Muhammad Habib Shakir: And for every nation there is a doom, so when their doom is come they shall not remain behind the least while, nor shall they go before.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali: To every people is a term appointed: when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation).
M.Pickthall: And every nation hath its term, and when its term cometh, they cannot put it off an hour nor yet advance (it).
Amatul Rahmân Omer: For (the end of) every nation there is a term fixed, so that when their term comes, they cannot delay a single moment (to avoid it) nor can they get ahead (of it to escape from it).
Maulana Mohammad Ali: Say: My Lord forbids only indecencies, such of them as are apparent and such as are concealed, and sin and unjust rebellion, and that you associate with Allah that for which he has sent down no authority, and that you say of Allah what you know not.