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Muhammad Asad   
[so that] they [who seek to learn the unknowable] should not be able to overhear the host on high, but shall be repelled from all sides
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
They cannot listen to the highest assembly ˹of angels˺ for they are pelted from every side,
Safi Kaskas   
[so that the devils] may not listen to the highest assembly [of angels] but be repelled from every side,

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Arabic   
‏لَّا يَسَّمَّعُونَ إِلَى ٱلْمَلَإِ ٱلْأَعْلَىٰ وَيُقْذَفُونَ مِن كُلِّ جَانِبٍۢ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
lā yassammaʿūna ilā l-mala-i l-aʿlā wayuq'dhafūna min kulli jānibi
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Not they may listen to the assembly [the] exalted, are pelted from every side,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
[so that] they [who seek to learn the unknowable] should not be able to overhear the host on high, but shall be repelled from all sides
M. M. Pickthall   
They cannot listen to the Highest Chiefs for they are pelted from every side
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
(So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
They cannot listen to the highest assembly ˹of angels˺ for they are pelted from every side,
Safi Kaskas   
[so that the devils] may not listen to the highest assembly [of angels] but be repelled from every side,
Wahiduddin Khan   
they cannot overhear the Higher Assembly for they are pelted from every side
Shakir   
They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are thrown at from every side
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
They pay no attention to the lofty Council for they are hurled at from every edge,
T.B.Irving   
so they may not listen to the supreme council and are hurled forth on every side.
Abdul Hye   
They cannot even listen to the higher group (angels) for they are pelted from every side,
The Study Quran   
They listen not to the Highest Assembly, for they are repelled from every side
Dr. Kamal Omar   
They are unable to hear to the higher elite and they are pelted from every side —
M. Farook Malik   
They cannot even hear the words of the exalted assembly of angels and they are darted at from every sid
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
They cannot eavesdrop on the Supernal Elite, for they get bombarded from every side
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
They do not overhear the most Exalted Chiefs, (i.e., angels) and they are pelted (with hurled meteors) from every side
Muhammad Sarwar   
The devils cannot hear those high above. They would be struck from all side
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
They cannot listen to the Upper Realm and are hit from every sid
Shabbir Ahmed   
Repelled faraway from the Truth, the 'occult sciences' despite their boisterous claims, can get not a hint of what Divine Revelation is
Dr. Munir Munshey   
These Shaitans are chased out of everywhere as they attempt to eavesdrop on the conversation of the exalted angels (to learn about the events to come)
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
(So that) they (the Satans') should not try to hear from the direction of the Exalted Assembly (of men and angels in Allah’s service and worship) but (they) be thrown out from every side
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
[So] they may not listen to the exalted assembly [of angels] and are pelted from every side
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
They cannot listen to the command up high; and they are bombarded from every side
Abdel Haleem   
they cannot eavesdrop on the Higher Assembly––pelted from every side
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
They cannot listen to the exalted assembly, and they are darted at from every side
Ahmed Ali   
So that they are not able to listen to the angels of higher (echelons), and are pelted from all side
Aisha Bewley   
They cannot eavesdrop on the Highest Assembly and they are stoned from every side,
Ali Ünal   
They cannot hear anything from the High Assembly (of the angels) – and (whenever they attempt to hear) become targets of missiles from all directions
Ali Quli Qara'i   
They do not eavesdrop on the Supernal Elite but are shot at from every side
Hamid S. Aziz   
They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are thrown at from every side
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
They would not listen to the high assembly, for they are pelted from every side
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
They should not strain their ears in the direction of the exalted assembly, but shall be cast away from every side
Musharraf Hussain   
They cannot eavesdrop on the higher assembly of angels, they will be attacked from all sides
Maududi   
These satans cannot listen to what transpires in the High Council for they are pelted away from every sid
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
They cannot listen to the command up high; and they are bombarded from every side.
Mohammad Shafi   
They cannot listen to the deliberations of the Highest Assembly up there. And they are repelled from every side

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
They can not give ear towards heavenly world and they are pelted from every side.
Rashad Khalifa   
They cannot spy on the High Society; they get bombarded from every side.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
so they cannot listen to the High Assembly, for they are pelted from every side
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
They cannot listen to the exalted assembly and they are reproached from every side
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
They do not hear/listen (E) to the nobles/assembly the highest/mightiest/most dignified, and they be thrown/hurled from every/each side/direction
Bijan Moeinian   
These satans cannot break into the communication system of those who are close to God as they are on defensive
Faridul Haque   
They cannot listen to the speech of those on higher elevations and they are targeted from every side
Sher Ali   
They cannot listen to anything from the Exalted Assembly of angels - and they are pelted from every side
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
They (satans) cannot listen to the celestial world. And (burning brands) are thrown on them from every side
Amatul Rahman Omar   
They (having no access to the source of prophecy) cannot listen to (what goes on in) the exalted assembly (of the arch angels). They are reproached (for their false conjectures) from every side
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
They cannot listen to the higher group (angels) for they are pelted from every side

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
they listen not to the High Council, for they are pelted from every side
George Sale   
that they may not listen to the discourse of the exalted princes, -- for they are darted at from every side
Edward Henry Palmer   
that they may not listen to the exalted chiefs; for they are hurled at from every side
John Medows Rodwell   
That they overhear not what passeth in the assembly on high, for they are darted at from every side
N J Dawood (2014)   
so that they may not listen in to those on high. Meteors are hurled at them from every side

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
[This is] so they could not listen to the Exalted Assembly. Instead, they are repelled from every side.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
so they may not listen to the supreme council and are hurled forth on every side.
Sayyid Qutb   
Thus, they cannot eavesdrop on the ones on high, but shall be repelled from all sides,
Ahmed Hulusi   
Thus they (those devils) cannot listen to the exalted assembly (Mala-i Ala) and are pelted from every side.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
They cannot listen to (the secrets of) the exalted assembly and they are thrown at from every side,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
Who peers inquisitively into the realm making an effort to hear what is discussed in the August Assembly, but they are debarred, being assailed with flames on every side
Mir Aneesuddin   
they cannot listen to the high assembly and they are struck from every side,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
(So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Not they may listen to the assembly [the] exalted, are pelted from every side
OLD Transliteration   
La yassammaAAoona ila almala-i al-aAAla wayuqthafoona min kulli janibin