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67:1  Blessed be He in whose hand is the kingdom, for He is mighty over all
67:2  Who created death and life, to try you, which of you does best; for He is the mighty, the forgiving
67:3  Who created seven heavens in stories; thou canst not see any discordance in the creation of the Merciful
67:4  Why, look again! canst thou see a flaw? Then look again twice!- thy look shall return to thee driven back and dulled
67:5  And we have adorned the lower heaven with lamps; and set them to pelt the devils with; and we have prepared for them the torment of the blaze
67:6  And for those who disbelieve in their Lord is the torment of hell, and an evil journey shall it be
67:7  When they shall be cast therein they shall hear its braying as it boils
67:8  it will well-nigh burst for rage! Whenever a troop of them is thrown in, its treasurers shall ask them, 'Did not a warner come to you?
67:9  They shall say, 'Yea! a warner came to us, and we called him liar, and said, "God has not sent down aught; ye are but in great error!"
67:10  And they shall say, 'Had we but listened or had sense we had not been amongst the fellows of the blaze!
67:11  And they will confess their sins; but 'Avaunt to the fellows of the blaze!
67:12  Verily, those who fear their Lord in secret, for them is forgiveness and a great hire
67:13  Speak ye secretly or openly, verily, He knows the nature of men's breasts
67:14  Ay! He knows who created! for He is the subtle, the well-aware
67:15  He it is who made the earth flat for you; so walk in the spacious sides thereof and eat of His provision; for unto Him the resurrection is
67:16  Are ye sure that He who is in the heaven will not cleave the earth with you, and that it then shall quake
67:17  Or are ye sure that He who is in the heaven will not send against you a heavy sand storm, and that ye then shall know how the warning was
67:18  But those before them did call the apostles liars, and what a change it was
67:19  Or have they not looked at the birds above them expanding their wings or closing them? - none holds them in except the Merciful One; for He on everything doth look
67:20  Or who is this who will be a host for you, to help you against the Merciful?- the misbelievers are only in delusion
67:21  Or who is this who will provide you if He hold back His provision? - Nay, but they persist in perverseness and aversion
67:22  Is he who walks prone upon his face more guided than he who walks upright upon a straight path
67:23  Say, 'It is He who produced you and made for you hearing and sight and hearts' - little is it that ye give thanks
67:24  Say, 'It is He who sowed you in the earth, and unto Him shall ye be gathered!
67:25  They say, 'When shall this threat be, if ye do speak the truth?
67:26  Say, 'The knowledge is only with God; and I am but a plain warner!
67:27  And when they see it nigh, sorry shall be the faces of those who misbelieve; and it shall be said, 'This is that for which ye used to call!
67:28  Say, 'Have ye considered, whether God destroy me and those with me, or whether we obtain mercy, yet who will protect the misbelievers from grievous torment?
67:29  Say, 'He is the Merciful; we believe in Him, and upon Him do we rely; and ye shall shortly know who it is that is in obvious error!
67:30  Say, 'Have ye considered if your waters on the morrow should have sunk, who is to bring you flowing water?