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Muhammad Asad   
But nay, [O men,] you prefer the life of this world
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
But you ˹deniers only˺ prefer the life of this world,
Safi Kaskas   
But you prefer this worldly life,

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Arabic   
‏بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ ٱلْحَيَوٰةَ ٱلدُّنْيَا ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
bal tu'thirūna l-ḥayata l-dun'y
Word for Word
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Nay! You prefer the life (of) the world,

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
But nay, [O men,] you prefer the life of this world
M. M. Pickthall   
But ye prefer the life of the worl
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Day (behold), ye prefer the life of this world
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
But you ˹deniers only˺ prefer the life of this world,
Safi Kaskas   
But you prefer this worldly life,
Wahiduddin Khan   
But you prefer the life of this world
Shakir   
Nay! you prefer the life of this world
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Nay! You hold this present life in greater favor,
T.B.Irving   
Instead you prefer worldly life
Abdul Hye   
Nay, (O people) you prefer the worldly life,
The Study Quran   
Nay, but you prefer the life of this world
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Nay! You people prefer the life of this world
Farook Malik   
But O men! You prefer the life of this world
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
But you prefer the present life
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
No indeed, (but) you prefer the present life, (Literally: the lowly life, i.e., the life of this world)
Muhammad Sarwar   
However, (the disbelievers) prefer the worldly lif
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
But you prefer the worldly life
Shabbir Ahmed   
But nay, you prefer the life of this world. (Given to instant gains instead of living upright that ensures success in both lives (2:201), (3:147), (4:134), (7:156), (10:64), (17:72), (28:77), (42:22))
Dr. Munir Munshey   
No! In fact, (most of) you prefer the life of this world
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
But no! You prefer the life of this world
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
But you prefer the worldly life
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
No, you desire the worldly life
Abdel Haleem   
Yet you [people] prefer the life of this world
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
But ye prefer the life of this world
Ahmed Ali   
But no, you prefer the life of the world
Aisha Bewley   
Yet still you prefer the life of the dunya
Ali Ünal   
But you (O humankind) are disposed to prefer the life of this world
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Rather you prefer the life of this world
Hamid S. Aziz   
Nay! But you prefer the life of this world
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
No, but you prefer this world's life
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
No, you prefer the life of the present
Musharraf Hussain   
You prefer the worldly life,
Maududi   
No; but you prefer the present life
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
No,you desire the worldly life.
Mohammad Shafi   
But no, you prefer this worldly life

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
But you prefer the living world.
Rashad Khalifa   
Indeed, you are preoccupied with this first life
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
But you prefer the present life
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
But, you prefer the life of this world
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
But you prefer/choose the life the present/worldly life
Bijan Moeinian   
Mankind should realize that this worldly life is worth nothing;…
Faridul Haque   
But rather you prefer the life of this world
Sher Ali   
But you prefer the life of this world
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Yet you go for the (pleasures of) the worldly life (instead of turning towards Allah)
Amatul Rahman Omar   
But the fact is that you people prefer the present life
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Nay, you prefer the life of this world

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Nay, but you prefer the present life
George Sale   
But ye prefer this present life
Edward Henry Palmer   
Nay! but ye prefer the life of this world
John Medows Rodwell   
But ye prefer this present life
N J Dawood (2014)   
Yet you¹ prefer the life of this world

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Ridiculous! You prefer the life of this world.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Instead you prefer worldly life
Sayyid Qutb   
Yet you prefer this present life,
Ahmed Hulusi   
But you prefer the life of the world (the lowest state of existence)!
Torres Al Haneef (partial translation)   
"(No), but you prefer the life of this world"
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Nay, you prefer the life of this world
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
But you people prefer the life here afore the heavenly b1iss, knowing it is illusive and alluring
Mir Aneesuddin   
No, you prefer the life of this world,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Day (behold), ye prefer the life of this world
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Nay! You prefer the life (of) the world