Yusuf Ali There are among men some who serve Allah, as it were, on the verge: if good befalls them, they are, therewith, well content; but if a trial comes to them, they turn on their faces: they lose both this world and the Hereafter: that is loss for all to see!
Sahih International And of the people is he who worships Allah on an edge. If he is touched by good, he is reassured by it; but if he is struck by trial, he turns on his face [to the other direction]. He has lost [this] world and the Hereafter. That is what is the manifest loss.
Shakir And among men is he who serves Allah (standing) on the verge, so that if good befalls him he is satisfied therewith, but if a trial afflict him he turns back headlong; he loses this world as well as the hereafter; that is a manifest loss.
Pickthall And among mankind is he who worshippeth Allah upon a narrow marge so that if good befalleth him he is content therewith, but if a trial befalleth him, he falleth away utterly. He loseth both the world and the Hereafter. That is the sheer loss.
محمد جالندھری اور لوگوں میں بعض ایسا بھی ہے جو کنارے پر (کھڑا ہو کر) خدا کی عبادت کرتا ہے۔ اگر اس کو کوئی (دنیاوی) فائدہ پہنچے تو اس کے سبب مطمئن ہوجائے اور اگر کوئی آفت پڑے تو منہ کے بل لوٹ جائے (یعنی پھر کافر ہوجائے) اس نے دنیا میں بھی نقصان اٹھایا اور آخرت میں بھی۔ یہی تو نقصان صریح ہے