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89:1  By the DAYBREA
89:2  and ten nights
89:3  By that which is double and that which is single
89:4  By the night when it pursues its course
89:5  Is there not in this an oath becoming a man of sense
89:6  Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with Ad
89:7  At Irem adorned with pillars
89:8  Whose like have not been reared in these lands
89:9  And with Themoud who hewed out the rocks in the valley
89:10  And with Pharaoh the impaler
89:11  Who all committed excesses in the lands
89:12  And multiplied wickedness therein
89:13  Wherefore thy Lord let loose on them the scourge of chastisement
89:14  For thy Lord standeth on a watch tower
89:15  As to man, when his Lord trieth him and honoureth him and is bounteous to him, Then saith he, "My Lord honoureth me:"
89:16  But when he proveth him and limiteth his gifts to him, He saith, "My Lord despiseth me."
89:17  Aye. But ye honour not the orphan
89:18  Nor urge ye one another to feed the poor
89:19  And ye devour heritages, devouring greedily
89:20  And ye love riches with exceeding love
89:21  Aye. But when the earth shall be crushed with crushing, crushing
89:22  And thy Lord shall come and the angels rank on rank
89:23  And Hell on that day shall be moved up, - Man shall on that day remember himself. But how shall remembrance help him
89:24  He shall say, Oh! would that I had prepared for this my life
89:25  On that day none shall punish as God punisheth
89:26  And none shall bind with such bonds as He
89:27  Oh, thou soul which art at rest
89:28  Return to thy Lord, pleased, and pleasing him
89:29  Enter thou among my servants
89:30  And enter thou my Paradise