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al-Imran (The Family of Imran, The House of Imran)
as rendered by Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar

Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar rendition of Surah The Family of Imran, The House of Imran(al-Imran)
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3:1 Alif L[m M\m.
3:2 God! There is no god but He, The Living, The Eternal.
3:3 He sent down to thee the Book with The Truth, that which establishes as true what was before it. And He caused to descend the Torah and the Gospel
3:4 before this as a guidance for humanity. And He caused to descend the Criterion between right and wrong. Truly, those who were ungrateful for the signs of God, for them is a severe punishment. And God is Almighty, Possessor of Requital.
3:5 Truly, God, nothing is hidden from Him in or on the earth nor in heaven.
3:6 It is He Who forms you in the wombs how He wills. There is no god but He, Almighty, Wise.
3:7 It is He who caused the Book to descend to thee. In it are signs, ones that are definitive. They are the essence of the Book and others, ones that are unspecific. Then, those whose hearts are swerving, they follow what was unspecific in it, looking for dissent and looking for an interpretation, but none knows its interpretation but God. And the ones who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believed in it as all is from our Lord. And none recollects, but those imbued with intuition.
3:8 Our Lord! Cause our hearts not to swerve after Thou hadst guided us. And bestow on us mercy from that which proceeds from Thy Presence. Truly, Thou, Thou alone art The Giver.
3:9 Our Lord! Truly, Thou art One Who Gathers humanity on a Day in which there is no doubt in it. Truly, God breaks not His solemn declaration.
3:10 Truly, those who were ungrateful, it will not avail them—neither their wealth nor their children—against God at all. And those, they will be fuel for the fire,
3:11 in like manner of the people of Pharaoh and those who were before them. They denied Our signs so God took them because of their impiety. And God is Severe in repayment.
3:12 Say to those who were ungrateful: You will be vanquished and you will be assembled into hell. It will be a miserable Final Place.
3:13 Surely, there had been a sign for you in the two factions who met one another—one faction fights in the way of God and the other as ones who are ungrateful, whom they see twice the like of visibly in their eyes. And God confirms with His help whom He wills. Truly, in this is a lesson for those imbued with insight.
3:14 Made to appear pleasing to humanity was the cherishing of lust: From women and children and that which is heaped up heaps of gold and silver and horses, ones that are distinguished, and flocks and cultivation, that is the enjoyment of this present life, while God, with Him is the goodness of the Destination.
3:15 Say: Shall I tell you of better than that? For those who were Godfearing, with their Lord are Gardens beneath which rivers run. They are ones who will dwell in them forever with purified spouses and contentment from God. And God is Seeing His servants,
3:16 those who say: Our Lord! Truly, we believed, so forgive us our impieties and protect us from the punishment of the fire:
3:17 They are the ones who remain steadfast and the ones who are sincere and the ones who are morally obligated and the ones who spend in the way of God and the ones who ask for forgiveness at the breaking of day.
3:18 God bore witness that there is no god but He, as do the angels and those imbued with the knowledge, the ones who uphold equity. There is no god but He, The Almighty, The Wise.
3:19 Truly the way of life with God is submission to the One God. And at variance were those who were given the Book after what drew near them of the knowledge out of insolence among themselves. And whoever is ungrateful for the signs of God, then, truly, God is Swift in reckoning.
3:20 So if they argued with thee, then say: I submitted my face to God as have those who followed me. And say to those who were given the Book and to the unlettered: Have you submitted to God? If they submitted to God, then, surely, they were truly guided. And if they turned away, then, on thee is only delivering the message. And God is Seeing of His servants.
3:21 Truly, those who are ungrateful for the signs of God and kill the Prophets without right and kill those who command to equity from among humanity, then, give thou to them the good tidings of a painful punishment.
3:22 Those, those are they whose actions were fruitless in the present and the world to come. And for them there is no one who helps.
3:23 Hast thou not considered those who were given a share of the Book? They are called to the Book of God to give judgment between them. Again, a group of people among them turn away and they, they are ones who turn aside.
3:24 That is because they said: The fire will not touch us but for numbered days. And they were deluded in their way of life by what they had been devising.
