And God knoweth what ye conceal, and what ye bring to light,
While the gods whom they call on beside God, create nothing, but are themselves created:
Dead are they, lifeless! and they know not
When they shall be raised!
Your God is the one God: and they who believe not in a future life, have hearts given to denial, and are men of pride:
Beyond a doubt God knoweth what they conceal and what they manifest:
He truly loveth not the men of pride.
For when it is said to them, What is this your Lord hath sent down? they say, Fables of the ancients,
That on the day of resurrection they may bear their own entire burden, and the burden of those whom they, in their ignorance, misled. Shall it not be a grievous burden for them?
They who were before them did plot of old. But God attacked their building at its foundationthe roof fell on them from above; and, whence they looked not for it, punishment overtook them:4
On the day of resurrection, too, will He shame them. He will say, Where are the gods ye associated with me, the subjects of your disputes? They to whom the knowledge hath been given will say, Verily, this day shall shame and evil fall upon the infidels.
Enter ye therefore the gates of Hell to remain therein for ever: and horrid the abiding place of the haughty ones!
But to those who have feared God it shall be said, What is this that your Lord hath awarded? They shall say, That which is best. To those who do good, a good reward in this present world; but better the mansion of the next, and right pleasant the abode of the God-fearing!
Gardens of Eden into which they shall enter; rivers shall flow beneath their shades; all they wish for shall they find therein! Thus God rewardeth those who fear Him;
To whom, as righteous persons, the angels shall say, when they receive their souls, Peace be on you! Enter Paradise as the meed of your labours.
What can the infidels expect but that the angels of death come upon them, or that a sentence of thy Lord take effect? Thus did they who flourished before them. God was not unjust to them, but to their ownselves were they unjust;
And the ill which they had done recoiled upon them, and that which they had scoffed at encompassed them round about.
They who have joined other gods with God say, Had He pleased, neither we nor our fathers had worshipped aught but him; nor should we, apart from him, have forbidden aught. Thus acted they who were before them. Yet is the duty of the apostles other than public preaching?
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