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Muhammad Asad   
ARE, THEN, those of you who [now] deny the truth better than those others - or have you, perchance, [been promised] immunity in the [ancient] books of [divine] wisdom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Now, are you ˹Meccan˺ disbelievers superior to those ˹destroyed peoples˺? Or have you ˹been granted˺ immunity ˹from punishment˺ in divine Books?
Safi Kaskas   
Are those among you who deny the truth any better than these others, or do you have immunity in the Books?

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Arabic   
‏أَكُفَّارُكُمْ خَيْرٌۭ مِّنْ أُو۟لَٓئِكُمْ أَمْ لَكُم بَرَآءَةٌۭ فِى ٱلزُّبُرِ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
akuffārukum khayrun min ulāikum am lakum barāatun fī l-zubur
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Are your disbelievers, better than those, or for you (is) an exemption in the Scriptures?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
ARE, THEN, those of you who [now] deny the truth better than those others - or have you, perchance, [been promised] immunity in the [ancient] books of [divine] wisdom
M. M. Pickthall   
Are your disbelievers better than those, or have ye some immunity in the scriptures
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Are your Unbelievers, (O Quraish), better than they? Or have ye an immunity in the Sacred Books
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Now, are you ˹Meccan˺ disbelievers superior to those ˹destroyed peoples˺? Or have you ˹been granted˺ immunity ˹from punishment˺ in divine Books?
Safi Kaskas   
Are those among you who deny the truth any better than these others, or do you have immunity in the Books?
Wahiduddin Khan   
Are your people who deny the truth better than those? Or have you been given immunity in the Scriptures
Shakir   
Are the unbelievers of yours better than these, or is there an exemption for you in the scriptures
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Are ones who are ungrateful better than those? Or have you an immunity in the ancient scrolls?
T.B.Irving   
Are your disbelievers any better than those men were, or have you some dispensation [to be found] in the Psalms?
Abdul Hye   
Are your disbelievers (O Quraish!) better than these (nations of Noah, Lot, Saleh, and the people of Pharaoh who were destroyed)? Or have you granted immunity (against Our punishment) in the divine Scriptures?
The Study Quran   
Are your disbelievers better than those? Or have you some exemption in the scriptures
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Are disbelievers among you better than your those people (i.e., the nations of Nuh, Hud, Salih, Lout and Firaun)? Or (there exists) for you an immunity in Az-Zubur
M. Farook Malik   
O Qureysh, are your unbelievers better than they were, or have you been granted an immunity in the Sacred Books
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Are your unbelievers better than all those? Or do you have immunity in the scriptures
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Are your steadfast disbelievers more charitable (3) than those ones? Or even do you have an acquittal (from torment) in the Zubur? (i.e., better
Muhammad Sarwar   
Are you disbelievers mightier than those of the nations which We destroyed before or have you received amnesty through the ancient Scriptures
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Are the disbelievers among you in a better position than all of the aforesaid (punished people), or do you have immunity (recorded) in the sacred books
Shabbir Ahmed   
Are your deniers better than those others, or do you have some amnesty in the Scriptures
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Are your (present day) unbelievers in any way better than those ones (in the past)? Or have you been granted immunity by the scriptures
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Are your unbelievers, (O Quraish), better than they were or have you an immunity in the Sacred Books
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Are your disbelievers better than those [former ones], or have you immunity in the scripture
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
Are your rejecters better than those Or have you been absolved by the Scriptur
Abdel Haleem   
‘Are your disbelievers any better than these? Were you given an exemption in the Scripture?’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Are your infidels better than these? Or is there an immunity for you in the Writs
Ahmed Ali   
Are the unbelievers among you any better than they? Or is there immunity for you in the Scriptures
Aisha Bewley   
Are your kuffar better than those peoples´? Or have you been given exemption in the Books?
Ali Ünal   
Now are your unbelievers (O Makkans) better and more powerful than those (whose exemplary histories We have recounted)? Or is there an exemption (from punishment written) for you in the Scriptures
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Are your faithless better than those, or have you [been granted] some immunity in the scriptures
Hamid S. Aziz   
Are the unbelievers of yours (O Quraish) better than these, or is there an exemption for you in the Sacred Books
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
Are your disbelievers better than them, or is there immunity for you in the scriptures
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Are your unbelievers better than they are? Or have you immunity in the sacred books
Musharraf Hussain   
Are your disbelievers, the Quraysh, stronger than them, or have they been promised protection in Divine Scriptures?
Maududi   
Are your unbelievers (of Makkah) any better than they? Or have you been granted any immunity in the Scriptures
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Are your rejecters better than those? Or have you been absolved by the scriptures?
Mohammad Shafi   
Are your Truth-suppressors better than those [mentioned above], or have you some immunity [decreed for them] in the Scriptures

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Are your infidels better than those? Or have you an exemption in the Scriptures'
Rashad Khalifa   
Are your disbelievers better than those disbelievers? Have you been absolved by the scripture?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
What then, are your unbelievers better than those? Or do you have an immunity (written) in the Scrolls
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And certainly the warning came to Pharaoh’s people
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
Are your disbelievers better than those, or for you (is) declaration/denouncement in The Books
Bijan Moeinian   
Do you disbeliever think that you are better than the ones before you? Is there any exemptions for you in the Scriptures
Faridul Haque   
Are your disbelievers better than they were, or have you been given exemption in the Books
Sher Ali   
Are your disbelievers better than those? Or, have you an immunity in the Scriptures
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
(O Quraysh of Mecca!) Are your disbelievers better than the people (before), or has your salvation been written in the (revealed) Books
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Are those of you who are disbelievers better than these? Or have you been promised amnesty (from punishment) in the (previous) Scriptures
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Are your disbelievers (O Quraish!) better than these (nations of Nooh (Noah), Lout (Lot), Salih (Saleh), and the people of Firaun (Pharaoh), etc., who were destroyed)? Or have you an immunity (against Our Torment) in the Divine Scriptures

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
What, are your unbelievers better than those? Or have you an immunity in the Scrolls
George Sale   
Are your unbelievers, O Meccans, better than these? Is immunity from punishment promised unto you in the scriptures
Edward Henry Palmer   
Are your misbelievers better than they? or have ye an exemption in the Scriptures
John Medows Rodwell   
Are your infidels, O Meccans, better men than these? Is there an exemption for you in the sacred Books
N J Dawood (2014)   
Are your unbelievers better than those? Or have you immunity in the Scriptures

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Are you unbelievers better than they? Or do you have immunity in the Scriptures?
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Are your disbelievers any better than those men were, or have you some dispensation [to be found] in the Psalms?
Ahmed Hulusi   
Are your deniers of the knowledge of the reality better than these? Or have you been given news of immunity in the scriptures (the revealed knowledge of wisdom)?
Mir Aneesuddin   
Are infidels (among) you better than those or is there a freedom for you in the scriptures?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
Are you pagans -you Meccans- a people of a better sort than those, just mentioned, whose pride got the better of their prudence? Or do you, pagans, have assurances in some sacred Book that you are granted immunity and freedom from a liability to which the others are subjected to

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Are your Unbelievers, (O Quraish), better than they? Or have ye an immunity in the Sacred Books
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Are your disbelievers, better than those, or for you (is) an exemption in the Scriptures
OLD Transliteration   
Akuffarukum khayrun min ola-ikum am lakum baraatun fee alzzuburi