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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
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
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
and it is not word of a poet. A few of you believe (or you believe a little)
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
It is not the word of a poet. Little is it you believe
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
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And it is not the word of any poet. How little you believe!
Rashad Khalifa   
Not the utterance of a poet; rarely do 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!
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!
Mir Aneesuddin   
and it is not a word of a poet, little is it that you believe,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
And not a gifted utterance championed by a poet that you could hardly 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