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90:1  I do call to witness this City;
90:2  And thou art a freeman of this City;
90:3  And (the mystic ties of) parent and child;
90:4  Verily We have created man into toil and struggle
90:5  Thinketh he, that none hath power over him
90:6  He may say (boastfully); Wealth have I squandered in abundance
90:7  Thinketh he that none beholdeth him
90:8  Have We not made for him a pair of eyes?
90:9  And a tongue, and a pair of lips?
90:10  And shown him the two highways
90:11  But he hath made no haste on the path that is steep
90:12  And what will explain to thee the path that is steep?
90:13  (It is:) freeing the bondman
90:14  Or the giving of food in a day of privatio
90:15  To the orphan with claims of relationship
90:16  Or to the indigent (down) in the dust
90:17  Then will he be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion
90:18  Such are the Companions of the Right Hand
90:19  But those who reject Our Signs, they are the (unhappy) Companions of the Left Hand
90:20  On them will be Fire vaulted over (all round)