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Muhammad Asad   
and in the end he turns his back [on Our message], and glories in his arrogance
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
then turned his back ˹on the truth˺ and acted arrogantly,
Safi Kaskas   
Then he turned back to his old arrogance

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Arabic   
‏ثُمَّ أَدْبَرَ وَٱسْتَكْبَرَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
thumma adbara wa-is'takbar
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Then he turned back and was proud,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
and in the end he turns his back [on Our message], and glories in his arrogance
M. M. Pickthall   
Then turned he away in prid
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Then he turned back and was haughty
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
then turned his back ˹on the truth˺ and acted arrogantly,
Safi Kaskas   
Then he turned back to his old arrogance
Wahiduddin Khan   
and he turned his back and behaved arrogantl
Shakir   
Then he turned back and was big with pride
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Again, he drew back and grew arrogant.
T.B.Irving   
then he stepped back, glanced around haughtily
Abdul Hye   
then he turned his back and was proud
The Study Quran   
Then he turned his back, and waxed arrogant
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Then he took an about-turn and behaved disdainfully
Farook Malik   
then he turned his back in scornful prid
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Then he turned back and was proud
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Thereafter he withdrew, and he waxed proud
Muhammad Sarwar   
then turned back, and swelling-up with pride
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
then turned his back, and waxed proud
Shabbir Ahmed   
And then he turned away in pride
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Finally, he turned back and displayed arrogance
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Then he turned back and was haughty
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Then he turned back and was arrogan
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
Then he turned away and was arrogant
Abdel Haleem   
and turned away and behaved arrogantl
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Then turned he back, and grew stiff-necked
Ahmed Ali   
Then turned his back and waxed proud
Aisha Bewley   
Then he drew back and was proud.
Ali Ünal   
Then he turned his back and (despite inwardly acknowledging the Qur’an’s Divine origin), grew in arrogance
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Then he went away disdainfully
Hamid S. Aziz   
Then he turned back and was inflated with pride
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
then he turned back and showed arrogance
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Then he turned back and was arrogant
Musharraf Hussain   
then he turned his back and was arrogant,
Maududi   
then he retreated and waxed proud
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Then he turned away and was arrogant.
Mohammad Shafi   
Then he turned back and was proud

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Then he turned his back and waxed pround.
Rashad Khalifa   
Then he turned away arrogantly.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
then he retreated and grew prou
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Then turned back and was big with pride
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
Then he gave his back and he became arrogant
Bijan Moeinian   
Then arrogantly he turned away
Faridul Haque   
Then he turned away, and was haughty
Sher Ali   
Then he turned away and was disdainful
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Then he turned back (from the truth) and showed arrogance
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Then he turned back (in scorn) and waxed proud
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Then he turned back and was proud

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
then he retreated, and waxed proud
George Sale   
Then he turned back, and was elated with pride
Edward Henry Palmer   
then he retreated and was big with prid
John Medows Rodwell   
Then turned his back and swelled with disdain
N J Dawood (2014)   
then he turned away in scornful prid

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Then he turned away and was arrogant.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
then he stepped back, glanced around haughtily
Ahmed Hulusi   
Then he turned his back and became arrogant!
Mir Aneesuddin   
then he turned away considering himself great,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
Then he concluded to turn a deaf ear and to continue in his inordinate self- esteem

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Then he turned back and was haughty
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Then he turned back and was proud