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AYAH al-Anbiya` 21:33 

Arabic Source and Roman Transliteration
Arabic وَهُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ اللَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ وَالشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ كُلٌّ فِي فَلَكٍ يَسْبَحُونَ zoom
Transliteration Wahuwa allathee khalaqa allayla waalnnahara waalshshamsa waalqamara kullun fee falakin yasbahoona zoom
Transliteration-2 wahuwa alladhī khalaqa al-layla wal-nahāra wal-shamsa wal-qamara kullun fī falakin yasbaḥūna zoom
Literal
(Word by Word)
 And He (is) the One Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each in an orbit floating. zoom


Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad and [fail to see that] it is He who has created the night and the day and the sun and the moon - all of them floating through space! zoom
M. M. Pickthall And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They float, each in an orbit. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985) It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course. zoom
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938) It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course. zoom
Shakir And He it is Who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all (orbs) travel along swiftly in their celestial spheres. zoom
Wahiduddin Khan It is He who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each gliding in its orbit. zoom
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar And it is He Who created the nighttime and the daytime, the sun and the moon, each swimming in orbit. zoom
T.B.Irving He is the One Who has created night and daylight, and the sun and the moon; each floats along in an orbit. zoom
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab And He is the One Who created the day and the night, the sun and the moon—each travelling in an orbit. zoom
Safi Kaskas And It is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; each floating in its orbit. zoom
Abdul Hye  And it is He Who has created the night, the day, the sun, and the moon, each in a floating orbit (of their own). zoom
The Study Quran He it is Who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon, each gliding in an orbit. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each swimming in an orbit. zoom
Abdel Haleem It is He who created night and day, the sun and the moon, each floating in its orbit. zoom
Abdul Majid Daryabadi And He it is Who hath created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each in an orb floating. zoom
Ahmed Ali It is He who created night and day, the sun and the moon, revolving on its orbit. zoom
Aisha Bewley It is He who created night and day and the sun and moon, each one swimming in a sphere. zoom
Ali Ünal It is He Who has created the night and the day and the sun and the moon. Every one (of such celestial bodies) floats in its orbit. zoom
Ali Quli Qara'i It is He who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon, each swimming in an orbit. zoom
Hamid S. Aziz He it is who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, they float each in their orbit. zoom
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali And He (is) The One Who created the night and the daytime, and the sun and the moon, each swimming in an orbit. zoom
Muhammad Sarwar It is God who has created the night, the day, the Sun, and Moon and has made them swim in a certain orbit. zoom
Muhammad Taqi Usmani He is the One who has created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each floating in an orbit. zoom
Shabbir Ahmed And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They swim along each in an orbit. zoom
Syed Vickar Ahamed And it is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon: All (the heavenly bodies) go along, each in its rounded path. zoom
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International) And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming. zoom
Farook Malik He is the One Who has created the night and the day and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) move swiftly in an orbit of their own. zoom
Dr. Munir Munshey And He is the One Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Each is afloat in its orbit. zoom
Dr. Kamal Omar And He it is Who created the night and the day; and the sun and the moon. All (these) move swiftly in an orbit (in space) zoom
Talal A. Itani (new translation) It is He who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each floating in an orbit. zoom
Maududi It is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Each of them is floating in its orbit. zoom
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad And He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon each one floating (and moving) in an orbit. zoom
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018) It is He Who created the night and the day, and the Sun and the Moon each float along in its orbit. zoom
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition) And He is the One who has created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each swimming in an orbit. zoom
Mohammad Shafi And He it is Who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon. All in orbit float. zoom

Controversial, deprecated, or status undetermined works
Bijan Moeinian He is the One Who has created the night and the day (by ordering the earth to turn around itself,) and the sun and the moon which turn on their orbit and float (in the space.) zoom
Faridul Haque And it is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each one floats in an orbit. zoom
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah It is He who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each floating in an orbit. zoom
Maulana Muhammad Ali And He it is Who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon. All float in orbits. zoom
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira And He is who created the night and the daytime, and the sun and the moon, every/all in (an) orbit/circuit floating. zoom
Sher Ali And HE it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each gliding along smoothly in its orbit. zoom
Rashad Khalifa And He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each floating in its own orbit. zoom
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi) And it is He Who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon. Each one is floating in a circumference. zoom
Amatul Rahman Omar And it is He Who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon. They are all gliding along smoothly in (their respective) orbits. zoom
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri And (Allah) is He Who created the night and the day, and (also) the sun and the moon. All (heavenly bodies) are continually floating fast in their respective orbits. zoom
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali And He it is Who has created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each in an orbit floating. zoom

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry It is He who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon, each swimming in a sky. zoom
Edward Henry Palmer He it is who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each floating in a sky. zoom
George Sale It is He who hath created the night, and the day, and the sun, and the moon; all the celestial bodies move swiftly, each in its respective orb. zoom
John Medows Rodwell And He it is who hath created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each moving swiftly in its sphere. zoom
N J Dawood (2014) And He it is who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon: each moves swiftly in an orbit of its own. zoom

New and/or Partial Translations, and works in progress
Sayyid Qutb It is He who has created the night and the day and the sun and the moon: each moves swiftly in its own orbit. zoom
Ahmed Hulusi It is HU who has created the night, the day, the Sun and the Moon. Each traverses its own orbit (in the ocean of waves – energy)! zoom
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli And He it is Who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon. They float, each in an orbit. zoom
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim And He is it Who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon, each describing its own orbit. zoom
Mir Aneesuddin And We made the sky a guarded roof elevated and inclined (spherical), yet they turn away from its signs. zoom

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