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Muhammad Asad
[It will take place] on a Day when the sky will be like molten lead
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
On that Day the sky will be like molten brass
Safi Kaskas
On the Day the sky will be like molten brass,

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Arabic
يَوْمَ تَكُونُ السَّمَاءُ كَالْمُهْل
Transliteration
Yawma takoonu alssamao kaalmuhli
Transliteration-2
yawma takūnu l-samāu kal-muh'l
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
(The) Day - will be the sky like molten copper,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
[It will take place] on a Day when the sky will be like molten lead
M. M. Pickthall
The day when the sky will become as molten copper
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
The Day that the sky will be like molten brass
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
On that Day the sky will be like molten brass
Safi Kaskas
On the Day the sky will be like molten brass,
Wahiduddin Khan
On that Day the heavens shall become like molten brass
Shakir
On the day when the heaven shall be as molten coppe
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
On a Day the heaven will become as molten copper
T.B.Irving
on a day when the sky will be like molten brass
Abdul Hye
On that Day, the sky will be like molten lead
The Study Quran
On a day when the sky is as molten lead
Dr. Kamal Omar
The Day the sky becomes like the superficial flim of boiling oil
Farook Malik
On that Day, the sky shall become like molten bras
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
On the Day when the sky will be like molten brass
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
On the Day when the heaven will be as molten metal
Muhammad Sarwar
On the day when the heavens become like molten metal
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
(This punishment will befall) on the Day when the sky will be like dregs of oil
Shabbir Ahmed
The Day when the sky will melt away
Dr. Munir Munshey
The sky that day, will be like molten copper
Syed Vickar Ahamed
The Day that the sky will be like molten brass
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
On the Day the sky will be like murky oil
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
On the Day the sky is like molten copper
Abdel Haleem
On a Day when the heavens will be like molten bras
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
It shall befall on a Day whereon the heaven shall become like Unto dregs of oil
Ahmed Ali
The day the sky becomes like molten brass
Aisha Bewley
On the Day the sky is like molten brass
Ali Ünal
The Day when the sky will be like molten metal
Ali Quli Qara'i
The day when the sky will be like molten copper
Hamid S. Aziz
On the day when the heaven shall be as molten coppe
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
A day that the sky is like the melted copper
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
The day that the sky will be like molten brass
Musharraf Hussain
The Day when the sky will be like molten brass,
Maududi
It shall befall on a Day whereon the sky will become like molten brass
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
On the Day the heaven is like molten copper
Mohammad Shafi
That Day, the sky will be like molten metal

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
The day when the heaven will become like molten silver.
Rashad Khalifa
The day will come when the sky will be like molten rocks.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
On that Day the heaven shall become like molten copper
Maulana Muhammad Ali
The day when the heaven is as molten brass
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
A day/time the sky/space becomes as the dead's puss/melted metal
Bijan Moeinian
When the end comes, the sky will look like melted copper
Faridul Haque
The day when the sky will be like molten silver
Sher Ali
The day when the heaven will become like molten copper
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
On that Day the sky will become like molten copper
Amatul Rahman Omar
The day (it befalls), the heaven shall become (red) like molten copper
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
The Day that the sky will be like the boiling filth of oil, (or molten copper or silver or lead, etc.)

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Upon the day when heaven shall be as molten coppe
George Sale
On a certain day the heaven shall become like molten brass
Edward Henry Palmer
The day when the heaven shall be as molten brass
John Medows Rodwell
The day when the heavens shall become as molten brass
N J Dawood (2014)
On that day the sky shall become like molten brass

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
That day the sky will look like molten metal.
Ahmed Hulusi
That day the sky will be like molten metal.
Mir Aneesuddin
The day when the sky will become like molten brass
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
That is the Day when the heavens shall look like a metallic substance melted in oil

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
The Day that the sky will be like molten brass
OLD Literal Word for Word
(The) Day - will be the sky like molten copper