O you who have attained faith, fair retribution for the murderedpl has been prescribed upon you: the free for the free, and the bondman for the bondman, and the female for the female. Yet whoever is somewhat pardoned by his brother(in faith) , then this shall be adhered to in accordance with what is fair, and the payment back to him should be in a good way. That is lightening from your Lord and mercy. But whoever transgresses after that—then for him is a painful punishment.
— Fadel Soliman, Bridges’ translation
O you who believe, QiSāS has been prescribed for you in the case of murdered people: The freeman (will be killed) for the freeman, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. However, if one is somewhat forgiven by his brother, the recourse (of the latter) is to pursue the former (for blood money) with fairness, and the obligation (of the former) is to pay (it) to the latter in a nice way. That is a relief from your Lord, and a mercy. So, whoever transgresses after all that will have a painful punishment.
— Mufti Taqi Usmani
O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered; the freeman for the freeman, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. And for him who is forgiven somewhat by his (injured) brother, prosecution according to usage and payment unto him in kindness. This is an alleviation and a mercy from your Lord. He who transgresseth after this will have a painful doom.