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Muhammad Asad
AND YET, if they [who refuse to see the truth] were to see part of the sky falling down, they would [only] say, “[It is but] a mass of clouds!&rdquo
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
If they were to see a ˹deadly˺ piece of the sky fall down ˹upon them˺, still they would say, “˹This is just˺ a pile of clouds.”
Safi Kaskas
Even if they were to see a piece the sky falling, they would say, "Just a heap of clouds."

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وَإِن يَرَوْا كِسْفًا مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ سَاقِطًا يَقُولُوا سَحَابٌ مَّرْكُوم
Transliteration
Wa-in yaraw kisfan mina alssama-i saqitan yaqooloo sahabun markoomun
Transliteration-2
wa-in yaraw kis'fan mina l-samāi sāqiṭan yaqūlū saḥābun markūmu
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Dr. Shehnaz Shaikh, Ms. Kauser Katri, and more
And if they were to see a portion from the sky falling, they will say, "Clouds heaped up."

Generally Accepted Translations of the Meaning
Muhammad Asad
AND YET, if they [who refuse to see the truth] were to see part of the sky falling down, they would [only] say, “[It is but] a mass of clouds!&rdquo
M. M. Pickthall
And if they were to see a fragment of the heaven falling, they would say: A heap of clouds
Yusuf Ali (Saudi Rev. 1985)
Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"
The Clear Quran, Dr. Mustafa Khattab
If they were to see a ˹deadly˺ piece of the sky fall down ˹upon them˺, still they would say, “˹This is just˺ a pile of clouds.”
Safi Kaskas
Even if they were to see a piece the sky falling, they would say, "Just a heap of clouds."
Wahiduddin Khan
If they should see a part of the heavens falling down, they would say, A mass of clouds
Shakir
And if they should see a portion of the heaven coming down, they would say: Piled up clouds
Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
And if they consider pieces of the heaven descending, they would say: Heaped up clouds!
T.B.Irving
If they ever saw some object falling out of the sky, they would say: ´Some clouds have been piled up."
Abdul Hye
Even if they were to see a piece of the heaven falling down, they would say: “Clouds gathered in heaps!”
The Study Quran
Were they to see a fragment falling from the sky, they would say, “A heap of clouds.
Dr. Kamal Omar
And if they watch a piece as one falling down from towards the sky, they will say: “Clouds, piled-up!”
Farook Malik
They are such people that, even if they will see a part of heaven falling down, they would say: "It is but a mass of clouds."
Talal A. Itani (new translation)
Even if they were to see lumps of the sky falling down, they would say, 'A mass of clouds.'
Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali
And in case they saw a dark lump falling down from the heaven, they would say, "Accumulated clouds!"
Muhammad Sarwar
Even if they were to see a part of the heavens falling down upon them, they would say, "It is only dense cloud"
Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Even if they see a piece falling down from the sky, they would say, .It is a cumulated cloud
Shabbir Ahmed
Even if they were to see a fragment from the Height falling, they would say, "A dense cloud!" (Their lack of reasoning makes them oblivious to the Law of Requital (26:187))
Dr. Munir Munshey
(Even) if they saw a part of the sky falling down, they would (merely) say, "(It is only) a heap of clouds."
Syed Vickar Ahamed
And if they were to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would only say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"
Umm Muhammad (Sahih International)
And if they were to see a fragment from the sky falling, they would say, "[It is merely] clouds heaped up."
[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
And if they see a spectacle from the sky, they will Say: "Piled clouds!"
Abdel Haleem
Even if they saw a piece of heaven falling down on them, they would say, ‘Just a heap of clouds,&rsquo
Abdul Majid Daryabadi
And if they should see a fragment of the heaven falling down, they would say: it is only clouds piled up
Ahmed Ali
If they should see a segment falling from the sky, they would say: "It is only a massive cloud."
Aisha Bewley
If they saw a lump of heaven falling down, they would just say, ´Banked-up clouds!´
Ali Ünal
(So obstinate are they in rejecting the truth that) if they saw a piece of the sky falling down (on them), they would say, "This is (only) a heap of clouds!" (For they cannot conceive that it may be a punishment for their obstinate denial)
Ali Quli Qara'i
Were they to see a fragment falling from the sky, they would say, ‘A cumulous cloud.&rsquo
Hamid S. Aziz
And if they should see a portion of the heaven coming down, they would say, "Piled up clouds."
Ali Bakhtiari Nejad
And if they see a piece of the sky falling down, they say: piled up clouds
A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)
If they saw a piece of the sky falling, they would say, “Fog-clouds gathered in heaps.
Musharraf Hussain
Even if they saw a part of the sky fall, they would say, “It’s merely heaps of cloud.”
Maududi
(So obstinate are they that) even if they were to see some fragments of the sky falling down they would still say: "It is only a mass of cloud."
[The Monotheist Group] (2013 Edition)
And if they see a portion from the heaven falling, they will say: "Piled clouds!"
Mohammad Shafi
And if they were to see meteorites from the sky falling down, they would say, "Gathering clouds!"

