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Posted by ARCHANGEL CAMAEL on Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 16:29:04
> Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
> [2] That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
> [3] Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
> [4] For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
> [5] They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
> [6] The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
> [7] For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.
> [8] Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
> [9] That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
> [10] Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
> [11] Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
> [12] Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
> [13] Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
> [14] And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
> [15] For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
> [16] But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
> [17] One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
> [18] And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
> [19] For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
> [20] And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
> [21] And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
> [22] Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
> [23] Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
> [24] The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
> [25] And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
> [26] Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
> [27] Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
> [28] And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
> [29] Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
> [30] And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
> [31] For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.
> [32] And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
> [33] For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.
> loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
> [3] For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
> [4] For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
> [5] Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
> [6] Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
> [7] How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
> [8] Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
> [9] Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
> [10] The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
> ] Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
> [2] But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
> [3] For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
> [4] None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
> [5] They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
> [6] Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
> [7] Their feet run to evil, and they make hast to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
> [8] The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
> [9] Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
> [10] We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
> [11] We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
> [12] For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
> [13] In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
> [14] And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
> [15] Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
> [16] And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
> [17] For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
> [18] According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.
> [19] So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
> [20] And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
> [21] As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
> Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
> [11] For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
> [12] Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
> [13] Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
> Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
> [5] My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
> [6] Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
> [7] Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
> [8] For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
> [9] Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
> [10] Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
> [11] Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
> [12] I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
> [13] And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
> [14] The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
> [15] But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
> [16] And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
> [26] This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
> [27] TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
> [28] PERES; Thy kingdom is divided
> And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
> [6] And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.
> 4] Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
> [5] For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
> [6] The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
> [7] The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
> [8] Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
> [9] With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
> [10] Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
> [11] LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
> [12] LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
> [13] O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
> [14] They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
> [15] Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.
> [16] LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
> [17] Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
> [18] We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
> [19] Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
> [20] Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
> [21] For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
> And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
> And all these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed
> I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king and the glory of his high looks.
> [13] For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
> [14] And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
> [15] Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
> [16] Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
> [17] And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;
> [18] And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.
> [19] And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.
> 1] Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
> [2] Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?
> [3] Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
> [4] Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
> [5] That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
> [6] We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
> [7] Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
> [8] Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
> [9] He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
> [10] And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
> [11] And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
> [12] Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
> [13] They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
> [14] But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
> [15] And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
> [16] They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.
> [17] The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
> [18] And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
> [19] They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
> [20] Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
> [21] They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
> [22] Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
> [23] Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
> [24] Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
> [25] But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
> [26] Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
> [27] To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
> [28] They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
> [29] Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
> [30] Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
> [31] And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
> [32] They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
> [33] Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
> [34] They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
> [35] But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
> [36] And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
> [37] Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
> [38] And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
> [39] Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
> [40] Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
> [41] And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
> [42] Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
> [43] Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
> [44] Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
> [45] And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
> [46] He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
> [47] Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
> [48] Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.
> [22.1] O people! guard against (the punishment from) your Lord; surely the violence of the hour is a grievous thing.
> [22.2] On the day when you shall see it, every woman giving suck shall quit in confusion what she suckled, and every pregnant woman shall lay down her burden, and you shall see men intoxicated, and they shall not be intoxicated but the chastisement of Allah will be severe.
> [22.3] And among men there is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge and follows every rebellious Shaitan;
> [22.4] Against him it is written down that whoever takes him for a friend, he shall lead him astray and conduct him to the chastisement of the burning fire.
> [22.5] O people! if you are in doubt about the raising, then surely We created you from dust, then from a small seed, then from a clot, then from a lump of flesh, complete in make and incomplete, that We may make clear to you; and We cause what We please to stay in the wombs till an appointed time, then We bring you forth as babies, then that you may attain your maturity; and of you is he who is caused to die, and of you is he who is brought back to the worst part of life, so that after having knowledge he does not know anything; and you see the earth sterile land, but when We send down on it the water, it stirs and swells and brings forth of every kind a beautiful herbage.
> [22.6] This is because Allah is the Truth and because He gives life to the dead and because He has power over all things
> [22.7] And because the hour is coming, there is no doubt about it; and because Allah shall raise up those who are in the graves.
> [22.8] And among men there is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge and without guidance and without an illuminating book,
> [22.9] Turning away haughtily that he may lead (others) astray from the way of Allah; for him is disgrace in this world, and on the day of resurrection We will make him taste the punishment of burning:
> [22.10] This is due to what your two hands have sent before, and because Allah is not in the least unjust to the servants.
> [22.11] And among men is he who serves Allah (standing) on the verge, so that if good befalls him he is satisfied therewith, but if a trial afflict him he turns back headlong; he loses this world as well as the hereafter; that is a manifest loss.
> [22.12] He calls besides Allah upon that which does not harm him and that which does not profit him, that is the great straying.
> [22.13] He calls upon him whose harm is nearer than his profit; evil certainly is the guardian and evil certainly is the associate.
> [22.14] Surely Allah will cause those who believe and do good deeds to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, surely Allah does what He pleases.
> [22.15] Whoever thinks that Allah will not assist him in this life and the hereafter, let him stretch a rope to the ceiling, then let him cut (it) off, then let him see if his struggle will take away that at which he is enraged.
> [22.16] And thus have We revealed it, being clear arguments, and because Allah guides whom He intends.
> [22.17] Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and those who associate (others with Allah)-- surely Allah will decide between them on the day of resurrection; surely Allah is a witness over all things.
> [22.18] Do you not see that Allah is He, Whom obeys whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth, and the sun and the moon and the stars, and the mountains and the trees, and the animals and many of the people; and many there are against whom chastisement has become necessary; and whomsoever Allah abases, there is none who can make him honorable; surely Allah does what He pleases.
> [22.19] These are two adversaries who dispute about their Lord; then (as to) those who disbelieve, for them are cut out garments of fire, boiling water shall be poured over their heads.
> [22.20] With it shall be melted what is in their bellies and (their) skins as well.
> [22.21] And for them are whips of iron.
> [22.22] Whenever they will desire to go forth from it, from grief, they shall be turned back into it, and taste the chastisement of burning.
> [22.23] Surely Allah will make those who believe and do good deeds enter gardens beneath which rivers flow; they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and (with) pearls, and their garments therein shall be of silk.
> [22.24] And they are guided to goodly words and they are guided into the path of the Praised One.
> [22.25] Surely (as for) those who disbelieve, and hinder (men) from Allah's way and from the Sacred Mosque which We have made equally for all men, (for) the dweller therein and (for) the visitor, and whoever shall incline therein to wrong unjustly, We will make him taste of a painful chastisement.
> [22.26] And when We assigned to Ibrahim the place of the House, saying: Do not associate with Me aught, and purify My House for those who make the circuit and stand to pray and bow and prostrate themselves.
> [22.27] And proclaim among men the Pilgrimage: they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, coming from every remote path,
> [22.28] That they may witness advantages for them and mention the name of Allah during stated days over what He has given them of the cattle quadrupeds, then eat of them and feed the distressed one, the needy.
> [22.29] Then let them accomplish their needful acts of shaving and cleansing, and let them fulfil their vows and let them go round the Ancient House.
> [22.30] That (shall be so); and whoever respects the sacred ordinances of Allah, it is better for him with his Lord; and the cattle are made lawful for you, except that which is recited to you, therefore avoid the uncleanness of the idols and avoid false words,
> [22.31] Being upright for Allah, not associating aught with Him and whoever associates (others) with Allah, it is as though he had fallen from on high, then the birds snatch him away or the wind carries him off to a far-distant place.
> [22.32] That (shall be so); and whoever respects the signs of Allah, this surely is (the outcome) of the piety of hearts.
> [22.33] You have advantages in them till a fixed time, then their place of sacrifice is the Ancient House.
> [22.34] And to every nation We appointed acts of devotion that they may mention the name of Allah on what He has given them of the cattle quadrupeds; so your God is One God, therefore to Him should you submit, and give good news to the humble,
> [22.35] (To) those whose hearts tremble when Allah is mentioned, and those who are patient under that which afflicts them, and those who keep up prayer, and spend (benevolently) out of what We have given them.
> [22.36] And (as for) the camels, We have made them of the signs of the religion of Allah for you; for you therein is much good; therefore mention the name of Allah on them as they stand in a row, then when they fall down eat of them and feed the poor man who is contented and the beggar; thus have We made them subservient to you, that you may be grateful.
> [22.37] There does not reach Allah their flesh nor their blood, but to Him is acceptable the guarding (against evil) on your part; thus has He made them subservient to you, that you may magnify Allah because He has guided you aright; and give good news to those who do good (to others).
> [22.38] Surely Allah will defend those who believe; surely Allah does not love any one who is unfaithful, ungrateful.
> [22.39] Permission (to fight) is given to those upon whom war is made because they are oppressed, and most surely Allah is well able to assist them;
> [22.40] Those who have been expelled from their homes without a just cause except that they say: Our Lord is Allah. And had there not been Allah's repelling some people by others, certainly there would have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques in which Allah's name is much remembered; and surely Allah will help him who helps His cause; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.
> [22.41] Those who, should We establish them in the land, will keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and enjoin good and forbid evil; and Allah's is the end of affairs.
> [22.42] And if they reject you, then already before you did the people of Nuh and Ad and Samood reject (prophets).
> [22.43] And the people of Ibrahim and the people of Lut,
> [22.44] As well as those of Madyan and Moses (too) was rejected, but I gave respite to the unbelievers, then did I overtake them, so how (severe) was My disapproval.
