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Muhammad Asad   
And [now] he [argues about Us, and] thinks of Us in terms of comparison, and is oblivious of how he himself was created! [And so] he says, “Who could give life to bones that have crumbled to dust?”
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And they argue with Us—forgetting they were created—saying, “Who will give life to decayed bones?”
Safi Kaskas   
Now, he argues about Us while he overlooks how he himself was created. He says, "Who will give life to bones when they are disintegrated?"

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Arabic   
‏وَضَرَبَ لَنَا مَثَلًۭا وَنَسِىَ خَلْقَهُۥ ۖ قَالَ مَن يُحْىِ ٱلْعِظَمَ وَهِىَ رَمِيمٌۭ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
waḍaraba lanā mathalan wanasiya khalqahu qāla man yuḥ'yī l-ʿiẓāma wahiya ramīmu
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
And he sets forth for Us an example and forgets his (own) creation. He says, "Who will give life (to) the bones while they (are) decomposed?"

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
And [now] he [argues about Us, and] thinks of Us in terms of comparison, and is oblivious of how he himself was created! [And so] he says, “Who could give life to bones that have crumbled to dust?”
M. M. Pickthall   
And he hath coined for Us a similitude, and hath forgotten the fact of his creation, saying: Who will revive these bones when they have rotted away
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: He says, "Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
And they argue with Us—forgetting they were created—saying, “Who will give life to decayed bones?”
Safi Kaskas   
Now, he argues about Us while he overlooks how he himself was created. He says, "Who will give life to bones when they are disintegrated?"
Wahiduddin Khan   
producing arguments against Us, and forgetting his own creation. He asks, Who can give life back to bones after they have rotted away
Shakir   
And he strikes out a likeness for Us and forgets his own creation. Says he: Who will give life to the bones when they are rotten
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
He propounded parables for Us and forgot his own creation. He said: Who will give life to these bones when they decayed?
T.B.Irving   
He makes something up to be compared with Us and forgets how he was created. He even says: "Who will revive [our] bones once they have rotted away?"
Abdul Hye   
And they put an example for Us and forget their own creations. He says: “Who will give life to these bones when they have rotten away and became dust?”
The Study Quran   
And he has set forth for Us a parable and forgotten his own creation, saying, “Who revives these bones, decayed as they are?
Dr. Kamal Omar   
And he coined similitude for Us and forgot his own creation. He said: “Who will give life to these bones when they are decayed into dust?”
M. Farook Malik   
He starts making comparisons for Us and forgets his own creation. He says: "Who will give life to bones that have been decomposed?"
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
And he produces arguments against Us, and he forgets his own creation. He says, 'Who will revive the bones when they have decayed?'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
And he has struck for Us a similitude and forgotten his creation. He has said, "Who will give life to the bones (after) they are rotten?"
Muhammad Sarwar   
He questions Our Resurrection of him, but has forgotten his own creation. He has said, "Who will give life to the bones which have become ashes?"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
He has set up an argument about Us and forgot his creation. He said, .Who will give life to the bones when they are decayed?
Shabbir Ahmed   
And he makes comparisons for Us and forgets the fact of his creation, saying, "Who will revive these bones when they have crumbled to dust?" (37:16), (73:3)
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Hurls insults at Us, and forgets his own origin, and says, "Who will bring these bones back to life when they have withered away!"
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
And he puts forth (and invents) comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (true origin of) Creation: (And) he says: "Who can give life to the bones after they have become rotten and turned to dust?"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
And he presents for Us an example and forgets his [own] creation. He says, "Who will give life to bones while they are disintegrated?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
And he cites an example for Us, while forgetting his own creation! He says: "Who can resurrect the bones while they are dust"
Abdel Haleem   
producing arguments against Us, forgetting his own creation. He says, ‘Who can give life back to bones after they have decayed?’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
And he propoundeth for us a similitude, and forgetteth his creation, He saith: who shall quicken the bones when they are decayed
Ahmed Ali   
And applies comparisons to Us, having forgotten his origin, and says: "Who can put life into decayed bones?"
Aisha Bewley   
He makes likenesses of Us and forgets his own creation, saying, ´Who will give life to bones when they are decayed?´
Ali Ünal   
And he coins a comparison for Us, having forgotten his own origin and creation, saying, "Who will give life to these bones when they have rotten away?"
Ali Quli Qara'i   
He draws comparisons for Us, and forgets his own creation. He says, ‘Who shall revive the bones when they have decayed?’
