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Muhammad Asad
and when I have formed him fully and breathed into him of My spirit, fall you down before him in prostration!”
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
So when I have fashioned him and had a spirit of My Own ˹creation˺ breathed into him, fall down in prostration to him.”
Safi Kaskas
and when I have proportioned him and breathed of My spirit into him, then prostrate yourselves to him."

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Arabic
فَإِذَا سَوَّيْتُهُ وَنَفَخْتُ فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِي فَقَعُوا لَهُ سَاجِدِين
Transliteration
Fa-itha sawwaytuhu wanafakhtu feehi min roohee faqaAAoo lahu sajideena
Transliteration-2
fa-idhā sawwaytuhu wanafakhtu fīhi min rūḥī faqaʿū lahu sājidīn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My spirit, then fall down to him prostrating."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
and when I have formed him fully and breathed into him of My spirit, fall you down before him in prostration!”
M. M. Pickthall
And when I have fashioned him and breathed into him of My Spirit, then fall down before him prostrate
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
"When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him."
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
So when I have fashioned him and had a spirit of My Own ˹creation˺ breathed into him, fall down in prostration to him.”
Safi Kaskas
and when I have proportioned him and breathed of My spirit into him, then prostrate yourselves to him."
Wahiduddin Khan
and when I have formed him fully and breathed My spirit into him, prostrate yourselves before him
Shakir
So when I have made him complete and breathed into him of My spirit, then fall down making obeisance to him
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
So when I shaped him and breathed into him My Spirit, then, fall to him, ones who prostrate themselves.
T.B.Irving
The angels all bowed down on their knees together
Abdul Hye
so when I have fashioned him and breathed into him (his soul) from me, then you fall down to him and prostrate.”
The Study Quran
When I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My Spirit, fall down before him prostrating.
Dr. Kamal Omar
So when I have perfected him, and I have breathed into him out of My Spirit, then you (all) become for him (as) those who prostrate (to Me) "
Farook Malik
then when I have fashioned him and breathed of My spirit into him, kneel down and prostrate yourselves before him."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
When I have formed him, and breathed into him of My spirit, fall prostrate before him
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
So when I have molded him and breathed into him of My Spirit, then fall down to him prostrating!"
Muhammad Sarwar
and when I give it proper shape and blow My spirit into it, bow down in prostration to him,"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
So, once I make him perfectly and breath My spirit into him, you must fall down in prostration before him
Shabbir Ahmed
And when I have designed him, and breathed into him from My Energy (from the Attribute of Free Will) then be submissive to him."
Dr. Munir Munshey
"You must fall down prostrate before him (in submission), after I have fashioned him and have breathed into him the spirit created by Me."
Syed Vickar Ahamed
"So, when I have fashioned him and breathed into him, his soul, from My Spirit, then you (angels should) fall down (and prostrate) in respect for him."
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
"So when I have evolved him, and breathed into him from My spirit, then you shall submit to him."
Abdel Haleem
When I have shaped him and breathed from My Spirit into him, bow down before him.’
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
Then when I have formed him and breathed into him of My spirit, fall down before him prostrate
Ahmed Ali
And when I have made him and have breathed into him of My spirit. Fall down in homage before him."
Aisha Bewley
When I have formed him and breathed My Ruh into him, fall down in prostration to him!´
Ali Ünal
"When I have fashioned him fully and breathed into Him out of My Spirit, then fall down prostrating before him (as a sign of respect for him and his superiority)."
Ali Quli Qara'i
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My spirit, then fall down in prostration before him.’
Hamid S. Aziz
So when I have fashioned him in due proportions and breathed into him of My spirit, then fall down making obeisance unto him
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
so when I shape him and blow My breath/spirit into him, then fall down prostrating (and humbly) for him
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
“When I have fashioned him and breathed into him of My spirit, fall down to him in prostration.
Musharraf Hussain
So once I have formed him and blown My spirit into him, prostrate before him.”
Maududi
After I have created him and breathed into him of My spirit, fall you down, prostrating yourselves to him."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
"So when I have evolved him, and blow of My Spirit in him, then you shall yield to him.
Mohammad Shafi
"And when I have completed his form and breathed into him of My spirit, lie down before him in prostration!"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And so when I have fashioned him perfectly, and have breathed into him of My spirit, then fall you down prostrating for him.
Rashad Khalifa
"Once I design him, and blow into him from My spirit, you shall fall prostrate before him."
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
after I have shaped him and breathed of My spirit (I created) into him, fall down prostrate before him.
Maulana Muhammad Ali
So when I have made him complete and breathed into him of My spirit, fall down submitting to him
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
So if I straightened him, and I blew in him from My Soul/Spirit , so fall/come to him prostrating
Bijan Moeinian
“Once finished, I will bring him into life by blowing My Spirit into him (man’s source of energy, therefore, is divine). Then you prostrate yourself before him.”
Faridul Haque
“So when I have perfected him and breathed into him a spirit from Myself, (you all) fall down before him in prostration.”
Sher Ali
`And so when I fashioned him in perfection, and have breathed into him of My Spirit, fall ye down into submission to him.
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
Then when I have perfected its (visible body) and blown into its (invisible) self My Own (illumining) spirit, fall down prostrate before him (in his honour).
Amatul Rahman Omar
`And when I have fashioned him in perfection and I have inspired into him of My revelation then fall down submitting to him.
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
So when I have fashioned him and breathed into him (his) soul created by Me, then you fall down prostrate to him."

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
When I have shaped him, and breathed My spirit in him, fall you down, bowing before him!
George Sale
When I shall have formed him, therefore, and shall have breathed my spirit into him, do ye fall down and worship him
Edward Henry Palmer
and when I have fashioned him, and breathed into him of my spirit, then fall ye down before him adoring.
John Medows Rodwell
And when I have formed him and breathed my spirit into him, then worshipping fall down before him."
N J Dawood (2014)
‘I am creating man from clay. When I have fashioned him and breathed My spirit into him, kneel-down and prostrate yourselves before him.‘

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
“When I have formed him and breathed into him of My Spirit, fall down in prostration to him.”
Sayyid Qutb
when I have fashioned him and breathed of My spirit into him, kneel down before him in prostration.'
Ahmed Hulusi
So when I have proportioned him (formed his brain) and breathed into him (manifested through him; the word ‘breath’ which is ‘nafh’ in Arabic literally means to blow out, i.e. to project explicitly, to manifest, to materialize) of My spirit (My Names) prostrate to him (accept his sovereignty and administration).
Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
When I have completed him and breathed into him of My spirit, fall you down in prostration unto him.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
And when I have fashioned* it and furnished it with a definite shape and imparted to it My spirit then do prostrate yourselves to him in reverence and admiratio
Mir Aneesuddin
so when I set him up in equilibrium and I blow into him from My spirit, then fall bowing down before him.”

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
"When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him."
OLD Literal Word for Word
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My spirit, then fall down to him prostrating.