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Muhammad Asad   
Consider the heavens, ever-revolving
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
By the sky with its recurring cycles,
Safi Kaskas   
By the sky and its cyclical system

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Arabic   
‏وَٱلسَّمَآءِ ذَاتِ ٱلرَّجْعِ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
wal-samāi dhāti l-rajʿ
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
By the sky which returns,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
Consider the heavens, ever-revolving
M. M. Pickthall   
By the heaven which giveth the returning rain
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
By the Firmament which returns (in its round)
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
By the sky with its recurring cycles,
Safi Kaskas   
By the sky and its cyclical system
Wahiduddin Khan   
By the heavens, ever-revolving
Shakir   
I swear by the raingiving heavens
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
By the heaven possessing the returning
T.B.Irving   
By the sky with its cycle,
Abdul Hye   
By the sky (with rain clouds) with the returning rain (again and again)
The Study Quran   
By the resurgent sky
Dr. Kamal Omar   
The heaven possessing reemergence [of clouds and rains (is a witness, of the Majesty of its Creator)]
  
By the sky which sends down rai
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
By the sky that returns
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
By the heaven comprising the returning (rain) (Or: the rotating rain)
Muhammad Sarwar   
By the rotating heaven
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
I swear by the sky that rains
Shabbir Ahmed   
Witness is the high atmosphere that keeps returning (its water, gases and other composition)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
(I swear) by the sky that repeatedly sends rain down
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
By the sky that returns (with rains again and again)
  
By the sky which returns [rain]
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And the sky which gives rain
Abdel Haleem   
By the sky and its recurring rain
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
By the heaven which returneth
Ahmed Ali   
So I call to witness the rain-producing sky
Aisha Bewley   
By Heaven with its cyclical systems
Ali Ünal   
I swear by the heaven ever-revolving (with whatever is in it and recurring patterns of rainfall)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
By the resurgent sky
Hamid S. Aziz   
By the Firmament which returns in its rounds
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And by the sky that has the returning (rain clouds
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
By the firmament which returns
Musharraf Hussain   
By the sky and its repeated rain cycle,
Maududi   
By the heaven with its recurring cycle of rain
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Andthe sky which gives rain.
Mohammad Shafi   
By the sky, ever returning [revolving]

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
By heaven from which rain pours down,
  
By the sky that returns (the water)
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
By the sky with its returning rain
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
By the cloud giving rain
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
And the sky/space that of the rain after rain/benefit
Bijan Moeinian   
I (God) swear by the same sky…
Faridul Haque   
By oath of the sky from which comes down the rain
Sher Ali   
By the cloud which gives rain repeatedly
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
By the heavenly universe which will regress to its primitive state
Amatul Rahman Omar   
I call to witness the clouds that rain over and over again
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
By the sky (having rain clouds) which gives rain, again and again

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
By heaven of the returning rain
George Sale   
By the heaven which returneth the rain
  
By the heaven that sends back the rain
John Medows Rodwell   
I swear by the heaven which accomplisheth its cycle
N J Dawood (2014)   
By the heaven with its recurring cycles

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Consider the sky and its cycle.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
By the sky with its cycle,
Sayyid Qutb   
By the heaven with its returning rain,
Ahmed Hulusi   
And by the sky with its orbiters,
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)   
"By the heavens which return (hte rain),"
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
By the rain giving heaven, (the returning rain)
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
By the heaven and what it returns of condensed water vapour as rain and what it reflects of the various kinds of waves
Mir Aneesuddin   
By the sky that returns (the water in the form of rain),

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
By the Firmament which returns (in its round)
OLD Literal Word for Word   
By the sky which returns