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Muhammad Asad
If thou couldst but see [how it will be on Judgment Day], when those who are lost in sin will hang their heads before their Sustainer, [saying:] “O our Sustainer! [Now] we have seen, and we have heard! Return us, then, [to our earthly life] that we may do good deeds: for [now], behold, we are certain [of the truth]!&rdquo
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
If only you could see the wicked hanging their heads ˹in shame˺ before their Lord, ˹crying:˺ “Our Lord! We have now seen and heard, so send us back and we will do good. We truly have sure faith ˹now˺!”
Safi Kaskas
If you could only see those who forced others to reject Our messages, bowing their heads before their Lord, [saying], "Our Lord, We have seen and heard, so send us back, and we will do good, we are [now] certain."

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وَلَوْ تَرَىٰ إِذِ الْمُجْرِمُونَ نَاكِسُو رُءُوسِهِمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ رَبَّنَا أَبْصَرْنَا وَسَمِعْنَا فَارْجِعْنَا نَعْمَلْ صَالِحًا إِنَّا مُوقِنُون
Transliteration
Walaw tara ithi almujrimoona nakisoo ruoosihim AAinda rabbihim rabbana absarna wasamiAAna faarjiAAna naAAmal salihan inna mooqinoona
Transliteration-2
walaw tarā idhi l-muj'rimūna nākisū ruūsihim ʿinda rabbihim rabbanā abṣarnā wasamiʿ'nā fa-ir'jiʿ'nā naʿmal ṣāliḥan innā mūqinūn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
And if you (could) see when the criminals (will) hang their heads before their Lord, "Our Lord we have seen and we have heard, so return us, we will do righteous (deeds). Indeed, we (are now) certain."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
If thou couldst but see [how it will be on Judgment Day], when those who are lost in sin will hang their heads before their Sustainer, [saying:] “O our Sustainer! [Now] we have seen, and we have heard! Return us, then, [to our earthly life] that we may do good deeds: for [now], behold, we are certain [of the truth]!&rdquo
M. M. Pickthall
Couldst thou but see when the guilty hang their heads before their Lord, (and say): Our Lord! We have now seen and heard, so send us back; we will do right, now we are sure
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
If only thou couldst see when the guilty ones will bend low their heads before their Lord, (saying:) "Our Lord! We have seen and we have heard: Now then send us back (to the world): we will work righteousness: for we do indeed (now) believe."
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
If only you could see the wicked hanging their heads ˹in shame˺ before their Lord, ˹crying:˺ “Our Lord! We have now seen and heard, so send us back and we will do good. We truly have sure faith ˹now˺!”
Safi Kaskas
If you could only see those who forced others to reject Our messages, bowing their heads before their Lord, [saying], "Our Lord, We have seen and heard, so send us back, and we will do good, we are [now] certain."
Wahiduddin Khan
If only you could see the evil-doers hanging their heads in shame before their Lord, Our Lord, we have seen and we have heard, so send us back again and we will act rightly. For we do indeed now believe
Shakir
And could you but see when the guilty shall hang down their heads before their Lord: Our Lord! we have seen and we have heard, therefore send us back, we will do good; surely (now) we are certain
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
And if thou but see when the ones who sin become ones who bend down their heads before their Lord: Our Lord! We perceived and heard. So return us. We will do as ones in accord with morality. Truly, we are now ones who are certain.
T.B.Irving
If you only could see how criminals will hang their heads before their Lord: ´Our Lord, we have observed and heard; so send us back! We will act honorably; we are convinced!"
Abdul Hye
And if only you could see when the criminals will hang their heads before their Lord (saying): “Our Lord! We have now seen and heard, so send us back (to the world) and we will do righteous deeds. Surely! We now believe with certainty.”
The Study Quran
Couldst thou but see when the guilty bend their heads low before their Lord: “Our Lord! We have seen and we have heard; so send us back that we may work righteousness. Truly we are certain.
Dr. Kamal Omar
And if you see when the Mujrimun are such that hang their heads before their Nourisher-Sustainer (and say): Our Nourisher-Sustainer! We have seen and heard (every thing), so send us back, we shall do righteous deeds (in the world, henceforth). Surely, we are (now) those who have attained certainty (in Faith).”
Farook Malik
If only you could visualize when the criminals will hang their heads before their Lord saying: "Our Lord! We have seen and we have heard; please send us back to the world and we will do good deeds: we are now convinced."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
