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Muhammad Asad   
although each sign that We showed them was weightier than the preceding one: and [each time] We took them to task through suffering, so that they might return [to Us]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
although every sign We showed them was greater than the one before. Ultimately, We seized them with torments so that they might return ˹to the Right Path˺.
Safi Kaskas   
Each sign We showed them was more marvelous than the previous one. So We afflicted them with punishment, so that they might return.

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Arabic   
‏وَمَا نُرِيهِم مِّنْ ءَايَةٍ إِلَّا هِىَ أَكْبَرُ مِنْ أُخْتِهَا ۖ وَأَخَذْنَهُم بِٱلْعَذَابِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
wamā nurīhim min āyatin illā hiya akbaru min ukh'tihā wa-akhadhnāhum bil-ʿadhābi laʿallahum yarjiʿūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
And not We showed them of a Sign but it (was) greater than its sister, and We seized them with the punishment so that they may return.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
although each sign that We showed them was weightier than the preceding one: and [each time] We took them to task through suffering, so that they might return [to Us]
M. M. Pickthall   
And every token that We showed them was greater than its sister (token), and We grasped them with the torment, that haply they might turn again
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
We showed them Sign after Sign, each greater than its fellow, and We seized them with Punishment, in order that they might turn (to Us)
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
although every sign We showed them was greater than the one before. Ultimately, We seized them with torments so that they might return ˹to the Right Path˺.
Safi Kaskas   
Each sign We showed them was more marvelous than the previous one. So We afflicted them with punishment, so that they might return.
Wahiduddin Khan   
even though each sign We showed them was greater than the previous one. We afflicted them with torment so that they might return [to the right path]
Shakir   
And We did not show them a sign but it was greater than its like, and We overtook them with chastisement that they may turn
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
And We cause them not to see any sign, but it was greater than its sister’s sign. And We took them with the punishment so that perhaps they would return.
T.B.Irving   
Yet We did not show them any sign unless it was even greater than the one that had preceded it. We afflicted them with torment so that they might return.
Abdul Hye   
Yet, We showed them sign after sign each greater than its preceding and We seized them with punishment in order that they might turn (to Right Way).
The Study Quran   
Not a sign did We show them, but that it was greater than its sister. And We seized them with the punishment, that haply they may return
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And We show them out of a sign but it is greater than its sister (-sign); and We seized them with torment, perchance they may turn (to Allah’s Book)
  
Yet We showed them sign after sign each greater than the one preceding it and We afflicted them with the scourge, so that they might return to the Right Way
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Each sign We showed them was more marvelous than its counterpart. And We afflicted them with the plagues, so that they may repent
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And in no way did We show them any sign except that it was greater than its sister sign; and We took (hold) of them with the torment, that possibly they would return
Muhammad Sarwar   
Of all the miracles which We showed to them the latter ones were greater than the former. We struck them with torment so that perhaps they would return to Us
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
And We did not show them a sign, but it used to be greater than the one that preceded it. And We seized them with punishment, so that they may return
Shabbir Ahmed   
We showed them Sign after Sign each greater than the previous like of it, and We took them to task with suffering so that they might turn (to make amends (7:133)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
We showed them many of Our signs, each greater than the last. Then, We grabbed them with a calamity. Perhaps they would turn back (to Us)
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
And We showed them Sign after Sign, (see verse 7.133) each greater than the other, and (then) We gave them the punishment, in order that they might turn (to Us)
  
