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Muhammad Asad
And on that Day hell will be brought [within sight]; on that Day man will remember [all that he did and failed to do]: but what will that remembrance avail him
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
and Hell is brought forth on that Day—this is when every ˹disbelieving˺ person will remember ˹their own sins˺. But what is the use of remembering then?
Safi Kaskas
on that Day, Hell will be brought near. On that Day, the human being will remember, but what good will that be to him then?

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وَجِيءَ يَوْمَئِذٍ بِجَهَنَّمَ يَوْمَئِذٍ يَتَذَكَّرُ الْإِنسَانُ وَأَنَّىٰ لَهُ الذِّكْرَى
Transliteration
Wajee-a yawma-ithin bijahannama yawma-ithin yatathakkaru al-insanu waanna lahu alththikra
Transliteration-2
wajīa yawma-idhin bijahannama yawma-idhin yatadhakkaru l-insānu wa-annā lahu l-dhik'r
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
And is brought, that Day, Hell. That Day will remember man, but how (will be) for him the remembrance?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
And on that Day hell will be brought [within sight]; on that Day man will remember [all that he did and failed to do]: but what will that remembrance avail him
M. M. Pickthall
And hell is brought near that day; on that day man will remember, but how will the remembrance (then avail him)
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
And Hell, that Day, is brought (face to face),- on that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance profit him
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
and Hell is brought forth on that Day—this is when every ˹disbelieving˺ person will remember ˹their own sins˺. But what is the use of remembering then?
Safi Kaskas
on that Day, Hell will be brought near. On that Day, the human being will remember, but what good will that be to him then?
Wahiduddin Khan
and Hell is made to appear on that Day, then man will be mindful, but what will being mindful then avail him
Shakir
And hell is made to appear on that day. On that day shall man be mindful, and what shall being mindful (then) avail him
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
on the Day hell is brought about. On that Day the human being will recollect. And how will the reminder be for him?
T.B.Irving
and brings up Hell on that day; on that day everyman will remember, as if remembrance even matters to him!
Abdul Hye
hell will be brought near (in sight) that Day. On that Day people will remember (their deeds), but how the remembrance will avail them?
The Study Quran
and Hell is brought forth that Day; that Day man will remember; yet whence will that remembrance avail him
Dr. Kamal Omar
And the Hell is brought (very near) that Day. That Day the human being brings to mind the Message (of Allah). And how Az-Zikrah (‘The Admonition’,) benefits him (at such a stage)
Farook Malik
hell shall be brought in sight. On that Day man will remember his deeds, but how is that remembrance going to profit him
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
And on that Day, Hell is brought forward. On that Day, man will remember, but how will remembrance avail him
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And Hell is made to come (face to face) upon that Day, man will remember, upon that Day, and however will the Reminding (avail) him
Muhammad Sarwar
On that day, hell will be brought closer and the human being will come to his senses, but this will be of no avail to him
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
and Jahannam (Hell), on that day, will be brought forward, it will be the day when man will realize the truth, but from where will he take advantage of such realization
Shabbir Ahmed
And Hell is brought close that Day. On that Day man will heed the Advisory, but of what avail will then be the remembrance
Dr. Munir Munshey
And (the day) the hell is brought (in view), is the day when man shall remember clearly. But rememberance then will be of no avail
Syed Vickar Ahamed
And on that Day, (when) Hell is brought (face to face), — On that Day will man remember, but (alas!) how will that remembrance profit him
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
And brought [within view], that Day, is Hell - that Day, man will remember, but what good to him will be the remembrance
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
And Hell on that Day is brought. On that Day man will remember, but how will the remembrance now help hi
Abdel Haleem
when Hell is that Day brought near- on that Day man will take heed, but what good will that be to him then
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And the Hell on that Day shall be brought nigh. On that Day man shall remember, but how will remembrance avail him
Ahmed Ali
And Hell is brought near, that day will man remember, but of what avail will then remembering be
Aisha Bewley
and that Day Hell is produced, that Day man will remember; but how will the remembrance help him?
Ali Ünal
And on that Day Hell is brought (forward); on that Day human will come to understand (what being favored with bounties meant and how he should have responded), but what will that understanding (then) avail him
Ali Quli Qara'i
the day when hell is brought [near], on that day man will take admonition but what will the admonition avail him
Hamid S. Aziz
And Hell is brought near on that Day, on that Day shall man remember! But how shall the remembrance profit him
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
and on that day hell is brought, on that day the human being takes notice, but what (use) does the notice have for him
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
And hell, that day, is brought forth, on that day will the human being remember, but how will that remembrance profit him
Musharraf Hussain
That Day Hell will be brought close, people will then remember. But how will remembering benefit them now?
Maududi
and when Hell is brought near that Day. On that Day will man understand, but of what avail will that understanding be
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
And Hell on that Day is brought. On that Day man will remember, but how will the remembrance now help him?
Mohammad Shafi
And Hell brought near, that Day will man remember [what the Qur'aan had told him]! Of what avail will that remembering be to him

