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70:1  A questioner questions punishment that is bound to befal
70:2  Those who suppress the Truth. There is none to defend anyon
70:3  From Allah, Lord of the [many] ascents
70:4  The time taken by the angels and the Spirit to ascend to Him is fifty thousand years [of man's reckoning]
70:5  So, (O Prophet), be graciously patient [at the disbelievers' deliberate disbelief]
70:6  They do indeed see it [punishment] long in coming
70:7  And We see it near
70:8  That Day, the sky will be like molten metal
70:9  And the mountains will be like wool
70:10  And friend will not ask of frien
70:11  Although they would be able to see one another. The sinner would like to save himself from the punishment of that Day by offering (even) his children in ransom
70:12  And [he would offer] his spouse and his brother
70:13  And [he would offer] his kindred who sheltered him
70:14  And [he would offer] all all that is on the earth, if only he could thus save himself
70:15  But no! The fierce flame of Hell-fire it shall b
70:16  That would be stripping their scalds off
70:17  It [the Fire] would summon him who had turned away and retreate
70:18  And had amassed and hoarded
70:19  Man is indeed impatient by natur
70:20  When adversity touches him he bewails
70:21  And when prosperity touches him, he is begrudging
70:22  But those who pray are not [so impatient.
70:23  Those that are constant in their prayer
70:24  And those in whose wealth there is a known righ
70:25  For those that beg and for those that are deprived
70:26  And [among those who are not impatient are] those who sincerely believe in the Day of Judgment
70:27  And those that fear the punishment of their Lord
70:28  — There is indeed no security against punishment of their Lord &mdash
70:29  And those that guard their chastit
70:30  Except from their spouses or from those whom they rightfully possess. For indulging in sex with them, they are, of course, not to be blamed
70:31  But whoever seeks to go beyond that — those are the ones that go beyond limits
70:32  And [among those who are not impatient are] those who are true to their trusts and who keep their word
70:33  And those who firmly stand by their testimonie
70:34  And those who guard their prayer.h
70:35  All those shall be the honoured ones in Gardens of Paradise
70:36  And what is the matter with those that suppress the Truth that they rush to yo
70:37  From the right and from the left, in groups
70:38  Does everyone of them hope to enter the Garden of Bliss [by following one's own man- made thought]
70:39  No, not at all! They know what We have created them from
70:40  By no means [can they enter the Garden of Bliss!] I swear by the Lord of the easts and the wests that We certainly are capabl
70:41  Of replacing them by others better than they. And nothing can hinder Us
70:42  Leave them then to their vain talk and to their amusements, till they meet with the Day promised to them &mdash
70:43  The Day on which they will come hastily out of their graves, as though they had to run towards their goals
70:44  Their eyes downcast and [their bodies] overwhelmed with disgrace! That is the Day they were promised!