Ayat [1-5] IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God.
Ayat [6-10] The people of Noah before them called the prophets liars; and the confederates after them; and every nation schemed against their Apostle to catch him. And they wrangled with falsehood that they might refute the truth thereby, but I seized them, and how was my punishment!
Ayat [11-15] Verily, those who misbelieve shall be cried out to, 'Surely, God's hatred is greater than your hatred of each other when ye were called unto the faith and misbelieved?' They shall say, 'Our Lord! Thou hast killed us twice, and Thou hast quickened us twice 1; and we do confess our sins: is there then a way for getting out?'
Ayat [16-20] Exalted of degrees! The Lord
Ayat [21-25] He knows the deceitful of eye and what men's breasts conceal, and God decides with truth; but those they call on beside Him do not decide at all: verily, God, He both hears and looks.
Ayat [26-30] unto Pharaoh and HÃ¢mÃ¢n and QarÃ»n. They said, 'A lying sorcerer!' and when they came to them with truth from us, they said, 'Kill the sons of those who believe with him, and let their women live!' but the stratagem of the misbelievers is only in error!
Ayat [31-35] O my people! yours is the kingdom to-day, ye are eminent in the land, but who will help us against the violence of God, if it comes upon us?'
Ayat [36-40] the day when ye shall turn your backs, fleeing, with no defender for you against God; for he whom God leads astray, for him there is no guide!
Ayat [41-45] And thus was his evil deed made seemly to Pharaoh, and he was turned from the way; but Pharaoh's stratagem ended only in ruin, and he who believed said, 'O my people! follow me, I will guide you to the way of the right direction. O my people! verily, the life of this world is but a provision, but, verily, the hereafter, that is the abode of stability! Whoso does evil, he shall only be recompensed with the like thereof; and whoso does right, be it male or female and a believer, these shall enter into Paradise; they shall be provided therein without count. O my people! why should I call you to salvation, and you call me to the fire?
Ayat [46-50] Ye call on me to disbelieve in God, and to join with Him what I have no knowledge of; but I call you to the mighty forgiving One! no doubt that what ye call me to, ought not to be called on in this world or in the hereafter, and that we shall be sent back to God, and that the extravagant, they are the fellows of the Fire!
Ayat [51-55] And when they argue together in the fire, and the weak say to those who were big with pride, 'Verily, we were followers of yours, can ye then avail us against a portion of the fire?'
Ayat [56-60] the day when their excuse shall not avail the unjust; but for them is the curse, and for them is an evil abode.
Ayat [61-65] The blind and the seeing shall not be deemed alike, nor those who believe and do right and the evildoer; little is it that they remember.
Ayat [66-70] Thus did those lie who gainsaid the signs of God.
Ayat [71-75] He it is who quickens and kills, and when He decrees a matter, then He only says to it, 'BE,' and it is.
Ayat [76-80] There! for that ye did rejoice in the land without right; and for that ye did exult; enter ye the gates of hell, to dwell therein for aye; for evil is the resort of those who are too big with pride!
Ayat [81-85] and ye have in them advantages;--and that ye may attain thereon a want which is in your breasts; upon them and upon ships are ye borne.Ayat [86-90] But their faith was of no avail to them when they saw our violence--the course of God with His servants in time past, and there the misbelievers lose!