?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
And We had already made him reject and refuse breast feeding from all the women who were available to suckle and nurse a strange child. So conditioned, his sister suggested to Pharaoh's household a solution, she said: "Shall I tell you of a family who would rear him and take good care of him for you!"
Mir Aneesuddin   
And before this, We had forbidden on him suckling (from foster mothers). So she (Musa’s sister) said, “Should I show to you, people of a house who can take up the responsibility (of suckling) him for you, and who will take good care of him?”

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
And we ordained that he refused suck at first, until (His sister came up and) said: "Shall I point out to you the people of a house that will nourish and bring him up for you and be sincerely attached to him?"..
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And We had forbidden for him the wet nurses before, so she said, "Shall I direct you to (the) people (of) a house who will rear him for you while they to him (will be) sincere?