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an-Nahl (The Bee)
as rendered by [The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition)
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[The Monotheist Group] (2011 Edition) rendition of Surah The Bee(an-Nahl)
16:1 God's command will come, so do not hasten it. Glorified is He and High above the partners they have set up
16:2 He sends down the Angels with the Spirit by His command upon whom He wishes of His servants: "That you shall warn that there is no god but I, so be aware of Me."
16:3 He created the heavens and the Earth with the truth. He is High above the partners they have set up
16:4 He created man from a seed, but then he becomes clearly in opposition
16:5 And the livestock He created them for you, in them is warmth and benefits, and from them you eat
16:6 And for you in them is beauty, when you relax and when you travel
16:7 And they carry your loads to a place you would not have been able to reach except with great strain. Your Lord is Compassionate, Merciful
16:8 And the horses, and mules, and donkeys, that you may ride them and as an adornment. And He creates what you do not know
16:9 And to God shall be the path, but some are mislead. And if He wished, He could have guided you all
16:10 He is the One who sent down water from the sky for you, from it you drink, and from it emerge the trees that you wander around in
16:11 He brings forth with it vegetation and olives and palm trees and grapes and from all the fruits. In that are signs for a people who think
16:12 And He committed for you the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, and the stars are committed by His command. In that are signs for a people who comprehend
16:13 And what He has placed for you on Earth in various colors. In that are signs for a people who remember
16:14 And He is the One who committed the sea, that you may eat from it a tender meat, and that you may extract from it pearls that you wear. And you see the ships flowing through it, so that you may seek from His bounty, and that you may be thankful
16:15 And He has cast into the Earth stabilizers so that it does not sway with you, and rivers, and paths, perhaps you will be guided
16:16 And landmarks, and by the stars they use to guide
16:17 Is the One who creates the same as one who does not create Will you not remembe
16:18 And if you count the blessings of God you will not be able to fathom them. God is Forgiving, Merciful
16:19 And God knows what you hide and what you declare
16:20 As for those they call on besides God, they do not create anything, but are themselves created
16:21 They are dead, not alive, and they will not know when they are resurrected
16:22 Your god is One god. Those who do not believe in the Hereafter, their hearts are denying, and they are arrogant
16:23 Certainly, God knows what they hide and what they reveal. He does not like the arrogant
16:24 And if they are told: "What has your Lord sent down" They Say: "Fairytales of old."
16:25 They will carry their burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection, and also from the burdens of those whom they misguided without knowledge. Evil indeed is what they bear
16:26 Those before them have schemed, but God came to their buildings from the foundation, thus the roof fell on top of them, and the retribution came to them from where they did not know
16:27 Then, on the Day of Resurrection He will humiliate them, and Say: "Where are My partners whom you used to dispute regarding them" Those who have received the knowledge said: "The humiliation today and misery is upon the rejecters."
16:28 Those whom the Angels take while they had wronged their souls: "Amnesty, we did not do any evil!" "Alas, God is aware of what you had done."
16:29 "So enter the gates of Hell, in it you shall reside; such is the abode of the arrogant."
16:30 And it was said to those who were righteous: "What has your Lord sent down" They said: "All goodness." For those who have done good in this world there is good, and the Hereafter is even better. Excellent indeed is the home of the righteous
16:31 The gardens of Eden, which they will enter, with rivers flowing beneath, in it they will have what they wish. It is such that God rewards the righteous
16:32 Those whom the Angels take, while they had been good, they will Say: "Peace be upon you, enter Paradise because of that which you have done."
16:33 Are they waiting for the Angels to come for them, or a command from your Lord It was exactly the same as what those before them did. God did not wrong them, but it was their own selves that they wronged
16:34 Thus, the evil of their work afflicted them, and they were surrounded by that which they used to make fun of
16:35 And those who set up partners said: "If God had wished it, we would not have served anything besides Him; neither us nor our fathers; nor would we have forbidden anything without Him." Those before them did the exact same thing; so are the messengers required to do anything but deliver with clarit
16:36 And We have sent a messenger to every nation: "You shall serve God and avoid evil." Some of them were guided by God, and some of them deserved to be misguided. So travel in the land, and see how the punishment was of those who denied
16:37 If you are concerned for their guidance, God does not guide whom He misleads. And they will have no victors
16:38 And they swore by God, in their strongest oaths, that God will not resurrect whoever dies. No, it is a promise of truth upon Him, but most people do not know
16:39 So that He will make clear for them that in which they have disputed, and so that those who have rejected will know that they were liars
16:40 It is Our saying to a thing if We want it, to say to it: "Be," and it is
16:41 And those who have emigrated for God, after they were oppressed, We will grant them good in the world, and the reward of the Hereafter will be greater, if they knew
16:42 Those who are patient, and put their trust in their Lord
16:43 And We did not send any except men before you whom We inspired, so ask the people who received the Reminder if you do not know
16:44 With clarity and the Psalms. And We sent down to you the Reminder to make clear to the people what was sent to them, and perhaps they will think
16:45 Have those who schemed evil guaranteed that God will not make the Earth swallow them, or the retribution come to them from where they do not expec
16:46 Or that He will take them in their sleep, for they cannot stop it
16:47 Or that He will take them while they are in fear. Your Lord is Compassionate, Merciful
16:48 Did they not see that anything God creates, its shadow inclines to the right and the left submitting to God, willingl
16:49 And to God submit all those in the heavens and all those on the Earth, from the creatures as well as the Angels, and they are not arrogant
16:50 They fear their Lord from above them, and they do what they are commanded
16:51 And God said: "Do not take-up two gods, there is only One god, so it is Me that you shall reverence."
