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Muhammad Asad   
Yet even had We opened to them a gateway to heaven and they had ascended, on and on, up to it
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And even if We opened for them a gate to heaven, through which they continued to ascend,
Safi Kaskas   
And [even] if We had opened a gate to the sky for them, and they had continued to ascend though it,

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Arabic   
‏وَلَوْ فَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَابًۭا مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ فَظَلُّوا۟ فِيهِ يَعْرُجُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
walaw fataḥnā ʿalayhim bāban mina l-samāi faẓallū fīhi yaʿrujūn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
And (even) if We opened to them a gate from the heaven, and they were to continue therein (to) ascend,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
Yet even had We opened to them a gateway to heaven and they had ascended, on and on, up to it
M. M. Pickthall   
And even if We opened unto them a gate of heaven and they kept mounting through it
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Even if We opened out to them a gate from heaven, and they were to continue (all day) ascending therein
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And even if We opened for them a gate to heaven, through which they continued to ascend,
Safi Kaskas   
And [even] if We had opened a gate to the sky for them, and they had continued to ascend though it,
Wahiduddin Khan   
and even if We opened to them a door from heaven, and they began ascending through it
Shakir   
And even if We open to them a gateway of heaven, so that they ascend into it all the while
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
And even if We opened for them a door from heaven and they continued going up to it,
T.B.Irving   
Even though We opened up a gate to Heaven for them so they might keep on climbing into it,
Abdul Hye   
And even if We had opened to them a gate from the heaven and they continue to ascend through it
The Study Quran   
Were We to open for them a gate unto Heaven, that they might continue to ascend through it
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And even if We opened to them a gate from the heaven and they were to continue ascending thereto
Farook Malik   
Even if we had opened a gate in Heaven and they ascend through it and keep on ascending
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Even if We opened for them a gateway into the sky, and they began to ascend through it
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And (even) if We opened upon them a gate of the heaven (and) so they linger on winding up through it
Muhammad Sarwar   
Had We opened a door for them in the sky through which they could easily pass
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Even if We open a gate in the sky and they keep ascending through it
Shabbir Ahmed   
And even if We opened to them a Gate into the Heaven, and they kept ascending through it
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Even if We were to fling open a door in the sky, and they were actually climbing up through it
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Even if We opened to them a gate from heaven, and they continued to climb in there
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And [even] if We opened to them a gate from the heaven and they continued therein to ascend
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And if We opened for them a gate in the heaven and they were to continue ascending to it
Abdel Haleem   
and even if We opened a gateway into Heaven for them and they rose through it, higher and higher
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And if We opened upon them a door of the heaven, and they passed the day mounting thereto
Ahmed Ali   
Even if We open a door in the heavens and they ascend through it in broad daylight
Aisha Bewley   
Even if We opened up to them a door into heaven, and they spent the day ascending through it,
Ali Ünal   
Even if (as a miracle to convince them of the truth of God’s Message) We opened to them a gate in heaven and they kept ascending through it all the while
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Were We to open for them a gate of the sky, so that they could go on ascending through it
Hamid S. Aziz   
But had We opened to them a Gate of Heaven and they had continued to ascend through it
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And if We had opened a gate in the sky for them, and they would have continuously climbed in it
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Even if We opened up to them a gate from heaven, and they were to continue ascending therein
Musharraf Hussain   
Even if We opened a gate for them in the sky, through which they could climb up,
Maududi   
If We were even to open for them a way to the heavens, and they could continually climb up to it in broad daylight
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Andif We opened for them a gate in the heaven and they were to continue ascending into it,
Mohammad Shafi   
And they won't believe, even if We open to them a gateway into the sky above, and they keep on ascending thereinto

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And if We open any door for them in the heaven that they may ascend through it in the day.
Rashad Khalifa   
Even if we opened for them a gate into the sky, through which they climb;
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
If We opened a gate in the heaven and they kept ascending through it
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And even if We open to them a gate of heaven, and they keep on ascending into it
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And if We opened on them a door/entrance from the sky/space, so they continued/remained in it ascending/zigzagging
Bijan Moeinian   
Even if I (God) open a gate from the heaven for them in the middle of the day so that they may climb over and see with their own eyes whatever is behind the curtain, they will not believe in what they see
Faridul Haque   
And if We open for them a gate in the heavens, to ascend it through the day
Sher Ali   
And even if WE open to them a gate in heaven, and they kept ascending through it
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And if We open to them some gate in the heaven (and also make this possible for them that) they keep ascending through (it) the whole day
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And if We opened to them a gate of the heaven and they (-the angels) began ascending through it
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And even if We opened to them a gate from the heaven and they were to continue ascending thereto

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Though We opened to them a gate in heaven, and still they mounted through it
George Sale   
If We should open a gate in the heaven above them, and they should ascend thereto all the day long
Edward Henry Palmer   
But had we opened to them a door of the sky and they had mounted up into it all the while
John Medows Rodwell   
Even were We to open above them a gate in Heaven, yet all the while they were mounting up to it
N J Dawood (2014)   
If We opened for them a gate in heaven and they ascended through it higher and higher

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Suppose We opened a gate to Heaven for them, and they were able to continually ascend.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Even though We opened up a gate to Heaven for them so they might keep on climbing into it,
Sayyid Qutb   
If We opened for the unbelievers a gateway to heaven and they had ascended higher and higher,
Ahmed Hulusi   
Even if we had opened to them a gate from the sky and they ascended through it...
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
And even if We opened to them a gate from the sky, so that they ascended into it all the while,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
And if We were to open to them a gate in heaven to provide a free passage so as to admit of their continued ascent into the realm
Mir Aneesuddin   
And even if We had opened on them a gate of the sky so that they could keep on ascending in it,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Even if We opened out to them a gate from heaven, and they were to continue (all day) ascending therein
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And (even) if We opened to them a gate from the heaven, and they were to continue therein (to) ascend