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1 . By the dawn,

2 . And by ten nights,

3 . And by the even and the odd,

4 . And by the night when it departeth,

5 . Indeed in that there is an oath for a man of sense.

6 . Bethinkest thou not in what wise thy Lord did with the ´A´ad:

7 . The people of many-columned lram.

8 . The like of which was not built in the cities,

9 . And With Thamud who hewed out rocks in the vale,

10 . And with Fir´awn, owner of the stakes -

11 . Who all waxed exorbitant in the cities,

12 . And multiplied therein corruption.

13 . Wherefore thy Lord poured on them the scourge of His torment.

14 . Verily thy Lord is in an ambuscade,

15 . As for man - when his Lord proveth him and so honoureth him and is bounteous Unto him, then he saith: ´my Lord hath honoured me,

16 . And when He proveth him, and so stinteth Unto him his provision, he saith: ´my Lord hath despised me.

17 . By no means! But ye honour not the orphan,

18 . Nor urge upon each other the feeding of the poor,

19 . And devour the inheritance devouring greedily,

20 . And ye love riches with exceeding love.

21 . By no means! when the earth shall be ground with grinding, grinding,

22 . And thy Lord shall come and the angels, rank on rank.

23 . And the Hell on that Day shall be brought nigh. On that Day man shall remember, but how will remembrance avail him?

24 . He will say. ´would that I had sent before for this life of mine!

25 . Wherefore on that Day none shall torment with His torment.

26 . Nor shall any bind with His bond.

27 . O thou peaceful soul!

28 . Return Unto thine Lord well pleased and well-pleasing.

29 . Enter thou among My righteous bondmen!

30 . And enter thou My Garden.