> [22.45] So how many a town did We destroy while it was unjust, so it was fallen down upon its roofs, and (how many a) deserted well and palace raised high.
> [22.46] Have they not travelled in the land so that they should have hearts with which to understand, or ears with which to hear? For surely it is not the eyes that are blind, but blind are the hearts which are in the breasts.
> [22.47] And they ask you to hasten on the punishment, and Allah will by no means fail in His promise, and surely a day with your Lord is as a thousand years of what you number.
> [22.48] And how many a town to which I gave respite while it was unjust, then I overtook it, and to Me is the return.
> [22.49] Say: O people! I am only a plain warner to you.
> [22.50] Then (as for) those who believe and do good, they shall have forgiveness and an honorable sustenance.
> [22.51] And (as for) those who strive to oppose Our communications, they shall be the inmates of the flaming fire.
> [22.52] And We did not send before you any apostle or prophet, but when he desired, the Shaitan made a suggestion respecting his desire; but Allah annuls that which the Shaitan casts, then does Allah establish His communications, and Allah is Knowing, Wise,
> [22.53] So that He may make what the Shaitan casts a trial for those in whose hearts is disease and those whose hearts are hard; and most surely the unjust are in a great opposition,
> [22.54] And that those who have been given the knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord, so they may believe in it and their hearts may be lowly before it; and most surely Allah is the Guide of those who believe into a right path.
> [22.55] And those who disbelieve shall not cease to be in doubt concerning it until the hour overtakes them suddenly, or there comes on them the chastisement of a destructive day.
> [22.56] The kingdom on that day shall be Allah's; He will judge between them; so those who believe and do good will be in gardens of bliss.
> [22.57] And (as for) those who disbelieve in and reject Our communications, these it is who shall have a disgraceful chastisement.
> [22.58] And (as for) those who fly in Allah's way and are then slain or die, Allah will most certainly grant them a goodly sustenance, and most surely Allah is the best Giver of sustenance.
> [22.59] He will certainly cause them to enter a place of entrance which they shall be well pleased with, and most surely Allah is Knowing, Forbearing.
> [22.60] That (shall be so); and he who retaliates with the like of that with which he has been afflicted and he has been oppressed, Allah will most certainly aid him; most surely.Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.
> [22.61] That is because Allah causes the night to enter into the day and causes the day to enter into the night, and because Allah is Hearing, Seeing.
> [22.62] That is because Allah is the Truth, and that what they call upon besides Him-- that is the falsehood, and because Allah is the High, the Great.
> [22.63] Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the cloud so the earth becomes green? Surely Allah is Benignant, Aware.
> [22.64] His is whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth; and most surely Allah is the Self-sufficient, the Praised.
> [22.65] Do you not see that Allah has made subservient to you whatsoever is in the earth and the ships running in the sea by His command? And He withholds the heaven from falling on the earth except with His permission; most surely Allah is Compassionate, Merciful to men.
> [22.66] And He it is Who has brought you to life, then He will cause you to die, then bring you to life (again); most surely man is ungrateful.
> [22.67] To every nation We appointed acts of devotion which they observe, therefore they should not dispute with you about the matter and call to your Lord; most surely you are on a right way.
> [22.68] And if they contend with you, say: Allah best knows what you do.
> [22.69] Allah will judge between you on the day of resurrection respecting that in which you differ.
> [22.70] Do you not know that Allah knows what is in the heaven and the earth? Surely this is in a book; surely this is easy to Allah.
> [22.71] And they serve besides Allah that for which He has not sent any authority, and that of which they have no knowledge; and for the unjust there shall be no helper.
> [22.72] And when Our clear communications are recited to them you will find denial on the faces of those who disbelieve; they almost spring upon those who recite to them Our communications. Say: Shall I inform you of what is worse than this? The fire; Allah has promised it to those who disbelieve; and how evil the resort!
> [22.73] O people! a parable is set forth, therefore listen to it: surely those whom you call upon besides Allah cannot create fly, though they should all gather for it, and should the fly snatch away anything from them, they could not take it back from i weak are the invoker and the invoked.
> [22.74] They have not estimated Allah with the estimation that i due to Him; most surely Allah is Strong, Mighty.
> [22.75] Allah chooses messengers from among the angels and from among the men; surely Allah is Hearing, Seeing.
> [22.76] He knows what is before them and what is behind them and to Allah are all affairs turned back.
> [22.77] O you who believe! bow down and prostrate yourselves and serve your Lord, and do.good that you may succeed.
> [22.78] And strive hard in (the way of) Allah, (such) a striving a is due to Him; He has chosen you and has not laid upon you an hardship in religion; the faith of your father Ibrahim; He named you Muslims before and in this, that the Apostle may be a bearer of witness to you, and you may be bearers of witness to the people; therefore keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and hold fast by Allah; He is your Guardian; how excellent the Guardian and how excellent the Helper!
> 1] Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
> [2] As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
> [3] But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
> [4] Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
> [5] A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
> [6] God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
> [7] O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
> [8] The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
> [9] Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
> [10] Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
> [11] The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
> [12] Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
> [13] Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
> [14] When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.
> [15] The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.
> [16] Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.
> [17] The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
> [18] Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
> [19] Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
> [20] He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.
> [21] But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.
> [22] The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:
> [23] That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
> [24] They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.
> [25] The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.
> [26] Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
> [27] There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
> [28] Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.
> [29] Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.
> [30] Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in evil.
> [31] Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
> [32] Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
> [33] To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
> [34] Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.
> [35] O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
> Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
> [2] Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
> [3] Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
> [4] My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
> [5] Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
> [6] And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
> [7] Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
> [8] I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
> [9] Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
> [10] Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
> [11] Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
> [12] For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
> [13] But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
> [14] We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
> [15] Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
> [16] As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
> [17] Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
> [18] He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
> [19] God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
> [20] He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.
> [21] The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
> [22] Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
> [23] But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
> Ta Ha
> In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
> [20.1] Ta Ha.
> [20.2] We have not revealed the Quran to you that you may be unsuccessful.
> [20.3] Nay, it is a reminder to him who fears:
> [20.4] A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens.
> [20.5] The Beneficent God is firm in power.
> [20.6] His is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth and what is between them two and what is beneath the ground.
> [20.7] And if you utter the saying aloud, then surely He knows the secret, and what is yet more hidden.
> [20.8] Allah -- there is no god but He; His are the very best names.
> [20.9] And has the story of Moses come to you?
> [20.10] When he saw fire, he said to his family: Stop, for surely I see a fire, haply I may bring to you therefrom a live coal or find a guidance at the fire.
> [20.11] So when he came to it, a voice was uttered: O Moses:
> [20.12] Surely I am your Lord, therefore put off your shoes; surely you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa,
> [20.13] And I have chosen you, so listen to what is revealed:
> [20.14] Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance:
> [20.15] Surely the hour is coming-- I am about to make it manifest-- so that every soul may be rewarded as it strives:
> [20.16] Therefore let not him who believes not in it and follows his low desires turn you away from it so that you should perish;
> [20.17] And what is this in your right hand, O Moses!
> [20.18] He said: This is my staff: I recline on it and I beat the leaves with it to make them fall upon my sheep, and I have other uses for it.
> [20.19] He said: Cast it down, O Moses!
> [20.20] So he cast it down; and lo! it was a serpent running.
> [20.21] He said: Take hold of it and fear not; We will restore it to its former state:
> [20.22] And press your hand to your side, it shall come out white without evil: another sign:
> [20.23] That We may show you of Our greater signs:
> [20.24] Go to Firon, surely he has exceeded all limits.
> [20.25] He said: O my Lord! Expand my breast for me,
> [20.26] And make my affair easy to me,
> [20.27] And loose the knot from my tongue,
> [20.28] (That) they may understand my word;
> [20.29] And give to me an aider from my family:
> [20.30] Haroun, my brother,
> [20.31] Strengthen my back by him,
> [20.32] And associate him (with me) in my affair,
> [20.33] So that we should glorify Thee much,
> [20.34] And remember Thee oft.
> [20.35] Surely, Thou art seeing us.
> [20.36] He said: You are indeed granted your petition, O Moses And certainly We bestowed on you a favor at another time;
> [20.38] When We revealed to your mother what was revealed;
> [20.39] Saying: Put him into a chest, then cast it down into the river, then the river shall throw him on the shore; there shall take him up one who is an enemy to Me and enemy to him, and I cast down upon you love from Me, and that you might be brought up before My eyes;
> [20.40] When your sister went and said: Shall I direct you to one who will take charge of him? So We brought you back to your mother, that her eye might be cooled and she should not grieve and you killed a man, then We delivered you from the grief, and We tried you with (a severe) trying. Then you stayed for years among the people of Madyan; then you came hither as ordained, O Moses.
> [20.41] And I have chosen you for Myself:
> [20.42] Go you and your brother with My communications and be not remiss in remembering Me;
> [20.43] Go both to Firon, surely he has become inordinate;
> [20.44] Then speak to him a gentle word haply he may mind or fear.
> [20.45] Both said: O our Lord! Surely we fear that he may hasten to do evil to us or that he may become inordinate.
> [20.46] He said: Fear not, surely I am with you both: I do hear and see.
> [20.47] So go you both to him and say: Surely we are two apostles of your Lord; therefore send the children of Israel with us and do not torment them! Indeed we have brought to you a communication from your Lord, and peace is on him who follows the guidance;
> [20.48] Surely it has been revealed to us that the chastisement will surely come upon him who rejects and turns back.
