Yusuf Ali Whether ye cut down (O ye Muslim!) The tender palm-trees, or ye left them standing on their roots, it was by leave of Allah, and in order that He might cover with shame the rebellious transgresses.
Sahih International Whatever you have cut down of [their] palm trees or left standing on their trunks - it was by permission of Allah and so He would disgrace the defiantly disobedient.
Shakir Whatever palm-tree you cut down or leave standing upon its roots, It is by Allah´s command, and that He may abase the transgressors.
Pickthall Whatsoever palm-trees ye cut down or left standing on their roots, it was by Allah´s leave, in order that He might confound the evil-livers.
محمد جالندھری (مومنو) کھجور کے جو درخت تم نے کاٹ ڈالے یا ان کو اپنی جڑوں پر کھڑا رہنے دیا سو خدا کے حکم سے تھا اور مقصود یہ تھا کہ وہ نافرمانوں کو رسوا کرے