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Muhammad Asad   
IT IS GOD who has made the sea subservient [to His laws, so that it be of use] to you so that ships might sail through it at His behest, and that you might seek to obtain [what you need] of His bounty, and that you might have cause to be grateful
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Allah is the One Who has subjected the sea for you so that ships may sail upon it by His command, and that you may seek His bounty, and that perhaps you will be grateful.
Safi Kaskas   
It is God who subjected the sea for you so that ships may sail with His approval and that you may seek His favor, and that you may give Him thanks. [:

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Arabic   
‏ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى سَخَّرَ لَكُمُ ٱلْبَحْرَ لِتَجْرِىَ ٱلْفُلْكُ فِيهِ بِأَمْرِهِۦ وَلِتَبْتَغُوا۟ مِن فَضْلِهِۦ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
al-lahu alladhī sakhara lakumu l-baḥra litajriya l-ful'ku fīhi bi-amrihi walitabtaghū min faḍlihi walaʿallakum tashkurūn
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Allah (is) the One Who subjected to you the sea that may sail the ships therein by His Command, and that you may seek of His Bounty and that you may give thanks.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
IT IS GOD who has made the sea subservient [to His laws, so that it be of use] to you so that ships might sail through it at His behest, and that you might seek to obtain [what you need] of His bounty, and that you might have cause to be grateful
M. M. Pickthall   
Allah it is Who hath made the sea of service unto you that the ships may run thereon by His command, and that ye may seek of His bounty, and that haply ye may be thankful
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
It is Allah Who has subjected the sea to you, that ships may sail through it by His command, that ye may seek of his Bounty, and that ye may be grateful
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Allah is the One Who has subjected the sea for you so that ships may sail upon it by His command, and that you may seek His bounty, and that perhaps you will be grateful.
Safi Kaskas   
It is God who subjected the sea for you so that ships may sail with His approval and that you may seek His favor, and that you may give Him thanks. [:
Wahiduddin Khan   
It is God who has subjected the sea to you so that you may sail thereon by His command, and so that you may seek His bounty, and so that you may be grateful
Shakir   
Allah is He Who made subservient to you the sea that the ships may run therein by His command, and that you may seek of His grace, and that you may give thanks
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
God! It is He Who caused the sea to be subservient to you that the boats may run through it by His command and so that you be looking for His grace and so that perhaps you will give thanks.
T.B.Irving   
God is the One Who has subjected the sea to you, so that ships may sail on it at His command and you may seek His bounty and even feel grateful,
Abdul Hye   
Allah, it is He Who has subjected the sea to you, so that the ships may sail through it by His Command, and that you may seek His Bounty and you may be thankful,
The Study Quran   
God it is Who made the sea subservient unto you, that the ships may sail upon it by His Command, that you may seek His Bounty, and that haply you may give thanks
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Allah is He Who controlled and regulated for you the sea so that the ship may sail through it under His Command; and that you may seek of His Bounty, and that you may pay thanks
Farook Malik   
It is Allah Who has subjected the sea to you, so that ships may sail upon it by His command, and that you may seek His bounty and be grateful to Him
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
It is God who placed the sea at your service, so that ships may run through it by His command, and that you may seek of His bounty, and that you may give thanks.
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Allah is He Who has subjected to you the sea that the ships may run in it at His Command, and that you may seek of His Grace, and that possibly you would thank (Him
Muhammad Sarwar   
God has made the sea subservient to you so that ships sail on by His command and you seek His favors. Perhaps you will be grateful
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Allah is the One who has subjugated for you the sea, so that the ships may sail in it with His command, and so that you may seek His grace, and so that you offer gratitude
Shabbir Ahmed   
Allah it is Who has made the sea of service to you that the ships may run thereon by His Command, and that you may seek of His Bounty, and that you may be grateful
Dr. Munir Munshey   
It is Allah Who has calmed the oceans for you, in order to let the ships sail through them by His command, and so that you may seek His blessings. Perhaps you would express gratitude
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
It is Allah Who has made the sea for you, so that ships may sail through it, by His command for you to seek from His bounty, (His wealth and His creation) and that you may be grateful
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
It is Allah who subjected to you the sea so that ships may sail upon it by His command and that you may seek of His bounty; and perhaps you will be grateful
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
God is the One who committed the sea in your service, so that the ships can sail in it by His command, and that you may seek of His provisions, and that you may be appreciative
Abdel Haleem   
It is God who subjected the sea for you––ships sail on it by His command so that you can seek His bounty and give Him thanks–&ndash
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Allah it is Who hath subjected the sea for your sake, that the ships may run thereon by His command and that ye may seek of His grace, and that haply ye may return thanks
Ahmed Ali   
It is God who subjugated the ocean for you so that ships may ply through it by His command, and you may seek His bounty, and may haply be grateful
Aisha Bewley   
It is Allah who has made the sea subservient to you so that the ships sail on it at His command, enabling you to seek His bounty, so that hopefully you will be thankful.
Ali Ünal   
God it is Who has made the sea to be of service to you by making it subservient (to His command) so that the ships may run through it by His command, and that you may seek of His bounty, and that (in return) you may give thanks
Ali Quli Qara'i   
It is Allah who disposed the sea for you[r benefit] so that the ships may sail in it by His command, and that you may seek of His grace, and that you may give thanks
Hamid S. Aziz   
It is Allah Who has made subservient to you the sea that the ships may run therein by His command, and that you may seek of His grace, and that you may give thanks
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
God is the One who brought the sea under your control (and at your service) so that the ships sail for you in it by His command, and so that you look for His bounty and you may be thankful
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
It is God Who has subjected the sea to you, that ships may sail through it by His command, that you may seek of his bounty, and that you may be grateful
Musharraf Hussain   
Allah laid open the sea for you, so ships sail in it by His command, making it possible for you to seek His bounty and be thankful.
Maududi   
Allah it is Who has subjected the sea to you so that ships may sail upon it at His bidding and you may seek of His Bounty and give thanks to Him
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
God is the One who commissioned the sea in your service, so that the ships can run in it by His command, and that you may seek of His provisions, and that you may be thankful
Mohammad Shafi   
Allah it is Who has made the sea subservient to you so that ships may sail in it at His command and you may seek of His Favour and give thanks to Him

