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Muhammad Asad   
Nay - who is it that creates [all life] in the first instance, and then brings it forth anew? And who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth? Could there be any divine power besides God? Say: “[If you think so,] produce your evidence - if you truly believe in your claim!”
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Or ˹ask them,˺ “Who originates the creation then resurrects it, and gives you provisions from the heavens and the earth? Is it another god besides Allah?” Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “Show ˹me˺ your proof, if what you say is true.”
Safi Kaskas   
Is He [not best] Who begins creation and then repeats it, and Who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with God? Say, "Show me your evidence, if you are truthful."

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‏أَمَّن يَبْدَؤُا۟ ٱلْخَلْقَ ثُمَّ يُعِيدُهُۥ وَمَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۗ أَءِلَهٌۭ مَّعَ ٱللَّهِ ۚ قُلْ هَاتُوا۟ بُرْهَنَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَدِقِينَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
amman yabda-u l-khalqa thumma yuʿīduhu waman yarzuqukum mina l-samāi wal-arḍi a-ilāhun maʿa l-lahi qul hātū bur'hānakum in kuntum ṣādiqīn
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Or Who originates the creation then repeats it and Who provides you from the heavens and the earth? Is there any god with Allah? Say, "Bring forth your proof if you are truthful."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
Nay - who is it that creates [all life] in the first instance, and then brings it forth anew? And who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth? Could there be any divine power besides God? Say: “[If you think so,] produce your evidence - if you truly believe in your claim!”
M. M. Pickthall   
Is not He (best) Who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and Who provideth for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there any Allah beside Allah? Say: Bring your proof, if ye are truthful
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Or, Who originates creation, then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah? Say, "Bring forth your argument, if ye are telling the truth!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
Or ˹ask them,˺ “Who originates the creation then resurrects it, and gives you provisions from the heavens and the earth? Is it another god besides Allah?” Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “Show ˹me˺ your proof, if what you say is true.”
Safi Kaskas   
Is He [not best] Who begins creation and then repeats it, and Who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with God? Say, "Show me your evidence, if you are truthful."
Wahiduddin Khan   
Who originates creation, then regenerates it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? Then, is there a deity besides God? Say, Bring forward your proofs, if you are telling the truth
Shakir   
Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth. Is there a god With Allah? Say: Bring your proof if you are truthful
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Who begins creation, again, will cause it to return and Who provides you from the heaven and the earth. Is there a god besides God? Say: Prepare your proof if you had been ones who are sincere!
T.B.Irving   
Who begins with creation, then performs it all over again? Who provides for you from Heaven and Earth? Is there any deity alongside God? SAY: "Bring on your proof if you have been so truthful!"
Abdul Hye   
Is not He Who originates creation, then repeats it, and Who provides you from heaven and earth? Is there any one worthy of worship besides Allah? Say: “Bring your proofs if you are truthful.”
The Study Quran   
He, Who brings creation into being, then brings it back, and Who provides for you from Heaven and the earth? Is there a god alongside God? Say, “Bring your proof, if you are truthful.
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Is the One Who originates creation and shall thereafter repeat it; and Who provides provisions to you from the heavens as well as the earth — is there any ilah alongwith Allah? Say (to the polytheists): “Bring your proof if you are truthfull.”
Farook Malik   
Just think who originates creation and then repeats its production, and who gives you sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there another god besides Allah? Say: "Show us your proof if you are telling the truth!"
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Or, who originates the creation and then repeats it, and who gives you livelihood from the sky and the earth? Is there another god with God? Say, 'Produce your evidence, if you are truthful.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Is not He (Most Charitable) Who begins creation, (and) thereafter He brings it back again, and Who provides you from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Say, "Offer your proof, in case you are sincere."
Muhammad Sarwar   
"(Are the idols worthier or) the One who began the creation and who will turn it back, who gives you sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there any lord besides God? Say, "Bring your proof if what you say is true."