> [20.49] (Firon) said: And who is your Lord, O Moses?
> [20.50] He said: Our Lord is He Who gave to everything its creation, then guided it (to its goal).
> [20.51] He said: Then what is the state of the former generations?
> [20.52] He said: The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a book, my Lord errs not, nor does He forget;
> [20.53] Who made the earth for you an expanse and made for you therein paths and sent down water from the cloud; then thereby We have brought forth many species of various herbs.
> [20.54] Eat and pasture your cattle; most surely there are signs in this for those endowed with understanding.
> [20.55] From it We created you and into it We shall send you back and from it will We raise you a second time.
> [20.56] And truly We showed him Our signs, all of them, but he rejected and refused.
> [20.57] Said he: Have you come to us that you should turn us out of our land by your magic, O Moses?
> [20.58] So we too will produce before you magic like it, therefore make between us and you an appointment, which we should not break, (neither) we nor you, (in) a central place.
> [20.59] (Moses) said: Your appointment is the day of the Festival and let the people be gathered together in the early forenoon.
> [20.60] So Firon turned his back and settled his plan, then came.
> [20.61] Moses said to them: Woe to you! do not forge a lie against Allah, lest He destroy you by a punishment, and he who forges (a lie) indeed fails to attain (his desire).
> [20.62] So they disputed with one another about their affair and kept the discourse secret.
> [20.63] They said: These are most surely two magicians who wish to turn you out from your land by their magic and to take away your best traditions.
> [20.64] Therefore settle your plan, then come standing in ranks and he will prosper indeed this day who overcomes.
> [20.65] They said: O Moses! will you cast, or shall we be the first who cast down?
> [20.66] He said: Nay! cast down. then lo! their cords and their rods-- it was imaged to him on account of their magic as if they were running.
> [20.67] So Moses conceived in his mind a fear.
> [20.68] We said: Fear not, surely you shall be the uppermost,
> [20.69] And cast down what is in your right hand; it shall devour what they have wrought; they have wrought only the plan of a magician, and the magician shall not be successful wheresoever he may come from.
> [20.70] And the magicians were cast down making obeisance; they said: We believe in the Lord of Haroun and Moses.
> [20.71] (Firon) said: You believe in him before I give you leave; most surely he is the chief of you who taught you enchantment, therefore I will certainly cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will certainly crucify you on the trunks of the palm trees, and certainly you will come to know which of us is the more severe and the more abiding in chastising.
> [20.72] They said: We do not prefer you to what has come to us of clear arguments and to He Who made us, therefore decide what you are going to decide; you can only decide about this world's life.
> [20.73] Surely we believe in our Lord that He may forgive us our sins and the magic to which you compelled us; and Allah is better and more abiding.
> [20.74] Whoever comes to his Lord (being) guilty, for him is surely hell; he shall not die therein, nor shall he live.
> [20.75] And whoever comes to Him a believer (and) he has done good deeds indeed, these it is who shall have the high ranks,
> [20.76] The gardens of perpetuity, beneath which rivers flow, to abide therein; and this is the reward of him who has purified himself.
> [20.77] And certainly We revealed to Moses, saying: Travel by night with My servants, then make for them a dry path in the sea, not fearing to be overtaken, nor being afraid.
> [20.78] And Firon followed them with his armies, so there came upon them of the sea that which came upon them.
> [20.79] And Firon led astray his people and he did not guide (them) aright.
> [20.80] O children of Israel! indeed We delivered you from your enemy, and We made a covenant with you on the blessed side of the mountain, and We sent to you the manna and the quails.
> [20.81] Eat of the good things We have given you for sustenance, and be not inordinate with respect to them, lest My wrath should be due to you, and to whomsoever My wrath is due be shall perish indeed.
> [20.82] And most surely I am most Forgiving to him who repents and believes and does good, then continues to follow the right direction.
> [20.83] And what caused you to hasten from your people, O Moses?
> [20.84] He said: They are here on my track and I hastened on to Thee, my Lord, that Thou mightest be pleased.
> [20.85] He said: So surely We have tried your people after you, and the Samiri has led them astray.
> [20.86] So Moses returned to his people wrathful, sorrowing. Said he: O my people! did not your Lord promise you a goodly promise: did then the time seem long to you, or did you wish that displeasure from your Lord should be due to you, so that you broke (your) promise to me?
> [20.87] They said: We did not break (our) promise to you of our own accord, but we were made to bear the burdens of the ornaments of the people, then we made a casting of them, and thus did the Samiri suggest.
> [20.88] So he brought forth for them a calf, a (mere) body, which had a mooing sound, so they said: This is your god and the god of Moses, but he forgot.
> [20.89] What! could they not see that it did not return to them a reply, and (that) it did not control any harm or benefit for them?
> [20.90] And certainly Haroun had said to them before: O my people! you are only tried by it, and surely your Lord is the Beneficent God, therefore follow me and obey my order.
> [20.91] They said: We will by no means cease to keep to its worship until Moses returns to us.
> [20.92] (Moses) said: O Haroun! what prevented you, when you saw them going astray,
> [20.93] So that you did not follow me? Did you then disobey my order?
> [20.94] He said: O son of my mother! seize me not by my beard nor by my head; surely I was afraid lest you should say: You have caused a division among the children of Israel and not waited for my word.
> [20.95] He said: What was then your object, O Samiri?
> [20.96] He said: I saw (Jibreel) what they did not see, so I took a handful (of the dust) from the footsteps of the messenger, then I threw it in the casting; thus did my soul commend to me
> [20.97] He said: Begone then, surely for you it will be in this life to say, Touch (me) not; and surely there is a threat for you, which shall not be made to fail to you, and look at your god to whose worship you kept (so long); we will certainly burn it, then we will certainly scatter it a (wide) scattering in the sea.
> [20.98] Your God is only Allah, there is no god but He; He comprehends all things in (His) knowledge.
> [20.99] Thus do We relate to you (some) of the news of what has gone before; and indeed We have given to you a Reminder from Ourselves.
> [20.100] Whoever turns aside from it, he shall surely bear a burden on the day of resurrection
> [20.101] Abiding in this (state), and evil will it be for them to bear on the day of resurrection;
> [20.102] On the day when the trumpet shall be blown, and We will gather the guilty, blue-eyed, on that day
> [20.103] They shall consult together secretly: You did tarry but ten (centuries).
> [20.104] We know best what they say, when the fairest of them in course would say: You tarried but a day.
> [20.105] And they ask you about the mountains. Say: My Lord will carry them away from the roots.
> [20.106] Then leave it a plain, smooth level
> [20.107] You shall not see therein any crookedness or unevenness.
> [20.108] On that day they shall follow the inviter, there is no crookedness in him, and the voices shall be low before the Beneficent God so that you shall not hear aught but a soft sound.
> [20.109] On that day shall no intercession avail except of him whom the Beneficent God allows and whose word He is pleased with.
> [20.110] He knows what is before them and what is behind them, while they do not comprehend it in knowledge.
> [20.111] And the faces shall be humbled before the Living, the Self-subsistent God, and he who bears iniquity is indeed a failure.
> [20.112] And whoever does good works and he is a believer, he shall have no fear of injustice nor of the withholding of his due.
> [20.113] And thus have We sent it down an Arabic Quran, and have distinctly set forth therein of threats that they may guard (against evil) or that it may produce a reminder for them.
> [20.114] Supremely exalted is therefore Allah, the King, the Truth, and do not make haste with the Quran before its revelation is made complete to you and say: O my Lord ! increase me in knowledge.
> [20.115] And certainly We gave a commandment to Adam before, but he forgot; and We did not find in him any determination.
> [20.116] And when We said to the angels: Make obeisance to Adam, they made obeisance, but Iblis (did it not); he refused.
> [20.117] So We said: O Adam! This is an enemy to you and to your wife; therefore let him not drive you both forth from the garden so that you should be unhappy;
> [20.118] Surely it is (ordained) for you that you shall not be hungry therein nor bare of clothing;
> [20.119] And that you shall not be thirsty therein nor shall you feel the heat of the sun.
> [20.120] But the Shaitan made an evil suggestion to him; he said: O Adam! Shall I guide you to the tree of immortality and a kingdom which decays not?
> [20.121] Then they both ate of it, so their evil inclinations became manifest to them, and they both began to cover themselves with leaves of the garden, and Adam disobeyed his Lord, so his life became evil (to him).
> [20.122] Then his Lord chose him, so He turned to him and guided (him).
> [20.123] He said: Get forth you two therefrom, all (of you), one of you (is) enemy to another. So there will surely come to you guidance from Me, then whoever follows My guidance, he shall not go astray nor be unhappy;
> [20.124] And whoever turns away from My reminder, his shall be a straitened life, and We will raise him on the day of resurrection, blind.
> [20.125] He shall say: My Lord! why hast Thou raised me blind and I was a seeing one indeed?
> [20.126] He will say: Even so, Our communications came to you but you neglected them; even thus shall you be forsaken this day.
> [20.127] And thus do We recompense him who is extravagant and does not believe in the communications of his Lord, and certainly the chastisement of the hereafter is severer and more
> [20.128] Does it not then direct them aright how many of the generations In whose dwelling-places they go about We destroyed before them? Most surely there are signs in this for those endowed with understanding.
> [20.129] And had there not been a word (that had) already gone forth from your Lord and an appointed term, it would surely have been made to cleave (to them).