And We showed them not a sign except that it was greater than its sister, and We seized them with affliction that perhaps they might return [to faith]
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And every sign We showed them was greater than the one before it, and We seized them with the torment, perhaps they would revert
Abdel Haleem   
even though each sign We showed them was greater than the previous one. We inflicted torment on them so that they might return to the right path
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And not a sign We shewed them but it was greater than the like thereof; and We laid hold of them with the torment that haply they might turn
Ahmed Ali   
(Even though) each miracle that We showed them was greater than the other. So We seized them with chastisement so that they may turn back
Aisha Bewley   
We showed them no Sign which was not greater than the one before it. We seized them with punishment so that hopefully they would turn back.
Ali Ünal   
We displayed to them sign after sign, each greater than the other, and We seized them with (diverse forms of) punishment so that they might turn back (from the way they followed)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
And We did not show them a sign but it was greater than the other, and We seized them with punishment so that they might come back
Hamid S. Aziz   
And every sign that We showed them was greater than its predecessor, and We overtook them with chastisement that they may turn (to Us)
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And We did not show them any miracle unless it was bigger than its sister (the one before it). And We took them with the punishment so that they may return
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
We showed them sign after sign, each greater than the other, and We seized them with punishment, in order that they might turn to Us
Musharraf Hussain   
Every miracle We showed them was greater than the previous one, and each time We punished them for rejecting it, hoping they might return.
Maududi   
Every Sign that We showed them was greater than its predecessor; and then We seized them with Our chastisement so that they may return (to the Right Way)
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And every sign We showed them was greater than the one before it, and We seized them with the torment, perhaps they would return
Mohammad Shafi   
And We showed them not any Sign but that which was better than the one preceding. And We seized them with Punishment, so that they turn to Us

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Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And We showed them no signs but it was greater than its previous one and We seized them in misery in order that they may desist.
  
Every sign we showed them was bigger than the one before it. We afflicted them with the plagues, perhaps they repent.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
yet there was not a sign that We showed them that was not greater than its sister, and We seized them with the punishment so that they might return
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And We showed them not a sign but it was greater than its fellow, and We seized them with chastisement that they might turn
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And We do not show them/make them understand from a verse/evidence/sign except (that) it is greater than its sister, and We took/punished them with the torture, maybe/perhaps they return
Bijan Moeinian   
The miracles were more and more majestic in nature till I sent them the plagues so that they may [come into their senses and] seek refuge in God
Faridul Haque   
And all the signs We showed them were always greater than the earlier ones; and We seized them with calamities, so that they may return
Sher Ali   
And WE showed them no Sign but it was greater than its preceding sister Sign, and WE seized them with punishment, that they might turn to US
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And never did We show them any sign but (that) it used to be far greater than the resembling sign preceding it. And (eventually) We seized them (many a time) with the torment so that they might desist (from the evil course they followed)
Amatul Rahman Omar   
We showed them no sign but it was greater than its kind (preceding it). And We seized them with the calamity so that they might return (to the ways of righteousness)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And not an Ayah (sign, etc.) We showed them but it was greater than its fellow, and We seized them with torment, in order that they might turn (from their polytheism to Allahs Religion (Islamic Monotheism))

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
And not a sign We showed them, but it was greater than its sister sign; and We seized them with chastisement, that haply they should return
George Sale   
although We shewed them no sign, but it was greater than the other: And We inflicted a punishment on them, that peradventure they might be converted
  
And we did not show them a sign, but it was greater than its fellow; and we seized them with the torment, haply they might turn
John Medows Rodwell   
Though we shewed them no sign that was not greater than its fellow: and therefore did we lay hold on them with chastisement, to the intent that they might be turned to God
N J Dawood (2014)   
yet each fresh sign We revealed to them was more powerful than the one that came before it. We therefore smote them with the scourge, so that they might return to the right path

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
We showed them sign after sign, each greater than the previous. We seized them with punishment so they might return [to Allah].
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Yet We did not show them any sign unless it was even greater than the one that had preceded it. We afflicted them with torment so that they might return.
Ahmed Hulusi   
Every miracle We showed was greater than the previous one... And We seized them with a suffering that perhaps they will turn to Us.
Mir Aneesuddin   
And We did not show them any sign, but it was greater than its sister , and We afflicted them with the punishment that they might return ( towards Us ).
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
And no sign did We present them with but was greater than the sign displayed before, and by consequence We made ruin seize them so that, with hearts travailed, they might hopefully turn to Us and lift their inward sight

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
We showed them Sign after Sign, each greater than its fellow, and We seized them with Punishment, in order that they might turn (to Us)
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And not We showed them of a Sign but it (was) greater than its sister, and We seized them with the punishment so that they may return