And Zacharias; when he called upon his Lord saying, O my Lord, leave me not childless: but there is no better heir than Thyself.20
And her who kept her maidenhood, and into whom21 we breathed of our spirit, and made her and her son a sign to all creatures.
Of a truth, this, your religion, is the one22 Religion, and I your Lord; therefore serve me:
But they have rent asunder this their great concern among themselves into sects. All of them shall return to us.
And whoso shall do the things that are right, and be a believer, his efforts shall not be disowned: and surely will we write them down for him.
There is a ban on every city which we shall have destroyed, that they shall not rise again,
Until a way is opened for Gog and Magog,23 and they shall hasten from every high land,
And this sure promise shall draw on. And lo! the eyes of the infidels shall stare amazedly; and they shall say, Oh, our misery! of this were we careless! yea, we were impious persons.
Verily, ye, and what ye worship beside God,24 shall be fuel for hell: ye shall go down into it.
Were these gods, they would not go down into it; but they shall all abide in it for ever.
Therein shall they groan; but nought therein shall they hear to comfort them.
But they for whom we have before ordained good things, shall be far away from it:
Its slightest sound they shall not hear: in what their souls longed for, they shall abide for ever:
The great terror shall not trouble them; and the angel shall meet them with, This is your day which ye were promised.
On that day we will roll up the heaven as one rolleth up25 written scrolls. As we made the first creation, so will we bring it forth again. This promise bindeth us; verily, we will perform it.
And now, since the Law was given, have we written in the Psalms that my servants, the righteous, shall inherit the earth.26
Verily, in this Koran is teaching for those who serve God.
We have not sent thee otherwise than as mercy unto all creatures.
SAY: Verily it hath been revealed to me that your God is one God; are ye then resigned to Him? (Muslims.)
But if they turn their backs, then SAY: I have warned you all alike; but I know not whether that with which ye are threatened be nigh or distant.
God truly knoweth what is spoken aloud, and He also knoweth that which ye hide.
And I know not whether haply this delay be not for your trial, and that ye may enjoy yourselves for a time.
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