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Muhammad Asad
and when the mountains are made to vanish as if they had been a mirage
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
and the mountains will be blown away, becoming ˹like˺ a mirage.
Safi Kaskas
And the mountains are set in motion and will become a mirage.

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Arabic
وَسُيِّرَتِ الْجِبَالُ فَكَانَتْ سَرَابً
Transliteration
Wasuyyirati aljibalu fakanat saraban
Transliteration-2
wasuyyirati l-jibālu fakānat sarāba
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
And are moved the mountains and become a mirage.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
and when the mountains are made to vanish as if they had been a mirage
M. M. Pickthall
And the hills are set in motion and become as a mirage
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
And the mountains shall vanish, as if they were a mirage
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
and the mountains will be blown away, becoming ˹like˺ a mirage.
Safi Kaskas
And the mountains are set in motion and will become a mirage.
Wahiduddin Khan
and the mountains shall be made to vanish, as if they had been a mirage
Shakir
And the mountains shall be moved off so that they shall remain a mere semblance
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
And the mountains will be set in motion and will be as vapor.
T.B.Irving
and the mountains will travel along as if they were a mirage.
Abdul Hye
The mountains will be moved away, as if they were a mirage.
The Study Quran
and the mountains are set in motion as if they were a mirage
Dr. Kamal Omar
And the mountains have been put in motion, so they have become a mirage
Farook Malik
The mountains shall vanish as if they were a mirage
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
And the mountains are set in motion, and become a mirage
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And the mountains are made to travel, (and) so have become a mirage
Muhammad Sarwar
The mountains will be driven away and become like mirages
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
and the mountains will be set in motion, so they will be as mirage
Shabbir Ahmed
And the 'great ones' lose power as if they were mirage. (20:105), (56:5), (77:10), (81:3)
Dr. Munir Munshey
And the mountains would be (dislodged and) set in motion; they would look like a mirage, (an illusion)
Syed Vickar Ahamed
And the mountains shall vanish, as if they were a mirage
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
And the mountains are removed and will be [but] a mirage
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
And the mountains will be moved as if they were a mirage
Abdel Haleem
when the mountains will vanish like a mirage
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And the mountains will have been removed away, and they will have become as mirage
Ahmed Ali
The mountains put in motion turning into a mirage
Aisha Bewley
and the mountains are shifted and become a mirage.
Ali Ünal
And the mountains are set in motion and so become as if they had never existed
Ali Quli Qara'i
and the mountains will be set moving and become a mirage
Hamid S. Aziz
And the mountains shall be moved off so that they shall remain a mere semblance
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
and the mountains are moved and become a mirage
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
And the mountains will vanish, as if they were a mirage
Musharraf Hussain
and the mountains will move as if they were a mirage.
Maududi
and the mountains will be set in motion and become a mirage
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
And the mountains will be moved as if they were a mirage.
Mohammad Shafi
And the mountains are moved away, as if they had been a mirage

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And the mountains shall be made to move and shall become as they were a mirage.
Rashad Khalifa
The mountains will be removed, as if they were a mirage
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
and the mountains move, and vaporize
Maulana Muhammad Ali
And the mountains are moved off, so they remain a semblance
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
And the mountains were made to move , so it was/became a mirage
Bijan Moeinian
And the mountains will be erased from the face of the earth as if they were a mirage
Faridul Haque
And the mountains will be moved - they will therefore become like mirages
Sher Ali
And the mountains shall be set in motion and shall become, as if they were, a mirage
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And the mountains (after being reduced to dust) will be blown off (into the atmosphere); so they will be (eliminated like) a mirage
Amatul Rahman Omar
And the mountains shall be wiped out and shall become (as if reduced to) plains of sand
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
And the mountains shall be moved away from their places and they will be as if they were a mirage

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
and the mountains are set in motion, and become a vapour
George Sale
and the mountains shall pass away, and become as a vapour
Edward Henry Palmer
and the mountains shall be moved, and shall be like a mirage
John Medows Rodwell
And the mountains shall be set in motion, and melt into thin vapour
N J Dawood (2014)
and the mountains shall pass away into a mirage

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
The mountains will vanish as if they had only been a mirage.
Sayyid Qutb
and the mountains are made to move away, and seem to have been a mirage.
Ahmed Hulusi
And mountains will be made to vanish as if they were a mirage (the limitations of the organs are removed).
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)
and the mountains shall vanish as if they were a mirage
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
And the mountains shall be set in motion as if they were a mirag
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
and the mountains are set in motion and into a mirage as if transmigrated
Mir Aneesuddin
and the mountains will be moved away, so that they will become like flowing sand.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
And the mountains shall vanish, as if they were a mirage
OLD Literal Word for Word
And are moved the mountains and become a mirage