3:25 How then will it be when We gathered them on a Day, there is no doubt in it? The account of every soul will be paid in full for what it earned and they, they will not be wronged?
3:26 Say: O God! The One Who is Sovereign of Dominion, Thou hast given dominion to whom Thou hast willed, and Thou hast torn away dominion from whom Thou hast willed. Thou hast rendered powerful whom Thou hast willed, and Thou hast abased whom Thou hast willed. In Thy hand is the good. Truly, Thou art Powerful over everything.
3:27 Thou hast caused the nighttime to be interposed into the daytime. And Thou hast caused the daytime to be interposed into the nighttime. And Thou hast brought out the living from the dead. And Thou hast brought out the dead from the living. Thou hast provided to whomever Thou hast willed without stinting.
3:28 Let not the ones who believe take to themselves the ones who are ungrateful for protectors instead of the ones who believe. And whoever accomplishes that is not with God in anything, unless it is because you are Godfearing that you are being cautious towards them. And God cautions you of Himself. And to God is the Homecoming.
3:29 Say: Whether you conceal what is in your breasts or show it, God knows it and He knows whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in and on the earth. And God is Powerful over everything.
3:30 A Day when every soul will find that which is brought forward of good and what it did of evil. It will wish that there be between this and between that a long space of time. God cautions you of Himself. And God is Gentle to the servants.
3:31 Say: If you had been loving God, then, follow me. And God will love you and forgive you your impieties. God is Forgiving, Compassionate.
3:32 Say: Obey God and the Messenger. Then, if they turned away, then, truly, God loves not the ones who are ungrateful.
3:33 Truly, God favored Adam and Noah and the people of Abraham and the people of Imran above all the worlds,
3:34 some of one another’s offspring. And God is The Hearing, The Knowing.
3:35 Mention when the woman of Imran said: My Lord! I vowed to Thee what is in my womb—that which is dedicated—so receive Thou this from me. Truly, Thou, Thou alone art The Hearing, The Knowing.
3:36 Then, when she brought forth she said: My Lord! Truly, I brought her forth, a female. And God is greater in knowledge of what she brought forth. And the male is not like the female. And, truly, I named her Mary. And, truly, I commend her to Thy protection and her offspring from the accursed Satan.
3:37 So her Lord received her with the very best acceptance. And her bringing forth caused the very best to develop in her. And Zechariah took charge of her. Whenever Zechariah entered upon her in her sanctuary, he found her with provision. He said: O Mary! From where is this for thee (f)? She said: This is from God. Truly, God provides to whom He wills without reckoning.
3:38 There Zechariah called to his Lord. He said: My Lord! Bestow on me good offspring from Thy Presence. Truly, Thou art hearing the supplication.
3:39 Then, the angels proclaimed to him while he was one who stands to invoke blessings in the sanctuary that God gives thee good tidings of Yahya—one who establishes the Word of God as true—a chief and concealer of secrets and a Prophet among the ones in accord with morality.
3:40 He said: My Lord! How is it I will have a boy while, surely, I reached old age and my woman is a barren woman. He said: Thus, God accomplishes what He wills.
3:41 He said: My Lord! Assign a sign for me. He said: Thy sign is that thou wilt not speak to humanity for three days but by gesture and remember thy Lord frequently, and glorify in the evening and early morning.
3:42 And mention when the angels said: O Mary! Truly, God favored thee (f), and purified thee (f), and favored thee (f) above women of the world.
3:43 O Mary! Be thou morally obligated to thy Lord and prostrate thyself (f) and bow down (f) with the ones who bow down.
3:44 That is tidings from the unseen We reveal to thee. And thou hadst not been present with them when they cast their pens as to which of them would take control of Mary, nor hadst thou been present with them when they strive against one another.
3:45 Mention when the angels said: O Mary! Truly, God gives thee (f) good tidings of a Word from Him. His name is the Messiah—Jesus son of Mary—well-esteemed in the present and the world to come and among the ones who are brought near.
3:46 And he will speak to humanity from the cradle and in manhood and be among the ones in accord with morality.
3:47 She said: My Lord! How is it I will be with child when no mortal touches me? He said: Thus, God creates whatever He wills. When He decreed a command, then, He only says to it: Be! Then, it is!