> [20.130] Bear then patiently what they say, and glorify your Lord by the praising of Him before the rising of the sun and before its setting, and during hours of the night do also glorify (Him) and during parts of the day, that you may be well pleased
> [20.131] And do not stretch your eyes after that with which We have provided different classes of them, (of) the splendor of this world's life, that We may thereby try them; and the sustenance (given) by your Lord is better and more abiding.
> [20.132] And enjoin prayer on your followers, and steadily adhere to it; We do not ask you for subsistence; We do give you subsistence, and the (good) end is for guarding (against evil).
> [20.133] And they say: Why does he not bring to us a sign from his Lord? Has not there come to them a clear evidence of what is m the previous books?
> [20.134] And had We destroyed them with chastisement before this, they would certainly have said: O our Lord! why didst Thou not send to us an apostle, for then we should have followed Thy communications before that we met disgrace and shame.
> [20.135] Say: Every one (of us) is awaiting, therefore do await: So you will come to know who is the follower of the even path and who goes aright.
> The Spider
> In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
> [29.1] Alif Lam Mim.
> [29.2] Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, We believe, and not be tried?
> [29.3] And certainly We tried those before them, so Allah will certainly know those who are true and He will certainly know the liars.
> [29.4] Or do they who work evil think that they will escape Us? Evil is it that they judge!
> [29.5] Whoever hopes to meet Allah, the term appointed by Allah will then most surely come; and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
> [29.6] And whoever strives hard, he strives only for his own soul; most surely Allah is Self-sufficient, above (need of) the worlds.
> [29.7] And (as for) those who believe and do good, We will most certainly do away with their evil deeds and We will most certainly reward them the best of what they did.
> [29.8] And We have enjoined on man goodness to his parents, and if they contend with you that you should associate (others) with Me, of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them, to Me is your return, so I will inform you of what you did.
> [29.9] And (as for) those who believe and do good, We will most surely cause them to enter among the good.
> [29.10] And among men is he who says: We believe in Allah; but when he is persecuted in (the way of) Allah he thinks the persecution of men to be as the chastisement of Allah; and if there come assistance from your Lord, they would most certainly say: Surely we were with you. What! is not Allah the best knower of what is in the breasts of mankind.
> [29.11] And most certainly Allah will know those who believe and most certainly He will know the hypocrites.
> [29.12] And those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Follow our path and we will bear your wrongs. And never shall they be the bearers of any of their wrongs; most surely they are liars.
> [29.13] And most certainly they shall carry their own burdens, and other burdens with their own burdens, and most certainly they shall be questioned on the resurrection day as to what they forged.
> [29.14] And certainly We sent Nuh to his people, so he remained among them a thousand years save fifty years. And the deluge overtook them, while they were unjust.
> [29.15] So We delivered him and the inmates of the ark, and made it a sign to the nations.
> [29.16] And (We sent) Ibrahim, when he said to his people: Serve Allah and be careful of (your duty to) Him; this is best for you, if you did but know:
> [29.17] You only worship idols besides Allah and you create a lie surely they whom you serve besides Allah do not control for you any sustenance, therefore seek the sustenance from Allah and serve Him and be grateful to Him; to Him you shall be brought back.
> [29.18] And if you reject (the truth), nations before you did indeed reject (the truth); and nothing is incumbent on the apostle but a plain delivering (of the message).
> [29.19] What! do they not consider how Allah originates the creation, then reproduces it? Surely that is easy to Allah.
> [29.20] Say: Travel in the earth and see how He makes the first creation, then Allah creates the latter creation; surely Allah has power over all things.
> [29.21] He punishes whom He pleases and has mercy on whom He pleases, and to Him you shall be turned back.
> [29.22] And you shall not escape in the earth nor in the heaven, and you have neither a protector nor a helper besides Allah.
> [29.23] And (as to) those who disbelieve in the communications of Allah and His meeting, they have despaired of My mercy, and these it is that shall have a painful punishment.
> [29.24] So naught was the answer of his people except that they said: Slay him or burn him; then Allah delivered him from the fire; most surely there are signs in this for a people who believe.
> [29.25] And he said: You have only taken for yourselves idols besides Allah by way of friendship between you in this world's life, then on the resurrection day some of you shall deny others, and some of you shall curse others, and your abode is the fire, and you shall not have any helpers.
> [29.26] And Lut believed in Him, and he said: I am fleeing to my Lord, surely He is the Mighty, the Wise.
> [29.27] And We granted him Ishaq and Yaqoub, and caused the t prophethood and the book to remain in his seed, and We gave him his reward in this world, and in the hereafter he will most surely be among the good.
> [29.28] And (We sent) Lut when he said to his people: Most surely you are guilty of an indecency which none of the nations has ever done before you;
> [29.29] What! do you come to the males and commit robbery on the highway, and you commit evil deeds in your assemblies? But nothing was the answer of his people except that they said: Bring on us Allah's punishment, if you are one of the truthful.
> [29.30] He said: My Lord! help me against the mischievous people.
> [29.31] And when Our messengers came to Ibrahim with the good news, they said: Surely we are going to destroy the people of this town, for its people are unjust.
> [29.32] He said: Surely in it is Lut. They said: We know well who is in it; we shall certainly deliver him and his followers, except his wife; she shall be of those who remain behind.
> [29.33] And when Our messengers came to Lut he was grieved on account of them, and he felt powerless (to protect) them; and they said: Fear not, nor grieve; surely we will deliver you and your followers, except your wife; she shall be of those who remain behind.
> [29.34] Surely We will cause to come down upon the people of this town a punishment from heaven, because they transgressed.
> [29.35] And certainly We have left a clear sign of it for a people who understand.
> [29.36] And to Madyan (We sent) their brother Shuaib, so he said: O my people! serve Allah and fear the latter day and do not act corruptly in the land, making mischief.
> [29.37] But they rejected him, so a severe earthquake overtook them, and they became motionless bodies in their abode.
> [29.38] And (We destroyed) Ad and Samood, and from their dwellings (this) is apparent to you indeed; and the Shaitan made their deeds fair-seeming to them, so he kept them back from the path, though they were endowed with intelligence and skill,
> [29.39] And (We destroyed) Qaroun and Firon and Haman; and certainly Moses came to them with clear arguments, but they behaved haughtily in the land; yet they could not outstrip (Us).
> [29.40] So each We punished for his sin; of them was he on whom We sent down a violent storm, and of them was he whom the rumbling overtook, and of them was he whom We made to be swallowed up by the earth, and of them was he whom We drowned; and it did not beseem Allah that He should be unjust to them, but they were unjust to their own souls.
> [29.41] The parable of those who take guardians besides Allah is as the parable of the spider that makes for itself a house; and most surely the frailest of the houses is the spider's house did they but know.
> [29.42] Surely Allah knows whatever thing they call upon besides Him; and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
> [29.43] And (as for) these examples, We set them forth for men, and none understand them but the learned.
> [29.44] Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth; most surely there is a sign in this for the believers.
> [29.45] Recite that which has been revealed to you of the Book and keep up prayer; surely prayer keeps (one) away from indecency and evil, and certainly the remembrance of Allah is the greatest, and Allah knows what you do.
> [29.46] And do not dispute with the followers of the Book except by what is best, except those of them who act unjustly, and say: We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you, and our God and your God is One, and to Him do we submit.
> [29.47] And thus have We revealed the Book to you. So those whom We have given the Book believe in it, and of these there are those who believe in it, and none deny Our communications except the unbelievers.
> [29.48] And you did not recite before it any book, nor did you transcribe one with your right hand, for then could those who say untrue things have doubted.
> [29.49] Nay! these are clear communications in the breasts of those who are granted knowledge; and none deny Our communications except the unjust.
> [29.50] And they say: Why are not signs sent down upon him from his Lord? Say: The signs are only with Allah, and I am only a plain warner.
> [29.51] Is it not enough for them that We have revealed to you the Book which is recited to them? Most surely there is mercy in this and a reminder for a people who believe.
> [29.52] Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you; He knows what is in the heavens and the earth. And (as for) those who believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in Allah, these it is that are the losers.
> [29.53] And they ask you to hasten on the chastisement; and had not a term been appointed, the chastisement would certainly have come to them; and most certainly it will come to them all of a sudden while they will not perceive.
> [29.54] They ask you to hasten on the chastisement, and most surely hell encompasses the unbelievers;
> [29.55] On the day when the chastisement shall cover them from above them, and from beneath their feet; and He shall say: Taste what you did.
> [29.56] O My servants who believe! surely My earth is vast, therefore Me alone should you serve.
> [29.57] Every soul must taste of death, then to Us you shall be brought back.
> [29.58] And (as for) those who believe and do good, We will certainly give them abode in the high places in gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding therein; how good the reward of the workers:
> [29.59] Those who are patient, and on their Lord do they rely.
> [29.60] And how many a living creature that does not carry its sustenance: Allah sustains it and yourselves; and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
> [29.61] And if you ask them, Who created the heavens and the earth and made the sun and the moon subservient, they will certainly say, Allah. Whence are they then turned away?
> [29.62] Allah makes abundant the means of subsistence for whom He pleases of His servants, and straitens them for whom (He pleases) surely Allah is Cognizant of all things.
> [29.63] And if you ask them Who is it that sends down water from the clouds, then gives life to the earth with it after its death, they will certainly say, Allah. Say: All praise is due to Allah. Nay, most of them do not understand.
