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Muhammad Asad   
BEHOLD, God raised Adam, and Noah, and the House of Abraham, and the House of `Imran above all mankind
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Indeed, Allah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of ’Imrân above all people ˹of their time˺.
Safi Kaskas   
God chose Adam, Noah, Abraham's family, and Imran's family over all people--

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Arabic   
‏ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ ٱصْطَفَىٰٓ ءَادَمَ وَنُوحًۭا وَءَالَ إِبْرَهِيمَ وَءَالَ عِمْرَنَ عَلَى ٱلْعَلَمِينَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
inna l-laha iṣ'ṭafā ādama wanūḥan waāla ib'rāhīma waāla ʿim'rāna ʿalā l-ʿālamīn
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Indeed, Allah chose Adam and Nuh, and (the) family (of) Ibrahim and (the) family (of) Imran over the worlds.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
BEHOLD, God raised Adam, and Noah, and the House of Abraham, and the House of `Imran above all mankind
M. M. Pickthall   
Lo! Allah preferred Adam and Noah and the Family of Abraham and the Family of 'Imran above (all His) creatures
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Allah did choose Adam and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of 'Imran above all people,
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Indeed, Allah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of ’Imrân above all people ˹of their time˺.
Safi Kaskas   
God chose Adam, Noah, Abraham's family, and Imran's family over all people--
Wahiduddin Khan   
God chose Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of Imran above all His creatures
Shakir   
Surely Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the descendants of Ibrahim and the descendants of Imran above the nations
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Truly, God favored Adam and Noah and the people of Abraham and the people of Imran above all the worlds,
T.B.Irving   
God selected Adam and Noah, Abraham´s House and Imran´s House over [everyone in] the Universe.
Abdul Hye   
Surely Allah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of Imran above mankind.
The Study Quran   
Truly God chose Adam, Noah, the House of Abraham, and the House of ?Imran above the worlds
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Certainly Allah chose Adam, and Nuh and the followers of Ibrahim and the followers of Imran over the worlds
Farook Malik   
Indeed Allah exalted Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham and the family of Imran above all the worlds
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
God chose Adam, and Noah, and the family of Abraham, and the family of Imran, over all mankind
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Surely Allah has elected Adam and Nuh (Adam and Noah, respectively) and the house of Ibrahim (Abraham) and the house of Imran over the worlds
Muhammad Sarwar   
God chose (and gave distinction to) Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and Imran over all the people of the world
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Verily, Allah has chosen ‘Adam and NuH (Noah) and the House of Ibrahim and the House of ‘Imran over all the world
Shabbir Ahmed   
(This is the Final Perfected Guidance for all humanity). But Allah has chosen people before to convey the Message. Adam, the first humans were chosen (to have free will apart from the animal kingdom). Then Noah, the family of Abraham and the family of Imran were chosen above other peoples of their times
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Indeed, Allah has (picked and) preferred Adam, Nooh, the family of Ibraheem and the family of the Imran over the entire mankind
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Allah did choose Adam and Nuh (Noah), the family of Ibrahim (Abraham), and the family of Imran above the (nations of) people—
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Indeed, Allah chose Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of 'Imran over the worlds
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
God has selected Adam, and Noah, and the family of Abraham, and the family of Imran over the worlds
Abdel Haleem   
God chose Adam, Noah, Abraham’s family, and the family of Imran, over all other people
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Verily did Allah choose Adam and Nuh and the house of lbrahim and the house of 'lmran out of the world
Ahmed Ali   
God had chosen Adam and Noah and the families of Abraham and 'Imran in preference to others
Aisha Bewley   
Allah chose Adam and Nuh and the family of Ibrahim and the family of ´Imran over all other beings —
Ali Ünal   
(They refuse belief in you and some of the Prophets because you did not appear among them, but God favors whomever He wishes with Messengership, and) God made pure Adam and Noah and the House of Abraham and the House of ‘Imran, choosing them above all humankind
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Indeed Allah chose Adam and Noah, and the progeny of Abraham and the progeny of Imran above all the nations
Hamid S. Aziz   
Verily, Allah has preferred Adam, and Noah, and Abraham´s family, and Imran´s family above all people
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
God chose Adam and Noah and Abraham’s family and Imran’s family above all other people
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
God chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of ‘Imran above all people
Musharraf Hussain   
From all the creation, Allah chose Adam, Noah, the families of Ibrahim and of Imran,
Maududi   
Truly Allah chose Adam and Noah and the descendants of Abraham and of ´Imran above all mankind
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
God has selected Adam, and Noah, and the family of Abraham, and the family of Imran over the worlds.
Mohammad Shafi   
Indeed, Allah chose Adam, Noah, family of Abraham and family of Imran above all the worlds.

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
No doubt, Allah chose Adam and Noah and the family of Ibrahim and the family of Imran from over the entire world.
Rashad Khalifa   
GOD has chosen Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of Amram (as messengers) to the people.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Allah chose Adam and Noah, the House of Abraham and the House of Imran above all worlds
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Truly Allah chose Adam and Noah and the descendants of Abraham and the descendants of Amran above the nations
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
That God chose/purified Adam and Noah and Abraham's family, and Amran's family on the creations altogether/(universes)
Bijan Moeinian   
Know that God has elevated Adam, Noah, the descendents of Abraham and the family of Imran [father of Moses] to a higher rank [of the prophet hood.]
Faridul Haque   
Indeed Allah chose Adam, and Nooh, and the Family of Ibrahim, and the Family of Imran over the creation
Sher Ali   
ALLAH chose Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of Imran above all peoples of the time
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Verily, Allah chose Adam, and Nuh (Noah), and the family of Ibrahim (Abraham) and the family of ‘Imran (in dignity) above all the people of the world
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Truly, Allah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham and the family of Amran above all peoples of the time
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Allah chose Adam, Nooh (Noah), the family of Ibrahim (Abraham) and the family of Imran above the Alameen (mankind and jinns) (of their times)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
God chose Adam and Noah and the House of Abraham and the House of Imran above all beings, th
George Sale   
God hath surely chosen Adam, and Noah, and the family of Abraham, and the family of Imran above the rest of the world
Edward Henry Palmer   
Verily, God has chosen Adam, and Noah, and Abraham's people, and Imran's people above the world,
John Medows Rodwell   
Verily above all human beings did God choose Adam, and Noah, and the family of Abraham, and the family of IMRAN
N J Dawood (2014)   
God exalted Adam and Noah, Abraham‘s descendants and the descendants of Imran¹ above the nations

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Truly, Allah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of Imran over other people.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Allah (God) selected Adam and Noah, Abraham's House and Imran's House over [everyone in] the Universe.
Sayyid Qutb   
God raised Adam and Noah, and the House of Abraham and the House of `Imrān above all mankind.
Ahmed Hulusi   
The truth is, Allah chose Adam, Noah, Abraham and his descendants, the family of Imran (in their time) over humans and purified them.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Verily Allah chose Adam and Noah, and the progeny of Abraham and the progeny of 'Imran above all people
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
Allah has taken by preference Adam and Nuh (Noah), the family of Ibrahim and the family of ‘Imran out of all people and conferred on them the prerogative of Prophethood
Mir Aneesuddin   
Allah certainly selected Adam and Nuh and the family of Ibrahim and the family of Imran above the worlds.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
God did choose Adam and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of 'Imran above all people,
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Indeed, Allah chose Adam and Nuh, and (the) family (of) Ibrahim and (the) family (of) Imran over the worlds