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Muhammad Asad   
unto Pharaoh, and Haman, and Qarun; but they [only] said, “A spellbinder is he, a liar!”
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
to Pharaoh, Hamân, and Korah. But they responded: “Magician! Total liar!”
Safi Kaskas   
to Pharaoh, Haman and Korah, but they said, "[He is] a lying magician."

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‏إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ وَهَمَنَ وَقَرُونَ فَقَالُوا۟ سَحِرٌۭ كَذَّابٌۭ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
ilā fir'ʿawna wahāmāna waqārūna faqālū sāḥirun kadhābu
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
To Firaun, Haman and Qarun, but they said, "A magician, a liar."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
unto Pharaoh, and Haman, and Qarun; but they [only] said, “A spellbinder is he, a liar!”
M. M. Pickthall   
Unto Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they said: A lying sorcerer
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
To Pharaoh, Haman, and Qarun; but they called (him)" a sorcerer telling lies!"..
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
to Pharaoh, Hamân, and Korah. But they responded: “Magician! Total liar!”
Safi Kaskas   
to Pharaoh, Haman and Korah, but they said, "[He is] a lying magician."
Wahiduddin Khan   
to Pharaoh, Haman and Korah. But they said, A magician, a liar
Shakir   
To Firon and Haman and Qaroun, but they said: A lying magician
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
to Pharaoh and Haman and Korah. But they said: He is one who is a lying sorcerer.
T.B.Irving   
to Pharaoh, Haman and Quran. They said: "[He´s] a lying magician!"
Abdul Hye   
to Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah; they called (Moses): “A sorcerer, a liar!”
The Study Quran   
unto Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah. And they said, “A lying sorcerer.
Dr. Kamal Omar   
to Firaun, and Haman and Qarun, but they said: “(This is) a sorcerer, a liar!”
Farook Malik   
to Pharoah Haman and Qarun (Korah); but they called him ‘a sorcerer, a liar’
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
To Pharaoh, Hamaan, and Quaroon. But they said, 'A lying sorcerer.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
To Firaawn, (Pharaoh) and Haman, and Qarun (Korah). Yet they said, "A sorcerer, a constant liar."
Muhammad Sarwar   
to the Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah, who said, "He is only a lying magician."
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
to Pharaoh and Haman and Qarun, but they said, .He is a sorcerer, a liar
Shabbir Ahmed   
To Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun (Korah), (the archetypes of tyranny, priesthood, and wealth respectively), but they said, "A spellbinder is he, a liar." (28:6), (29:39)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Towards the pharaoh, Haaman and Qaroon! But they said, "(He is) a magician! A liar!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
(And) to Firon (Pharaoh), Haman, and Qarun (Qaroon); But they called (him) "A magician telling lies!"..
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
To Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun; but they said, "[He is] a magician and a liar."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
To Pharaoh, Haamaan, and Qaaroon. But they said: "A lying magician!"
Abdel Haleem   
to Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah and they said, ‘Sorcerer! Liar!’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Unto Fir'awn and Haman and Qur'an, but they said: a magician, a liar
Ahmed Ali   
To Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun. But they said: "He is only a deceiving sorcerer."
Aisha Bewley   
to Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun. But they said, ´A lying magician.´
Ali Ünal   
To the Pharaoh, and Haman, and Korah, but they said: "(This man is) a sorcerer, a liar!"
Ali Quli Qara'i   
to Pharaoh, Haman and Korah, but they said, ‘A magician, a mendacious liar.’
Hamid S. Aziz   
To Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they said, "A lying sorcerer."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
to Pharaoh and Haman and Qarun, but they said: a lying magician
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
To Pharaoh, Haman, and Qarun, but they called him a deceiver telling lies
Musharraf Hussain   
to Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun. They called him, “a magician, a liar!”
Maududi   
to Pharaoh and Haman and Korah. They said: "(He is) a sorcerer, an utter liar."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
To Pharaoh, Haamaan, and Qaroon. But they said: "A lying magician!
Mohammad Shafi   
Towards Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they called Moses a lying sorcerer

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
To Firawn (Pharaoh) and Haman and Qaroon (Korah) but they said, "He is a magician, a great liar".
Rashad Khalifa   
To Pharaoh, Haamaan, and Qaaroon. But they said, "A magician; a liar."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
to Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah. But they said: 'A sorcerer, a liar.
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
To Pharaoh and Haman and Korah, but they said: A lying enchanter
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
To Pharaoh, and Haman , and Qaroon/Korah , so they said: "A liar/falsifier , magician/sorcerer."
Bijan Moeinian   
Instead of submitting themselves, they denied [the undeniable] and called him a “sorcerer” and a “liar!&rdquo
Faridul Haque   
Towards Firaun and Haman and Qaroon – in response they said, “(He is) a magician, a big liar!”
Sher Ali   
Unto Pharaoh and Haman and Korah; but they said, `He is a sorcerer and a great liar.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Towards Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun (Korah) but they said: ‘He is a sorcerer, a great liar.
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Towards Pharaoh, Haman and Korah, yet they said, `(This man is) a sorcerer, a great liar.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
To Firaun (Pharaoh), Haman and Qaroon (Korah), but they called (him): "A sorcerer, a liar!"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
to Pharaoh, Haman and Korah; they said, 'A lying sorcerer!
George Sale   
unto Pharaoh, and Haman, and Karoon; and they said, he is a sorcerer, and a liar
Edward Henry Palmer   
unto Pharaoh and Haman and Qarun. They said, 'A lying sorcerer!
John Medows Rodwell   
To Pharaoh, and Haman, and Karun: and they said, "Sorcerer, impostor."
N J Dawood (2014)   
to Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah. But they said: ‘A sorcerer, a teller of lies.‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
[We sent him] to Pharaoh, Haman, and Korah, but they exclaimed, “A sorcerer telling lies!”
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
to Pharaoh, Haman and Quran. They said: "[He's] a lying magician!"
Ahmed Hulusi   
To Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun... But they said, “He is a great lying sorcerer.”
Mir Aneesuddin   
to Firawn and Haman and Qaroon, but they said, “( He is a ) magician, a liar.”
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
He was sent to I'haraoh, Haman and Qaroon who called him a necromancer skilled in magic and a great liar

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
To Pharaoh, Haman, and Qarun; but they called (him)" a sorcerer telling lies!"..
OLD Literal Word for Word   
To Firaun, Haman and Qarun, but they said, "A magician, a liar.