> [29.64] And this life of the world is nothing but a sport and a play; and as for the next abode, that most surely is the life-- did they but know!
> [29.65] So when they ride in the ships they call upon Allah, being sincerely obedient to Him, but when He brings them safe to the land, lo! they associate others (with Him);
> [29.66] Thus they become ungrateful for what We have given them, so that they may enjoy; but they shall soon know.
> [29.67] Do they not see that We have made a sacred territory secure, while men are carried off by force from around them? Will they still believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in the favour of Allah?
> [29.68] And who is more unjust than one who forges a lie against Allah, or gives the lie to the truth when it has come to him? Will not in hell be the abode of the unbelievers?
> [29.69] And (as for) those who strive hard for Us, We will most certainly guide them in Our ways; and Allah is most surely with the doers of good.
> The Thunder
> In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
> [13.1] Alif Lam Mim Ra. These are the verses of the Book; and that which is revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, but most people do not believe.
> [13.2] Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that you see, and He is firm in power and He made the sun and the moon subservient (to you); each one pursues its course to an appointed time; He regulates the affair, making clear the signs that you may be certain of meeting your Lord.
> [13.3] And He it is Who spread the earth and made in it firm mountains and rivers, and of all fruits He has made in it two kinds; He makes the night cover the day; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.
> [13.4] And in the earth there are tracts side by side and gardens of grapes and corn and palm trees having one root and (others) having distinct roots-- they are watered with one water, and We make some of them excel others in fruit; most surely there are signs in this for a people who understand.
> [13.5] And if you would wonder, then wondrous is their saying: What! when we are dust, shall we then certainly be in a new creation? These are they who disbelieve in their Lord, and these have chains on their necks, and they are the inmates of the fire; in it they shall abide.
> [13.6] And they ask you to hasten on the evil before the good, and indeed there have been exemplary punishments before them; and most surely your Lord is the Lord of forgiveness to people, notwithstanding their injustice; and most surely your Lord is severe in requiting (evil).
> [13.7] And those who disbelieve say: Why has not a sign been sent down upon him from his Lord? You are only a warner and (there is) a guide for every people.
> [13.8] Allah knows what every female bears, and that of which the wombs fall short of completion and that in which they increase; and there is a measure with Him of everything.
> [13.9] The knower of the unseen and the seen, the Great, the Most High.
> [13.10] Alike (to Him) among you is he who conceals (his) words and he who speaks them openly, and he who hides himself by night and (who) goes forth by day.
> [13.11] For his sake there are angels following one another, before him and behind him, who guard him by Allah's commandment; surely Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition; and when Allah intends evil to a people, there is no averting it, and besides Him they have no protector.
> [13.12] He it is Who shows you the lightning causing fear and hope and (Who) brings up the heavy cloud.
> [13.13] And the thunder declares His glory with His praise, and the angels too for awe of Him; and He sends the thunderbolts and smites with them whom He pleases, yet they dispute concerning Allah, and He is mighty in prowess.
> [13.14] To Him is due the true prayer; and those whom they pray to besides Allah give them no answer, but (they are) like one who stretches forth his two hands towards water that it may reach his mouth, but it will not reach it; and the prayer of the unbelievers is only in error.
> [13.15] And whoever is in the heavens and the earth makes obeisance to Allah only, willingly and unwillingly, and their shadows too at morn and eve.
> [13.16] Say: Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?-- Say: Allah. Say: Do you take then besides Him guardians who do not control any profit or harm for themselves? Say: Are the blind and the seeing alike? Or can the darkness and the light be equal? Or have they set up with Allah associates who have created creation like His, so that what is created became confused to them? Say: Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Supreme.
> [13.17] He sends down water from the cloud, then watercourses flow (with water) according to their measure, and the torrent bears along the swelling foam, and from what they melt in the fire for the sake of making ornaments or apparatus arises a scum like it; thus does Allah compare truth and falsehood; then as for the scum, it passes away as a worthless thing; and as for that which profits the people, it tarries in the earth; thus does Allah set forth parables.
> [13.18] For those who respond to their Lord is good; and (as for) those who do not respond to Him, had they all that is in the earth and the like thereof with it they would certainly offer it for a ransom. (As for) those, an evil reckoning shall be theirs and their abode is hell, and evil is the resting-place.
> [13.19] Is he then who knows that what has been revealed to you from your Lord is the truth like him who is blind? Only those possessed of understanding will mind,
> [13.20] Those who fulfil the promise of Allah and do not break the covenant,
> [13.21] And those who join that which Allah has bidden to be joined and have awe of their Lord and fear the evil reckoning.
> [13.22] And those who are constant, seeking the pleasure of their Lord, and keep up prayer and spend (benevolently) out of what We have given them secretly and openly and repel evil with good; as for those, they shall have the (happy) issue of the abode
> [13.23] The gardens of perpetual abode which they will enter along with those who do good from among their parents and their spouses and their offspring; and the angels will enter in upon them from every gate:
> [13.24] Peace be on you because you were constant, how excellent, is then, the issue of the abode.
> [13.25] And those who break the covenant of Allah after its confirmation and cut asunder that which Allah has ordered to be joined and make mischief in the land; (as for) those, upon them shall be curse and they shall have the evil (issue) of the abode.
> [13.26] Allah amplifies and straitens the means of subsistence for whom He pleases; and they rejoice in this world's life, and this world's life is nothing compared with the hereafter but a temporary enjoyment.
> [13.27] And those who disbelieve say: Why is not a sign sent down upon him by his Lord? Say: Surely Allah makes him who will go astray, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him).
> [13.28] Those who believe and whose hearts are set at rest by the remembrance of Allah; now surely by Allah's remembrance are the hearts set at rest.
> [13.29] (As for) those who believe and do good, a good final state shall be theirs and a goodly return.
> [13.30] And thus We have sent you among a nation before which other nations have passed away, that you might recite to them what We have revealed to you and (still) they deny the Beneficent God. Say: He is my Lord, there is no god but He; on Him do I rely and to Him is my return.
> [13.31] And even if there were a Quran with which the mountains were made to pass away, or the earth were travelled over with it, or the dead were made to speak thereby; nay! the commandment is wholly Allah's, Have not yet those who believe known that if Allah please He would certainly guide all the people? And (as for) those who disbelieve, there will not cease to afflict them because of what they do a repelling calamity, or it will alight close by their abodes, until the promise of Allah comes about; surely Allah will not fail in (His) promise.
> [13.32] And apostles before you were certainly mocked at, but I gave respite to those who disbelieved, then I destroyed them; how then was My requital (of evil)?
> [13.33] Is He then Who watches every soul as to what it earns? And yet they give associates to Allah! Say: Give them a name; nay, do you mean to inform Him of what He does not know in the earth, or (do you affirm this) by an outward saying? Rather, their plans are made to appear fair-seeming to those who disbelieve, and they are kept back from the path; and whom Allah makes err, he shall have no guide.
> [13.34] They shall have chastisement in this world's life, and the chastisement of the hereafter is certainly more grievous, and they shall have no protector against Allah.
> [13.35] A likeness of the garden which the righteous are promised; there now beneath it rivers, its food and shades are perpetual; this is the requital of those who guarded (against evil), and the requital of the unbelievers is the fire.
> [13.36] And those to whom We have given the Book rejoice in that which has been revealed to you, and of the confederates are some who deny a part of it. Say: I am only commanded that I should serve Allah and not associate anything with Him, to Him do I invite (you) and to Him is my return.
> [13.37] And thus have We revealed it, a true judgment in Arabic, and if you follow their low desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you shall not have against Allah any guardian or a protector.
> [13.38] And certainly We sent apostles before you and gave them wives and children, and it is not in (the power of) an apostle to bring a sign except by Allah's permission; for every term there is an appointment.
> [13.39] Allah makes to pass away and establishes what He pleases, and with Him is the basis of the Book.
> [13.40] And We will either let you see part of what We threaten them with or cause you to die, for only the delivery of the message is (incumbent) on you, while calling (them) to account is Our (business).
> [13.41] Do they not see that We are bringing destruction upon the land by curtailing it of its sides? And Allah pronounces a doom-- there is no repeller of His decree, and He is swift to take account.
> [13.42] And those before them did indeed make plans, but all planning is Allah's; He knows what every soul earns, and the unbelievers shall come to know for whom is the (better) issue of the abode.
> [13.43] And those who disbelieve say: You are not a messenger. Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you and whoever has knowledge of the Book.
> The Saba
> In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
> [34.1] (All) praise is due to Allah, Whose is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth, and to Him is due (all) praise in the hereafter; and He is the Wise, the Aware.
> [34.2] He knows that which goes down into the earth and that which comes out of it, and that which comes down from the heaven and that which goes up to it; and He is the Merciful, the Forgiving.
> [34.3] And those who disbelieve say: The hour shall not come upon us. Say: Yea! by my Lord, the Knower of the unseen, it shall certainly come upon you; not the weight of an atom becomes absent from Him, in the heavens or in the earth, and neither less than that nor greater, but (all) is in a clear book
> [34.4] That He may reward those who believe and do good; these it is for whom is forgiveness and an honorable sustenance.
> [34.5] And (as for) those who strive hard in opposing Our communications, these it is for whom is a painful chastisement of an evil kind.
> [34.6] And those to whom the knowledge has been given see that which has been revealed to you from your Lord, that is the truth, and it guides into the path of the Mighty, the Praised.
