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Muhammad Asad   
for he who commits a sin, commits it only to his own hurt; and God is indeed all-knowing, wise
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And whoever commits a sin—it is only to their own loss. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Safi Kaskas   
He who commits sin does so against his own soul. God is All-knowing, All-Wise.

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Arabic   
وَمَن یَكۡسِبۡ إِثۡمࣰا فَإِنَّمَا یَكۡسِبُهُۥ عَلَىٰ نَفۡسِهِۦۚ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ عَلِیمًا حَكِیمࣰا ۝١١١
Transliteration (2021)   
waman yaksib ith'man fa-innamā yaksibuhu ʿalā nafsihi wakāna l-lahu ʿalīman ḥakīma
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
And whoever earns sin, then only he earns it against his soul. And is Allah All-Knowing, All-Wise.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
for he who commits a sin, commits it only to his own hurt; and God is indeed all-knowing, wise
M. M. Pickthall   
Whoso committeth sin committeth it only against himself. Allah is ever Knower, Wise
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
And if any one earns sin. he earns it against His own soul: for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And whoever commits a sin—it is only to their own loss. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Safi Kaskas   
He who commits sin does so against his own soul. God is All-knowing, All-Wise.
Wahiduddin Khan   
He forgiving and merciful. who commits sin does so against his own soul. God is all knowing and wise
Shakir   
And whoever commits a sin, he only commits it against his own soul; and Allah is Knowing, Wise
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
And whoever earns a sin, truly, he earns it only against himself. And God had been Knowing, Wise.
T.B.Irving   
while anyone who acquires a vice, only acquires it personally. God is Aware, Wise.
Abdul Hye   
Whoever commits a sin, only earns against own soul. And Allah is All-Knower, All-Wise
The Study Quran   
And whosoever commits a sin, commits it only against his own soul, and God is Knowing, Wise
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And whoever earns sin, then surely what he earns (goes) against his self. And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise
M. Farook Malik   
Whoever commits a sin, he commits it against his own soul. Allah is knowledgeable, Wise
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
And Whoever earns a sin, earns it against himself. God is Aware and Wise
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And whoever earns a vice, surely then he earns it only against himself; and Allah has been Ever-Knowing, Ever-Wise
Muhammad Sarwar   
One who commits sins has committed them against his own soul. God is All-knowing and All-wise
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Whoever commits a sin, commits it only against himself. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise
Shabbir Ahmed   
Whoever earns a violation against the Permanent Values given in the Qur'an does it against, and drags down, his own "Self". Allah, the Knower, the Wise imparts this information to you
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Whoever commits a sin, actually commits it against himself. For, Allah is the all-Knowing, the Wisest
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
And, if anyone earns sin, he (the sinner) earns it against his own soul: And Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And whoever commits a sin only earns it against himself. And Allah is ever Knowing and Wise
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And whoever earns any sin, then he has brought it on himself. And God is Knowledgeable, Wise
Abdel Haleem   
He who commits sin does so against his own soul- God is all knowing and wise
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And whosoever earnoth a sin, only against his own soul he earnoth it; and Allah is ever Knowing, Wise
Ahmed Ali   
He who earns the wages of sin does so for himself; and God is aware of everything and is wise
Aisha Bewley   
If anyone commits an evil action the responsibility for it is his alone. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Ali Ünal   
Whereas whoever earns a sin (failing to seek forgiveness for it), earns it only against himself (to his own loss only). And God is All-Knowing, All-Wise
Ali Quli Qara'i   
And whoever commits a sin, commits it only against himself; and Allah is all-knowing, all-wise
Hamid S. Aziz   
Whoever commits (or reaps, earns the wages or consequences of) a wrong (sin, crime), he only commits it against his own soul, for Allah is Knowing, Wise
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
Whoever commits a sin, he only does it against himself. God is knowledgeable and wise.
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Still if anyone does that, he does it against his own soul, for God is full of knowledge and wisdom
Musharraf Hussain   
Whoever commits a sin will reap its reward. Allah is All-Knowing, Wise
Maududi   
He who commits a sin, commits it only to his detriment. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And whoever earns any sin, then he has brought it on himself. And God is Knowledgeable, Wise.
Mohammad Shafi   
And he, who commits a sin, commits it only against his own self. And Allah is Knowledgeable, Wise

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And whoso earns sin, then his earning is against his own soul only. And Allah is knowing and Wise.
Rashad Khalifa   
Anyone who earns a sin, earns it to the detriment of his own soul. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Whosoever earns a sin, he only earns it against himself. Allah is the Knower, the Wise
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And whoever commits a sin, commits it only against himself. And Allah is ever Knowing, Wise
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
And who acquires/carries a sin/crime , so but he carries it on himself, and God was/is wise/judicious
Bijan Moeinian   
Anyone who chooses to commits a sin, does it to the detriment of his own soul. Keep in mind that God knows everything and is the Most Wise
Faridul Haque   
And whoever earns sin, his earnings will only be against himself; and Allah is the Knowing, Wise
Sher Ali   
And whoso commits a sin, it is only against his own soul. And ALLAH is All-Knowing, Wise
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And whoever commits sin is only bringing (its consequent misery) to his own soul and Allah is All-Knowing, Most Wise
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And whoever commits a sin deliberately, commits it only against himself. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And whoever earns sin, he earns it only against himself. And Allah is Ever AllKnowing, AllWise

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
And whosoever earns a sin, earns it against himself only; and God is ever All-knowing, All-wise
George Sale   
Whoso committeth wickedness, committeth it against his own soul: God is knowing and wise
Edward Henry Palmer   
and whoso commits a crime, he only commits it against himself, for God is knowing, wise
John Medows Rodwell   
And whoever committeth a crime, committeth it to his own hurt. And God is Knowing, Wise
N J Dawood (2014)   
He that commits sin commits it against his own soul. God is all-knowing and wise

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Munir Mezyed   
Whoever commits a sin commits it only against himself. Allâh is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Whoever commits a sin commits it only to the detriment of his/her own soul. Allah is the All-knowing, Perfectly Wise.
Fadel Soliman, Bridges‘ Translation   
And whoever earns a sin—he only earns it to his own detriment, for Allah has always been All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
while anyone who earns a vice, only earns it against himself. Allah (God) is Aware, Wise.
Sayyid Qutb   
For he who commits a sin, does so to his own hurt. God is indeed All-Knowing, Wise.
Ahmed Hulusi   
And whoever commits a crime, its consequence are for him alone (nobody else)! Allah is the Aleem, the Hakim.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
And whoever commits a sin, indeed he commits it only against his own self and Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
And he who commits himself to an evil line of conduct will have in effect committed it but against his own soul and to the hurt of his own interest and Allah has always been ever 'Alimun and Hakimun
Mir Aneesuddin   
And whoever earns (commits) a sin, he earns it only against his own self and Allah is Knowing, Wise.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
And if any one earns sin. he earns it against His own soul: for God is full of knowledge and wisdom
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And whoever earns sin, then only he earns it against his soul. And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise
OLD Transliteration   
Waman yaksib ithman fa-innama yaksibuhu AAala nafsihi wakana Allahu AAaleeman hakeeman