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Muhammad Asad
AND NOW ask those [who deny the truth] to enlighten thee: Were they more difficult to create than all those [untold marvels] that We have created? - for, behold, them have We created out of [mere] clay commingled with water
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
So ask them ˹O Prophet˺, which is harder to create: them or other marvels of Our creation? Indeed, We created them from a sticky clay.
Safi Kaskas
Then ask those who persist on denying the truth if they were more difficult to create than those other beings We have created, for We created them from sticky clay. [:

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فَاسْتَفْتِهِمْ أَهُمْ أَشَدُّ خَلْقًا أَم مَّنْ خَلَقْنَا إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاهُم مِّن طِينٍ لَّازِب
Transliteration
Faistaftihim ahum ashaddu khalqan am man khalaqna inna khalaqnahum min teenin lazibin
Transliteration-2
fa-is'taftihim ahum ashaddu khalqan am man khalaqnā innā khalaqnāhum min ṭīnin lāzibi
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
Then ask them, "Are they a stronger creation or (those) whom We have created?" Indeed, We created them from a clay sticky.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
AND NOW ask those [who deny the truth] to enlighten thee: Were they more difficult to create than all those [untold marvels] that We have created? - for, behold, them have We created out of [mere] clay commingled with water
M. M. Pickthall
Then ask them (O Muhammad): Are they stronger as a creation, or those (others) whom we have created? Lo! We created them of plastic clay
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
So ask them ˹O Prophet˺, which is harder to create: them or other marvels of Our creation? Indeed, We created them from a sticky clay.
Safi Kaskas
Then ask those who persist on denying the truth if they were more difficult to create than those other beings We have created, for We created them from sticky clay. [:
Wahiduddin Khan
So, ask those who deny the truth if it was harder to create them than all the other things We have created? We created them from sticky clay
Shakir
Then ask them whether they are stronger in creation or those (others) whom We have created. Surely We created them of firm clay
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
So ask them for advice: Are they stronger in constitution or those others whom We created? Truly, We created them of clinging clay.
T.B.Irving
Ask their opinion whether they or someone We created have been created stronger. We created them from sticky clay.
Abdul Hye
Ask them (polytheists, O Muhammad): “Are they stronger as creation, or those whom We have created?” Surely, We created them of sticky clay.
The Study Quran
So ask them, are they more difficult to create, or those whom We created? Truly We created them from a viscous clay
Dr. Kamal Omar
So ask them: “Are they more strong as a creation, or (others) whom We created (as jinns etc.)? " Verily, We created them (i.e., the humans) of sticky clay
Farook Malik
Ask them: "What is more difficult - their creation or the rest of Our creation? - Them We have created out of a sticky clay
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Inquire of them, 'Are they more difficult to create, or the others We created?' We created them from sticky clay
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
So ask them for a pronouncement: "Are they more valiant as a creation or the ones We created? Surely We created them of clinging clay."
Muhammad Sarwar
(Muhammad), ask them, "Have they (people) been created stronger than what We have created?" We have created them from moist clay
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Now ask them, .Are they stronger in the formation of their bodies, or those (other beings) that We have created?. Certainly, We did create them from sticky clay
Shabbir Ahmed
And ask them to enlighten you, "What is more difficult and stronger - their creation or the rest of Our creation in the multiform Universe? Them (the humans) We have only created out of a sticky clay
Dr. Munir Munshey
Just ask their (the disbelievers´) opinion. What is harder to create? They, or the other things We have created? We created them from sticky clay
Syed Vickar Ahamed
Then just ask (the disbelievers) what they think: Are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) creations whom We have created surely, We have created them (the disbelievers) out of a sticky clay
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
Then inquire of them, [O Muhammad], "Are they a stronger [or more difficult] creation or those [others] We have created?" Indeed, We created men from sticky clay
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
So ask them: "Are they the more powerful creation, or the others We created" We have created them from sticky mud
Abdel Haleem
So [Prophet], ask the disbelievers: is it harder to create them than other beings We have created? We created them from sticky clay
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Ask them thou: are they stronger in structure or those others whom We have created? Verily We! We have created them of a sticky clay
Ahmed Ali
So ask them if they are more difficult to create, or the rest We have created? Indeed (man) We created from fermented clay
Aisha Bewley
Ask them for a fatwa: is it they who are stronger in structure or other things We have created? We created them from sticky clay.
Ali Ünal
So ask them (the polytheists): "Are they more formidable in structure or those that We have created (the heavens and the angels in them). Indeed, We have created them (human beings) from a sticky clay
Ali Quli Qara'i
Ask them, is their creation more prodigious or [that of other creatures] that We have created? Indeed We created them from a viscous clay
Hamid S. Aziz
Then ask them whether they are stronger in creation or those (others) whom We have created. Surely We created them of plastic (malleable) clay
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
So ask their opinion: are they a harder creation or those We created (such as angels and the universe)? Indeed We created them from sticky clay
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
Just ask their opinion. Are they more difficult to create, or the other beings We have created? We have created them out of wet clay
Musharraf Hussain
Ask: “Are they more difficult to create than the rest of the creation?” We created them from a sticky clay.
Maududi
So ask them (that is, human beings): "Were they harder to create than the objects We created?" We created them from sticky clay
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
So ask them: "Are they the more powerful creation, or the others We created?" We have created them from a clay that is sticky.
Mohammad Shafi
Ask them then whether what they have created was more difficult or what We have created. We have indeed created them of clinging clay