> [34.7] And those who disbelieve say: Shall we point out to you a man who informs you that when you are scattered the utmost scattering you shall then be most surely (raised) in (to) a new creation?
> [34.8] He has forged a lie against Allah or there is madness in him. Nay! those who do not believe in the hereafter are in torment and in great error.
> [34.9] Do they not then consider what is before them and what is behind them of the heaven and the earth? If We please We will make them disappear in the land or bring down upon them a portion from the heaven; most surely there is a sign in this for every servant turning (to Allah).
> [34.10] And certainly We gave to David excellence from Us: O mountains! sing praises with him, and the birds; and We made the iron pliant to him,
> [34.11] Saying: Make ample (coats of mail), and assign a time to the making of coats of mail and do good; surely I am Seeing what you do.
> [34.12] And (We made) the wind (subservient) to Soloman, which made a month's journey in the morning and a month's journey m the evening, and We made a fountain of molten copper to flow out for him, and of the jinn there were those who worked before him by the command of his Lord; and whoever turned aside from Our command from among them, We made him taste of the punishment of burning.
> [34.13] They made for him what he pleased of fortresses and images, and bowls (large) as watering-troughs and cooking-pots that will not move from their place; give thanks, O family of David! and very few of My servants are grateful.
> [34.14] But when We decreed death for him, naught showed them his death but a creature of the earth that ate away his staff; and when it fell down, the jinn came to know plainly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in abasing torment.
> [34.15] Certainly there was a sign for Saba in their abode; two gardens on the right and the left; eat of the sustenance of your Lord and give thanks to Him: a good land and a Forgiving Lord!
> [34.16] But they turned aside, so We sent upon them a torrent of which the rush could not be withstood, and in place of their two gardens We gave to them two gardens yielding bitter fruit and (growing) tamarisk and a few lote-trees.
> [34.17] This We requited them with because they disbelieved; and We do not punish any but the ungrateful.
> [34.18] And We made between them and the towns which We had blessed (other) towns to be easily seen, and We apportioned the journey therein: Travel through them nights and days, secure.
> [34.19] And they said: O our Lord! make spaces to be longer between our journeys; and they were unjust to themselves so We made them stories and scattered them with an utter scattering; most surely there are signs in this for every patient, grateful one
> [34.20] And certainly the Shaitan found true his conjecture concerning them, so they follow him, except a party of the believers.
> [34.21] And he has no authority over them, but that We may distinguish him who believes in the hereafter from him who is in doubt concerning it; and your Lord is the Preserver of all things
> [34.22] Say: Call upon those whom you assert besides Allah; they do not control the weight of an atom in the heavens or in the earth nor have they any partnership in either, nor has He among them any one to back (Him) up.
> [34.23] And intercession will not avail aught with Him save of him whom He permits. Until when fear shall be removed from their hearts, They shall say: What is it that your Lord said? They shall say: The truth. And He is the Most High, the Great.
> [34.24] Say: Who gives you the sustenance from the heavens and the earth? Say: Allah. And most surely we or you are on a right way or in manifest error
> [34.25] Say: You will not be questioned as to what we are guilty of, nor shall we be questioned as to what you do.
> [34.26] Say: Our Lord will gather us together, then will He judge between us with the truth; and He is the greatest Judge, the All-knowing.
> [34.27] Say: Show me those whom you have joined with Him as associates; by no means (can you do it). Nay! He is Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
> [34.28] And We have not sent you but to all the men as a bearer of good news and as a warner, but most men do not know.
> [34.29] And they say: When will this promise be (fulfilled) if you are truthful?
> [34.30] Say: You have the appointment of a day from which you cannot hold back any while, nor can you bring it on.
> [34.31] And those who disbelieve say: By no means will we believe in this Quran, nor in that which is before it; and could you see when the unjust shall be made to stand before their Lord, bandying words one with another! Those who were reckoned weak shall say to those who were proud: Had it not been for you we would certainly have been believers.
> [34.32] Those who were proud shall say to those who were deemed weak: Did we turn you away from the guidance after it had come to you? Nay, you (yourselves) were guilty
> [34.33] And those who were deemed weak shall say to those who were proud. Nay, (it was) planning by night and day when you told us to disbelieve in Allah and to set up likes with Him. And they shall conceal regret when they shall see the punishment; and We will put shackles on the necks of those who disbelieved; they shall not be requited but what they did.
> [34.34] And We never sent a warner to a town but those who led lives in ease in it said: We are surely disbelievers in what you are sent with.
> [34.35] And they say: We have more wealth and children, and we shall not be punished.
> [34.36] Say: Surely my Lord amplifies the means of subsistence for whom He pleases and straitens (for whom He pleases), but most men do not know.
> [34.37] And not your wealth nor your children, are the things which bring you near Us in station, but whoever believes and does good, these it is for whom is a double reward for what they do, and they shall be secure in the highest places.
> [34.38] And (as for) those who strive in opposing Our communications, they shall be caused to be brought to the chastisement.
> [34.39] Say: Surely my Lord amplifies the means of subsistence for whom He pleases of His servants and straitens (them) for whom (He pleases), and whatever thing you spend, He exceeds It m reward, and He is the best of Sustainers.
> [34.40] And on the day when He will gather them all together, then will He say to the angels: Did these worship you?
> [34.41] They shall say: Glory be to Thee! Thou art our Guardian, not they; nay! they worshipped the jinn; most of them were believers in them.
> [34.42] So on that day one of you shall not control profit or harm for another, and We will say to those who were unjust: Taste the chastisement of the fire which you called a lie.
> [34.43] And when Our clear communications are recited to them, they say: This is naught but a man who desires to turn you away from that which your fathers worshipped. And they say: This is naught but a lie that is forged. And those who disbelieve say of the truth when it comes to them: This is only clear enchantment.
> [34.44] And We have not given them any books which they read, nor did We send to them before you a warner.
> [34.45] And those before them rejected (the truth), and these have not yet attained a tenth of what We gave them, but they gave the lie to My apostles, then how was the manifestation of My disapproval?
> [34.46] Say: I exhort you only to one thing, that rise up for Allah's sake in twos and singly, then ponder: there is no madness in your fellow-citizen; he is only a warner to you before a severe chastisement.
> [34.47] Say: Whatever reward I have asked of you, that is only for yourselves; my reward is only with Allah, and He is a witness of all things.
> [34.48] Say: Surely my Lord utters the truth, the great Knower of the unseen.
> [34.49] Say: The truth has come, and the falsehood shall vanish and shall not come back.
> [34.50] Say: If I err, I err only against my own soul, and if I follow a right direction, it ?s because of what my Lord reveals to me; surely He is Hearing, Nigh.
> [34.51] And could you see when they shall become terrified, but (then) there shall be no escape and they shall be seized upon from a near place
> [34.52] And they shall say: We believe in it. And how shall the attaining (of faith) be possible to them from a distant place?
> [34.53] And they disbelieved in it before, and they utter conjectures with regard to the unseen from a distant place.
> [34.54] And a barrier shall be placed between them and that which they desire, as was done with the likes of them before: surely they are in a disquieting doubt.
> Ha Mim
> In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
> [41.1] Ha Mim!
> [41.2] A revelation from the Beneficent, the Merciful God:
> [41.3] A Book of which the verses are made plain, an Arabic Quran for a people who know:
> [41.4] A herald of good news and a warner, but most of them turn aside so they hear not.
> [41.5] And they say: Our hearts are under coverings from that to which you call us, and there is a heaviness in our ears, and a veil hangs between us and you, so work, we too are working.
> [41.6] Say: I am only a mortal like you; it is revealed to me that your God is one God, therefore follow the right way to Him and ask His forgiveness; and woe to the polytheists;
> [41.7] (To) those who do not give poor-rate and they are unbelievers in the hereafter.
> [41.8] (As for) those who believe and do good, they shall surely have a reward never to be cut off.
> [41.9] Say: What! do you indeed disbelieve in Him Who created the earth in two periods, and do you set up equals with Him? That is the Lord of the Worlds.
> [41.10] And He made in it mountains above its surface, and He blessed therein and made therein its foods, in four periods: alike for the seekers.
> [41.11] Then He directed Himself to the heaven and it is a vapor, so He said to it and to the earth: Come both, willingly or unwillingly. They both said: We come willingly.
> [41.12] So He ordained them seven heavens in two periods, and revealed in every heaven its affair; and We adorned the lower heaven with brilliant stars and (made it) to guard; that is the decree of the Mighty, the Knowing.
> [41.13] But if they turn aside, then say: I have warned you of a scourge like the scourge of Ad and Samood.
> [41.14] When their apostles came to them from before them and from behind them, saying, Serve nothing but Allah, they said: If our Lord had pleased He would certainly have sent down angels, so we are surely unbelievers in that with which you are sent.
> [41.15] Then as to Ad, they were unjustly proud in the land, and they said: Who is mightier in strength than we? Did they not see that Allah Who created them was mightier than they in strength, and they denied Our communications?
> [41.16] So We sent on them a furious wind in unlucky days, that We may make them taste the chastisement of abasement in this world's life; and certainly the chastisement of the hereafter is much more abasing, and they shall not be helped.
> [41.17] And as to Samood, We showed them the right way, but they chose error above guidance, so there overtook them the scourge of an abasing chastisement for what they earned.
> [41.18] And We delivered those who believed and guarded (against evil).
> [41.19] And on the day that the enemies of Allah shall be brought together to the fire, then they shall be formed into groups.
