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Muhammad Asad   
and is not – however little you may [be prepared to] believe it - the word of a poet
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
It is not the prose of a poet ˹as you claim˺, ˹yet˺ you hardly have any faith.
Safi Kaskas   
And It is not the word of a poet; how little you believe,

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Arabic   
‏وَمَا هُوَ بِقَوْلِ شَاعِرٍۢ ۚ قَلِيلًۭا مَّا تُؤْمِنُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
wamā huwa biqawli shāʿirin qalīlan mā tu'minūn
Word for Word
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And not it (is the) word (of) a poet; little (is) what you believe!

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
and is not – however little you may [be prepared to] believe it - the word of a poet
M. M. Pickthall   
It is not poet's speech - little is it that ye believe
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
It is not the word of a poet: little it is ye believe
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
It is not the prose of a poet ˹as you claim˺, ˹yet˺ you hardly have any faith.
Safi Kaskas   
And It is not the word of a poet; how little you believe,
Wahiduddin Khan   
it is not the word of a poethow little you believe
Shakir   
And it is not the word of a poet; little is it that you believe
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
and not the saying of a poet. Little do you believe!
T.B.Irving   
It is no poet´s statement; how little do you believe!
Abdul Hye   
It is not the word of a poet, little is that you believe,
The Study Quran   
and not the speech of a poet. Little do you believe
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And it is not (the) word of a poet; little is that you Believe
M. Farook Malik   
It is not the word of a poet - little is it that you believe
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
And it is not the speech of a poet—little do you believe
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And in no way is it the saying of a poet- little do you believe
Muhammad Sarwar   
It is not the word of a poet but only a few of you have faith
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
and it is not the speech of a poet, (but) little you believe
Shabbir Ahmed   
This is not the speech of a poet. Seldom do you reach conviction
Dr. Munir Munshey   
(Certainly)! it is not the word of a poet. Little do you believe
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
It is not the word of a poet: Little it is you believe
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And it is not the word of a poet; little do you believe
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
It is not the utterance of a poet; rarely do you believe
Abdel Haleem   
not the words of a poet- how little you believe!
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And it is not the speech of a poet. Little it is that ye believ
Ahmed Ali   
And not the word of a poet. How little is it that you believe
Aisha Bewley   
It is not the word of a poet — how little iman you have!
Ali Ünal   
And not a poet’s speech (composed in a poet’s mind). How little is what you believe! (It is so limited by the poverty of your souls and hearts.
Ali Quli Qara'i   
and it is not the speech of a poet. Little is the faith that you have
Hamid S. Aziz   
And it is not the word of a poet; little is it that you believe
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
It is not the word of a poet. Little is it you believe
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
and it is not word of a poet. A few of you believe (or you believe a little).
Musharraf Hussain   
not the speech of a poet, little do you believe!
Maududi   
not the speech of a poet. Little do you believe
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
It is not the utterance of a poet; rarely do you believe
Mohammad Shafi   
And not that of a poet! Little do you believe

Controversial or status undetermined works
Rashad Khalifa   
Not the utterance of a poet; rarely do you believe.
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And it is not the word of any poet. How little you believe!
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
It is not the speech of a poet little do you believ
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And it is not the word of a poet. Little is it that you believe
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
And it is not with a poet's word/saying , little (is) what you believe
Bijan Moeinian   
These are not the words of a poet (how stubborn of you not to refer to your own conscious to find the truth.
Faridul Haque   
And it is not the speech of a poet; how little do you believe
Sher Ali   
And not the word of a poet; little is it what you believe
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And it is not the poetry of a poet (composed with literary expertise). You have but little faith
Amatul Rahman Omar   
It is not at all the word of a poet. Little is the faith you have
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
It is not the word of a poet, little is that you believe

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
It is not the speech of a poet (little do you believe
George Sale   
and not the discourse of a poet: How little do ye believe
Edward Henry Palmer   
and it is not the speech of a poet:- little is it ye believe
John Medows Rodwell   
And that it is not the word of a poet - how little do ye believe
N J Dawood (2014)   
It is no poet‘s speech: scant is your faith

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
It is not the word of a poet. You have little faith!
Fadel Soliman, Bridges‘ Translation   
and in no way is it the word of a poet—little do youpl believe,
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
It is no poet's statement; how little do you believe!
Ahmed Hulusi   
It is not the word of a poet... How limited is your faith!
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
And not a gifted utterance championed by a poet that you could hardly believe
Mir Aneesuddin   
and it is not a word of a poet, little is it that you believe,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
It is not the word of a poet: little it is ye believe
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And not it (is the) word (of) a poet; little (is) what you believe
OLD Transliteration   
Wama huwa biqawli shaAAirin qaleelan ma tu/minoona