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Muhammad Asad   
on the Day when We shall seize [all sinners] with a most mighty onslaught, We shall, verily, inflict Our retribution [on you as well]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
˹Then˺ on the Day We will deal ˹you˺ the fiercest blow, We will surely inflict punishment.
Safi Kaskas   
The Day when We will strike with the greatest assault, We will take retribution.

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Arabic   
‏يَوْمَ نَبْطِشُ ٱلْبَطْشَةَ ٱلْكُبْرَىٰٓ إِنَّا مُنتَقِمُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
yawma nabṭishu l-baṭshata l-kub'rā innā muntaqimūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
(The) Day We will seize (with) the seizure the greatest, indeed, We (will) take retribution.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
on the Day when We shall seize [all sinners] with a most mighty onslaught, We shall, verily, inflict Our retribution [on you as well]
M. M. Pickthall   
On the day when We shall seize them with the greater seizure, (then) in truth We shall punish
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught: We will indeed (then) exact Retribution
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
˹Then˺ on the Day We will deal ˹you˺ the fiercest blow, We will surely inflict punishment.
Safi Kaskas   
The Day when We will strike with the greatest assault, We will take retribution.
Wahiduddin Khan   
On the Day We inflict the direst scourge upon all sinners, We will certainly exact retribution
Shakir   
On the day when We will seize (them) with the most violent seizing; surely We will inflict retribution
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
On the Day when We will seize by force with the greatest attack, truly, We will be ones who requite.
T.B.Irving   
Some day We will kidnap everyone in the greatest operation; We shall be Avenged!
Abdul Hye   
On the Day We shall seize you with the greatest grasp. Surely, We will take retribution.
The Study Quran   
On the Day when We strike with a terrible striking, surely We are vengeful
Dr. Kamal Omar   
The Day We seize (mankind in) the Great Seizure, then surely We (act) as those who take retribution
M. Farook Malik   
One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught to exact Our retribution
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
The Day when We launch the Great Assault—We will avenge
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Upon the Day when We will assault you with the greatest assault; surely We will be Avengers
Muhammad Sarwar   
However, We shall truly take Our revenge on the day when the great seizure takes place
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
(Then,) the day We will seize (you) with the greatest seizure, We will take vengeance
Shabbir Ahmed   
On the Day when We shall seize with mighty grasp, verily, We shall indeed dispense Our Requital
Dr. Munir Munshey   
The day (of Judgment) is when We will strike that severe blow; We would exact a real revenge
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
One day We shall get to you with a mighty disaster that will come: (And then) We will truly make (you) suffer the real punishment
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
The Day We will strike with the greatest assault, indeed, We will take retribution
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
On the Day We strike the great strike, We will avenge
Abdel Haleem   
and on the Day We seize [them] mightily We shall exact retribution
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
On the Day whereon We assault them with the greatest assault, verily We shall take vengeance
Ahmed Ali   
The day that We shall seize them with a grievous hold, We will indeed castigate them
Aisha Bewley   
On the day We launch the Great Assault We will certainly take Our revenge.
Ali Ünal   
On the day when We will seize with the mightiest grasp. We will indeed take retribution
Ali Quli Qara'i   
The day We shall strike with the most terrible striking, We will indeed take vengeance [on them]
Hamid S. Aziz   
On the day when We will seize them with a mighty seizing, We will indeed exact retribution
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
On a day that We assault with the great assault, indeed We take revenge.
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
One day We will seize you with a mighty onslaught. We will indeed exact retribution
Musharraf Hussain   
The Day We seize them brutally, We shall take full revenge
Maududi   
The Day when We shall seize them with a mighty seizing, that will be the Day on which We shall inflict upon you full retribution
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
On the Day We strike the great strike, We will avenge
Mohammad Shafi   
On the Day We get hold with the severest grip [Day of Judgment], We will certainly exact retribution

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
The day when We will seize the greatest seizing, verily We are to take vengeance.
Rashad Khalifa   
The day we strike the big stroke, we will avenge.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
But on that Day We will assault them most mightily, and then We shall revenge
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
On the day when We seize (them) with the most violent seizing; surely We shall exact retribution
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
A day/time We violently destroy the violent attack , the greatest/biggest , that We truly are revenging/punishing
Bijan Moeinian   
The Day that I (God) send the severest quake, will be the Day when I will take the vengeance
Faridul Haque   
The day when We will seize with the greatest seizure - We will indeed take revenge
Sher Ali   
On the day when WE shall seize you with the great seizure, you will know that WE will, certainly, exact retribution
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
The Day when We will seize with the Greatest Seizure, (that Day) We shall certainly exact revenge
Amatul Rahman Omar   
(After this respite) We shall again seize (you) with the mighty onslaught one day, then We shall inflict a sure and stern punishment
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
On the Day when We shall seize you with the greatest grasp. Verily, We will exact retribution

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Upon the day when We shall assault most mightily, then We shall take Our vengeance
George Sale   
On the day whereon We shall fiercely assault them with great power, verily We will take vengeance on them
Edward Henry Palmer   
On the day when we will assault with the great assault, verily, we will take vengeance
John Medows Rodwell   
On the day when we shall fiercely put forth our great fierceness, we will surely take vengeance on them
N J Dawood (2014)   
On the day We bring down the supreme scourge. We will surely be avenged

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
One day We will seize you with a mighty onslaught. We will indeed exact retribution.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Some day We will strike them in the greatest assault; We shall be Avenged!
Ahmed Hulusi   
At that time (when the sky brings the visible smoke) We will seize with the greatest seizure... Indeed, We take retribution for all offences!
Mir Aneesuddin   
One day We will seize with a great seizure. We are certainly Inflicters of retribution.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
There shall come the Day O Muhammad when We strike the blow that is severe, shocking, disastrous and destructive punishing wrong and avenging crime; the great instance of Our vindictive punishment. Indeed, We will take just vengeance on those wretches who had miss-spent life befooling the minds so as to cause what is false to be accepted as true

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
One day We shall seize you with a mighty onslaught: We will indeed (then) exact Retribution
OLD Literal Word for Word   
(The) Day We will seize (with) the seizure the greatest, indeed, We (will) take retribution
OLD Transliteration   
Yawma nabtishu albatshata alkubra inna muntaqimoona