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90:1  Nay, I cite as witness this City
90:2  And affirm that thou wilt, surely, alight in this City
90:3  And I cite as witness the father and the son
90:4  WE have, surely, created man to toil and struggle
90:5  Does he think that no one has power over him
90:6  He says, `I have wasted enormous wealth.
90:7  Does he think that no one sees him
90:8  Have WE not given him two eyes
90:9  And a tongue and two lips
90:10  And WE have pointed out to him the two highways of good and evil
90:11  But he attempted not the steep ascent
90:12  And what should make thee know what the steep ascent is
90:13  It is the freeing of a slave
90:14  Or, feeding on a day of hunge
90:15  An orphan near of kin
90:16  Or, a poor man lying in the dust
90:17  Then he should have been of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and exhort one another to mercy
90:18  These are the people of the right hand
90:19  But those who reject Our Signs, they are the people of the left hand
90:20  On them will be Fire closed over