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Allah is He who has subjected to you the river that the boats, may run on it by His command, and that you may seek His bounty and that you may be grateful.
Rashad Khalifa   
GOD is the One who committed the sea in your service, so that the ships can roam it in accordance with His laws. You thus seek His provisions, that you may be appreciative.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
It is Allah who has subjected to you the sea so that ships run upon it at His command, and so that you may seek His bounty and be thankful
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Allah is He Who made subservient to you the sea that the ships may glide therein by His command, and that you may seek of His grace, and that you may give thanks
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
God (is) who manipulated/subjugated for you the sea/ocean for the ship/ships (to) flow/run in it with His order/command, and (for) you to wish/desire from His grace/favour , and maybe/perhaps you thank/be grateful
Bijan Moeinian   
God is the One Who submitted the seas to your service so that you may sail your ships by His Grace and ask God to help you to obtain your needed materials [food, oil, minerals, jewelry, etc.] from it. May you be grateful to your Lord
Faridul Haque   
It is Allah Who has subjected the sea for you so that ships may sail upon it by His command, and for you to seek His munificence, and so that you may give thanks
Sher Ali   
ALLAH is HE who has subjected the sea to you that ships may sail thereon by HIS command, and that you may seek of HIS bounty, and that you may be grateful
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Allah is the One Who has placed the sea under your control so that ships and vessels may sail in it by His command, so that you may look for His bounty (i.e., sustenance through the sea routes as well), and that you may become grateful (to Him)
Amatul Rahman Omar   
It is Allah Who has made the sea subservient to you so that the ships may sail upon it by His command and so that by means of these ships you may seek His bounty and give (Him) thanks
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Allah it is He Who has subjected to you the sea, that ships may sail through it by His Command, and that you may seek of His Bounty, and that you may be thankful

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
God is He who has subjected to you the sea, that the ships may run on it at His commandment, and that you may seek His bounty; haply so you will be thankful
George Sale   
It is God who hath subjected the sea unto you, that the ships may sail therein, at his command; and that ye may seek advantage unto yourselves by commerce, of his bounty; and that ye may give thanks
Edward Henry Palmer   
God it is who subjects to you the sea that the ships may sail thereon at his bidding, and that ye may crave of His grace, and that haply ye may give thanks
John Medows Rodwell   
It is God who hath subjected the sea to you that the ships may traverse it at his bidding, and that ye may go in quest of the gifts of his bounty, and that ye may be thankful
N J Dawood (2014)   
God it is who has subdued for you the ocean, that the ships may sail upon it at His bidding; that you may seek His bounty and render thanks

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
It is Allah who has subjected the sea to you so that ships may sail across it by His command. That is so you may seek His bounty and be grateful.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Allah (God) is the One Who has subjected the sea to you, so that ships may sail on it at His command and you may seek His bounty and even feel grateful,
Ahmed Hulusi   
It is Allah who delegated for you (consciousness) the sea (knowledge) so that the ships (brains) may sail upon it by His command (sunnatullah) that you may seek His bounty and be grateful!
Mir Aneesuddin   
It is Allah Who subjected to your service the sea, that the ships may sail in it by His command and that you may seek of His grace and that you may be grateful,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
Allah is He who reduced the sea* to a state of subjection under your dominion and authority so that ships may float thereon for transportation by His invisible acting force that produces their motion, that is besides being of service in effecting your objects sought after of His bounty so that your bosoms would hopefully surge up and answer thanks

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
It is God Who has subjected the sea to you, that ships may sail through it by His command, that ye may seek of his Bounty, and that ye may be grateful
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Allah (is) the One Who subjected to you the sea that may sail the ships therein by His Command, and that you may seek of His Bounty and that you may give thanks