3:48 And He teaches him the Book and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel
3:49 to be a Messenger to the Children of Israel saying: Surely I drew near you with a sign from your Lord that I will create for you out of clay a likeness of a bird. Then, I breathe into it and it will become a bird with the permission of God. And I cure one who is blind from birth and the leper and give life to dead mortals with the permission of God. And I tell you what you eat and what you store up in your houses. Truly, in that is a sign for you if you had been ones who believe.
3:50 And I come with that which establishes as true what was before me of the Torah, and permit you some of what was forbidden to you. And I drew near you with a sign from your Lord. So be Godfearing of God and obey Me.
3:51 Truly, God is my Lord and your Lord so worship Him. This is a straight path.
3:52 And when Jesus became conscious of their ingratitude, he said: Who are my helpers for God? The disciples said: We will be helpers for God. We believed in God and bear thee witness that we are ones who submit to God.
3:53 Our Lord! We believed in what Thou hadst caused to descend. And we followed the Messenger so write us down with the ones who bear witness.
3:54 And they planned and God planned. And God is Best of the ones who plan.
3:55 Mention when God said: O Jesus! I will be One Who Gathers thee and One Who Elevates thee to Myself and One Who Purifies thee from those who were ungrateful, and One Who Makes those who followed thee above those who were ungrateful until the Day of Resurrection. Again, you will return to Me. Then, I will give judgment between you about what you had been at variance in it.
3:56 So as for those who were ungrateful, then, I will punish them with a severe punishment in the present and the world to come. And for them there is no one who helps.
3:57 And to those who believed and did as the ones in accord with morality, We will pay them their account with full compensation. And God loves not the ones who are unjust.
3:58 These We recount to thee are of the signs and the wise remembrance.
3:59 Truly the parable of Jesus with God is like the parable of Adam. He created him from earth dust. Again, He said to him: Be! Then, he is!
3:60 The Truth is from thy Lord, so be not of the ones who contest.
3:61 Then, to whoever argued with thee about it after what drew near thee of the knowledge, say: Approach now! Let us call to our children and your children and our women and your women and ourselves and yourselves. Again we will humbly supplicate, and we lay the curse of God on the ones who lie.
3:62 This is, truly, a narrative of The Truth. And there is no god but God. And, truly, God, He is The Almighty, The Wise.
3:63 Then, truly, if they turned away, then, truly, God is Knowing of the ones who make corruption.
3:64 Say: O People of the Book! Approach now to a word common between us and between you that we worship none but God and ascribe nothing as partners with Him, that none of us take others to ourselves as lords besides God. And if they turned away, then, say: Bear witness that we are ones who submit to God.
3:65 O People of the Book! Why argue with one another about Abraham while neither was the Torah caused to descend nor the Gospel until after him. Will you not, then, be reasonable?
3:66 Lo, behold! You are these who argued with one another about what you have some knowledge. Why, then, argue with one another about what is with you when you have no knowledge? And God knows and you know not.
3:67 Abraham had been neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he had been a monotheist, one who submits to God. He had not been among the ones who were polytheists.
3:68 Truly, of humanity closest to Abraham are those who followed him and this Prophet and those who believed. And God is Protector of the ones who believe.
3:69 A section of the People of the Book wished that they cause you to go astray. And they cause none to go astray, but themselves, and they are not aware.
3:70 O People of the Book! Why be ungrateful for the signs of God while you bear witness?
3:71 O People of the Book! Why confuse you The Truth with falsehood, and keep back The Truth while you know?
3:72 And a section of the People of the Book said: Believe in what was caused to descend to those who believed at the beginning of the daytime. Disbelieve at the last of the day so that perhaps they will return to disbelief.
3:73 And believe none, but one who heeded your way of life. Say: Truly guidance is The Guidance from God and believe not that anyone be given the like of what you were given, so that he argue with you before your Lord. Say: Truly, the grace is in the hand of God. He gives it to whomever He wills. And God is One Who is Extensive, Knowing.
3:74 He singles out for His mercy whom He wills. And God is Possessor of Sublime Grace.
