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92:1  By the night when she lets fall her darkness,
92:2  by the day in full splendour,
92:3  by Him who created the male and the female:
92:4  surely your endeavours have divergent ends.
92:5  As for him who gives and is God-fearing
92:6  and believes in the truth of the ultimate good,
92:7  We shall smooth the way to perfect ease.
92:8  But as for him who is a miser and deems himself self-sufficient,
92:9  and rejects the truth of the ultimate good,
92:10  We shall smooth the way to affliction.
92:11  What will his wealth avail him when he goes down [to his grave] .
92:12  It is for Us to give guidance,
92:13  and Ours is the life to come, and this first life.
92:14  I warn you, therefore, of the raging fire,
92:15  which none shall have to endure but the most hapless wretch,
92:16  who denies the truth and turns away.
92:17  Kept away from it will be him who is God- fearing,
92:18  who gives away his money to purify himself,
92:19  not in recompense of any favours done him by anyone.
92:20  but only out of a longing for the countenance of his Lord, the Most High.
92:21  He shall indeed be well pleased.