> [41.20] Until when they come to it, their ears and their eyes and their skins shall bear witness against them as to what they did.
> [41.21] And they shall say to their skins: Why have you borne witness against us? They shall say: Allah Who makes everything speak has made us speak, and He created you at first, and to Him you shall be brought back.
> [41.22] And you did not veil yourselves lest your ears and your eyes and your skins should bear witness against you, but you thought that Allah did not know most of what you did.
> [41.23] And that was your (evil) thought which you entertained about your Lord that has tumbled you down into perdition, so are you become of the lost ones.
> [41.24] Then if they will endure, still the fire is their abode, and if they ask for goodwill, then are they not of those who shall be granted goodwill.
> [41.25] And We have appointed for them comrades so they have made fair-seeming to them what is before them and what is behind them, and the word proved true against them-- among the nations of the jinn and the men that have passed away before them-- that they shall surely be losers.
> [41.26] And those who disbelieve say: Do not listen to this Quran and make noise therein, perhaps you may overcome.
> [41.27] Therefore We will most certainly make those who disbelieve taste a severe punishment, and We will most certainly reward them for the evil deeds they used to do.
> [41.28] That is the reward of the enemies of Allah-- the fire; for them therein shall be the house of long abiding; a reward for their denying Our communications.
> [41.29] And those who disbelieve will say: Our Lord! show us those who led us astray from among the jinn and the men that we may trample them under our feet so that they may be of the lowest.
> [41.30] (As for) those who say: Our Lord is Allah, then continue in the right way, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not, nor be grieved, and receive good news of the garden which you were promised.
> [41.31] We are your guardians in this world's life and in the hereafter, and you shall have therein what your souls desire and you shall have therein what you ask for:
> [41.32] A provision from the Forgiving, the Merciful.
> [41.33] And who speaks better than he who calls to Allah while he himself does good, and says: I am surely of those who submit?
> [41.34] And not alike are the good and the evil. Repel (evil) with what is best, when lo! he between whom and you was enmity would be as if he were a warm friend.
> [41.35] And none are made to receive it but those who are patient, and none are made to receive it but those who have a mighty good fortune.
> [41.36] And if an interference of the Shaitan should cause you mischief, seek refuge in Allah; surely He is the Hearing, the Knowing.
> [41.37] And among His signs are the night and the day and the sun and the moon; do not make obeisance to the sun nor to the moon; and make obeisance to Allah Who created them, if Him it is that you serve.
> [41.38] But if they are proud, yet those with your Lord glorify Him during the night and the day, and they are not tired.
> [41.39] And among His signs is this, that you see the earth still, but when We send down on it the water, it stirs and swells: most surely He Who gives it life is the Giver of life to the dead; surely He has power over all things.
> [41.40] Surely they who deviate from the right way concerning Our communications are not hidden from Us. What! is he then who is cast into the fire better, or he who comes safe on the day of resurrection? Do what you like, surely He sees what you do.
> [41.41] Surely those who disbelieve in the reminder when it comes to them, and most surely it is a Mighty Book:
> [41.42] Falsehood shall not come to it from before it nor from behind it; a revelation from the Wise, the Praised One.
> [41.43] Naught is said to you but what was said indeed to the apostles before you; surely your Lord is the Lord of forgiveness and the Lord of painful retribution.
> [41.44] And if We had made it a Quran in a foreign tongue, they would certainly have said: Why have not its communications been made clear? What! a foreign (tongue) and an Arabian! Say: It is to those who believe a guidance and a healing; and (as for) those who do not believe, there is a heaviness in their ears and it is obscure to them; these shall be called to from a far-off place.
> [41.45] And certainly We gave the Book to Moses, but it has been differed about, and had not a word already gone forth from your Lord, judgment would certainly have been given between them; and most surely they are in a disquieting doubt about it.
> [41.46] Whoever does good, it is for his own soul, and whoever does evil, it is against it; and your Lord is not in the least unjust to the servants.
> [41.47] To Him is referred the knowledge of the hour, and there come not forth any of the fruits from their coverings, nor does a female bear, nor does she give birth, but with His knowledge; and on the day when He shall call out to them, Where are (those whom you called) My associates? They shall say: We declare to Thee, none of us is a witness.
> [41.48] And away from them shall go what they called upon before, and they shall know for certain that there is no escape for them.
> [41.49] Man is never tired of praying for good, and if evil touch him, then he is despairing, hopeless.
> [41.50] And if We make him taste mercy from Us after distress that has touched him, he would most certainly say: This is of me, and I do not think the hour will come to pass, and if I am sent back to my Lord, I shall have with Him sure good; but We will most certainly inform those who disbelieved of what they did, and We will most certainly make them taste of hard chastisement.
> [41.51] And when We show favor to man, he turns aside and withdraws himself; and when evil touches him, he makes lengthy supplications.
> [41.52] Say: Tell me if it is from Allah; then you disbelieve in it, who is in greater error than he who is in a prolonged opposition?
> [41.53] We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and in their own souls, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?
> [41.54] Now surely they are in doubt as to the meeting of their Lord; now surely He encompasses all things.
> You are under the Judgement of the LORD GOD OF HOST for the sin of the sea of babies, abortion and infant sacrifice to the devil. You will burn in the presence of the HOLY Angels. The seals are opened. PREPARE FOR YOUR DESTRUCTION
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field.
> > Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough.
> > Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock.
> > Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
> > "The LORD will send upon you curses, confusion, and frustration, in all that you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and perish quickly, on account of the evil of your doings, because you have forsaken me.
> > The LORD will make the pestilence cleave to you until he has consumed you off the land which you are entering to take possession of it.
> > The LORD will smite you with consumption, and with fever, inflammation, and fiery heat, and with drought, and with blasting, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish.
> > And the heavens over your head shall be brass, and the earth under you shall be iron.
> > The LORD will make the rain of your land powder and dust; from heaven it shall come down upon you until you are destroyed.
> > "The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them; and you shall be a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
> > And your dead body shall be food for all birds of the air, and for the beasts of the earth; and there shall be no one to frighten them away.
> > The LORD will smite you with the boils of Egypt, and with the ulcers and the scurvy and the itch, of which you cannot be healed.
> > The LORD will smite you with madness and blindness and confusion of mind;
> > and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind grope in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways; and you shall be only oppressed and robbed continually, and there shall be no one to help you.
> > You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her; you shall build a house, and you shall not dwell in it; you shall plant a vineyard, and you shall not use the fruit of it.
> > Your ox shall be slain before your eyes, and you shall not eat of it; your ass shall be violently taken away before your face, and shall not be restored to you; your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and there shall be no one to help you.
> > Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, while your eyes look on and fail with longing for them all the day; and it shall not be in the power of your hand to prevent it.
> > A nation which you have not known shall eat up the fruit of your ground and of all your labors; and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually;
> > so that you shall be driven mad by the sight which your eyes shall see.
> > The LORD will smite you on the knees and on the legs with grievous boils of which you cannot be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head.
> > "The LORD will bring you, and your king whom you set over you, to a nation that neither you nor your fathers have known; and there you shall serve other gods, of wood and stone.
> > And you shall become a horror, a proverb, and a byword, among all the peoples where the LORD will lead you away.
> > You shall carry much seed into the field, and shall gather little in; for the locust shall consume it.
> > You shall plant vineyards and dress them, but you shall neither drink of the wine nor gather the grapes; for the worm shall eat them.
> > You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olives shall drop off.
> > You shall beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours; for they shall go into captivity.
> > All your trees and the fruit of your ground the locust shall possess.
> > The sojourner who is among you shall mount above you higher and higher; and you shall come down lower and lower.
> > He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.
> > All these curses shall come upon you and pursue you and overtake you, till you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you.
> > They shall be upon you as a sign and a wonder, and upon your descendants for ever.
> > "Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, by reason of the abundance of all things,
> > therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and in want of all things; and he will put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he has destroyed you.
> > The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you do not understand,
> > a nation of stern countenance, who shall not regard the person of the old or show favor to the young,
> >
> > 1Give ear, you heavens, and I will speak;
> > Let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
> > 32:2My doctrine shall drop as the rain;
> > My speech shall condense as the dew,
> > As the small rain on the tender grass,
> > As the showers on the herb.
> > 32:3For I will proclaim the name of Yahweh:
> > Ascribe greatness to our God.
> > 32:4The Rock, his work is perfect;
> > For all his ways are justice:
> > A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,
> > Just and right is he.
> > 32:5They have dealt corruptly with him, they are not his children, it is their blemish;
> > They are a perverse and crooked generation.
> > 32:6Do you thus requite Yahweh,
> > Foolish people and unwise?
> > Isn't he your father who has bought you?
> > He has made you, and established you.
> > 32:7Remember the days of old,
> > Consider the years of many generations:
> > Ask your father, and he will show you;
> > Your elders, and they will tell you.
> > 32:8When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance,
> > When he separated the children of men,
> > He set the bounds of the peoples
> > According to the number of the children of Israel.
> > 32:9For Yahweh's portion is his people;
> > Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
> > 32:10He found him in a desert land,
> > In the waste howling wilderness;
> > He compassed him about, he cared for him,
> > He kept him as the apple of his eye.
> > 32:11As an eagle that stirs up her nest,
> > That flutters over her young,
> > He spread abroad his wings, he took them,
> > He bore them on his feathers.
> > 32:12Yahweh alone did lead him,
> > There was no foreign god with him.
