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83:1  WOE UNTO THOSE who give short measure
83:2  those who, when they are to receive their due from [other] people, demand that it be given in full –
83:3  but when they have to measure or weigh whatever they owe to others, give less than what is due
83:4  Do they not know that they are bound to be raised from the dea
83:5  [and called to account] on an awesome Day –
83:6  the Day when all men shall stand before the Sustainer of all the worlds
83:7  NAY, VERILY, the record of the wicked is indeed [set down] in a mode inescapable
83:8  And what could make thee conceive what that that mode inescapable will be
83:9  A record [indelibly] inscribed
83:10  Woe on that Day unto those who give the lie to the truth –
83:11  those who give the lie to the [coming of] Judgment Day
83:12  for, none gives the lie to it but such as are wont to transgress against all that is [and are] immersed in sin
83:13  [and so,] whenever Our messages are conveyed to them, they but say, "Fables of ancient times!"
83:14  Nay, but their hearts are corroded by all [the evil] that they were wont to do
83:15  Nay, verily, from [the grace of] their Sustainer shall they on that Day be debarred
83:16  and then, behold, they shall enter the blazing fir
83:17  and be told: "This is the [very thing] to which you were wont to give the lie!"
83:18  NAY, VERILY - the record of the truly virtuous is [set down] in a mode most lofty
83:19  And what could make thee conceive what that mode most lofty will be
83:20  A record [indelibly] inscribed
83:21  witnessed~ by all who have [ever] been drawn close unto God
83:22  Behold, [in the life to come] the truly virtuous will indeed be in bliss
83:23  [resting on couches, they will look up [to God]
83:24  upon their faces thou wilt see the brightness of bliss
83:25  They will be given a drink of pure wine whereon the seal [of God] will have been set
83:26  pouring forth with a fragrance of musk. To that [wine of paradise], then, let all such aspire as [are willing to] aspire to things of high account
83:27  for it is composed of all that is most exaltin
83:28  a source [of bliss] whereof those who are drawn close unto God shall drink
83:29  BEHOLD, those who have abandoned themselves to sin are wont to laugh at such as have attained to fait
83:30  and whenever they pass by them, they wink at one another [derisively]
83:31  and whenever they return to people of their own kind, they return full of jests
83:32  and whenever they see those [who believe,] they say, "Behold, these [people] have indeed gone astray!"
83:33  And, withal, they have no call to watch over [the beliefs of] others..
83:34  But on the Day [of Judgment], they who had attained to faith will [be able to] laugh at the [erstwhile] deniers of the truth
83:35  [for, resting in paradise] on couches, they will look on [and say to themselves]
83:36  "Are these deniers of the truth being [thus] requited for [aught but] what they were wont to do?"