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16:1  God's command will come; so seek not to hasten it. Glory be to Him and high is He above what they associate.
16:2  He sends down the angels with the spirit of His command upon whom He will of His servants, 'Warn that there is no god but I, so fear Me.'
16:3  He created the heavens and the earth in truth exalted is He above what they associate.
16:4  He created man from a sperm; then behold, he is a clear opponent.
16:5  And the cattle He created them for you; in them is warmth and benefits, and from them you eat.
16:6  And there is beauty in them for you, when you bring them in and when you take them out.
16:7  And they carry your heavy burdens to a land which you could not reach except with distress of the souls. Indeed, your Lord is surely pitying, compassionate.
16:8  And horses and mules and asses for you to ride them and as an adornment. And He creates what you do not know.
16:9  And upon God is the direction of the way, and from it some turn aside; and if He willed surely He would have guided you all together.
16:10  He is the one who sends down water from the sky for you: from it is drink and from it trees in which you pasture;
16:11  With it He causes to grow for you the corn, and the olives, and the palms, and the grapes, and of all the fruits; - indeed, in that surely is a sign to a people who reflect.
16:12  And He subjected for you the night and the day and the sun, and the moon and the stars are subjected by His command. Indeed, in that surely are signs for a people who have sense.
16:13  And what He has produced for you in the earth of varying hues, indeed, in that surely is a sign for a people who remember.
16:14  And He is the one who has subjected the sea, that you may eat fresh meat from it; and you bring forth from it ornaments which you wear, - and you see the ships cleaving through it, - and that you may seek of His grace, - and perhaps you may give thanks.
16:15  And He has cast firm mountains in the earth lest it move with you; and rivers and roads; perhaps you may be guided.
16:16  And landmarks; and by the stars they are guided.
16:17  Then is He who creates like he who does not create? Then will you not remember?
16:18  And if you would number the favours of God, you cannot count it. Indeed, God is forgiving, compassionate.
16:19  And God knows what you keep secret, and what you disclose.
16:20  And those whom they call on besides God create nothing, and they are created.
16:21  Dead, not living, and they do not perceive when they will be raised.
16:22  Your god is one god, and those who do not believe in the hereafter, their hearts deny and they are big with pride.
16:23  No doubt that God knows what they keep secret and what they disclose. Indeed, He does not love the proud.
16:24  And when it is said to them, 'What has your Lord sent down? They say, 'Legends of the former people.'
16:25  That they may bear their burdens entirely on the Day of Resurrection, and of the burdens of those whom they led astray without knowledge. - Lo, evil is what they will bear.
16:26  Verily, those who were before them plotted, but God came at their building from the foundations, so the roof fell down upon them from above them, and the punishment came to them from where they did not perceive.
16:27  Then on the Day of Resurrection He will disgrace them and will say, 'Where are My associates, those whom you were splitting concerning them?' Those who were given knowledge will say, 'Indeed, disgrace today, and evil are upon the disbelievers.'
16:28  Those whom the angels take in death wronging themselves, then they offered the peace: 'We have done no evil.' - 'Nay, indeed, God knows what you used to do.
16:29  So enter the doors of Hell, to dwell therein for ever; so surely evil is the dwelling place of the proud.
16:30  And it will be said to those who fear, 'What has your Lord sent down?' They will say, 'Good.' For those who do good in this world is good; and the home of the hereafter is better. And surely excellent is the home of the pious.
16:31  Gardens of Eden which they shall enter, beneath them rivers flow; therein they shall have what they will; - thus God rewards the pious.
16:32  Those whom the angels take in death, good. They say: 'Peace be on you. Enter the Garden for what you used to do.'
16:33  Do they wait except that the angels should come to them or your Lord's command should come? - Thus did those who were before them; God did not wrong them; but they were wronging themselves.
16:34  And the evil of what they had done befell them, and they were surrounded by what they used to mock.
