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مَا
Not
tasbiqu
تَسْبِقُ
can precede
min
مِنْ
any
ummatin
أُمَّةٍ
nation
ajalahā
أَجَلَهَا
its term,
wamā
وَمَا
and not
yastakhirūna
يَسْتَـْٔخِرُونَ
they (can) delay (it).

Maa tasbiqu min ummatin ajalahaa wa maa yastaakhiroon

Sahih International:

No nation will precede its time [of termination], nor will they remain [thereafter].

1 A. J. Arberry

no nation outstrips its term, nor do they put it back.

2 Abdul Haleem

no community can advance or delay its time-

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

No community can anticipate their term, nor can they lay behind.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

No people can hasten their term, nor can they delay (it).

5 Abul Ala Maududi

No nation can outstrip its term, nor can it put it back.

6 Ahmed Ali

No nation can live beyond its allotted time, or lag behind.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

No nation can go before its term ends nor stay back.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

No nation can advance its time nor can it defer it.

9 Ali Ünal

(What happened to all those generations proves that) no community can ever hasten on the end of its term, nor can they delay it (once it has been decided by God because of their beliefs and life-styles).

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

No community can go ahead of its appointed time (and thus manage to escape their doom) nor can they remain behind (it, or delay it).

11 English Literal

None from a nation precedes its term/time and they do not delay/lag behind.239

12 Faridul Haque

No nation can go before its term ends nor stay back.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Then after them We brought forth other generations.

14 Hilali & Khan

No nation can anticipate their term, nor can they delay it.

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Then We raised after them other generations.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

No people can hasten on their doom nor can they postpone (it).

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

No nation can outstrip its term, nor yet postpone it.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Every nation has an appointed life span.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

no nation outstrips its term, nor do they put it back.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

No nation can advance their term, nor can they delay it.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

no community can advance or postpone its appointed time,

22 Talal Itani

No nation can advance its time, nor can they postpone it.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

No community can precede its term, by dying before it, nor be deferred, beyond it (the person [in the second verb yasta'khirna, `be deferred'] is masculine, having been feminine [in the first verb tasbiqu, `precede'] because this [masculine plural] takes into account the [plural masculine] content [of the term `community']).

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

No nation can advance their term, nor can they delay it.

means, they are taken at the appropriate time, as decreed by Allah in His Book that is preserved with Him, before they were created, nation after nation, century after century, generation after generation, successors after predecessors.