Hamid S. Aziz   
And he strikes out a likeness for Us and forgets his own creation. Says he, "Who will give life to the bones when they have decomposed?"
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
And he set out an example for Us, and he forgot his creation, he said: who gives life to the bones when they are decomposed
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
And he makes comparisons to Us, and forgets his own origin and creation. He says, “Who can give life to bones, and decomposed ones at that?
Musharraf Hussain   
They make up comparisons about Us whilst forgetting their own creation, saying, “Who will give life to these bones when they have turned into dust?”
Maududi   
He strikes for Us a similitude and forgot his own creation. He says: "Who will quicken the bones when they have decayed?"
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
And he puts forth an example for Us, while forgetting his own creation! He says: "Who can resurrect the bones while they are dust?
Mohammad Shafi   
And he (man) compares us to material things and forgets his own creation. He says, "Who will bring the bones to life, when they are rotten?"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
And he says for Us a similitude and has forgotten his creation. He said, 'who will give life to the bones when they are totally rotten.'
Rashad Khalifa   
He raises a question to us - while forgetting his initial creation - "Who can resurrect the bones after they had rotted?"
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
And he has struck for Us a parable, and forgotten his own creation. He asks: 'Who will quicken the bones after they have decayed?
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
And he strikes out a likeness for Us and forgets his own creation. Says he: Who will give life to bones, when they are rotten
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
And he gave to us an example/proverb, and he forgot his creation, he said: "Who revives/makes alive the bones and (while) it is decayed/decomposed?"
Bijan Moeinian   
Forgetting [the power of God in] their own creation they ask: “Who has the power to resurrect us while our bones are rotten?”
Faridul Haque   
And he invents an example for Us, while forgetting his own creation, saying, “Who is such that can revive the bones when they have completely rotted away?”
Sher Ali   
And he coins similitudes for US and forgets his own creation. He says, `Who can quicken the bones when they are decayed?
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
And he (himself) puts forth examples for Us and has forgotten (the truth of) his creation. He says: ‘Who will give life to bones when they will have been decomposed?
Amatul Rahman Omar   
And he coins strange things about Us and forgets his own creation. He says, `Who will quicken the dead bones to life when they are decayed?
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
And he puts forth for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says: "Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and became dust?"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
And he has struck for Us a similitude and forgotten his creation; he says, 'Who shall quicken the bones when they are decayed?
George Sale   
and he propoundeth unto us a comparison, and forgetteth his creation. He saith, who shall restore bones to life, when they are rotten
Edward Henry Palmer   
and he strikes out for us a likeness; and forgets his creation; and says, 'Who shall quicken bones when they are rotten?
John Medows Rodwell   
And he meeteth us with arguments, and forgetteth his creation: "Who," saith he, "shall give life to bones when they are rotten?"
N J Dawood (2014)   
He answers Us back with arguments, and forgets his own creation. He says: ‘Who will give life to rotten bones?‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
He/she compares Us [to created things] and forgets his/her own origin. He/she says, “Who can revive decomposed bones?”
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
He makes something up to be compared with Us and forgets how he was created. He even says: "Who will revive [our] bones once they have rotted away?"
Sayyid Qutb   
He comes up with arguments against Us, forgetting how he himself was created. He asks: 'Who could give life to bones that have crumbled to dust?'
Ahmed Hulusi   
He forgets his own creation and presents for Us an example saying, “Who will give life to the bones when they have rotted away?”
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli   
And he has struck for Us a similitude and forgotten his creation; he says: Who shall quicken the bones when they are decayed?
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
And he draws meaningless parallels and sets forth to Us comparisons and he expresses his thoughts in words, thus: "Who shall restore life", he asks, "to these bones when they have undergone morbid changes and degeneracy?"
Mir Aneesuddin   
And he strikes a similitude for Us and forgets his own creation, saying, “Who will give life to the bones when they are decomposed?”

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
And he makes comparisons for Us, and forgets his own (origin and) Creation: He says, "Who can give life to (dry) bones and decomposed ones (at that)?"
OLD Literal Word for Word   
And he sets forth for Us an example and forgets his (own) creation. He says, "Who will give life (to) the bones while they (are) decomposed?
OLD Transliteration   
Wadaraba lana mathalan wanasiya khalqahu qala man yuhyee alAAithama wahiya rameemun