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1 . By the heaven and the Morning Star

2 . - Ah, what will tell thee what the Morning Star is!

3 . - The piercing Star!

4 . No human soul but hath a guardian over it.

5 . So let man consider from what he is created.

6 . He is created from a gushing fluid

7 . That issued from between the loins and ribs.

8 . Lo! He verily is Able to return him (unto life)

9 . On the day when hidden thoughts shall be searched out.

10 . Then will he have no might nor any helper.

11 . By the heaven which giveth the returning rain,

12 . And the earth which splitteth (with the growth of trees and plants)

13 . Lo! this (Qur´an) is a conclusive word,

14 . It is no pleasantry.

15 . Lo! they plot a plot (against thee, O Muhammad)

16 . And I plot a plot (against them).

17 . So give a respite to the disbelievers. Deal thou gently with them for a while.