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47:1  God will bring to nothing the deeds of those who disbelieve and bar others from the way of God
47:2  but He will overlook the bad deeds of those who have faith, do good deeds, and believe in what has been sent down to Muhammad––the truth from their Lord––and He will put them into a good state
47:3  This is because the disbelievers follow falsehood, while the believers follow the truth from their Lord. In this way God shows people their true type
47:4  When you meet the disbelievers in battle, strike them in the neck, and once they are defeated, bind any captives firmly––later you can release them by grace or by ransom––until the toils of war have ended. That [is the way]. God could have defeated them Himself if He had willed, but His purpose is to test some of you by means of others. He will not let the deeds of those who are killed for His cause come to nothing
47:5  He will guide them and put them into a good state
47:6  He will admit them into the Garden He has already made known to them
47:7  You who believe! If you help God, He will help you and make you stand firm
47:8  As for the disbelievers, how wretched will be their state! God has brought their deeds to nothing
47:9  It is because they hate what God has sent down that He has caused their deeds to go to waste
47:10  Have they not travelled the earth and seen how those before them met their end? God destroyed them utterly: a similar fate awaits the disbelievers
47:11  That is because God protects the believers while the disbelievers have no one to protect them
47:12  God will admit those who believe and do good deeds to Gardens graced with flowing streams; the disbelievers may take their fill of pleasure in this world, and eat as cattle do, but the Fire will be their home
47:13  We have destroyed many a town stronger than your own [Prophet]- the town which [chose to] expel you- and they had no one to help them
47:14  Can those who follow clear proof from their Lord be compared to those whose foul deeds are made to seem alluring to them, those who follow their own desires
47:15  Here is a picture of the Garden promised to the pious: rivers of water forever pure, rivers of milk forever fresh, rivers of wine, a delight for those who drink, rivers of honey clarified and pure, [all] flow in it; there they will find fruit of every kind; and they will find forgiveness from their Lord. How can this be compared to the fate of those stuck in the Fire, given boiling water to drink that tears their bowels
47:16  Some of these people listen to you [Prophet], but, once they leave your presence, they sneer at those who have been given knowledge, saying, ‘What was that he just said?’ These are the ones whose hearts God has sealed, those who follow their own desires
47:17  God has increased the guidance of those who follow the right path, and given them their awareness [of Him]
47:18  What are the disbelievers waiting for, other than the Hour which will come upon them unawares? Its signs are already here, but once the Hour has actually arrived, what use will it be then to take heed
47:19  So [Prophet], bear in mind that there is no god but God, and ask forgiveness for your sins and for the sins of believing men and women. God knows whenever any of you move, and whenever any of you stay still
47:20  Those who believe ask why no sura [about fighting] has been sent down. Yet when a decisive sura [that mentions fighting] is sent down, you can see the sick at heart looking at you [Prophet] and visibly fainting at the prospect of death- better for the
47:21  would be obedience and fitting words; it would also be better for them to be true to God when the decision to fight has been made
47:22  ‘If you turn away now, could it be that you will go on to spread corruption all over the land and break your ties of kinship?’
47:23  These are the ones God has rejected, making their ears deaf and their eyes blind
47:24  Will they not contemplate the Quran? Do they have locks on their hearts
47:25  Those who turn on their heels after being shown guidance are duped and tempted by Satan
47:26  they say to those who hate what God has sent down, ‘We will obey you in some matters’––God knows their secret schemes
47:27  How will they feel when the angels take them in death and beat their faces and their back
47:28  because they practised things that incurred God’s wrath, and disdained to please Him? He makes their deeds go to waste
47:29  Do the corrupt at heart assume that God will not expose their malice
47:30  We could even point them out to you [Prophet] if We wished, and then you could identify them by their marks, but you will know them anyway by the tone of their speech. God knows everything you [people] do
47:31  We shall test you to see which of you strive your hardest and are steadfast; We shall test the sincerity of your assertions
47:32  Those who disbelieve, bar others from God’s path, and oppose the Messenger when they have been shown guidance, do not harm God in any way. He will make their deeds go to waste
47:33  believers, obey God and the Messenger: do not let your deeds go to waste
47:34  God will not forgive those who disbelieve, bar others from God’s path, and die as disbelievers
47:35  So [believers] do not lose heart and cry out for peace. It is you who have the upper hand: God is with you. He will not begrudge you the reward for your [good] deeds
47:36  the life of this world is only a game, a pastime, but if you believe and are mindful of God, He will recompense you. He does not ask you to give up [all] your posses-sions
47:37  you would be grudging if He were to ask you and press you for them, and He would bring your ill-will to light
47:38  though now you are called upon to give [a little] for the sake of God, some of you are grudging. Whoever is grudging is so only towards himself: God is the source of wealth and you are the needy ones. He will substitute other people for you if you turn away, and they will not be like you