Abdullah Yusuf Ali: Let them laugh a little: much will they weep: a recompense for the (evil) that they do.
M.Pickthall: Then let them laugh a little: they will weep much, as the reward of what they used to earn.
Amatul Rahmân Omer: (Well!) let them laugh a little (now) as they have to weep much more to recompense for what they have wrought.
Maulana Mohammad Ali: Those who were left behind were glad on account of their sitting behind Allah’s Messenger, and they were averse to striving in Allah’s way with their property and their persons, and said: Go not forth in the heat. Say: The Fire of hell is fiercer in heat. If only they could understand!