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85:1  BY THE heaven with its constellations
85:2  By the Promised Day
85:3  By the Witness, and that which is witnessed
85:4  Cursed¹ be the diggers of the trench
85:5  with its consuming fir
85:6  as they sat around i
85:7  to witness what they did to the faithful
85:8  Nor did they avenge themselves on them for aught but that they believed in God, the Almighty, the Praised One
85:9  who has sovereignty over the heavens and the earth. And God is the Witness of all things
85:10  Those that persecute believers, men or women, and never repent shall have the torment of Hell, the torment of the blazing fire
85:11  But those that believe and do good works shall have Gardens watered by running brooks. That is the supreme triumph
85:12  Stern indeed is the vengeance of your Lord
85:13  He it is who brings into being and then restores to life
85:14  Forgiving and loving
85:15  He is the Lord of the Glorious Throne
85:16  the Executor of His own will
85:17  Have you not heard the story of the warriors
85:18  of Pharaoh and of Thamūd
85:19  Yet the unbelievers are still in denial
85:20  God surrounds them from behind
85:21  Surely this is a glorious Koran
85:22  on a tablet preserved