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Or the One who originated creation, then will reproduce it, and who gives you provision from the sky and the earth? Is there any god along with Allah? Say, .Bring your proof if you are true
Shabbir Ahmed   
Nay, who is it that initiates creation, then reproduces it? And who is that provides for you from the heaven and the earth - any god beside Allah? Say, "If you think so bring your evidence if you are men of truth." (23:117)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Isn´t it He Who launched the creation (the first time)? Then, He will do it all over again! Isn´t it He Who (attends to your needs and) provides from the earth (below) and from the sky (above)? Are there gods besides Allah? Say, "Present your proof, if you are truthful!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
"Is it not He, Who originates Creation, then repeats it, and Who gives you the means to live from heaven and earth? (Is there another) god with Allah?"— Say: "Bring up your reasons, if you tell the truth!"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
Is He [not best] who begins creation and then repeats it and who provides for you from the heaven and earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Say, "Produce your proof, if you should be truthful."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
The One who initiates the creation then He returns it, and He provides for you from the sky and the land. Is there a god with God Say: "Bring your proof if you are being truthful."
Abdel Haleem   
Who is it that creates life and reproduces it? Who is it that gives you provision from the heavens and earth? Is it another god beside God?’ Say, ‘Show me your evidence then, if what you say is true.’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
Is not he best Who originateth creation, and shall thereafter restoreth it, and Who provideth for you from the heaven and the earth? IS there any godl along with Allah? Say thou: bring your proof, if ye are truth-tellers
Ahmed Ali   
Who creates first then reverts it? And who gives you provision from the heavens and the earth? Is there any other god along with God? Tell them: "Bring your proof, if you are truthful."
Aisha Bewley   
He Who originates creation and then regenerates it and provides for you from out of heaven and earth. Is there another god besides Allah? Say: ´Bring your proof if you are being truthful.´
Ali Ünal   
Or He Who originates creation in the first instance and then reproduces it, and Who provides you from the heaven and the earth? Is there another deity besides God? Say: "Produce your evidence, if you are truthful!"
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Is He who originates the creation, then He will bring it back, and who provides for you from the sky and the earth. . . ? What! Is there a god besides Allah? Say, ‘Produce your evidence, should you be truthful.’
Hamid S. Aziz   
He who began the creation and then reproduces it; and who provides for you from the heaven and the earth; is there any God besides Allah? Bring your proofs if you are truthful
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
Or One who initiates the creation then brings it back and provides for you from the sky and the earth? Is there a god with God? Say: bring your proof if you are truthful
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
And Who originates creation, then repeats it, and Who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? Can there be another god besides God? Say, “Bring forward your argument if you are telling the truth.
Musharraf Hussain   
Who sets in motion the process of creation, then returns it to its former state; and Who provides for you from the Earth and sky? Is there another god beside Allah? Say: “Fetch your proof, if you are telling the truth.”
Maududi   
Who is it Who creates in the first instance and then repeats it? Who is it Who provides you with sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there any god associated with Allah (in these tasks)? Say: "Bring forth your evidence, if you are truthful."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
The One who initiates the creation then He returns it, and He provides for you from the sky and the land. Is there a god with God? Say: "Bring your proof if you are being truthful."
Mohammad Shafi   
Is there any god worthy of worship besides Allah — Allah Who it is that initiates creation in the first instance — and then recreates it — and provides you with means of sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Say, "Produce your evidence — if what you claim is true!"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Or He Who originates the creation, and shall thereafter makes it again? Is there any other god along with Allah? Say you, 'bring forward your proof if you are truthful'.
Rashad Khalifa   
Who is the One who initiates the creation, then repeats it? Who is the One who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Is it another god with GOD? Say, "Show me your proof, if you are truthful."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Who originates creation, then brings it back again, who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth, is there a god with Allah? Say: 'Bring us your proof if you are among the truthful!