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And Hell is brought that day, on that day man will think, but now where is the time for thinking?
Rashad Khalifa
On that day, Gehenna will be brought forth. On that day, the human being will remember - but what a remembrance - it will be too late
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
and Gehenna (Hell) is brought near on that Day the human will remember, and how shall the Reminder be for him
Maulana Muhammad Ali
And hell is made to appear that day. On that day man will be mindful, and of what use will being mindful be then
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
And came (on) that day with Hell ; that day the human/mankind remembers/mentions , and from where (is) for him the remembrance/reminder
Bijan Moeinian
You will then be mindful when you see the Hell being shown to you
Faridul Haque
And when hell is brought that day – on that day will man reflect, but where is the time now to think
Sher Ali
And Hell is brought near that day; on that day man will remember, but of what avail shall that remembrance be to him
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And that Day, Hell will be brought forth. On that Day man will come to understand, but how will admonition (avail him then)
Amatul Rahman Omar
On that Day Gehenna shall be brought near. (It is) on that very Day that a person will remember (the admonition), but of what avail shall that remembrance be to him (at that time)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
And Hell will be brought near that Day. On that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance (then) avail him

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
and Gehenna is brought out, upon that day man will remember; and how shall the Reminder be for him
George Sale
and hell, on that day, shall be brought nigh: On that day shall man call to remembrance his evil deeds; but how shall remembrance avail him
Edward Henry Palmer
and hell is brought on that day,- on that day shall man be reminded! but how shall he have a reminder
John Medows Rodwell
And Hell on that day shall be moved up, - Man shall on that day remember himself. But how shall remembrance help him
N J Dawood (2014)
and Hell is on that day brought near ― on that day man will remember. And what will remembrance avail him

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
[When] Hell, that day, is presented! That is the day that humanity will remember. How will that remembrance be of value then?
Sayyid Qutb
and on that day, hell is brought near, then man will remember, but how will that remembrance avail him?
Ahmed Hulusi
It is then that Hell will be brought (to enclose the earth)! And man at that time will remember and think, but what benefit to him will the remembrance be (when he no longer has a body – brain with which he can develop his spirit)?
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)
"and Hell is brought near on that day. On that day, man will remember (what is important), but how will his remembering help him (then)?"
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
And then Hell is brought face to face, and there is no escape from the encounter with the infernal hiss and crackle of the flame. Now man remembers his deeds, but how late it is to hope for a better fate
Mir Aneesuddin
so on that day, hell will be brought near, (and) on that day man will be mindful. But his being mindful (on that day) will be of no use to him.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
And Hell, that Day, is brought (face to face),- on that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance profit him
OLD Literal Word for Word
And is brought, that Day, Hell. That Day will remember man, but how (will be) for him the remembrance