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70:1  A SUITOR sued for punishment to light suddenl
70:2  On the infidels: none can hinde
70:3  God from inflicting it, the master of those ASCENTS
70:4  By which the angels and the spirit ascend to him in a day, whose length is fifty thousand years
70:5  Be thou patient therefore with becoming patience
70:6  They forsooth regard that day as distant
70:7  But we see it nigh
70:8  The day when the heavens shall become as molten brass
70:9  And the mountains shall become like flocks of wool
70:10  And friend shall not question of friend
70:11  Though they look at one another. Fain would the wicked redeem himself from punishment on that day at the price of his children
70:12  Of his spouse and his brother
70:13  And of his kindred who shewed affection for him
70:14  And of all who are on the earth that then it might deliver him
70:15  But no. For the fire
70:16  Dragging by the scalp
70:17  Shall claim him who turned his back and went away
70:18  And amassed and hoarded
70:19  Man truly is by creation hasty
70:20  When evil befalleth him, impatient
70:21  But when good falleth to his lot, tenacious
70:22  Not so the prayerful
70:23  Who are ever constant at their prayers
70:24  And of whose substance there is a due and stated portio
70:25  For him who asketh, and for him who is ashamed to beg
70:26  And who own the judgment - day a truth
70:27  And who thrill with dread at the chastisement of their Lord
70:28  For there is none safe from the chastisement of their Lord
70:29  And who control their desires
70:30  (Save with their wives or the slaves whom their right hands have won, for there they shall be blameless
70:31  But whoever indulge their desires beyond this are transgressors)
70:32  And who are true to their trusts and their engagements
70:33  And who witness uprightly
70:34  And who keep strictly the hours of prayer
70:35  These shall dwell, laden with honours, amid gardens
70:36  But what hath come to the unbelievers that they run at full stretch around thee
70:37  On the right hand and on the left, in bands
70:38  Is it that every man of them would fain enter that garden of delights
70:39  Not at all. We have created them, they know of what
70:40  It needs not that I swear by the Lord of the East and of the West that we have power
70:41  To replace them with better than themselves: neither are we to be hindered
70:42  Wherefore let them flounder on and disport them, till they come face to face with their threatened day
70:43  The day on which they shall flock up out of their graves in haste like men who rally to a standard:
70:44  Their eyes downcast; disgrace shall cover them. Such their threatened day