Dr. Ghali

O you who have believed, be constantly upright with equity (with others), witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or (your) parents and nearest kin. In case (the person) is rich or poor, then Allah is the Best Patron for both. So do not ever follow prejudice, so as to do justice; and in case you twist or veer away, then surely Allah has been Ever-Cognizant of whatever you do.

Muhsin Khan

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.

Sahih International

O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.

Shakir

O you who believe! be maintainers of justice, bearers of witness of Allah's sake, though it may be against your own selves or (your) parents or near relatives; if he be rich or poor, Allah is nearer to them both in compassion; therefore do not follow (your) low desires, lest you deviate; and if you swerve or turn aside, then surely Allah is aware of what you do.

Yusuf Ali

O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.

Salomo Keyzer

O ware geloovigen! neemt de rechtvaardigheid in acht wanneer gij getuigenis voor God aflegt; zij het ook tegen u zelven, of uwe ouders, of betrekkingen, hetzij die arm of rijk mochten wezen; want God is meer waard dan zij beiden, volgt daarom niet uw eigen hartstocht, zoodat gij afwijkt. En indien gij weigert of u onttrekt, God is wel bekend met hetgeen gij doet.

Muhammad Hamidullah

O les croyants! Observez strictement la justice et soyez des témoins (véridiques) comme Allah l'ordonne, fût-ce contre vous-mêmes, contre vos père et mère ou proches parents. Qu'il s'agisse d'un riche ou d'un besogneux, Allah a priorité sur eux deux (et Il est plus connaisseur de leur intérêt que vous). Ne suivez donc pas les passions, afin de ne pas dévier de la justice. Si vous portez un faux témoignage ou si vous le refusez, [sachez qu'] Allah est Parfaitement Connaisseur de ce que vous faites.

Mufti Taqi Usmani

O you who believe, be upholders of justice - witnesses for Allah, even though against (the interest of) your selves or the parents, and the kinsmen. One may be rich or poor, Allah is better caretaker of both. So do not follow desires, lest you should swerve. If you twist or avoid (the evidence), then, Allah is all-aware of what you do.

Abdul Haleem

You who believe, uphold justice and bear witness to God, even if it is against yourselves, your parents, or your close relatives. Whether the person is rich or poor, God can best take care of both. Refrain from following your own desire, so that you can act justly- if you distort or neglect justice, God is fully aware of what you do.

Pickthall

O ye who believe! Be ye staunch in justice, witnesses for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or (your) parents or (your) kindred, whether (the case be of) a rich man or a poor man, for Allah is nearer unto both (them ye are). So follow not passion lest ye lapse (from truth) and if ye lapse or fall away, then lo! Allah is ever Informed of what ye do.

Abul Ala Maududi(With tafsir)

(4:135) Believers! Be upholders of justice,4 and bearers of witness to truth for the sake of Allah,5 even though it may either be against yourselves or against your parents and kinsmen, or the rich or the poor: for Allah is more concerned with their well-being than you are. Do not, then, follow your own desires lest you keep away from justice. If you twist or turn away from (the truth), know that Allah is well aware of all that you do.

Samir El-Hayek

Ó fiéis, sede firmes em observardes a justiça, atuando de testemunhas, por amor a Deus, ainda que o testemunho sejacontra vós mesmos, contra os vossos pais ou contra os vossos parentes, seja contra vós mesmos, contra os vossos pais oucontra os vossos parentes, seja o acusado rico ou pobre, porque a Deus incumbe protegê-los. Portanto, não sigais os vossoscaprichos, para não serdes injustos; e se falseardes o vosso testemunho ou vos recusardes a prestá-lo, sabei que Deus estábem inteirado de tudo quanto fazeis.

Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

O believers! Stand firm for justice as witnesses for Allah even if it is against yourselves, your parents, or close relatives. Be they rich or poor, Allah is best to ensure their interests. So do not let your desires cause you to deviate ˹from justice˺. If you distort the testimony or refuse to give it, then ˹know that˺ Allah is certainly All-Aware of what you do.