If only you could see the guilty, bowing their heads before their Lord: 'Our Lord, we have seen and we have heard, so send us back, and we will act righteously; we are now convinced.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And if you could see the criminals protruding their heads in the Reckoning with their Lord, (saying), "Our Lord, we have beheld and heard; so return us, that we may do righteousness. (Now) surely we have certitude."
Muhammad Sarwar
Would that you could see (on the Day of Judgment) that criminals, with their heads hanging down before their Lord, saying, "Our Lord, we have seen and heard. Send us back to act righteously. Now we have strong faith"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
And (you will wonder) if you see the sinners hanging their heads before their Lord (and saying,) .Our Lord, we have now seen and heard, so send us back, and we will do righteous deeds. Surely, (now) we are believers
Shabbir Ahmed
If only you could see the guilty when they bend low their heads before their Lord, "Our Lord! We have now seen and heard. Return us, then, that we may do good works, for, now we are sure." (33:99-100)
Dr. Munir Munshey
Alas! If you could see the criminals _ their head bowed (in shame and grief) _ standing before their Lord, saying, "Lord, we have seen and heard. Send us back! Now we will do good deeds. Indeed, we are now convinced!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed
And if you could only see when the criminals will hold their heads low before their Lord (saying:) "Our Lord! We have seen and we have heard: So, now send us back (again to the world): That we will work righteousness, verily, we believe now with (all the) certainty."
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
If you could but see when the criminals are hanging their heads before their Lord, [saying], "Our Lord, we have seen and heard, so return us [to the world]; we will work righteousness. Indeed, we are [now] certain."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
And if only you could see the criminals when they bow down their heads before their Lord: "Our Lord, we have now seen and we have heard, so send us back and we will do good work. Now we have attained certainty!"
Abdel Haleem
[Prophet], if only you could see the wrongdoers hang their heads before their Lord: ‘Our Lord, now that we have seen and heard, send us back and we shall do good. [Now] we are convinced.&rsquo
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Couldst thou but see when the culprits shall hang their heads before their Lord, saying: our Lord! we have now seen and heard; so send us back; we shall work righteously, verily we are convinced
Ahmed Ali
If only you could see when the sinners will stand before their Lord, heads hung low, (and say:) "O Lord, we have seen and heard. So send us back. We shall do the right, for we have come to believe with certainty."
Aisha Bewley
If only you could see the evildoers hanging their heads in shame before their Lord: ´Our Lord, we have seen and we have heard, so send us back again and we will act rightly. Truly we now have certainty.´
Ali Ünal
If you could but see those disbelieving criminals when they hang their heads before their Lord (pleading): "Our Lord! Now we have seen and heard (the truth and are ready to be obedient). So return us (to the world): we will certainly do good, righteous deeds. Now we are certain (of the truth)."
Ali Quli Qara'i
Were you to see when the guilty hang their heads before their Lord [confessing], ‘Our Lord! We have seen and heard. Send us back so that we may act righteously. Indeed we are [now] convinced.&rsquo
Hamid S. Aziz
And could you but see when the guilty shall hang down their heads before their Lord: (saying) "Our Lord! We have seen and we have heard, therefore send us back, we will work righteousness; surely (now) we are certain."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
And if you see when the guilty ones hang their heads down before their Master (saying): our Master, we saw and we heard, so send us back that we do good works, we are certain
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
If only you could see when the guilty ones will bend their heads low before their Lord saying, “Our Lord, We have seen and we have heard. So send us back to the world. We will work righteousness, because we do indeed believe.
Musharraf Hussain
If only you could see the evildoers bowing their heads before their Lord and saying: “Our Lord, we’ve seen and heard the truth, let us go back to the world and we shall do good deeds; we are convinced now.”
Maududi
Would that you could see the guilty standing before their Lord with their heads downcast, (saying to Him): "Our Lord, we have now seen and heard, so send us back (to the world) that we might act righteously. For now we have come to have firm faith."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
And if only you could see the criminals when they bow down their heads before their Lord: "Our Lord, we have now seen and we have heard, so send us back and we will do good. We are believers!
Mohammad Shafi
And could you but see the guilty when they hang down their heads before their Lord! "Our Lord! We have seen and heard enough. Now send us back! We will do righteous deeds. We now do certainly believe."