3:75 And among the People of the Book is he who, if thou hast entrusted him with a hundredweight, he would give it back to thee. And among them is he who, if thou hast entrusted him with a dinar, he would not give it back to thee unless thou hadst continued as one who stands over him. That is because they said: There is no way of moral duty on us as to the unlettered. And they are lying against God while they, they know.
3:76 Yea! Whoever lived up to his compact and was Godfearing, then, truly, God loves the ones who are Godfearing.
3:77 Truly, those who exchange the compact of God and their sworn oaths for a little price, those, there is no apportionment for them in the world to come. And God will neither speak to them, nor look on them on the Day of Resurrection nor will He make them pure. And for them is a painful punishment.
3:78 And, truly, among them is a group of people who distort their tongues with the Book so that you assume it is from the Book, although it is not from the Book. And they say: It is from God, although it is not from God. And they say a lie against God while they know.
3:79 It had not been for a mortal that God should give him the Book and critical judgment and the prophethood and, again, he say to humanity: Be you servants of me instead of God! Rather, he would say: Be you masters, because you had been teaching the Book and because you had been studying it.
3:80 Nor would He command you to take to yourselves the angels and the Prophets as lords. Would He command you to ingratitude after you are ones who submit to God?
3:81 And mention when God took a solemn promise from the Prophets: Whatever I gave you of the Book and wisdom, again, if a Messenger drew near you with that which establishes as true what is with you, you will believe in him and you will help him. He said: Are you in accord? And will you take on My severe test? They said: We are in accord. He said: Then, bear witness and I am with you among the ones who bear witness.
3:82 Then, whoever turned away after this, then, those, they are the ones who disobey.
3:83 Desire they other than the way of life of God while to Him submitted whatever is in the heavens and the earth willingly or unwillingly and they are returned to Him?
3:84 Say: We believed in God and what was caused to descend to us and what was caused to descend to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Tribes and what was given to Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We separate and divide not between anyone of them and we are ones who submit to Him.
3:85 And whoever be looking for a way of life other than submission to God, it will never be accepted from him. And he, in the world to come, will be among the ones who are losers.
3:86 How will God guide a folk who disbelieved after their belief? And they bore witness to The Truth of the Messenger after the clear portents drew near them. And God guides not the unjust folk.
3:87 Those, their recompense is that the curse of God is on them and of the angels and of humanity, one and all,
3:88 ones who will dwell with it forever. Neither will the punishment be lightened from them, nor will they be given respite.
3:89 But those who repented after that and made things right, then, truly, God is Forgiving, Compassionate.
3:90 Truly, those who disbelieved after their belief, again, added to their disbelief. Their remorse will never be accepted. Those, they are the ones who go astray.
3:91 Truly, those who were ungrateful and died when they were ones who are ungrateful, it will not be accepted from anyone of them the earth full of gold, even if he offered it as ransom. Those, for them, is a painful punishment, and for them there is no one who helps.
3:92 You will never attain virtuous conduct until you spend of what you love. And whatever thing you spend, truly, God is Knowing of it.
3:93 All food had been allowed to the Children of Israel, but what Israel, Jacob, forbade to himself before the Torah is sent down. Say: Then, approach with the Torah and recount it if you had been ones who are sincere.
3:94 Then, whoever devised lies against God after that then, those, they are the ones who are unjust.
3:95 Say: God was Sincere, so follow the creed of Abraham—a monotheist—and he had not been among the ones who are polytheists.
3:96 Truly, the first House set in place for humanity was that which is at Bekka, that which is blessed, and a guidance for the worlds.
3:97 In it are clear portents, signs, the Station of Abraham. And whoever entered it had been one who is safe. And to God is a duty on humanity of pilgrimage to the House in Makkah for whoever was able to travel the way to it. And whoever was ungrateful, then truly God is Independent of the worlds.
3:98 Say: O People of the Book! Why be ungrateful for the signs of God? And God is Witness over what you do.
3:99 Say: O People of the Book! Why bar you from the way of God he who believed, desiring crookedness when you are witnesses? God is not One Who is Heedless of what you do.
3:100 O those who believed! If you obey a group of people of those who were given the Book, they will repel you after your belief turning you into ones who are ungrateful.
3:101 And how would you be ungrateful when the signs of God are recounted to you, and His Messenger is among you? And whoever cleaves firmly to God was, then, surely guided to a straight path.