16:35  And those who associated partners said, 'If God had willed, we would not have served anything beside Him, neither we nor our fathers; nor would we have forbidden anything besides Him.' Thus did those who were before them. Then is there upon the messengers except the clear communication?
16:36  And surely, certainly, We raised in every nation a messenger, 'Serve God, and avoid idols.' Then of them were those whom God guided, and of them were those upon whom error is due; so travel in the earth and see how was the end of the deniers.
16:37  If you are eager for their guidance, then indeed, God does not guide those who He leads astray, and they have no helpers.
16:38  And they swear by God their most strenuous oaths, 'God will not raise up him who dies.' - Nay, it is a promise upon Him in truth, but most of mankind do not know.
16:39  To explain to them that which they disagree about, and that those who disbelieved may know that they are liars.
16:40  Our only word to a thing, when We desire it, is that We say to it 'Be' and it is.
16:41  And those who fled for God's sake, after they were wronged, We will surely give them good lodging in the world; and surely the reward of the hereafter is greater, if they know.
16:42  Those who are patient, and upon their Lord they rely.
16:43  And We did not send before you except men whom We inspired, - so ask the people of the Reminder, if you do not know, -
16:44  With the clear proofs and the scriptures; and We have sent down the Reminder to you, that you may make clear to mankind what has been sent down to them, and perhaps they may reflect.
16:45  Are those who plot evil deeds then secure that God will not cause the earth to swallow them or that the punishment will not come upon them from where they do not perceive?
16:46  Or that He will not seize them in their going to and fro, then they will not be able to escape?
16:47  Or that He will not seize them with a gradual destruction? But indeed, your Lord is surely pitying, compassionate.
16:48  Do they not regard whatever thing God has created; its shadow falls on the right and the left, prostrating to God and they are contemptible?
16:49  And to God prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth of creature, and the angels, and they are not proud.
16:50  They fear their Lord above them, and they do what they are commanded.
16:51  And God says, 'Do not take two gods, He is only one god, So fear Me.'
16:52  His is what is in the heavens and the earth; and His is the lasting religion; then will you fear other than God?
16:53  And whatever favours you have is from God; then when distress touches you, then to Him you cry for help.
16:54  Then when He removes the distress from you, lo, a party of you join partners with their Lord.
16:55  That they may be ungrateful for what We have given them. Then enjoy, but soon you shall know.
16:56  And they assign to what they do not know a portion of what We have provided them. - By God, surely you shall be questioned about what you forged.
16:57  And they assign to God daughters; - glory be to Him - and for them is what they desire.
16:58  And when one of them is given good tidings of a female, his face becomes dark, and he is repressed.
16:59  He hides himself from the people from the evil of what he has been given good news about. Should he keep it in disgrace or bury it in the dust? Lo, evil is what they judge.
16:60  For those who do not believe in the hereafter is the evil similitude, and for God is the highest similitude. And He is the Mighty, the Wise.
16:61  And if God were to chastise mankind for their wrong-doing He would not leave upon it any creature; but He respites them to a named term; and when their term comes they cannot put it off an hour, nor can they bring it on.
16:62  And they assign to God what they hate; and their tongues describe the lie that they shall have the best. No doubt that for them is the fire and that they will be neglected.
16:63  By God, certainly We sent to nations before you, but the devil beautified for them their works, and he is their patron today, and for them is painful punishment.
16:64  And We have not sent down to you the Book, except that you may explain to them that which they disagreed about, and as a guidance and a mercy to a people who believe.
16:65  And God sends down water from the sky, and therewith gives life to the earth after its death; indeed, in that surely is a sign to a people who hear.
16:66  And indeed, you have in cattle a lesson; We give you to drink from what is in their bellies, between chyme and blood, - pure milk, - easy to swallow for those who drink.
16:67  And of the fruits of the palms and the grapes you take therefrom strong drink and a good provision; indeed, in that is surely a sign to a people who have sense.
16:68  And your Lord inspired the bee, 'Take houses of the mountains, and of the trees, and of what they build.