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it, and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Say: Bring your proof, if you are truthful
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira   
Or Who creates/initiates the creation then He repeats it , and Who provides for you from the sky/space, and the earth/Planet Earth, is a god with God? Say: "Bring your proof/evidence , if you were truthful."
Bijan Moeinian   
Who is the One Who initiates the creation at first place and then makes the reproduction of life possible? Who is the One Who sends your means of living from the sky as well as from the earth? Is there any other god beside God? If so, bring your proof or explain it by an argument to show your sincerity in your belief
Faridul Haque   
Or He Who initiates the creation, then will create it again, and He Who provides you sustenance from the skies and the earth? Is there a God along with Allah?! Proclaim, “Bring your proof, if you are truthful!”
Sher Ali   
Or, Who originates creation, and then repeats it and Who provides for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there a god with ALLAH? Say, `Bring forward your proof if you are truthful.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Well, Who originates creation and shall repeat the same (process of creation), and Who grants you sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Is there any (other) God besides Allah? Say: ‘(O polytheists,) bring your proof if you are truthful.
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Or Who is it that originates the creation then keeps on repeating and reproducing it, and Who is it that provides for your sustenance (both physical and spiritual) from the heaven and the earth? Is there any other god with Allah (capable of being a partner with Him in all these works)? Say, `Bring forward your proof (in support of your polytheistic beliefs) if you are truthful (in what you claim).
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
Is not He (better than your so-called gods) Who originates creation, and shall thereafter repeat it, and Who provides for you from heaven and earth? Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Say, "Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful."

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Who originates creation, then brings it back again, and provides you out of heaven and earth. Is there a god with God? Say: 'Produce your proof, if you speak truly.
George Sale   
Is not He more worthy, Who produceth a creature, and after it hath been dead restoreth it to life; and Who giveth you food from heaven and earth? Is there any other god with the true God, who doth this? Say, produce your proof thereof, if ye speak truth
Edward Henry Palmer   
He who began the creation and then will make it return again; and who provides you from the heaven and the earth; is there a god with God? so bring your proofs if ye do speak the truth
John Medows Rodwell   
Is not He, who created a Being, then reneweth it, and who supplieth you out of the Heaven and the Earth? What! a god with God? SAY: Bring forth your proofs if you speak the truth
N J Dawood (2014)   
He who brought the Creation into being and will then restore it; who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? Another god besides God? Say: ‘Give us your proof, if what you say be true!‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Who originates creation and then continues it? Who provides for you from the skies and Earth? A god besides Allah? Say, “Produce your evidence if you are telling the truth.”
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
Who begins with creation, then performs it all over again? Who provides for you from Heaven and Earth? Is there any deity alongside Allah (God)? SAY: "Bring on your proof if you have been so truthful!"
Sayyid Qutb   
Or, who is it that creates all life in the first instance, and then brings it forth anew? And who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth? Could there be any deity alongside God?' Say: “Produce your proof, if you are truthful.'
Ahmed Hulusi   
Or the One who manifests the creatures and then returns them (to their initial state) and nourishes you with sustenance from the sky and earth? A god besides Allah? Say, “Bring your definite proof then, if you are of the truthful.”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
Or, Who originates the creation, then reproduces it, and Who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth? Is there any god with Allah? Say: �Bring your proof if you are truthful�
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim   
And Who is he Who starts creation and repeats it and creates and recreates who provides you with your livelihood from heaven above you and from the earth below you! Is it another god with Allah! If so then produce your evidence if indeed you're declaring the truth
Mir Aneesuddin   
Who is it, Who begins the creation then gets it reproduced, and Who provides you from the sky and the earth? Is there a god with Allah? Say, “Bring your proof if you are truthful.”

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Or, Who originates creation, then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? (Can there be another) god besides God? Say, "Bring forth your argument, if ye are telling the truth!"
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Or Who originates the creation then repeats it and Who provides you from the heavens and the earth? Is there any god with Allah? Say, "Bring forth your proof if you are truthful.