3:102 O those who believed! Be Godfearing of God as it is His right that He be feared. And die not but that you be ones who submit to the One God.
3:103 And cleave firmly to the rope of God altogether and be not split up. And remember the divine blessing of God on you when you had been enemies. Then, He brought your hearts together. You became brothers/sisters by His divine blessing. You had been on the brink of an abyss of the fire and He saved you from it. Thus, God makes manifest to you His signs so that perhaps you will be truly guided.
3:104 And let there be a community from among you who calls to good and commands to that which is honorable and prohibits that which is unlawful. And those, they are the ones who prosper.
3:105 And be not like those who split up and were at variance after the clear portents drew near them. And those, for them is a tremendous punishment
3:106 on a Day when faces will brighten and faces will cloud over. As for those whose faces cloud over: Disbelieve you after your belief? Then experience the punishment for what you had been ungrateful.
3:107 And as for those whose faces brightened, they are in the mercy of God. They, ones who will dwell in it forever.
3:108 These are the signs of God. We recount them to thee in Truth. And God wants not injustice in the worlds.
3:109 And to God belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in and on the earth. To God all commands are returned.
3:110 You had been the best community that was brought out for humanity. You command to that which is honorable and prohibit that which is unlawful and believe in God. And if the People of the Book believed, it would have been better for them. Some of them are the ones who believe, but most of them are the ones who disobey.
3:111 They will never injure you but are an annoyance. And if they fight you, they will turn their backs on you. Again, they will not be helped.
3:112 Abasement was stamped on them wherever they were come upon—but those with a rope to God and a rope to humanity—and they drew the burden of anger from God and wretchedness was stamped on them. That is because they had been ungrateful for the signs of God and kill the Prophets without right. That is because they rebelled and had been exceeding the limits.
3:113 They are not all the same. Among the People of the Book is a community of ones who are upstanding. They recount the signs of God in the night watch of the night and they, they prostrate themselves.
3:114 They believe in God and the Last Day and they command that which is honorable and prohibit that which is unlawful and they compete with one another in good deeds. Those are among the ones in accord with morality.
3:115 And whatever of good they accomplish will never go unappreciated. And God is Knowing of the ones who are Godfearing.
3:116 Truly, those who were ungrateful never will avail them their wealth nor their children against God at all. And those will be the Companions of the Fire. They are ones who will dwell in it forever.
3:117 The parable of what they spend in this present life is like the parable of a freezing wind in it that lit on the cultivation of the folk who did wrong themselves and caused it to perish. And God did not wrong them, but they do wrong themselves.
3:118 O those who believed! Take not to yourselves as close friends other than yourselves. They stop at nothing to ruin you. They wished that misfortune would fall on you. Surely, their hatred showed itself from their mouths and what their breasts conceal is greater. Surely, We made manifest to you the signs if you had been reasonable.
3:119 Lo, behold! You are those imbued with love for them, but they love you not. And you believed in the Book, all of it. And when they met you, they said: We believe. But when they went privately, they bit the tips of their fingers at you in rage. Say: Die in your rage. Truly God is Knowing of what is within the breasts.
3:120 If benevolence touches you, it raises anger in them, but if an evil deed lights on you, they are glad about it. But if you endure patiently and are Godfearing, their cunning will not injure you at all. Truly, God is One Who Encloses what they do.
3:121 And when thou hadst set forth in the early morning from thy family to place the ones who believe at their positions for fighting, God is Hearing, Knowing.
3:122 Mention when two sections are about to lose heart among you although God was their Protector. And let the ones who believe put their trust in God.
3:123 And, certainly, God helped you at Badr while you were humiliated in spirit. So be Godfearing of God so that perhaps you will give thanks.
3:124 Mention when thou hast said to the ones who believe: Suffices you not that your Lord will reinforce you with three thousand among the angels? Ones who are caused to descend,
3:125 yea! if you endure patiently and are Godfearing? And if they approach you instantly here, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels—ones who are sweeping on.
3:126 And God made it but as good tidings to you so that with it your hearts will be at rest. And there is no help, but from God, The Almighty, The Wise,
3:127 for He will sever a selection of those who were ungrateful or suppress them so they turn about as ones who are frustrated.
