Wa laqad jaaa'akum Moosa bilbaiyinaati summat takhaztunmul 'ijla mim ba'dihee wa antum zaalimoon
And Moses had certainly brought you clear proofs. Then you took the calf [in worship] after that, while you were wrongdoers.
Although Moses had come to you with evidence of the truth, you chose the calf in his absence, and you transgressed.
Ahmed Raza Khan
And indeed Moosa came to you with clear signs, and after it you worshipped the calf – and you were unjust.
Assuredly, Moses came to you with the clear proofs of the truth. Then however, very soon after he left you, you adopted the calf as deity, proving yourselves to be wrongdoers (who were continually committing such sins as breaking your covenants with God and serving false deities in His place).
Amatul Rahman Omar
Moses did come to you with clear arguments yet you took to the (worship of) the calf in his absence and you were not justified in doing so.
A. J. Arberry
And Moses came to you with the clear signs, then you took to yourselves the Calf after him and you were evildoers.
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And assuredly Musa came unto you with evidence, then ye betook the calf after him, and ye were wrong-doers.
And indeed Moosa came to you with clear signs, and after it you worshipped the calf - and you were unjust.
Hamid S. Aziz
Moses came to you with manifest signs, then you took up with the calf when he had gone and did wrong.
Hilali & Khan
And indeed Musa (Moses) came to you with clear proofs, yet you worshipped the calf after he left, and you were Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers).
Moses came to you with clear proofs, yet you adopted the calf in his absence, and you were in the wrong.
And Moses had (E) come to you with the evidences, then you took/received the calf from after him, and you are unjust/oppressive.
Abul Ala Maududi
(More than that:) Moses came to you with clear Signs, yet no sooner was he away from you than you transgressed and took the calf for worship.
Maulana Mohammad Ali
And Moses indeed came to you with clear arguments, then you took the calf (for a god) in his absence and you were wrongdoers.
And indeed Musa came to you with clear proofs, yet you worshipped the calf after he left, and you were Zalimun.
Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall
And Moses came unto you with clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty), yet, while he was away, ye chose the calf (for worship) and ye were wrong-doers.
Ali Quli Qarai
Certainly Moses brought you manifest proofs, but then you took up the Calf in his absence and you were wrongdoers.
Qaribullah & Darwish
Moses came to you with clear signs, then you took to yourselves the calf after him and you were harmdoers'
(Moses) brought you certain miracles. Not very long after, you began worshipping the calf which was nothing but senseless cruelty to yourselves.
Mohammad Habib Shakir
And most certainly Musa came to you with clear arguments, then you took the calf (for a god) in his absence and you were unjust.
Moses came to you with clear signs, but in his absence you worshipped the calf and became wrongdoers."
Abdullah Yusuf Ali
There came to you Moses with clear (Signs); yet ye worshipped the calf (Even) after that, and ye did behave wrongfully.
And Moses came to you with clear proofs, miracles, such as the staff, his hand, and the parting of the sea; then you took to yourselves the calf, as a god, after him, after he had gone to the appointment, and you were evildoers, for taking it [in worship].
Tafseer Ibn Kathir
وَلَقَدْ جَاءكُم مُّوسَى بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ
And indeed Musa came to you with clear proofs,
meaning, with clear signs and clear proofs that he was the Messenger of Allah and that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah.
The clear signs -or miracles- mentioned here are;
the staff and
Musa's miracles also include;
parting the sea,
shading the Jews with clouds,
the manna and quails,
the gushing stone, etc.
ثُمَّ اتَّخَذْتُمُ الْعِجْلَ
yet you worshipped the calf,
meaning, as a deity instead of Allah, during the time of Musa.
after he left,
after Musa went to Mount Tur to speak to Allah.
Similarly, Allah said,
وَاتَّخَذَ قَوْمُ مُوسَى مِن بَعْدِهِ مِنْ حُلِيِّهِمْ عِجْلً جَسَداً لَّهُ خُوَارٌ
And the people of Musa made in his absence, out of their ornaments, the image of a calf (for worship). It had a sound (as if it was mooing). (7;148)
and you were Zalimun.
meaning, you were unjust in this behavior of worshipping the calf, although you knew that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah.
Similarly, Allah said,
وَلَمَّا سُقِطَ فَى أَيْدِيهِمْ وَرَأَوْاْ أَنَّهُمْ قَدْ ضَلُّواْ قَالُواْ لَيِن لَّمْ يَرْحَمْنَا رَبُّنَا وَيَغْفِرْ لَنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَـسِرِينَ
And when they regretted and saw that they had gone astray, they (repented and) said;"If our Lord have not mercy upon us and forgive us, we shall certainly be of the losers." (7;149