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Muhammad Asad   
who makes most excellent everything that He creates. Thus, He begins the creation of man out of clay
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Who has perfected everything He created. And He originated the creation of humankind from clay.
Safi Kaskas   
He perfected everything which He created, and began the creation of the human being from clay;

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Arabic   
‏ٱلَّذِىٓ أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَىْءٍ خَلَقَهُۥ ۖ وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ ٱلْإِنسَنِ مِن طِينٍۢ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
alladhī aḥsana kulla shayin khalaqahu wabada-a khalqa l-insāni min ṭīni
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
The One Who made good every thing He created, and He began (the) creation (of) man from clay.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
who makes most excellent everything that He creates. Thus, He begins the creation of man out of clay
M. M. Pickthall   
Who made all things good which He created, and He began the creation of man from clay
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
He Who has made everything which He has created most good: He began the creation of man with (nothing more than) clay
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Who has perfected everything He created. And He originated the creation of humankind from clay.
Safi Kaskas   
He perfected everything which He created, and began the creation of the human being from clay;
Wahiduddin Khan   
who gave everything its perfect form. He originated the creation of man from clay
Shakir   
Who made good everything that He has created, and He began the creation of man from dust
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Who did everything that He created well. And He began the creation of the human being from clay.
T.B.Irving   
Who makes everything He creates so fine! He started out by creating man from clay;
Abdul Hye   
It is He Who has made everything good that He has created. He began the creation of human from clay,
The Study Quran   
Who made beautiful all that He created, and Who began the creation of man from clay
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Who has made perfect everything He has created. And He initiated the creation of man from clay
Farook Malik   
It is He Who has given the best form to everything that He has created. He originated the creation of man from clay
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
He who perfected everything He created, and originated the creation of man from clay
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Who perfected in the fairest (shape) everything He created; and He began the creation of man of clay
Muhammad Sarwar   
It is He Who created everything in the best manner and began the creation of the human being from clay
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
who made well whatever He created, and started the creation of man from clay
Shabbir Ahmed   
Who created everything in perfect balance. Thus He initiated the creation of man (kind) from hydrated inorganic matter
Dr. Munir Munshey   
It is He Who perfected thoroughly and excellently everything He brought into existence. The creation of man began with clay
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
He Who has made everything in which He has created most Good: And He began the creation of man with clay
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Who perfected everything which He created and began the creation of man from clay
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
The One who perfected everything He created and He began the creation of the human from mud
Abdel Haleem   
who gave everything its perfect form. He first created man from clay
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Who hath made everything exceeding good which He hath created. And He originated the creation of man from clay
Ahmed Ali   
Who made all things He created excellent; and first fashioned man from clay
Aisha Bewley   
He who has created all things in the best possible way. He commenced the creation of man from clay;
Ali Ünal   
He Who makes excellent everything that He creates; and He originated the creation of humankind from clay
Ali Quli Qara'i   
who perfected everything that He created, and commenced man’s creation from clay
Hamid S. Aziz   
Who made good everything that He has created, and He began the creation of man from dust
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
The One who created everything well, and He began the creation of the human being from clay
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
He Who has improved everything that He has created. And He began the creation of humanity with nothing more than mud
Musharraf Hussain   
He created everything perfectly; He began the creation of the first human from clay,
Maududi   
He Who excelled in the creation of all that He created. He originated the creation of man from clay
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
The One who perfected everything He created and He began the creation of man from clay
Mohammad Shafi   
Who perfected everything He created, and He created the first man from dust

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
He, Who whatever He made, made best, and He began the creation of man from the clay.
Rashad Khalifa   
He is the One who perfected everything He created, and started the creation of the human from clay.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
who perfected everything He created. He originated the creation of the human from clay
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Who made beautiful everything that He created, and He began the creation of man from dust
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
Who bettered every thing He created it, and He started/began the human's/mankind's creation from mud/clay
Bijan Moeinian   
God is the One Who created everything in its best possible outcome. He created man from the matter
Faridul Haque   
The One Who created all things excellent, and Who initiated the creation of man from clay
Sher Ali   
Who has made perfect everything HE has created. And HE began the creation of man from clay
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
He is the One Who endowed everything He created with perfection and virtue. And He initiated the genesis of man from clay (i.e., inorganic matter);
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Who made perfectly well all that He created. And He originated the creation of a human being from clay
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Who made everything He has created good, and He began the creation of man from clay

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
who has created all things well. And He originated the creation of man out of clay
George Sale   
It is He who hath made every thing which He hath created exceeding good; and first created man of clay
Edward Henry Palmer   
who has made the best of the creation of everything, and produced the creation of man from clay
John Medows Rodwell   
Who hath made everything which he hath created most good; and began the creation of man with clay
N J Dawood (2014)   
who excelled in everything he created. He first created man from clay

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
He has made everything created in excellence. He began the creation of humanity with clay.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Who makes everything He creates so fine! He started out by creating man from clay;
Sayyid Qutb   
who makes most excellent everything that He creates. He begins the creation of man out of clay;
Ahmed Hulusi   
It is He who has created everything perfectly! He began the creation of man from clay (the eggs).
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
He Who made best everything that He created, and He began the creation of man from clay
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
Who just perfected everything He created and brought into being and He started the material part of man from clay
Mir Aneesuddin   
Who made good everything which He created, and He began the creation of man from clay,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
He Who has made everything which He has created most good: He began the creation of man with (nothing more than) clay
OLD Literal Word for Word   
The One Who made good every thing He created, and He began (the) creation (of) man from clay