3:128 It is none of thy affair at all if He turns to them in forgiveness or He punishes them, for, truly, they are ones who are unjust.
3:129 And to God belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in and on the earth. He forgives whom He wills and punishes whom He wills. And God is Forgiving, Compassionate.
3:130 O those who believed! Consume not usury—that which is doubled and redoubled—and be Godfearing of God so that perhaps you will prosper.
3:131 And be Godfearing of the fire that was prepared for the ones who are ungrateful.
3:132 And obey God and the Messenger so that perhaps you will find mercy.
3:133 And compete with one another for forgiveness from your Lord and for a Garden whose depth is as the heavens and the earth that was prepared for the ones who are Godfearing,
3:134 those who spend in gladness and tribulation and the ones who choke their rage and the ones who pardon humanity. And God loves the ones who are doers of good.
3:135 And those who, when they committed an indecency or did wrong to themselves, they remembered God. Then, they asked for forgiveness for their impieties. And who forgives impieties but God? And persist not in what impiety they committed while they know.
3:136 Those, their recompense is forgiveness from their Lord and Gardens beneath which rivers run, ones who will dwell in them forever. And how bountiful is the compensation for the ones who work!
3:137 Customs passed away before you. So journey through the earth; then, look on how had been the Ultimate End of the ones who deny.
3:138 This is a clear explanation for humanity, a guidance and an admonishment for the ones who are Godfearing.
3:139 And be not feeble nor feel remorse. And you will be among the lofty, if you had been ones who believe.
3:140 If a wound afflicts you, surely, a wound afflicted the folk similar to that. And these are the days We rotate among humanity so that God knows those who believed and takes witnesses to Himself from among you—and God loves not the ones who are unjust—
3:141 and so that God may prove those who believed and eliminate the ones who are ungrateful.
3:142 Or assumed you that you would enter the Garden while God knows not those who struggled among you and knows the ones who remain steadfast?
3:143 And, certainly, you had been coveting death before you were to meet it. Then, surely, you saw and look on it.
3:144 And Muhammad is only a Messenger. Surely, Messengers passed away before him. Then, if he died or be slain, will you turn about on your heels? And he who turns about on his heels will not injure God at all. And God will give recompense to the ones who are thankful.
3:145 It had not been for any soul to die, but with the permission of God. Prescribed is that which is appointed. And whoever wants a reward for good deeds in the present, We will give him that. And whoever wants a reward for good deeds in the world to come We will give him that. And We will give recompense to the ones who are thankful.
3:146 And how many a Prophet whom, along with him, many thousands fought, but none lost confidence with what lit on them in the way of God, nor were they weakened nor were they to give in. And God loves the ones who remain steadfast.
3:147 And their saying had been only that they said: Our Lord! Forgive us our impieties and our excessiveness in our affairs. And make our feet firm and help us against the folk, the ones who are ungrateful.
3:148 So God gave them a reward for good deeds in the present and the goodness of reward for good deeds in the world to come. And God loves the ones who are doers of good.
3:149 O those who believed! If you obey those who were ungrateful, they will repel you back on your heels and you will turn about—ones who are losers.
3:150 Nay! God is your Defender and He is Best of the ones who help.
3:151 We will cast into the hearts of those who were ungrateful, alarm, because they ascribed partners with God. And He sends not down for it authority. And their place of shelter will be the fire. And miserable will be the place of lodging of the ones who are unjust.
3:152 And, certainly, God was sincere to you in His promise when you blasted the enemy with His permission until you lost heart and you contended with one another about the command and you rebelled after He caused you to see what you longed for in the spoils of war. Among you are some who want the present and among you are some who want the world to come. Again, He turned you away from them that He test you and, certainly, He pardoned you. And God is Possessor of Grace for the ones who believe.
3:153 When you mount up, not attentive to anyone and the Messenger calls you from your rear, then, He repaid you, lament for lament, so that you neither feel remorse for what slipped away from you, nor for what lit on you. And God is Aware of what you do.