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Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
Therefore ask them, is their creation stronger or Our other creations heavens and angels etc? Undoubtedly We have made them of sticking clay.
Rashad Khalifa
Ask them, "Are they more difficult to create, or the other creations?" We created them from wet mud.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
So ask them, are they stronger in constitution, or those whom We have created. We have created them of sticky clay
Maulana Muhammad Ali
So ask them whether they are stronger in creation or those (others) whom We have created. Surely We created them of firm clay
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
So ask/take their opinion , are they a stronger creation, or who We created? That We created them from very sticky mud/clay
Bijan Moeinian
Vs.11-deals with the following question: “Is it difficult for God to recreate man to face the Day of Judgment?”
Faridul Haque
Therefore ask them (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “Are they a stronger creation, or are other things of our creation, (the angels, the heavens etc.)?” We have indeed created them from sticky clay
Sher Ali
So ask them whether it is they who are harder to create, or those others whom WE have created? Them WE have created of cohesive clay
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Ask them: ‘Are they harder (and more difficult) to create, or those things which We have created (in the heavenly universe)? Surely, We have created them from a sticky clay.
Amatul Rahman Omar
Therefore, ask them (- your opponents) whether it is they (- the worldly people) who are harder in creation or those (spiritual beings) whom We have created. Them We have created out of adhesive sticking clay (so of firm and strong character)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
Then ask them (i.e. these polytheists, O Muhammad SAW): "Are they stronger as creation, or those (others like the heavens and the earth and the mountains, etc.) whom We have created?" Verily, We created them of a sticky clay

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
So ask them for a pronouncement -- Are they stronger in constitution, or those We created? We created them of clinging clay
George Sale
Ask the Meccans therefore, whether they be stronger by nature, or the angels whom We have created? We have surely created them of stiff clay
Edward Henry Palmer
Ask them whether they are stronger by nature or (the angels) whom we have created? We have created them of sticky clay
John Medows Rodwell
Ask the Meccans then, Are they, or the angels whom we have made, the stronger creation? Aye, of coarse clay have we created them
N J Dawood (2014)
Ask them if they deem themselves of a nobler make than the rest of Our creation. Of coarse clay We created them

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
Ask their opinion: Are they more difficult to create or others We have created? Indeed, We created (humanity) from a sticky clay.
Sayyid Qutb
Now ask those [unbelievers]: Are they more difficult to create, or the other beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay.
Ahmed Hulusi
So, ask them (those who deny you) what they think. Are they more powerful in terms of their creation or (those) that We created? Indeed, We created man from a sticky clay.
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
Then ask their opinion whether they are stronger in creation or (the others) whom we have created. Verily We created them of a sticky clay.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
Therefore, ask them O Muhammad: Are they the more difficult to bring into being or the others of Our inanimate created beings We created them -mankind- from coherent clay
Mir Aneesuddin
So ask them whether their creation is difficult or (of those others) whom We created, We certainly created them from sticking clay.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay
OLD Literal Word for Word
Then ask them, "Are they a stronger creation or (those) whom We have created?" Indeed, We created them from a clay sticky