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Muhammad Asad   
they say: “What! After we have died and become mere dust and bones, shall we, forsooth, be raised from the dead
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
They said, “Once we are dead and reduced to dust and bones, will we really be resurrected?
Safi Kaskas   
They said, "When we die and become dust and bones, are we to be resurrected?

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Arabic   
‏قَالُوٓا۟ أَءِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًۭا وَعِظَمًا أَءِنَّا لَمَبْعُوثُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
qālū a-idhā mit'nā wakunnā turāban waʿiẓāman a-innā lamabʿūthūn
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They said, "What! When we are dead and become dust and bones, would we surely be resurrected?

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
they say: “What! After we have died and become mere dust and bones, shall we, forsooth, be raised from the dead
M. M. Pickthall   
They say: When we are dead and have become (mere) dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
They say: "What! when we die and become dust and bones, could we really be raised up again
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
They said, “Once we are dead and reduced to dust and bones, will we really be resurrected?
Safi Kaskas   
They said, "When we die and become dust and bones, are we to be resurrected?
Wahiduddin Khan   
When we have died and become dust and bones, will we be raised up again
Shakir   
They say: What! When we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we then be raised
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
They said: When we are dead and had been earth dust and bones, will we be ones who are raised up?
T.B.Irving   
they say: "When we have died and become dust and bones, will we be raised UP again?"
Abdul Hye   
They said: “When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we be resurrected indeed?
The Study Quran   
They say, “What, when we have died and are dust and bones, are we to be resurrected
Dr. Kamal Omar   
They said: “Whether, when we died and we became dust and bones; whether, indeed we will be surely those who have been raised to a new life
M. Farook Malik   
who said: "What! After death when our bodies become dust and bones, could we really be raised to life again
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
They say, 'After we have died, and become dust and bones, will we be resurrected
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
They said, "When we die and are dust and bones, will we indeed be made to rise up again
Muhammad Sarwar   
They say, "When we die and become dust and bones, shall we then be raised up again
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
They said, .Is it that, when we will die and become dust and bones – is it that we will be raised again
Shabbir Ahmed   
They say, "What! After we die and become mere dust and bones, shall we then, be raised again
Dr. Munir Munshey   
(They say) "Really? Will we really come back to life after we die and have become dust and bones?"
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
They said: "What! When we die and become dust and bones, can we really be raised up again
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
They said, "When we have died and become dust and bones, are we indeed to be resurrected
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
They said: "If we are dead and become dust and bones, will we then be resurrected"
Abdel Haleem   
they say, ‘What? When we die and turn to dust and bones, shall we really be resurrected
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
They say: when we are dead, and have become dust and bones, shall we verily be raised up
Ahmed Ali   
They say: "When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we be raised to life again
Aisha Bewley   
They say, ´When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we then be raised again?
Ali Ünal   
They say, "What! after we have died and become dust and bones, will we then be raised from the dead
Ali Quli Qara'i   
They said, ‘What, when we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we be resurrected?’
Hamid S. Aziz   
They said, "What! When we have become earth and bones, are we then going to be raised again
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
They said: would we be raised when we die and become dust and bones
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
They say, “What, when we die and become dust and bones, could we really be raised up again
Musharraf Hussain   
They said: “When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, will we be resurrected?
Maududi   
They say: "Is it that when we are dead and have been reduced to dust and bones, shall we then be raised up again
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
They said: "If we are dead and become dust and bones, will we then be resurrected?
Mohammad Shafi   
They say, "Are we certain to be raised again to life when we are dead and become dust and bones!?"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
They said, 'what! when we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we indeed be raised up again?
Rashad Khalifa   
They said, "After we die and become dust and bones, we get resurrected?
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
'When we are dead and become dust and bones shall we be resurrected
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
They say: When we die and become dust and bones, shall we then be raised up
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
They said: "Is (it that) if we died, and we were dust/earth and bones, are we being resurrected/revived (E)?"
Bijan Moeinian   
“How is it possible to be resurrected after dying and turning into dust and bones? …
Faridul Haque   
They say, "Will we, when we die and turn into dust and bones, be raised again?"
Sher Ali   
They say, `What ! when we are dead and have become mere dust and bones, shall we, indeed, be raised up again
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
They say: ‘When we die and turn into dust and (decomposed) bones, then shall we be raised up (after given life again)?
Amatul Rahman Omar   
They had said, `What! shall we be certainly raised up to life when we are dead and reduced to mere dust and bones
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
They said: "When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we be resurrected indeed

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
They said, 'What, when we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we be indeed raised up
George Sale   
They say, when we shall be dead, and shall have become dust and bones, shall we really be raised to life
Edward Henry Palmer   
They said, 'What! when we have become earth and bones, are we then going to be raised
John Medows Rodwell   
They say,"What! When we shall be dead, and have become dust and bones, shall we, indeed, be waked to life
N J Dawood (2014)   
‘After our death, when we are dust and bones,‘ they say, ‘shall we be raised to life

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
They say, “Huh? When we die and become dust and bones, can we expect to be restored?
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
they say: "When we have died and become dust and bones, will we be raised UP again?"
Sayyid Qutb   
They say: 'What! After we have died and become dust and bones, shall we be raised to life?
Ahmed Hulusi   
They said, “When we have died, and become dust and bones, will we really continue to live with a new form?”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
They say: 'What! When we die and become dust and bones, shall we then be raised up again
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
They say: "is it at all conceivable that when we die and be reduced to dust and bones we could be resurrected and restored to life!"
Mir Aneesuddin   
No ! they say the like of that which the ancients said.

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
They say: "What! when we die and become dust and bones, could we really be raised up again
OLD Literal Word for Word   
They said, "What! When we are dead and become dust and bones, would we surely be resurrected
OLD Transliteration   
Qaloo a-itha mitna wakunna turaban waAAithaman a-inna lamabAAoothoona