3:154 Again, He caused to descend safety for you after lament. Sleepiness overcomes a section of you while a section caused themselves grief thinking of God without right, a thought out of the Age of Ignorance. They say: Have we any part in the command? Say: Truly, the command is entirely from God. They conceal within themselves what they show not to thee. They say: If there had been for us any part in the command, we would not be killed here. Say: Even if you had been in your houses, those would have departed—whom it was prescribed they be slain—for the Final Place of sleeping, so that God tests what is in your breasts and He proves what is in your hearts. And God is Knowing of what is in the breasts.
3:155 Truly, those of you who turned away on a day two multitudes met one another, only Satan caused them to slip back for some of what they earned. And, certainly, God pardoned them. Truly God is Forgiving, Forbearing.
3:156 O those who believed! Be not like those who were ungrateful and said about their brothers when they traveled through the earth or had been ones who are combatants: If they had been with us, neither would they have died, nor would they have been slain, so that God makes this a cause of regret in their hearts. And God gives life and causes to die. And God is Seeing of what you do.
3:157 And if you were slain in the way of God or died, certainly, forgiveness and mercy from God are better than what they gather in the present.
3:158 And if you died or were slain, it is, certainly, to God you will be assembled.
3:159 And it is by the mercy of God thou wert gentle with them. And if thou hadst been hard, harsh of heart, they would have broken away from around thee. So pardon them and ask for forgiveness for them. And take counsel with them in the affair. But when thou art resolved, then, put thy trust in God. Truly, God loves the ones who put their trust in Him.
3:160 If God helps you, then none will be one who is a victor over you. And if He withdraws His help from you, then, who is there who helps you after Him? And in God put their trust the ones who believe.
3:161 It had not been for a Prophet that he defraud. And whoever defrauds, what he defrauded will approach him on the Day of Resurrection. Again, the account will be paid in full of every soul for what he earned and they will not be wronged.
3:162 So, then, is he who followed the contentment of God like he who drew the burden of the displeasure of God and whose place of shelter will be hell? And miserable will be the Homecoming!
3:163 They have degrees with God. And God is Seeing of what they do.
3:164 Certainly, God showed grace to the ones who believe when he raised up among them a Messenger from themselves who recounts His signs to them and makes them pure and teaches them the Book and wisdom. And, truly, before that they had been, certainly, clearly wandering astray.
3:165 And why, when an affliction lit on you, surely, you lit two times its like on them. Say: Where is this from? Say: It is from yourselves. Truly, God is Powerful over everything.
3:166 And what lit on you on a day when the two multitudes met one another was with the permission of God that He would know the ones who believe
3:167 and He would know those who were hypocrites. It was said to them: Approach now! Fight in the way of God or drive back. They said: If we would have known there would be fighting, we would, certainly, have followed you. They were nearer to disbelief on that day than to belief. They say with their mouths what is not in their hearts. And God is greater in knowledge of what they keep back.
3:168 Those who said to their brothers while they sat back: If they obeyed us, they would not have been slain. Say: Then, drive off death from yourselves, if you had been ones who are sincere.
3:169 And assume not those who were slain in the way of God to be lifeless. Nay! They are living with their Lord. They are provided for,
3:170 glad for what God gave them of His grace. And rejoice at the good tidings for those who have not yet joined them from behind them. There will be neither fear in them, nor will they feel remorse.
3:171 They rejoice at the good tidings of the divine blessing from God and His grace and that God will not waste the compensation of the ones who believe,
3:172 those who responded to God and the Messenger after wounds lit on them. For those of them who did good among them and were Godfearing, there is a sublime compensation.
3:173 Those to whom humanity said: Truly, humanity has gathered against you, so dread them, but it increased them in belief and they said: God is enough for us. And how excellent is He, The Trustee.
3:174 So they turned about with divine blessing from God and grace and evil afflicts them not and they followed the contentment of God and God is Possessor of Sublime Grace.
3:175 It is only Satan who frightens you with his protectors. So fear them not, but fear Me if you had been ones who believe.
3:176 And let not those who compete with one another in ingratitude dishearten thee. Truly, they will never injure God at all. God wants to assign no allotment for them in the world to come and for them is a tremendous punishment.
3:177 Truly, those who bought ingratitude at the price of belief will never injure God at all. And for them will be a painful punishment.
