Muhammad Habib Shakir: Evil is the likeness of the people who reject Our communications and are unjust to their own souls.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali: Evil as an example are people who reject Our signs and wrong their own souls.
M.Pickthall: Evil as an example are the folk who denied Our revelations, and were wont to wrong themselves.
Amatul Rahmân Omer: Sad is the case of the people who cry lies to Our commandments and it is their own selves that they have wronged.
Maulana Mohammad Ali: And if We had pleased, We would have exalted him thereby; but he clings to the earth and follows his low desire. His parable is as the parable of the dog -- if thou drive him away, he lolls out his tongue, and if thou leave him alone, he lolls out his tongue. Such is the parable of the people who reject Our messages. So relate the narrative that they may reflect.