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1 . He frowned and turned away

2 . Because the blind man came unto him.

3 . What could inform thee but that he might grow (in grace)

4 . Or take heed and so the reminder might avail him?

5 . As for him who thinketh himself independent,

6 . Unto him thou payest regard.

7 . Yet it is not thy concern if he grow not (in grace).

8 . But as for him who cometh unto thee with earnest purpose

9 . And hath fear,

10 . From him thou art distracted.

11 . Nay, but verily it is an Admonishment,

12 . So let whosoever will pay heed to it,

13 . On honoured leaves

14 . Exalted, purified,

15 . (Set down) by scribes

16 . Noble and righteous.

17 . Man is (self-)destroyed: how ungrateful!

18 . From what thing doth He create him?

19 . From a drop of seed. He createth him and proportioneth him,

20 . Then maketh the way easy for him,

21 . Then causeth him to die, and burieth him;

22 . Then, when He will, He bringeth him again to life.

23 . Nay, but (man) hath not done what He commanded him.

24 . Let man consider his food:

25 . How We pour water in showers

26 . Then split the earth in clefts

27 . And cause the grain to grow therein

28 . And grapes and green fodder

29 . And olive-trees and palm-trees

30 . And garden-closes of thick foliage

31 . And fruits and grasses:

32 . Provision for you and your cattle.

33 . But when the Shout cometh

34 . On the day when a man fleeth from his brother

35 . And his mother and his father

36 . And his wife and his children,

37 . Every man that day will have concern enough to make him heedless (of others).

38 . On that day faces will be bright as dawn,

39 . Laughing, rejoicing at good news;

40 . And other faces, on that day, with dust upon them,

41 . Veiled in darkness,

42 . Those are the disbelievers, the wicked.