3:178 And those who were ungrateful should not assume that the indulgence We grant to them is better for them. We only grant indulgence to them so that they add sin! And for them is a despised punishment.
3:179 God had not been forsaking the ones who believe to what you are in until He differentiates the bad from what is good. And God will not inform about the unseen, but God elects from His Messengers whom He wills. So believe in God and His Messengers. And if you believe and are Godfearing, then, for you there is a sublime compensation.
3:180 And assume not those who are misers that what God gave them of His grace is better for them. Nay! It is worse for them. To be hung around their necks will be what they were misers with on the Day of Resurrection. And to God belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. And God is Aware of what you do.
3:181 Certainly, God heard the saying of those who said: Truly, God is poor and we are rich.• We will write down what they said and their killing of the Prophets without right. And We will say: Experience the punishment of the burning!
3:182 That is for what your hands put forward and that God is not unjust to His servants.
3:183 To those who said: Truly, God made a compact with us that we believe not in a Messenger until He approaches with a sacrifice to be consumed by the fire, say: Surely, Messengers brought about to you before me the clear portents and even of what you spoke. Then, why have you killed them if you had been ones who are sincere?
3:184 Then if they denied thee, surely, Messengers before thee were denied who drew near with the clear portents and the Psalms and the illuminating Book.
3:185 Every soul is one that experiences death. Your account will be paid with full compensation on the Day of Resurrection. Then, whoever was drawn away from the fire and was caused to enter the Garden, surely, won a triumph. And what is this present life but the delusion of enjoyment?
3:186 You will, certainly, be tried with your wealth and yourselves and you will, certainly, hear much annoyance from those who were given the Book before you and from those who ascribed partners with God. And if you endure patiently and are Godfearing, then, truly, that is of the commands to constancy.
3:187 And when God took a solemn promise from those who were given the Book: You will make it manifest to humanity and keep it not back. Yet they repudiated it behind their backs and exchange it for a little price. And miserable will be what they buy!
3:188 Assume not that those who are glad for what they brought and who love to be praised for what they accomplish not, assume not, then, that they will be kept safe from the punishment. And for them, a painful punishment.
3:189 To God belongs the dominion of the heavens and of the earth. And God is Powerful over everything.
3:190 Truly, in the creation of the heavens and of the earth and the alteration of nighttime and daytime there are signs for those imbued with intuition,
3:191 those who remember God while upright and sitting and on their sides and they reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: Our Lord! Thou hadst not created this in vain. Glory be to Thee! Then, protect us from the punishment of the fire.
3:192 Our Lord! Whomever Thou hast caused to enter the fire, surely, Thou hadst covered him with shame and there will not be for the ones who are unjust any helpers.
3:193 Our Lord! Truly, we heard one who calls out, cries out for belief: Believe in your Lord! So we believed. Our Lord! So forgive Thou our impieties and absolve us of our evil deeds and gather us to Thee with the pious.
3:194 Our Lord! Give us what Thou hadst promised us through Thy Messengers and cover us not with shame on the Day of Resurrection. Truly, Thou wilt not break Thy solemn declaration.
3:195 And their Lord responded to them: I waste not the actions of ones who work among you from male or female. Each one of you is from the other. So those who emigrated and were driven out from their abodes and were maligned on My way and who fought and were slain, I will, certainly, absolve them of their evil deeds. And I will, certainly, cause them to enter into Gardens beneath which rivers run, a reward for good deeds from God. And God, with Him is the goodness of rewards for good deeds.
3:196 Let not the going to and fro delude thee of those who were ungrateful in the land
3:197 —a little enjoyment—again, their place of shelter will be hell. And it will be a miserable Final Place.
3:198 But those who were Godfearing of their Lord, for them will be Gardens beneath which rivers run, ones who will dwell in them forever, a hospitality from God. And what is with God is best for the pious.
3:199 And, truly, among the People of the Book are those who believe in God and what was caused to descend to you and what was caused to descend to them, ones who are humble toward God. They exchange not the signs of God for a little price. Those, for them, their compensation is with their Lord. And, truly, God is Swift in reckoning.
3:200 O those who believed! Excel in patience and be steadfast. And be Godfearing of God so that perhaps you will prosper.


   


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