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And if you could see when the culprits will be hanging their heads before their Lord, saying, `O our Lord! now we have seen and have heard, send us back again that we may do good, we are convinced now'.
Rashad Khalifa
If only you could see the guilty when they bow down their heads before their Lord: "Our Lord, now we have seen and we have heard. Send us back and we will be righteous. Now we have attained certainty."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Would that you could see the wrongdoers when they lower their heads before their Lord! They will say: 'Our Lord, we have now seen and heard. Send us back and we will do righteous deeds, we are certain.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
And couldst thou but see when the guilty hang their heads before their Lord: Our Lord, we have seen and heard; so send us back, we will do good; we are (now) certain
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
And if you see/understand when the criminals/sinners (are) putting down their heads/tops at their Lord: "Our Lord, we saw/understood , and we heard/listened, so return us, we make/do correct/righteous deeds, that we are sure/certain."
Bijan Moeinian
I wish you could see the criminals standing head down in front of their Lord saying: “ O Lord, now that we have seen and heard the truth with all our senses, please send us back and let us lead a righteous life. Indeed we are convinced now.&rdquo
Faridul Haque
And if you see when the guilty will hang their heads before their Lord; “Our Lord! We have seen and heard, therefore send us back in order that we do good deeds - we are now convinced!&rdquo
Sher Ali
If only thou couldst see when the guilty ones will hang down their heads before their Lord, and say, `Our Lord, we have seen and we have heard, so send us back that we may do good works; for now we are convinced of the truth of what we were told.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And (you will wonder at them) if you see the sinners hanging down their heads before the presence of their Lord (and saying:) ‘O our Lord, we have seen and heard, so send us back (to the world now) so that we do pious deeds. Surely, we believe with certitude.
Amatul Rahman Omar
Could you but see (their state) when the guilty will be (standing) before their Lord with their heads hanging down (and saying), `Our Lord! we have seen and we have heard. So send us back (to worldly life), we will act righteously, for (now) we are convinced (of the truth about the Hereafter).
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
And if you only could see when the Mujrimoon (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) shall hang their heads before their Lord (saying): "Our Lord! We have now seen and heard, so send us back (to the world), we will do righteous good deeds. Verily! We now believe with certainty."

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Ah, if thou couldst see the guilty hanging their heads before their Lord! 'Our Lord, we have seen and heard; now return us, that we may do righteousness, for we have sure faith.
George Sale
If thou couldest see, when the wicked shall bow down their heads before their Lord, saying, O Lord, we have seen, and have heard: Suffer us therefore to return into the world, and we will work that which is right; since we are now certain of the truth of what hath been preached to us: Thou wouldst see an amazing sight
Edward Henry Palmer
And couldst thou see when the sinners hang down their heads before their Lord, 'O Lord! we have seen and we have heard; send us back then and we will do right. Verily, we are sure!
John Medows Rodwell
Couldst thou but see when the guilty shall droop their heads before their Lord, and cry, "O our Lord! we have seen and we have heard: return us then to life: we will do that which is right. Verily we believe firmly!"
N J Dawood (2014)
Would that you could see the wrongdoers when they hang their heads before their Lord! They will say: ‘Lord, we now see and hear. Send us back and we will do good works. Now we are firm believers.&lsquo

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
If only you could see how the guilty ones will hang down their heads before their Lord! “Our Lord,” [they will plead], “We have seen, and we have heard. Now return us [to the earthly dwelling], and we will live righteously, for now we do believe.”
Sayyid Qutb
If you could but see when those evildoers will hang down their heads before their Lord and say: 'Our Lord! We have now seen and we have heard. Return us [to our earthly life] and we will do good deeds. We are now firm believers.'
Ahmed Hulusi
You should see the guilty ones (who deny the knowledge of the reality) when they bow their heads in the sight of their Rabb and say, “Our Rabb... We have seen and perceived the Truth! So return us (to the world – the life of the body) so we may fulfill the requisites! Indeed, we have attained certainty (now).”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
And if you could see when the guilty hang down their heads before their Lord (saying): 'Our Lord! We have seen and we have heard (what You had promised), therefore send us back (to the world) we will do righteousness, verily (now) we are certain
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
And if only you Muhammad could envisage the wicked when they are up standing before Allah in Day of Judgement drooping their heads, incensed with multiple wrongs and humiliations, imploring His mercy and expressing their thoughts in words: "Now O Allah, our Creator, we can see what our minds' eyes failed to see and we hear what our hearts' ears failed to hear" "Would You send us back to make up for what we neglected and to imprint our deeds with wisdom and piety. We are now convinced that what the Messengers presented to us was indeed the truth."
Mir Aneesuddin
And if you (could only) see, when the criminals would bow down their heads before their Fosterer (pleading), “Our Fosterer! we have seen and heard, so send us back we will do righteous work, (now) we are certain.”

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
If only thou couldst see when the guilty ones will bend low their heads before their Lord, (saying:) "Our Lord! We have seen and we have heard: Now then send us back (to the world): we will work righteousness: for we do indeed (now) believe."
OLD Literal Word for Word
And if you (could) see when the criminals (will) hang their heads before their Lord, "Our Lord we have seen and we have heard, so return us, we will do righteous (deeds). Indeed, we (are now) certain.