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3:1  A. L. M.
3:2  God, there is no deity except Him, the Living, the Eternal!
3:3  He has sent down the Book to you with Truth to confirm whatever existed before it. He sent down the Torah and the Gospel
3:4  in the past as guidance for mankind; He has (also) sent down the Standard. Those who disbelieve in God´s signs will have severe torment- God is Powerful, the Master of Retribution!
3:5  Nothing is hidden from God, on Earth nor in Heaven.
3:6  He it is Who shapes you just as He wishes in [your mothers´] wombs. There is no deity except Him, the Powerful, the Wise!
3:7  He is the One Who sent you down the Book which contains decisive verses. They [form] the basis of the Book; while others are allegorical. Those whose hearts are prone to falter follow whatever is allegorical in it, seeking to create dissension by giving [their own] interpretation of it. Yet only God knows its interpretation; those who are versed in knowledge say: "We believe in it; it all comes from our Lord!" However only prudent persons bear it in mind.
3:8  Our Lord, do not let our hearts falter once You have guided us; grant us mercy from Your presence, for You are the Bountiful!
3:9  Our Lord, You will be gathering mankind together on a day there is no doubt about; God will never go back on the Promise!
3:10  Neither their wealth nor their children will ever save those who disbelieve in any way from God; those will be fuel for the Fire.
3:11  In the case of Pharaoh´s house as well as those before them, they denied Our signs, so God seized them because of their offences; God is Stern in punishment.
3:12  TELL those who disbelieve: "You will be defeated and summoned to Hell! How awful is such a resting place!"
3:13  You have already had a sign in the two detachments which met, one detachment fighting for God´s sake and the other disbelieving; they saw them with their own eyes as twice the same [number] as themselves. God assists anyone He wishes through His support; in that there lies a lesson for persons with insight.
3:14  The love of passions [that come] from women and children has attracted mankind, as well as accumulated gold and silver treasures, pedigreed horses, livestock and crops. That means enjoyment during worldly life, while God holds the finest retreat.
3:15  SAY: "Should I give you news of something even better than that? Those who do their duty will have gardens through which rivers flow to live in forever with their Lord, plus purified spouses and approval from God. God is Observant of [His] worshippers
3:16  who say: "Our Lord, we believe, so forgive us our offences and shield us from the torment of Fire!"
3:17  [They are] the patient ones, loyal and steadfast, who spend [in charity] and seek forgiveness before dawn each morning.
3:18  God testifies there is no deity except Himself and so do the angels and persons possessing knowledge. Maintaining fairplay, there is no deity except Him, the Powerful, the Wise.
3:19  Religion with God means [Islam:] commitment to [live in] peace. Those who have already been given the Book did not disagree until after knowledge had come to them, out of envy for one another. Anyone who disbelieves in God´s signs [will find] God is Prompt in reckoning!
3:20  If they should argue with you, then say: "I have committed my person peacefully to God, and [so has] anyone who follows me. Tell both those who have been given the Book as well as the unlettered: ´Have you become Muslims?" If they commit themselves to [live in] peace, then they are guided; while if they turn away, you need merely to state things plainly. God is Observant of [His] worshippers.
3:21  Announce painful torment for those who disbelieve in God´s signs and kill prophets without any right to, and kiII those people who order fairplay.
3:22  Those are the ones whose actions will miscarry in this world as well as the Hereafter; they will have no supporters.
3:23  Have you not considered those who were given a portion [of knowledge] from the Book? They were invited to [accept] God´s book so it might judge between them; then a group of them turned away and disregarded [it].
3:24  That is because they say: "The Fire will never touch us except for several days." Whatever they have invented about their religion has led them astray.
3:25  How will it be when We gather them in on a day there is no doubt about, and each soul will be paid off according to whatever it has earned? They will not be wronged!
3:26  SAY: "O God, Holder of control! You give control to anyone You wish and snatch control from anyone You wish. You exalt anyone You wish and humble anyone You wish. Good lies within Your hand; You are Capable of everything!
3:27  You wrap night up in daylight, and wrap daytime up in night. You draw the living from the dead, and draw the dead from the living. You provide for anyone You wish without any reckoning!
