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1 . By those that winnow with a winnowing

2 . And those that bear the burden (of the rain)

3 . And those that glide with ease (upon the sea)

4 . And those who distribute (blessings) by command,

5 . Lo! that wherewith ye are threatened is indeed true,

6 . And lo! the judgment will indeed befall.

7 . By the heaven full of paths,

8 . Lo! ye, forsooth, are of various opinion (concerning the truth).

9 . He is made to turn away from it who is (himself) averse.

10 . Accursed be the conjecturers

11 . Who are careless in an abyss!

12 . They ask: When is the Day of Judgment?

13 . (It is) the day when they will be tormented at the Fire,

14 . (And it will be said unto them): Taste your torment (which ye inflicted). This is what ye sought to hasten.

15 . Lo! those who keep from evil will dwell amid gardens and watersprings,

16 . Taking that which their Lord giveth them; for lo! aforetime they were doers of good;

17 . They used to sleep but little of the night,

18 . And ere the dawning of each day would seek forgiveness,

19 . And in their wealth the beggar and the outcast had due share.

20 . And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is sure.

21 . And (also) in yourselves. Can ye then not see?

22 . And in the heaven is your providence and that which ye are promised;

23 . And by the Lord of the heavens and the earth, it is the truth, even as (it is true) that ye speak.

24 . Hath the story of Abraham´s honoured guests reached thee (O Muhammad)?

25 . When they came in unto him and said: Peace! he answered, Peace! (and thought): Folk unknown (to me).

26 . Then he went apart unto his housefolk so that they brought a fatted calf;

27 . And he set it before them, saying: Will ye not eat?

28 . Then he conceived a fear of them. They said: Fear not! and gave him tidings of (the birth of) a wise son.

29 . Then his wife came forward, making moan, and smote her face, and cried: A barren old woman!

30 . They said: Even so saith thy Lord. Lo! He is the Wise, the Knower.

31 . (Abraham) said: And (afterward) what is your errand, O ye sent (from Allah)?

32 . They said: Lo! we are sent unto a guilty folk,

33 . That we may send upon them stones of clay,

34 . Marked by thy Lord for (the destruction of) the wanton.

35 . Then we brought forth such believers as were there.

36 . But We found there but one house of those surrendered (to Allah).

37 . And We left behind therein a portent for those who fear a painful doom.

38 . And in Moses (too, there is a portent) when We sent him unto Pharaoh with clear warrant,

39 . But he withdrew (confiding) in his might, and said: A wizard or a madman.

40 . So We seized him and his hosts and flung them in the sea, for he was reprobate.

41 . And in (the tribe of) A´ad (there is a portent) when we sent the fatal wind against them.

42 . It spared naught that it reached, but made it (all) as dust.

43 . And in (the tribe of) Thamud (there is a portent) when it was told them: Take your ease awhile.

44 . But they rebelled against their Lord´s decree, and so the thunderbolt overtook them even while they gazed;

45 . And they were unable to rise up, nor could they help themselves.

46 . And the folk of Noah aforetime. Lo! they were licentious folk.

47 . We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent (thereof).

48 . And the earth have We laid out, how gracious is the Spreader (thereof)!

49 . And all things We have created by pairs, that haply ye may reflect.

50 . Therefor flee unto Allah; lo! I am a plain warner unto you from him.

51 . And set not any other god along with Allah; lo! I am a plain warner unto you from Him.

52 . Even so there came no messenger unto those before them but they said: A wizard or a madman!

53 . Have they handed down (the saying) as an heirloom one unto another? Nay, but they are froward folk.

54 . So withdraw from them (O Muhammad), for thou art in no wise blameworthy,

55 . And warn, for warning profiteth believers.

56 . I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me.

57 . I seek no livelihood from them, nor do I ask that they should feed Me.

58 . Lo! Allah! He it is that giveth livelihood, the Lord of unbreakable might.

59 . And lo! for those who (now) do wrong there is an evil day like unto the evil day (which came for) their likes (of old); so let them not ask Me to hasten on (that day).

60 . And woe unto those who disbelieve, from (that) their day which they are promised.