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Muhammad Asad   
NAY, VERILY - the record of the truly virtuous is [set down] in a mode most lofty
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
But no! The virtuous are certainly bound for ’Illiyûn ˹in elevated Gardens˺—
Safi Kaskas   
No indeed! The righteous' record is in 'Illiyyun.

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Arabic   
كَلَّاۤ إِنَّ كِتَـٰبَ ٱلۡأَبۡرَارِ لَفِی عِلِّیِّینَ ۝١٨
Transliteration (2021)   
kallā inna kitāba l-abrāri lafī ʿilliyyīn
Word for Word
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Nay! Indeed, (the) record (of) the righteous (will be) surely in Illiyin.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
NAY, VERILY - the record of the truly virtuous is [set down] in a mode most lofty
M. M. Pickthall   
Nay, but the record of the righteous is in 'Illiyin
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Day, verily the record of the Righteous is (preserved) in 'Illiyin
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
But no! The virtuous are certainly bound for ’Illiyûn ˹in elevated Gardens˺—
Safi Kaskas   
No indeed! The righteous' record is in 'Illiyyun.
Wahiduddin Khan   
But, the record of the righteous is [preserved] in the Illiyyi
Shakir   
Nay! Most surely the record of the righteous shall be in the Iliyin
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
No indeed! Truly, the book of the pious is in Illiyyun.
T.B.Irving   
Of course the book for the virtuous will rest in the Highest [Heavens].
Abdul Hye   
Nay! Surely, the record of the righteous deeds is indeed (preserved) in register of exalted ones (Illiyun),
The Study Quran   
Nay, truly the book of the pious is in ?Illiyyun
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Nay! Surely, the (personal) record of Al-Abrar is indeed (kept) in ‘Iliyyun
M. Farook Malik   
But, surely the record of the righteous is in `Illiyeen (register of exalted ones)
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
No indeed; the record of the righteous is in Elliyyeen
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Not at all! Surely the Book of the constantly-benign is indeed in cIlliyyin (i.e., the most exalted places
Muhammad Sarwar   
However, the records of the deeds of the virtuous ones will certainly be in Illiyin
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
No! The record of deeds of the righteous is in ‘Illiyyun
Shabbir Ahmed   
Nay, behold, the record of those who made room for others in the community is in 'Illiyin'. ('Birr' = Virtue = Make expanse = Make room for others in the society = Help people to adjust and make progress in a new environment = Exponential growth)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
While the record of deeds of the virtuous is (preserved) in the ´Illiyeen´ _ (the register of the exalted)
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
But no! Surely the record of the righteous is (saved) in register (‘Illiyyun) of the Supreme
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
No! Indeed, the record of the righteous is in 'illiyyun
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
No, the record of the pious is in Elliyeen
Abdel Haleem   
No indeed! The list of the truly good is in 'Illiyyin–&ndash
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
By no means! Verily the record of the virtuous shall be in 'Illiyun
Ahmed Ali   
Surely the ledger of the pious will be in 'Illiyun (heights above the heights)
Aisha Bewley   
No indeed! The book of the truly good is in ´Illiyun.
Ali Ünal   
No indeed! The record of the virtuous and godly ones is surely in ‘illiyyin (a lofty register, portending elevated stations)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
No indeed! The record of the pious is indeed in 'Illiyun
Hamid S. Aziz   
Nay! Most surely the record of the righteous shall be in Iliyin
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
No way, indeed the record of the good ones shall be in Illiyin.
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
No, indeed the record of the righteous is in illiyin
Musharraf Hussain   
The written record of the righteous is kept in ‘Illiyeen.
Maududi   
No indeed! Verily, the deeds of the virtuous shall be in the record of the exalted ones
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
No,the record of the pious is in 'Elliyeen.'
Mohammad Shafi   
But the record of the righteous peope is in Illiyyeen

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Yes, certainly, the record of the virtuous is in the highest palace 'Illiyyin'.
Rashad Khalifa   
Indeed, the book of the righteous will be in `Elleyyeen
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
But, the Book of the righteous is in the 'Illiyoon
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Nay, surely the record of the righteous is in the highest places
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
No but, that truly the righteous'/charitable' Book/judgment (is) in (E) Eley'yeen/height/elevation
Bijan Moeinian   
As to the righteous ones, their deed will be presented in “Elliyin”
Faridul Haque   
Indeed the record of the virtuous is in the highest place, the Illiyin
Sher Ali   
Nay, but the record of the righteous is, surely, in 'Illiyun
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
This is (also) true that the record of the truly pious is for sure maintained in ‘Illiyyin (the ante-chamber of Paradise)
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Behold! verily the record (of the righteous deeds) of the virtuous will be in `Illiyyin (- the register of those enjoying the most exalted ranks)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Nay! Verily, the Record (writing of the deeds) of Al-Abrar (the pious who fear Allah and avoid evil), is (preserved) in Illiyyoon

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
No indeed; the book of the pious is in Illiyun
George Sale   
Assuredly. But the register of the actions of the righteous is in Illiyyun
Edward Henry Palmer   
Nay, verily, the book of the righteous is in Illiyun
John Medows Rodwell   
Even so. But the register of the righteous is in Illiyoun
N J Dawood (2014)   
No! But the record of the righteous shall be in ‘Illiyyūn

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Munir Mezyed   
Nay! The book record of the ‘Pure in Heart’ is in ‘Illiyin’ (in the seventh heaven),
Sahib Mustaqim Bleher   
But no, the record of the righteous is in (the lofty place of) ´Illiyin.
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Truly, the account of the righteous is in the Honor Roll.
Fadel Soliman, Bridges‘ Translation   
But no, indeed the record of the virtuous is in Elliyyeen.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Of course the book for the virtuous will rest in the Highest [Heavens].
Sayyid Qutb   
But the record of the righteous is in `Illiyūn.
Ahmed Hulusi   
No... Indeed, the book of the righteous is in the iliyyun.
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)   
"No, but surely the record of the good ones is in ?Ill?y?n."
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Nay, verily the Record of the Righteous is (preserved) In `Illiyin`
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
But the Register of the righteous points out to 'Elliyeen elation and glory
Mir Aneesuddin   
No, certainly the record of (deeds of) the righteous will be in Illiyin,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Day, verily the record of the Righteous is (preserved) in 'Illiyin
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Nay! Indeed, (the) record (of) the righteous (will be) surely in Illiyin
OLD Transliteration   
Kalla inna kitaba al-abrari lafee AAilliyyeena