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85:1  CONSIDER the sky full of great constellations
85:2  and [then bethink thyself of] the promised Day
85:3  and [of] Him who witnesses [all], and [of] that unto which witness is borne [by Him]
85:4  THEY DESTROY [but] themselves, they who would ready a pi
85:5  of fire fiercely burning [for all who have attained to faith]
85:6  Lo! [With glee do] they contemplate that [fire]
85:7  fully conscious of what they are doing to the believers
85:8  whom they hate for no other reason than that they believe in God, the Almighty, the One to whom all praise is due
85:9  [and] to whom the dominion of the heavens and the earth belongs. But God is witness unto everything
85:10  Verily, as for those who persecute believing men and believing women, and thereafter do not repent, hell's suffering awaits them: yea, suffering through fire awaits them
85:11  [But,] verily, they who attain to faith and do righteous deeds shall [in the life to come] have gardens through which running waters flow - that triumph most great
85:12  VERILY, thy Sustainer's grip is exceedingly strong
85:13  Behold, it is He who creates [man] in the first instance, and He [it is who] will bring him forth anew
85:14  And He alone is truly-forgiving, all-embracing in His love
85:15  in sublime almightiness enthroned
85:16  a sovereign doer of whatever He wills
85:17  HAS IT ever come within thy ken, the story of the [sinful] host
85:18  of Pharaoh, and of [the tribe of] Thamud
85:19  And yet, they who are bent on denying the truth persist in giving it the lie
85:20  but all the while God encompasses them [with His knowledge and might] without their being aware of it
85:21  Nay, but this [divine writ which they reject] is a discourse sublime
85:22  upon an imperishable tablet [inscribed]