16:69  Then eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made smooth.' There comes forth from their bellies a drink varying in hue, in which is a healing for mankind; indeed, in that is surely a sign to a people who reflect.
16:70  And God created you; then He will take you in death; and amongst you is he who is sent back to the worst state of life, so that after knowledge he knows nothing. Indeed, God is knowing, powerful.
16:71  And God has favoured some of you over some in provision; but those who have been favoured will not restore their provision to those whom their right hands possess so they are equal in it; - is it then the favour of God they deny?
16:72  And God has made for you from yourselves wives, and He has made for you from your wives sons and grandchildren; and has provided for you from the good things; - is it then in vanity they believe, and in the favour of God they disbelieve?
16:73  And they serve besides God what does not control for them any provision at all from the heavens and the earth, and they are not able.
16:74  So do not strike out parables for God! Indeed, God knows, and you do not know.
16:75  God has struck out a parable; an owned slave, he has no power over anything; and one whom We have provided a good provision from us, and he spends from it secretly and openly: - are they equal? - Praise be to God. Nay, most of them do not know.
16:76  And God has struck out a parable: two men, one of them dumb, he has no power over anything, and he is a burden upon his sovereign; wherever he directs him he does not come with good; is he equal with him who commands justice, and is on a straight way?
16:77  God's is the unseen of the heavens and the earth; and the matter of the hour is not but as a twinkling of the eye, or it is nearer. Indeed, God is powerful over everything.
16:78  And God brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers knowing nothing; and He made for you hearing, and sight, and hearts, - perhaps you may give thanks.
16:79  Do they not see the birds subjected in the vault of the sky? - none holds them up but God; indeed, in that are signs to a people who believe.
16:80  And God has made for you of your houses a repose; and made for you of the skins of cattle, houses, which you find light on the day you travel and the day you abide; and of their wool and their fur and their hair is furniture and chattels for a time.
16:81  And God has made for you, from what He has created, shades; and has made for you shelters from the mountains; and He has made for you shirts to protect you from the heat, and shirts to protect you from your violence: - thus does He fulfil His favour upon you, - perhaps you may submit.
16:82  But if they turn away, - then only upon you is the clear communication.
16:83  They recognise the favour of God, then they deny it, and most of them are the disbelievers.
16:84  And the day We shall raise up a witness from every nation, then there is no permission for those who disbelieve, and they shall not be taken back into favour.
16:85  And when those who were unjust see the punishment, then it shall not be lightened for them and they will not be given respite.
16:86  And when those who associated partners see their partners, they shall say, 'Our Lord! These are our partners, those on whom we used to call beside you.' But they will offer to them the speech, 'Indeed, you are surely liars.'
16:87  And they shall offer to God on that day the peace; and what they used to forge shall go astray from them.
16:88  Those who disbelieved and turned away from God's way, We will increase them in punishment over punishment, for that they were doing corruption.
16:89  And the day We will raise up in every nation a witness against them from themselves, and We will bring you as a witness against these; and We have sent down on you the Book - a clarification for everything, and a guidance, and a mercy, and glad tidings to those who submit.
16:90  Indeed, God commands justice and good and giving to relatives, and He forbids immorality and wrong and insolence; He admonishes you, perhaps you may remember.
16:91  And fulfil God's covenant when you have covenanted, and do not break the oaths after their asseveration and verily you have made God a surety over you. Indeed, God knows what you do.
16:92  And do not be like her who breaks her yarn after strength into untwisted strands; you take your oaths as mutual deceit, one nation being more numerous than another nation; God only tries you by it, and He will surely, definitely make manifest to you on the Day of Resurrection that concerning which you were disagreeing.
16:93  And if God had willed He would have made you one nation; but He leads astray whom He will and guides whom He will; and surely you will definitely be questioned about what you used to do.
16:94  And do not take your oaths as mutual deceit, lest a foot slip after it is firmly planted, and you taste evil for that you turned away from God's way, and for you is great punishment.
16:95  And do not sell God's covenant for a little price; indeed, what is with God, it is better for you, if you know.