16:52 And to Him is what is in the heavens and the Earth, and the system shall be to Him. Is it other than God that you shall be aware o
16:53 And any blessings that are with you are from God. Then, when harm afflicts you, to Him you cry out
16:54 Then, when He removes the harm from you, a group of you set up partners with their Lord
16:55 So they reject what We have given them. Enjoy, for you will come to know
16:56 And they allocate a portion from what We provide to them to that which they did not have knowledge of. By God, you will be asked about the lies you have invented
16:57 And they assign their daughters to God; be He glorified; and to them is what they desire
16:58 And when one of them is given news of a female, his face becomes darkened and he is in grief
16:59 He hides from his people because of the bad news he has received. Shall he keep her with dishonour, or bury her in the sand Miserable indeed is how they judge
16:60 For those who do not believe in the Hereafter is the worst example, and for God is the highest example, and He is the Noble, the Wise
16:61 And if God were to immediately call mankind to account for their transgression, then He would not leave a single creature standing. But He delays them to a determined time; so when that time comes to any of them, they cannot delay it by one hour or advance it
16:62 And they assign to God what they hate, and their tongues describe with lies that they will have what is good. No doubt they will have the Fire, for they have rebelled
16:63 By God, We have sent others to nations before you, but the devil adorned their work for them. So he is their ally today, and they will have a painful retribution
16:64 And We did not send down the Scripture to you except that you may clarify to them that in which they disputed, and as a guidance and mercy to a people who believe
16:65 And God has sent down water from the sky, so He revives the land with it after its death. In that is a sign for a people who listen
16:66 And for you there is a lesson in the livestock; We give you to drink from what is in its stomach between the digested food and the blood, a pure milk which is relieving for the drinkers
16:67 And from the fruits of the palm trees and the grapes you make wine and a good provision. In that is a sign for a people who comprehend
16:68 And your Lord inspired to the bees: "You shall take homes of the mountains and of the trees and of what they erect."
16:69 Then you shall eat from every fruit, so seek the path your Lord has made easy. From its stomach will emerge a liquid that has different colors, in it is a healing for mankind. In that is a sign for a people who will think
16:70 And God created you then He will take you. And some of you will continue to old age so that he will not know anything more after his knowledge. God is Knowing, Capable
16:71 And God has preferred some of you over others in provision. Those who have been preferred will not relinquish their provision to those who are still dependant, so they may become equal in it. Are they denying the favour of Go
16:72 And God has made for you mates from amongst yourselves, and He has made from your mates children and grandchildren, and He has provided you from the good provisions. Do they believe in falsehood, while in God's favour they are denyin
16:73 And they serve besides God that which does not and cannot possess anything of the provisions from the sky or the land
16:74 So do not give parables to God. God knows while you do not know
16:75 God puts forth the example of a slave who is owned and cannot achieve anything, against one whom We have provided a good provision which he spends of it secretly and openly. Are they the same God be praised, but most of them do not know
16:76 And God puts forth the example of two men, one of them is mute and he cannot achieve anything, and he is a burden to his guardian. Wherever he points him, he does not come with any good. Is he the same as one who orders good and he is upon a straight pat
16:77 And to God is the unseen of the heavens and the Earth, and the matter of the Hour is like the blink of the eye or nearer. God is capable of all things
16:78 And God brought you out of your mothers wombs while you knew nothing. And He made for you the hearing and the eyesight and the heart, perhaps you would be thankful
16:79 Did they not look to the birds held in the atmosphere of the sky No one holds them up except God. In that are signs for a people who believe
16:80 And God has made your homes a habitat, and He made for you from the hides of the livestock shelter which you find light for travel and when you stay, and from its wool, fur, and hair you make furnishings and goods, for a while
16:81 And God has made for you shade from what He created, and He made from the mountains a refuge for you, and He made for you garments which protect you from the heat, and garments which protect you from attack. It is such that He completes His blessing upon you, that you may surrender
16:82 So if they turn away, then you are only required to deliver clearly
16:83 They recognize God's blessings, then they deny them. And most of them are rejecters
16:84 And the Day We send from every nation a witness, then those who have rejected will not be given leave, nor will they be allowed to repent
16:85 And then those who were wicked will see the retribution; it will not be lightened for them, nor will they be given respite
16:86 And when those who set up partners saw the partners they made, they said: "Our Lord, these are our partners that we used to call upon besides You." But they returned in answer to them: "You are liars!"
