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68:1  Nun. By the Pen and what they write
68:2  you are not, by your Lord’s blessing, crazy
68:3  and yours indeed will be an everlasting reward
68:4  and indeed you possess a great character
68:5  You will see and they will see
68:6  which one of you is crazy
68:7  Indeed your Lord knows best those who stray from His way, and He knows best those who are guided
68:8  So do not obey the deniers
68:9  who are eager that you should be pliable, so that they may be pliable [towards you]
68:10  And do not obey any vile swearer
68:11  scandal-monger, talebearer
68:12  hinderer of all good, sinful transgressor
68:13  callous and, on top of that, baseborn
68:14  —[only] because he has wealth and children
68:15  When Our signs are recited to him, he says, ‘Myths of the ancients!’
68:16  Soon We shall brand him on the snout
68:17  Indeed we have tested them just as We tested the People of the Garden when they vowed they would gather its fruit at dawn
68:18  and they did not make any exception
68:19  Then a visitation from your Lord visited it while they were asleep
68:20  So by the dawn it was like a harvested field
68:21  At dawn they called out to one another
68:22  ‘Get off early to your field if you have to gather [the fruits].&rsquo
68:23  So off they went, murmuring to one another
68:24  ‘Today no needy man shall come to you in it.’
68:25  They set out early morning, [considering themselves] able to grudge
68:26  But when they saw it, they said, ‘We have indeed lost our way!’
68:27  ‘No, we are deprived!’
68:28  The most moderate among them said, ‘Did I not tell you, ‘‘Why do you not glorify [Allah]?’’ ’
68:29  They said, ‘Immaculate is our Lord! We have indeed been wrongdoers!’
68:30  Then they turned to one another, blaming each other
68:31  They said, ‘Woe to us! Indeed we have been rebellious
68:32  Maybe our Lord will give us a better one in its place. Indeed we turn earnestly to our Lord.’
68:33  Such was the punishment; and the punishment of the Hereafter is surely greater, had they known
68:34  Indeed for the Godwary there will be gardens of bliss near their Lord
68:35  Shall We, then, treat those who submit [to Us] as [We treat] the guilty
68:36  What is the matter with you? How do you judge
68:37  Do you possess a scripture in which you rea
68:38  that you shall indeed have in it whatever you would like
68:39  Do you have a pledge binding on Us until the Day of Resurrection, that you shall indeed have whatever you decide
68:40  Ask them, which of them will aver [any of] that
68:41  Do they have any partners [they ascribe to Allah]? Then let them produce their partners, if they are truthful
68:42  The day when the catastrophe occurs, and they are summoned to prostrate themselves, they will not be able [to do it]
68:43  With a humbled look [in their eyes], they will be overcast by abasement. Certainly they were summoned to prostrate themselves while they were yet sound
68:44  So leave Me with those who deny this discourse. We will draw them imperceptibly [into ruin], whence they do not know
68:45  I will grant them respite, for My devising is indeed sure
68:46  Do you ask them for a reward, so that they are weighed down with debt
68:47  Do they possess [access to] the Unseen so that they write it down
68:48  So submit patiently to the judgement of your Lord, and do not be like the Man of the Fish who called out as he choked with grief
68:49  Had it not been for a blessing that came to his rescue from his Lord, he would surely have been cast on a bare shore while he were blameworthy
68:50  So his Lord chose him and made him one of the righteous
68:51  Indeed the faithless almost devour you with their eyes when they hear the Reminder, and they say, ‘He is indeed crazy.’
68:52  Yet it is just a reminder for all the nations