16:96  What is with you is spent, and what is with God endures; and surely We will definitely recompense those who are patient their reward with the best of what they used to do.
16:97  Whoever does good works whether male or female, and he is a believer, then surely We will definitely give him life, a good life; and surely We will definitely recompense them their reward with the best of what they used to do.
16:98  And when you read the Quran, seek refuge with God from the stoned devil.
16:99  Indeed, he has no authority over those who believe and rely upon their Lord.
16:100  His authority is only over those who take him for a patron, and those who they associate partners with Him.
16:101  And when We change a verse in place of verse, - and God is most knowing of what He sends down. They say, 'You are only a forger.' - Nay, most of them do not know.
16:102  Say, 'The holy Spirit sent it down from your Lord in truth, to make firm those who believe, and as a guidance and glad tidings to those who submit.'
16:103  And certainly We know that they say, 'Only a mortal teaches him.' - The tongue of him whom they incline to is foreign, and this is clear Arabic tongue.
16:104  Indeed, those who do not believe in God's signs, God will not guide them, and for them is painful punishment.
16:105  Only they forge the lie, who do not believe in the signs of God, and those - they are the liars.
16:106  Whoever disbelieves in God after his belief, except one who is forced and whose heart is quiet in the faith, - but whoever's breast is expanded in disbelief, - then on them is wrath from God, and for them is great punishment.
16:107  That is because they preferred the worldly life over the hereafter and that God does not guide the disbelieving people.
16:108  Those are the ones God has set a stamp on their hearts and their hearing and their sight. And those - they are the heedless.
16:109  No doubt that in the hereafter they will be the losers.
16:110  Then indeed, your Lord, to those who fled after they had been tried, then strove and were patient, - indeed, your Lord after it surely is forgiving, compassionate.
16:111  The day every soul will come to wrangle for itself, and every soul shall be paid in full for what it did, and they shall not be wronged.
16:112  God has struck out a parable: a city which was safe and quiet, its provision coming to it in abundance from every place, then it was unthankful for God's favours, so God made it taste the clothing of hunger and fear, for what they used to do.
16:113  And surely, certainly there came to them a messenger from themselves, but they called him a liar, so the punishment seized them, while they were unjust.
16:114  So eat of what God has provided you lawful and good; and give thanks for the favours of God, if it is Him you serve.
16:115  He has only forbidden you that which dies of itself, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and what has been dedicated to other than God; but he who is forced, not seeking nor transgressing, then indeed, God is forgiving, compassionate.
16:116  And do not say to what your tongues describe, the lie, 'This is lawful and this is unlawful, 'To forge the lie against God; indeed, those who forge against God the lie shall not prosper.
16:117  A little enjoyment - and for them is painful punishment.
16:118  And to those who are Jews We have forbidden what We have narrated to you before; and We did not wrong them, but they were unjust to themselves.
16:119  Then indeed, your Lord to those who have done evil in ignorance, then repented after that and made amends, - indeed, your Lord after it is surely forgiving, compassionate.
16:120  Indeed, Abraham was a nation obedient to God, upright, and he was not of the idolaters;
16:121  Thankful for His favours; He chose him and He guided him to the straight way.
16:122  And We gave him good in the world; and indeed, in the hereafter he will surely be among the righteous.
16:123  Then We inspired to you, 'Follow the faith of Abraham, upright; and he was not of the idolaters.'
16:124  The Sabbath was only made for those who disagreed concerning it; and indeed, your Lord will surely judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that in which they were disagreeing.
16:125  Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good warning; and wrangle with them in the best way; indeed, your Lord, He is most knowing of who has erred from His way, and He is most knowing of the guided ones.
16:126  And if you punish, then punish with the like of what you were punished with; but if you are patient, surely it is best for those who are patient.
16:127  And be patient; and your patience is only with God. And do not grieve over them; and do not be in a strait at what they plot.
16:128  Indeed, God is with those who fear and those who they are good-doers.