Muhammad Habib Shakir: He said: What hindered you so that you did not prostrate when I commanded you? He said: I am better than he: Thou hast created me of fire, while him Thou didst create of dust.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali: (Allah) said: "What prevented thee from prostrating when I commanded thee?" He said: "I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay."
M.Pickthall: He said: What hindered thee that thou didst not fall prostrate when I bade thee? (Iblis) said: I am better than him. Thou createdst me of fire while him Thou didst create of mud.
Amatul Rahmân Omer: (God) said, `What prevented you from submitting when I commanded you (to submit)?´ (Iblîs) said, `I am better than he (- the human being). You created me from fire whereas You created him from clay.´
Maulana Mohammad Ali: And We indeed created you, then We fashioned you, then We said to the angels: Make submission to Adam. So they submitted, except Iblis; he was not of those who submitted.