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1 . I swear by yonder city

2 . And thou shalt be allowed in yonder city -

3 . And by the begetter and that which he begat,

4 . Assuredly We have created man in trouble.

5 . Deemest he that none will overpower him?

6 . He saith: ´I have wasted riches plenteous.

7 . Deemest he that none beholdeth him?

8 . Have We not, made for him two eyes

9 . And a tongue and two lips,

10 . And shown Unto him the two highways?

11 . Yet he attempteth not the steep,

12 . And what shall make thee understand that which the steep is?

13 . It is freeing the neck,

14 . Or, feeding, in a day of privation,

15 . An orphan, of kin,

16 . Or a poor man cleaving to the dust.

17 . Then he became of those who believed and enjoined on each other steadfastness and enjoined on each other compassion.

18 . These are the fellows of the righthand.

19 . And those who disbelieve Our signs - they are the fellows of the lefthand.

20 . Over them shall be Fire closing round.