I discuss surah 4 verse 157 in its context and how its interpretation has been the subject of vigorous debate among Muslims for centuries.
I read from ‘The Crucifixion and the Qur’an: A Study in the History of Muslim Thought’ by Todd Lawson https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucifixion-Quran-History-Muslim-Thought/dp/1851686355
A new translation of 4:157 says:
and for boasting, “We killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.” But they neither killed nor crucified him—it was only made to appear so. Even those who argue for this ˹crucifixion˺ are in doubt. They have no knowledge whatsoever—only making assumptions. They certainly did not kill him.
Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran https://quran.com/4/157