Controversial or status undetermined works
Ahmed Raza Khan (Barelvi)
And if they should see a fragment of the sky falling down, they would say then, it is clouds piled up.
Rashad Khalifa
When they see masses falling from the sky, they will say, "Piled clouds!"
Hasan Al-Fatih Qaribullah
Even if they saw lumps falling from the sky they would say: 'A massed cloud!
Maulana Muhammad Ali
And if they were to see a portion of the heaven coming down, they would say: Piled-up clouds
Muhammad Ahmed - Samira
And if they see/understand pieces from the sky/space dropping/falling they say: "Piled/accumulated/heaped clouds."
Bijan Moeinian
Even a great miracle such as falling a part of the sky will be justified by them as “a mass of cloud advancing.&rdquo
Faridul Haque
And were they to see a portion of the sky falling, they will say, “It is a heap of clouds.&rdquo
Sher Ali
And if they should see a fragment of the sky falling down, they would say, just clouds piled up
Dr. Mohammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
And if they see a fragment of the sky falling (on them, even then) they will say: ‘It is a layered (thick) cloud.
Amatul Rahman Omar
And (even) if they see a fragment of the sky falling down (in the form of punishment) they would say, `(It is only) piled up clouds (and not a sign of punishment whatsoever)
Muhsin Khan & Muhammad al-Hilali
And if they were to see a piece of the heaven falling down, they would say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"

Non-Muslim and/or Orientalist works
Arthur John Arberry
Even if they saw lumps falling from heaven, they would say, 'A massed cloud!
George Sale
If they should see a fragment of the heaven falling down upon them, they would say, it is only a thick cloud
Edward Henry Palmer
But if they should see a fragment of the sky falling down, they would say, 'Clouds in masses!
John Medows Rodwell
And should they see a fragment of the heaven falling down, they would say, "It is only a dense cloud."
N J Dawood (2014)
And if they saw a piece of heaven falling down, they would still say: ‘It is but a pile of clouds!&lsquo

New, Partial, or In Progress Translations
Linda “iLHam” Barto
If they saw a piece of the sky falling, they would say, “A mass of clouds!”
Ahmed Hulusi
If they see an object falling from the sky, they will say, “It is but layers of clouds.”
Mir Aneesuddin
And (even) if they see a piece of the sky fall, they would say, “A heaped cloud.”
Al-muntakhab fi tafsir al-Qur'an al-Karim
And if it so happens that they see a mass (sometimes devastating) falling from the sky, they would label it as a cumulus nimbus

Obsolete and/or older editions
Yusuf Ali (Orig. 1938)
Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"
OLD Literal Word for Word
And if they were to see a portion from the sky falling, they will say, "Clouds heaped up.