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Muhammad Asad   
AND YET, if they [who refuse to see the truth] were to see part of the sky falling down, they would [only] say, “[It is but] a mass of clouds!”
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
If they were to see a ˹deadly˺ piece of the sky fall down ˹upon them˺, still they would say, “˹This is just˺ a pile of clouds.”
Safi Kaskas   
Even if they were to see a piece the sky falling, they would say, "Just a heap of clouds."

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Arabic   
‏وَإِن يَرَوْا۟ كِسْفًۭا مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ سَاقِطًۭا يَقُولُوا۟ سَحَابٌۭ مَّرْكُومٌۭ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
wa-in yaraw kis'fan mina l-samāi sāqiṭan yaqūlū saḥābun markūmu
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
And if they were to see a portion from the sky falling, they will say, "Clouds heaped up."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
AND YET, if they [who refuse to see the truth] were to see part of the sky falling down, they would [only] say, “[It is but] a mass of clouds!”
M. M. Pickthall   
And if they were to see a fragment of the heaven falling, they would say: A heap of clouds
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
If they were to see a ˹deadly˺ piece of the sky fall down ˹upon them˺, still they would say, “˹This is just˺ a pile of clouds.”
Safi Kaskas   
Even if they were to see a piece the sky falling, they would say, "Just a heap of clouds."
Wahiduddin Khan   
If they should see a part of the heavens falling down, they would say, A mass of clouds
Shakir   
And if they should see a portion of the heaven coming down, they would say: Piled up clouds
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
And if they consider pieces of the heaven descending, they would say: Heaped up clouds!
T.B.Irving   
If they ever saw some object falling out of the sky, they would say: ´Some clouds have been piled up."
Abdul Hye   
Even if they were to see a piece of the heaven falling down, they would say: “Clouds gathered in heaps!”
The Study Quran   
Were they to see a fragment falling from the sky, they would say, “A heap of clouds.
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And if they watch a piece as one falling down from towards the sky, they will say: “Clouds, piled-up!”
Farook Malik   
They are such people that, even if they will see a part of heaven falling down, they would say: "It is but a mass of clouds."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Even if they were to see lumps of the sky falling down, they would say, 'A mass of clouds.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And in case they saw a dark lump falling down from the heaven, they would say, "Accumulated clouds!"
Muhammad Sarwar   
Even if they were to see a part of the heavens falling down upon them, they would say, "It is only dense cloud"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Even if they see a piece falling down from the sky, they would say, .It is a cumulated cloud
Shabbir Ahmed   
Even if they were to see a fragment from the Height falling, they would say, "A dense cloud!" (Their lack of reasoning makes them oblivious to the Law of Requital (26:187))
Dr. Munir Munshey   
(Even) if they saw a part of the sky falling down, they would (merely) say, "(It is only) a heap of clouds."
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
And if they were to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would only say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And if they were to see a fragment from the sky falling, they would say, "[It is merely] clouds heaped up."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And if they see a spectacle from the sky, they will Say: "Piled clouds!"
Abdel Haleem   
Even if they saw a piece of heaven falling down on them, they would say, ‘Just a heap of clouds,’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And if they should see a fragment of the heaven falling down, they would say: it is only clouds piled up
Ahmed Ali   
If they should see a segment falling from the sky, they would say: "It is only a massive cloud."
Aisha Bewley   
If they saw a lump of heaven falling down, they would just say, ´Banked-up clouds!´
Ali Ünal   
(So obstinate are they in rejecting the truth that) if they saw a piece of the sky falling down (on them), they would say, "This is (only) a heap of clouds!" (For they cannot conceive that it may be a punishment for their obstinate denial)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Were they to see a fragment falling from the sky, they would say, ‘A cumulous cloud.’
Hamid S. Aziz   
And if they should see a portion of the heaven coming down, they would say, "Piled up clouds."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And if they see a piece of the sky falling down, they say: piled up clouds
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
If they saw a piece of the sky falling, they would say, “Fog-clouds gathered in heaps.
Musharraf Hussain   
Even if they saw a part of the sky fall, they would say, “It’s merely heaps of cloud.”
Maududi   
(So obstinate are they that) even if they were to see some fragments of the sky falling down they would still say: "It is only a mass of cloud."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And if they see a portion from the heaven falling, they will say: "Piled clouds!"
Mohammad Shafi   
And if they were to see meteorites from the sky falling down, they would say, "Gathering clouds!"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And if they should see a fragment of the sky falling down, they would say then, it is clouds piled up.
Rashad Khalifa   
When they see masses falling from the sky, they will say, "Piled clouds!"
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Even if they saw lumps falling from the sky they would say: 'A massed cloud!
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And if they were to see a portion of the heaven coming down, they would say: Piled-up clouds
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And if they see/understand pieces from the sky/space dropping/falling they say: "Piled/accumulated/heaped clouds."
Bijan Moeinian   
Even a great miracle such as falling a part of the sky will be justified by them as “a mass of cloud advancing.”
Faridul Haque   
And were they to see a portion of the sky falling, they will say, “It is a heap of clouds.”
Sher Ali   
And if they should see a fragment of the sky falling down, they would say, just clouds piled up
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And if they see a fragment of the sky falling (on them, even then) they will say: ‘It is a layered (thick) cloud.
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And (even) if they see a fragment of the sky falling down (in the form of punishment) they would say, `(It is only) piled up clouds (and not a sign of punishment whatsoever)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And if they were to see a piece of the heaven falling down, they would say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Even if they saw lumps falling from heaven, they would say, 'A massed cloud!
George Sale   
If they should see a fragment of the heaven falling down upon them, they would say, it is only a thick cloud
Edward Henry Palmer   
But if they should see a fragment of the sky falling down, they would say, 'Clouds in masses!
John Medows Rodwell   
And should they see a fragment of the heaven falling down, they would say, "It is only a dense cloud."
N J Dawood (2014)   
And if they saw a piece of heaven falling down, they would still say: ‘It is but a pile of clouds!‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
If they saw a piece of the sky falling, they would say, “A mass of clouds!”
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
If they ever saw some object falling out of the sky, they would say: 'Some clouds have been piled up."
Ahmed Hulusi   
If they see an object falling from the sky, they will say, “It is but layers of clouds.”
Mir Aneesuddin   
And (even) if they see a piece of the sky fall, they would say, “A heaped cloud.”
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
And if it so happens that they see a mass (sometimes devastating) falling from the sky, they would label it as a cumulus nimbus

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And if they were to see a portion from the sky falling, they will say, "Clouds heaped up.