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1 . Nun. By the pen and that which they write (therewith),

2 . Thou art not, for thy Lord´s favour unto thee, a madman.

3 . And lo! thine verily will be a reward unfailing.

4 . And lo! thou art of a tremendous nature.

5 . And thou wilt see and they will see

6 . Which of you is the demented.

7 . Lo! thy Lord is Best Aware of him who strayeth from His way, and He is Best Aware of those who walk aright.

8 . Therefor obey not thou the rejecters

9 . Who would have had thee compromise, that they may compromise.

10 . Neither obey thou each feeble oath-monger,

11 . Detracter, spreader abroad of slanders,

12 . Hinderer of the good, transgressor, malefactor

13 . Greedy therewithal, intrusive.

14 . It is because he is possessed of wealth and children

15 . That, when Our revelations are recited unto him, he saith: Mere fables of the men of old.

16 . We shall brand him on the nose.

17 . Lo! We have tried them as We tried the owners of the garden when they vowed that they would pluck its fruit next morning,

18 . And made no exception (for the Will of Allah);

19 . Then a visitation from thy Lord came upon it while they slept

20 . And in the morning it was as if plucked.

21 . And they cried out one unto another in the morning,

22 . Saying: Run unto your field if ye would pluck (the fruit).

23 . So they went off, saying one unto another in low tones:

24 . No needy man shall enter it to-day against you.

25 . They went betimes, strong in (this) purpose.

26 . But when they saw it, they said: Lo! we are in error!

27 . Nay, but we are desolate!

28 . The best among them said: Said I not unto you: Why glorify ye not (Allah)?

29 . They said: Glorified be our Lord! Lo! we have been wrong-doers.

30 . Then some of them drew near unto others, self-reproaching.

31 . They said: Alas for us! In truth we were outrageous.

32 . It may be that our Lord will give us better than this in place thereof. Lo! we beseech our Lord.

33 . Such was the punishment. And verily the punishment of the Hereafter is greater if they did but know.

34 . Lo! for those who keep from evil are gardens of bliss with their Lord.

35 . Shall We then treat those who have surrendered as We treat the guilty?

36 . What aileth you? How foolishly ye judge!

37 . Or have ye a scripture wherein ye learn

38 . That ye shall indeed have all that ye choose?

39 . Or have ye a covenant on oath from Us that reacheth to the Day of Judgment, that yours shall be all that ye ordain?

40 . Ask them (O Muhammad) which of them will vouch for that!

41 . Or have they other gods? Then let them bring their other gods if they are truthful

42 . On the day when it befalleth in earnest, and they are ordered to prostrate themselves but are not able,

43 . With eyes downcast, abasement stupefying them. And they had been summoned to prostrate themselves while they were yet unhurt.

44 . Leave Me (to deal) with those who give the lie to this pronouncement. We shall lead them on by steps from whence they know not.

45 . Yet I bear with them, for lo! My scheme is firm.

46 . Or dost thou (Muhammad) ask a fee from them so that they are heavily taxed?

47 . Or is the Unseen theirs that they can write (thereof)?

48 . But wait thou for thy Lord´s decree, and be not like him of the fish, who cried out in despair.

49 . Had it not been that favour from his Lord had reached him he surely had been cast into the wilderness while he was reprobate.

50 . But his Lord chose him and placed him among the righteous.

51 . And lo! those who disbelieve would fain disconcert thee with their eyes when they hear the Reminder, and they say: Lo! he is indeed mad;

52 . When it is naught else than a Reminder to creation.