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Muhammad Asad   
Greater indeed than the creation of man is the creation of the heavens and the earth: yet most men do not understand [what this implies]
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
The creation of the heavens and the earth is certainly greater than the re-creation of humankind, but most people do not know.
Safi Kaskas   
The creation of the heavens and earth is far greater than the creation of human beings, but most people do not know.

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Arabic   
‏لَخَلْقُ ٱلسَّمَوَتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ أَكْبَرُ مِنْ خَلْقِ ٱلنَّاسِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ ‎
Transliteration (2021)   
lakhalqu l-samāwāti wal-arḍi akbaru min khalqi l-nāsi walākinna akthara l-nāsi lā yaʿlamūn
Word for Word
Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
  
Surely, (the) creation (of) the heavens and the earth (is) greater than (the) creation (of) the mankind, but most (of) the people (do) not know.

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad   
Greater indeed than the creation of man is the creation of the heavens and the earth: yet most men do not understand [what this implies]
M. M. Pickthall   
Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind; but most of mankind know not
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)   
Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is a greater (matter) than the creation of men: Yet most men understand not
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab   
The creation of the heavens and the earth is certainly greater than the re-creation of humankind, but most people do not know.
Safi Kaskas   
The creation of the heavens and earth is far greater than the creation of human beings, but most people do not know.
Wahiduddin Khan   
Certainly, the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind; but most people do not know this
Shakir   
Certainly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of the men, but most people do not kno
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar   
Certainly, the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of humanity, yet most of humanity knows not.
T.B.Irving   
To create Heaven and Earth is greater than creating mankind, though most men do not realize it.
Abdul Hye   
The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed a greater task than the creation of mankind, yet most of mankind does not know.
The Study Quran   
Surely the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind. But most of mankind know not
Dr. Kamal Omar   
Surely, the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind, but the majority of mankind do not know
M. Farook Malik   
Certainly the creation of the heavens and the earth is a greater task than the creation of men; yet most people do not understand
Talal A. Itani (new translation)   
Certainly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of humanity, but most people do not know
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali   
Indeed the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind; but most of mankind do not know
Muhammad Sarwar   
The creation of the heavens and the earth is certainly greater than the creation of mankind, but most people do not know
Muhammad Taqi Usmani   
Certainly, the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of human beings, but most human beings do not know
Shabbir Ahmed   
Greater indeed than the creation of the humans is the creation of the heavens and the earth. But most people never know what it implies (That the entire Universe submits to the Divine Laws, hence, should the mankind (29:61))
Dr. Munir Munshey   
Truly, creating the heavens and the earth is far greater than creating (and re-creating) the human beings. But most people (just) do not know
Syed Vickar Ahamed   
Surely, the creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed a greater (matter) than the creation of mankind: Yet most men do not understand
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)   
The creation of the heavens and earth is greater than the creation of mankind, but most of the people do not know
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)   
The creation of the heavens and the Earth is greater than the creation of mankind, but most of mankind do not know
Abdel Haleem   
The creation of the heavens and earth is greater by far than the creation of mankind, though most people do not know it
Abdul Majid Daryabadi   
The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than the creation of mankind; but most of man kind know not
Ahmed Ali   
The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed of greater magnitude than the creation of mankind; but most men do not understand
Aisha Bewley   
The creation of the heavens and earth is far greater than the creation of mankind. But most of mankind do not know it.
Ali Ünal   
Surely the creation of the heavens and the earth is something greater than the creation of human, but most of humankind do not know (this truth)
Ali Quli Qara'i   
Surely the creation of the heavens and the earth is more prodigious than the creation of mankind, but most people do not know
Hamid S. Aziz   
Certainly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of the men, but most of mankind know not
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad   
The creation of the skies and the earth is certainly greater than creation of the people, but most of the people do not know
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)   
Surely the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of humankind. Yet most people do not understand
Musharraf Hussain   
The creation of the Heavens and the Earth is far greater than the creation of humans, but most people don’t know.
Maududi   
Surely the creation of the heavens and the earth is a greater act than the creation of human beings. But most people do not know
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)   
The creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of the people, but most of the people do not know
Mohammad Shafi   
Creation of the heavens and the earth is certainly greater than creation of mankind. However, most people know not

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)   
Of course, the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind, but most of the people know not.
Rashad Khalifa   
The creation of the heavens and the earth is even more awesome than the creation of the human being, but most people do not know.
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah   
Indeed, the creation of heavens and earth is greater than the creation of mankind, yet most people do not know
Maulana Muhammad Ali   
Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of men; but most people know not
Muhammad Ahmed & Samira   
Creation (E) (of) the skies/space and the earth/Planet Earth (is) greater than the people's creation, and but most of the people do not know
Bijan Moeinian   
Most people do not realize the awesome effort that God has put in the creation of the universe. It has been much more awesome than the creation of mankind [therefore, God can resurrect man easily anytime He wishes.]
Faridul Haque   
Certainly the creation of the heavens and the earth is far greater than the creation of men, but most people do not know
Sher Ali   
Certainly, the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of mankind; but most men know not
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri   
Surely, the creation of the heavens and the earth is far greater than the creation of mankind but most people do not know
Amatul Rahman Omar   
Of course, the creation of the heavens and the earth is (a) greater (performance) than the creation of mankind but most people do not know (it)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali   
The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than the creation of mankind, yet most of mankind know not

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry   
Certainly the creation of the heavens and earth is greater than the creation of men; but most men know it not
George Sale   
Verily the creation of heaven and earth is more considerable than the creation of man: But the greater part of men do not understand
Edward Henry Palmer   
Surely the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of man: but most men know it not
John Medows Rodwell   
Greater surely than the creation of man is the creation of the heavens and of the earth: but most men know it not
N J Dawood (2014)   
Surely, the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of man; yet most men have no knowledge

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto   
Surely the creation of the skies and Earth is greater than the creation of humanity, yet most people do not understand.
Irving & Mohamed Hegab   
To create Heaven and Earth is greater than creating mankind, though most men do not realize it.
Ahmed Hulusi   
Surely the creation of the heavens and the earth is much greater than that of humans! But the majority of humans do not know.
Mir Aneesuddin   
The creation of the skies and the earth is certainly greater than the creation of human beings, but the majority of human beings does not know.
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur‘an al-Karim   
In effect the creation* of the heavens and the earth and bringing them into being involve a far greater work than that involved in the creation of mankind and bringing them into being, but most people are not aware of this fact

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)   
Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is a greater (matter) than the creation of men: Yet most men understand not
OLD Literal Word for Word   
Surely, (the) creation (of) the heavens and the earth (is) greater than (the) creation (of) the mankind, but most (of) the people (do) not know
OLD Transliteration   
Lakhalqu alssamawati waal-ardi akbaru min khalqi alnnasi walakinna akthara alnnasi la yaAAlamoona