16:87 And they surrendered to God on that Day, and what they had invented abandoned them
16:88 Those who rejected, and repelled others from the path of God, We have increased the retribution for them over the retribution for what they had corrupted
16:89 And the Day We send to every nation a witness against them from themselves, and We have brought you as a witness against these. And We have sent down to you the Scripture as a clarification for all things, and a guide and mercy and good tidings to those who have surrendered
16:90 God orders justice and goodness and that you shall help your relatives, and He deters from evil, vice, and transgression. He warns you that you may remember
16:91 And fulfill your pledge to God when you pledge so, and do not break your oath after making it, for you have made God a sponsor over you. God is aware of what you do
16:92 And do not be like she who unravelled her knitting after it had become strong, by breaking your oaths as a means of deception between you. That a nation shall be more numerous than another nation, for God puts you to the test by it. And He will show you on the Day of Resurrection that which you were disputing in
16:93 And had God wished, He would have made you one nation, but He misguides whom He wishes, and He guides whom He wishes. And you will be asked about what you used to do
16:94 And do not use your oaths as a means of deception between you, that a foot will falter after it had been firm, and you will taste the evil of turning away from the path of God, and you will have a great retribution
16:95 And do not purchase with God's pledge a cheap price. What is with God is far better for you if you know
16:96 What you have will run out, while what God has will remain. And We will recompense those who are patient their reward with the best of what they used to do
16:97 Whoever does good work, be he male or female, and is a believer, We will give him a good life and We will reward them their dues with the best of what they used to do
16:98 So, when you study the Quran, you shall seek refuge with God from Satan the outcast
16:99 He has no authority over those who believe, and who put their trust in their Lord
16:100 His authority is over those who follow him, and set him up as a partner
16:101 And if We exchange a verse in place of another verse; and God is more aware of what He is revealing; they Say: "You are making this up!" Alas, most of them do not know
16:102 Say: "The holy Spirit has sent it down from your Lord with truth, so that those who believe will be strengthened, and as a guidance and good news for those who have surrendered."
16:103 And We are aware that they Say: "A human is teaching him." The language of the one they refer to is foreign, while this is a clear Arabic language
16:104 Those who do not believe in God's revelations, God will not guide them, and they will have a painful retribution
16:105 Making-up lies is only done by those who do not believe in God's revelations, and these are the liars
16:106 Whoever rejects God after having believed; except for one who is forced while his heart is still content with belief; and has opened his chest to rejection, then they will have a wrath from God and they will have a great retribution
16:107 That is because they preferred the worldly life over the Hereafter, and God does not guide the rejecting people
16:108 Those are the ones whom God has stamped on their hearts, and their hearing, and their sight, and these are the unaware ones
16:109 Without doubt, in the Hereafter they are the losers
16:110 And your Lord is to those who emigrated after they were persecuted, then they strived and were patient; your Lord after that is Forgiving, Merciful
16:111 The Day every soul will come to argue for itself, and every soul will be paid in full for what it did, and they will not be wronged
16:112 And God cites the example of a town which was peaceful and content, its provisions were coming to it bountifully from all places, but then it rebelled against God's blessings and God made it taste hunger and fear for what they used to do
16:113 And a messenger came to them from themselves, but they denied him, so the punishment took them while they were wicked
16:114 So eat from what God has provided for you, that which is good and lawful, and thank the blessings of God, if it is indeed He whom you serve
16:115 He only made forbidden for you what is already dead, and blood, and the meat of pig, and what was sacrificed to any other than God. But whoever is forced to, without disobedience or transgression, then God is Forgiving, Merciful
16:116 And do not say regarding what your tongues describe with lies: "This is lawful and that is forbidden;" that you seek to invent lies about God. Those who invent lies about God will not succeed
16:117 A small enjoyment, and they will have a painful retribution
16:118 And for those who are Jews, We forbade what We narrated to you before. We did not wrong them, but it was themselves they used to wrong
16:119 Then your Lord to those who do evil out of ignorance, then they repent after that and they make right, your Lord after that is Forgiving, Merciful
16:120 Abraham was a nation, devoted to God, a monotheist, and he was not of those who set up partners
16:121 Thankful for God's blessings. He chose him and guided him to a Straight Path
16:122 And We gave him good in this world, and in the Hereafter he is of the upright ones
16:123 Then We inspired to you: "You shall follow the creed of Abraham, monotheism, and he was not of those who set up partners."
16:124 The Sabbath was only decreed for those who disputed in it, and your Lord will judge between them for that which they disputed in
16:125 Invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and good advice, and argue with them in that which is better. Your Lord is fully aware of who is misguided from His path, and He is fully aware of the guided ones
16:126 And if you punish, then punish with equivalence to that which you were punished. And if you are patient then it is better for the patient ones
16:127 And be patient, for your patience is on none but God. And do not grieve for them, and do not be depressed by what they scheme
16:128 God is with those who are aware and are good doers


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