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Muhammad Asad   
Say: "[You will be raised from the dead even though] you be stones or iro
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “˹Yes, even if˺ you become stones, or iron,
Safi Kaskas   
Tell them: "Even if You have turned to stone or iron,

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Arabic   
‏ قُلْ كُونُوا۟ حِجَارَةً أَوْ حَدِيدًا ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
qul kūnū ḥijāratan aw ḥadīda
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Say, "Be stones or iron.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
Say: "[You will be raised from the dead even though] you be stones or iro
M. M. Pickthall   
Say: Be ye stones or iro
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Say: "(Nay!) be ye stones or iron
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “˹Yes, even if˺ you become stones, or iron,
Safi Kaskas   
Tell them: "Even if You have turned to stone or iron,
Wahiduddin Khan   
Say, [yes] even if you turned to stones or iron
Shakir   
Say: Become stones or iron
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Say: Should you be rocks or iron,
T.B.Irving   
SAY: "Become stones or iron
Abdul Hye   
Say (O Muhammad):“(You will be brought back to life) even if you be stones or iron,
The Study Quran   
Say, “Be you of stone, or of iron
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Say: “Become, you people, stones or iron
M. Farook Malik   
Tell them: "(Yes, most certainly you shall be brought back to life), even if you be stones or iro
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Say, 'Even if you become rocks or iron
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Say, "Be you stones, or iron
Muhammad Sarwar   
(Muhammad), say "Yes, even if you become rocks, iron
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Say, .Be you stones or iro
Shabbir Ahmed   
Say, "Even if you turn into rocks or iron!"
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Say, "(Yes! Indeed, even if you) turn into stone or steel!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Say: "You be stones or iron
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Say, "Be you stones or iro
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
Say: "Even if you be stones or metal."
Abdel Haleem   
Say, ‘[Yes] even if you were [as hard as] stone, or iron
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Say thou: become ye stones or iron
Ahmed Ali   
Tell them: "(Even if) you turn to stones or steel
Aisha Bewley   
Say: ´It would not matter if you were rock or iron,
Ali Ünal   
Say: "Whether you have become stone or iron
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Say, ‘Should you be stones, or iron
Hamid S. Aziz   
Say, "Be you stones, or iron
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
Say: if you become stone or iro
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Say, “Whether you are stones or iron
Musharraf Hussain   
Say yes: “Even if you turned into stones or iron
Maududi   
Tell them: "(You will be raised afresh even if) you turn to stone or iron
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
Say: "Even if you be stones or metal."
Mohammad Shafi   
Say, "Even when you become stones or iron,"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Say you, be stones or iron.
Rashad Khalifa   
Say, "Even if you turn into rocks or iron.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Say: 'Let you be stones or iron
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Say: Be stones or iron
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
Say: "Be stones or iron."
Bijan Moeinian   
Say: “Yes; even if you turn into stones, iron, or whatever you consider in your minds impossible [to be brought back to life.]” They will ask: “Who will bring us back to life? “
Faridul Haque   
Proclaim, "Become stones or iron."
Sher Ali   
Say, `Be ye stones or Iron
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Say: ‘Be you stones or iron
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Say, `Yes, even if you be reduced to stones or iron
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Say (O Muhammad SAW) "Be you stones or iron,"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Say: 'Let you be stones, or iron
George Sale   
Answer, be ye stones, or iron
Edward Henry Palmer   
Say, 'Be ye stones, or iron
John Medows Rodwell   
SAY: "Yes, though ye were stones, or iron
N J Dawood (2014)   
Say: ‘Whether you turn to stone or iron

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Say, “Even if you were stones or iron!
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
SAY: "Become stones or iron
Sayyid Qutb   
Say: 'Be you stones or iron,
Ahmed Hulusi   
Say, “Be stones (biological body) and iron (spirit body) (if you like)!”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Say: ' (Nay!) be you stones or iron,
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
Say to them: "So be it, even if you were converted into stones or iron"
Mir Aneesuddin   
Say, “Become stones or iron,

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Say: "(Nay!) be ye stones or iron
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Say, "Be stones or iron
OLD Transliteration   
Qul koonoo hijaratan aw hadeedan