And we shall certainly cause you to dwell in the land after them. This for him who dreadeth the appearance at my judgment-seat and who dreadeth my menace!
Then sought they help from God, and every proud rebellious one perished:
Hell is before him: and of tainted water shall he be made to drink:
A likeness of those who believe not in their Lord. Their works are like ashes which the wind scattereth on a stormy day: no advantage shall they gain from their works. This is the far-gone wandering.
Seest thou not that in truth1 hath God created the Heavens and the Earth? Were such his pleasure He could make you pass away, and cause a new creation to arise.
And this would not be hard for God.
All mankind shall come forth before God; and the weak shall say to the men of might, Verily, we were your followers: will ye not then relieve us of some part of the vengeance of God?
They shall say, If God had guided us, we surely had guided you. It is now all one whether we be impatient, or endure with patience. We have no escape.
And after doom hath been given, Satan shall say, Verily, God promised you a promise of truth: I, too, made you a promise, but I deceived you. Yet I had no power over you:
But I only called you and ye answered me. Blame not me then, but blame yourselves: I cannot aid you, neither can ye aid me. I never believed that I was His equal with whom ye joined me.2 As for the evil doers, a grievous torment doth await them.
But they who shall have believed and done the things that be right, shall be brought into gardens beneath which the rivers flow: therein shall they abide for ever by the permission of their Lord: their greeting therein shall be Peace.
Seest thou not to what God likeneth a good word?3 To a good tree: its root firmly fixed, and its branches in the Heaven:
And an evil word is like an evil tree torn up from the face of the earth, and without strength to stand.
Those who believe shall God stablish by his steadfast word both in this life and in that which is to come: but the wicked shall He cause to err: God doth his pleasure.
Hast thou not beholden those who repay the goodness of God with infidelity, and sink their people into the abode of perdition
Hell? Therein shall they be burned; and wretched the dwelling!
They set up compeers with God in order to mislead man from his way. SAY: Enjoy your pleasures yet awhile, but assuredly, your going hence shall be into the fire.
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