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68:1  Nun By the pen and by that which they inscribe
68:2  Thou art nor, through the grace of thy Lord, mad
68:3  And verily thine shall be a hire unending."
68:4  And verily thou art of a high and noble disposition
68:5  Anon thou wilt see and they will see
68:6  Which of you is afflicted with madness
68:7  Verily thy Lord! He is the best Knower of him who strayeth from His path, and He is the best Knower of the guided one
68:8  Wherefore obey not thou the beliers
68:9  Fain would they that thou shouldst be pliant, so that they will be pliant
68:10  And obey not: thou any swearer ignominous
68:11  A defamer, spreader abroad of slander
68:12  Hinderer of the good, trespasser; sinner
68:13  Gross, and therewithal ignoble
68:14  Because he is owner of riches and children
68:15  When Our revelations are rehearsed Unto him, he saith: fables of the ancients
68:16  Anon We shall brand him on snout
68:17  Verily We! We have proved them even as We proved the fellows of a garden when they swarethat they would surely reap it in the morning
68:18  And they made not the exception
68:19  Wherefore an encircling visitation visited it even as they slept on
68:20  Then in the morning it became as though it had been reaped
68:21  Then they cried out Unto each other in the morning
68:22  Saying: go out betimes to your tilth if ye would reap
68:23  So they went off speaking to each other in a low voice
68:24  Let there not enter upon you today any needy man
68:25  And they went out betimes determined in purpose
68:26  Then when they beheld it, they said: verily we have strayed
68:27  Aye! it is we who are deprived
68:28  The most moderate of them said: said I not Unto you, wherefore hallow him ye not
68:29  They said: hallowed be Our Lord! verily we have been wrong- doers
68:30  Then they turned to each other reproachin
68:31  They said: woe Unto us! verily we! we have been arrogant
68:32  Belike our Lord may exchange for us better garden than this; verily we are Unto our Lord beseechers
68:33  Such is the torment. And the torment of the Hereafter is far greater; if they but knew
68:34  Verily for the God-fearing, are with their Lord Gardens of Delight
68:35  Shall We then make the Muslims like the culprits
68:36  What aileth you? How ill ye judge
68:37  Is there with you a Book wherein ye study
68:38  That therein is yours that which. ye may choose
68:39  Or have ye oaths from us reaching to the Day of Resurrection, that you shall be that which ye judge
68:40  Ask then, which of them will stand thereof a surety
68:41  Have they associate gods? Then let them produce their associate gods if they say sooth
68:42  Remember the Day whereon the shank shall be bared and they shall be called upon to Prostrate themselves, but they shall not be able
68:43  Downcast will be their looks; abjectness will overspread them. Surely they had been called upon to Prostrate themselves while yet they were whole
68:44  Let Me alone with him who belieth this discourse; step by step We lead them on when they perceive not
68:45  And I bear with them; verily My contrivance is sure
68:46  Askest thou a hire from them so that they are laden with debt
68:47  Is with them the unseen, so that they write down
68:48  Be patient thou, then, with thy Lord's judgment, and be thou not like him of the fish, when he cried out while he was in anguish
68:49  Had not grace from his Lord reached him, he had surely been cast into the wilderness in a plight
68:50  Then his Lord chose him and made him of the righteous
68:51  And those who disbelieve well-nigh cause thee to stumble with their looks when they hear the Admonition, and they say: verily he is mad
68:52  While it is naught but an admonition Unto the worlds