> > 32:13He made him ride on the high places of the earth,
> > He ate the increase of the field;
> > He made him to suck honey out of the rock,
> > Oil out of the flinty rock;
> > 32:14Butter of the herd, and milk of the flock,
> > With fat of lambs,
> > Rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats,
> > With the finest of the wheat;
> > Of the blood of the grape you drank wine.
> > 32:15But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked:
> > You have grown fat, you are grown thick, you are become sleek;
> > Then he forsook God who made him,
> > Lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
> > 32:16They moved him to jealousy with strange gods;
> > With abominations provoked they him to anger.
> > 32:17They sacrificed to demons, which were no God,
> > To gods that they didn't know,
> > To new gods that came up of late,
> > Which your fathers didn't dread.
> > 32:18Of the Rock that became your father, you are unmindful,
> > Have forgotten God who gave you birth.
> > 32:19Yahweh saw it, and abhorred them,
> > Because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters.
> > 32:20He said, I will hide my face from them,
> > I will see what their end shall be:
> > For they are a very perverse generation,
> > Children in whom is no faithfulness.
> > 32:21They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;
> > They have provoked me to anger with their vanities:
> > I will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people;
> > I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
> > 32:22For a fire is kindled in my anger,
> > Burns to the lowest Sheol,
> > Devours the earth with its increase,
> > Sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.
> > 32:23I will heap evils on them;
> > I will spend my arrows on them:
> > 32:24They shall be wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat
> > Bitter destruction;
> > The teeth of animals will I send on them,
> > With the poison of crawling things of the dust.
> > 32:25Outside shall the sword bereave,
> > In the chambers terror;
> > It shall destroy both young man and virgin,
> > The suckling with the man of gray hairs.
> > 32:26I said, I would scatter them afar,
> > I would make the memory of them to cease from among men;
> > 32:27Were it not that I feared the provocation of the enemy,
> > Lest their adversaries should judge amiss,
> > Lest they should say, Our hand is exalted,
> > Yahweh has not done all this.
> > 32:28For they are a nation void of counsel,
> > There is no understanding in them.
> > 32:29Oh that they were wise, that they understood this,
> > That they would consider their latter end!
> > 32:30How should one chase a thousand,
> > Two put ten thousand to flight,
> > Except their Rock had sold them,
> > Yahweh had delivered them up?
> > 32:31For their rock is not as our Rock,
> > Even our enemies themselves being judges.
> > 32:32For their vine is of the vine of Sodom,
> > Of the fields of Gomorrah:
> > Their grapes are grapes of gall,
> > Their clusters are bitter:
> > 32:33Their wine is the poison of serpents,
> > The cruel venom of asps.
> > 32:34Isn't this laid up in store with me,
> > Sealed up among my treasures?
> > 32:35Vengeance is mine, and recompense,
> > At the time when their foot shall slide:
> > For the day of their calamity is at hand,
> > The things that are to come on them shall make haste.
> > 32:36For Yahweh will judge his people,
> > Repent himself for his servants;
> > When he sees that their power is gone,
> > There is none remaining, shut up or left at large.
> > 32:37He will say, Where are their gods,
> > The rock in which they took refuge;
> > 32:38Which ate the fat of their sacrifices,
> > And drank the wine of their drink-offering?
> > Let them rise up and help you,
> > Let them be your protection.
> > 32:39See now that I, even I, am he,
> > There is no god with me:
> > I kill, and I make alive;
> > I wound, and I heal;
> > There is none who can deliver out of my hand.
> > 32:40For I lift up my hand to heaven,
> > And say, As I live forever,
> > 32:41If I whet my glittering sword,
> > My hand take hold on judgment;
> > I will render vengeance to my adversaries,
> > Will recompense those who hate me.
> > 32:42I will make my arrows drunk with blood,
> > My sword shall devour flesh;
> > With the blood of the slain and the captives,
> > From the head of the leaders of the enemy.
> > 32:43Rejoice, you nations, with his people:
> > For he will avenge the blood of his servants,
> > Will render vengeance to his adversaries,
> > Will make expiation for his land, for his people.
> >
> >
> >
> > 1: Draw near, O nations, to hear,
> > and hearken, O peoples!
> > Let the earth listen, and all that fills it;
> > the world, and all that comes from it.
> > 2:
> > For the LORD is enraged against all the nations,
> > and furious against all their host,
> > he has doomed them, has given them over for slaughter.
> > 3:
> > Their slain shall be cast out,
> > and the stench of their corpses shall rise;
> > the mountains shall flow with their blood.
> > 4:
> > All the host of heaven shall rot away,
> > and the skies roll up like a scroll.
> > All their host shall fall,
> > as leaves fall from the vine,
> > like leaves falling from the fig tree.
> > 5:
> > For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;
> > behold, it descends for judgment upon Earth,
> > upon the people I have doomed.
> > 6:
> > The LORD has a sword; it is sated with blood,
> > it is gorged with fat,
> > with the blood of lambs and goats,
> > with the fat of the kidneys of rams.
> > For the LORD has a sacrifice in America,
> > a great slaughter in the land of its allies.
> > 7:
> > Wild oxen shall fall with them,
> > and young steers with the mighty bulls.
> > Their land shall be soaked with blood,
> > and their soil made rich with fat.
> > 8:
> > For the LORD has a day of vengeance,
> > a year of recompense for the cause of Children.
> > 9:
> > And the streams of America shall be turned into pitch,
> > and her soil into brimstone;
> > her land shall become burning pitch.
> > 10:
> > Night and day it shall not be quenched;
> > its smoke shall go up for ever.
> > From generation to generation it shall lie waste;
> > none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
> > 11:
> > But the hawk and the porcupine shall possess it,
> > the owl and the raven shall dwell in it.
> > He shall stretch the line of confusion over it,
> > and the plummet of chaos over its nobles.
> > 12:
> > They shall name it No Kingdom There,
> > and all its princes shall be nothing.
> > 13:
> > Thorns shall grow over its strongholds,
> > nettles and thistles in its fortresses.
> > It shall be the haunt of jackals,
> > an abode for ostriches.
> > 14:
> > And wild beasts shall meet with hyenas,
> > the satyr shall cry to his fellow;
> > yea, there shall the night hag alight,
> > and find for herself a resting place.
> > 15:
> > There shall the owl nest and lay
> > and hatch and gather her young in her shadow;
> > yea, there shall the kites be gathered,
> > each one with her mate.
> > 16:
> > Seek and read from the book of the LORD:
> > Not one of these shall be missing;
> > none shall be without her mate.
> > For the mouth of the LORD has commanded,
> > and his Spirit has gathered them.
> > 17:
> > He has cast the lot for them,
> > his hand has portioned it out to them with the line;
> > they shall possess it for ever,
> > from generation to generation they shall dwell in it.
> >
> >
> > Come down and sit in the dust,
> > O virgin daughter of Babylon;
> > sit on the ground without a throne,
> > O daughter of the Chalde'ans!
> > For you shall no more be called
> > tender and delicate.
> > 2:
> > Take the millstones and grind meal,
> > put off your veil,
> > strip off your robe, uncover your legs,
> > pass through the rivers.
> > 3:
> > Your nakedness shall be uncovered,
> > and your shame shall be seen.
> > I will take vengeance,
> > and I will spare no man.
> > 4:
> > Our Redeemer -- the LORD of hosts is his name --
> > is the Holy One of Israel.
> > 5:
> > Sit in silence, and go into darkness,
> > O daughter of the Chalde'ans;
> > for you shall no more be called
> > the mistress of kingdoms.
> > 6:
> > I was angry with my people,
> > I profaned my heritage;
> > I gave them into your hand,
> > you showed them no mercy;
> > on the aged you made your yoke
> > exceedingly heavy.
> > 7:
> > You said, "I shall be mistress for ever,"
> > so that you did not lay these things to heart
> > or remember their end.
> > 8:
> > Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures,
> > who sit securely,
> > who say in your heart,
> > "I am, and there is no one besides me;
> > I shall not sit as a widow
> > or know the loss of children":
> > 9:
> > These two things shall come to you
> > in a moment, in one day;
> > the loss of children and widowhood
> > shall come upon you in full measure,
> > in spite of your many sorceries
> > and the great power of your enchantments.
> > 10:
> > You felt secure in your wickedness,
> > you said, "No one sees me";
> > your wisdom and your knowledge
> > led you astray,
> > and you said in your heart,
> > "I am, and there is no one besides me."
> > 11:
> > But evil shall come upon you,
> > for which you cannot atone;
> > disaster shall fall upon you,
> > which you will not be able to expiate;
> > and ruin shall come on you suddenly,
> > of which you know nothing.
> > 12:
> > Stand fast in your enchantments
> > and your many sorceries,
> > with which you have labored from your youth;
> > perhaps you may be able to succeed,
> > perhaps you may inspire terror.
> > 13:
> > You are wearied with your many counsels;
> > let them stand forth and save you,
> > those who divide the heavens,
> > who gaze at the stars,
> > who at the new moons predict
> > what shall befall you.
> > 14:
> > Behold, they are like stubble,
> > the fire consumes them;
> > they cannot deliver themselves
> > from the power of the flame.
> > No coal for warming oneself is this,
> > no fire to sit before!
> > 15:
> > Such to you are those with whom you have labored,
> > who have trafficked with you from your youth;
> > they wander about each in his own direction;
> > there is no one to save you.
> >
> >
> >


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