3:28  Believers should not enlist disbelievers as patrons in preference to [other] believers. Anyone who does so will have nothing to do with God, so you should take precautions against them. God warns you about Himself-, for towards God lies the Goal!
3:29  SAY: "Whether you hide what is on your minds or disclose it, God knows it [anyhow]; He knows whatever is in Heaven and whatever is on Earth God is Capable of everything!"
3:30  Some day when every person will find whatever good he has done is presented [as evidence] as well as whatever bad he has done, he would like a long stretch [to lie] between them and himself. God cautions you about Himself-, though God is Gentle with [His] worshippers.
3:31  SAY: "If you have been loving God, then follow me; God will then love you and forgive you your offences. God is Forgiving, Merciful!´
3:32  SAY: "Obey God and the Messenger." Yet if they should turn away, [remember that] God does not love disbelievers.
3:33  God selected Adam and Noah, Abraham´s House and Imran´s House over [everyone in] the Universe.
3:34  Some of their offspring are descended from others. God is Alert, Aware.
3:35  Thus a woman [from the House] of Imran said: "My Lord, I have freely consecrated whatever is in my womb to You. Accept it from me; You are Alert, Aware!
3:36  When she gave birth, she said: "My Lord, I have given birth to a daughter."-(God was quite Aware of what she had given birth to, for a male is not like a female)-"I have named her Mary, and ask You to protect her and her offspring ´from Satan the Outcast."
3:37  Her Lord accepted her in a handsome manner and caused her to grow like a lovely plant, and told Zachariah to take care of her. Every time Zachariah entered the shrine to [see] her, he found she had already been supplied with food. He said: "Mary, how can this be meant for you?" She said: "It comes from God, for God provides for anyone He wishes without any reckoning."
3:38  With that Zachariah appealed to his Lord; he said: ´My Lord, grant me goodly offspring from Your presence, for You are the Hearer of Appeals."
3:39  The angels called him while he was standing praying in the shrine: "God gives you news of John, who will confirm word from God, masterful yet circumspect, and a prophet [chosen] from among honorable people."
3:40  He said: "My Lord, how can I have a boy? Old age has overtaken me, while my wife is barren." He said: "Even so does God do anything He wishes!"
3:41  He said: ´My Lord, grant me a sign." He said: "Your sign is that you will not speak to people for three days except through gestures. Mention your Lord often and glorify [Him] in the evening and early morning hours."
3:42  So the angels said: "Mary, God has selected you and purified you. He has selected you over [all] the women in the Universe.
3:43  Mary, devote yourself to your Lord; fall down on your knees and bow alongside those who so bow down."
3:44  Such is some information about the Unseen We have revealed to you. You were not in their presence as they cast [lots with] their pens [to see] which of them would be entrusted with Mary. You were not in their presence while they were so disputing.
3:45  Thus the angels said: "Mary, God announces word to you about someone whose name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, [who is] well regarded in this world and the Hereafter, and one of those drawn near [to God].
3:46  He will speak to people while still an infant and as an adult, and will be an honorable person."
3:47  She said: ´My Lord, how can I have a child while no human being has ever touched me?" He said: "That is how God creates anything He wishes. Whenever He decides upon some matter, He merely tells it: ´Be!´, and it is.
3:48  He will teach him the Book and wisdom, plus the Torah and the Gospel
3:49  as a messenger to the Children of Israel: ´I have brought you a sign from your Lord. I shall create something in the shape of a bird for you out of clay, and blow into it so it will become a [real] bird with God´s permission. I shall cure those who are blind from birth and lepers, and revive the dead with God´s permission. I shall announce to you what you may eat and what you should store up in your houses. That will serve as a sign for you if you are believers,
3:50  confirming what I have already [learned] from the Torah. I shall permit you some things which have been forbidden you. I have brought you a sign from your Lord, so heed God and obey me!
3:51  God is both my Lord and your Lord, so serve Him. This is a Straight Road!"´
3:52  When Jesus sensed disbelief among them, he said: "Who will be my supporters in the cause of God?" The disciples said: "We are God´s supporters! We believe in God; take note that we are Muslims.
3:53  Our Lord, we believe in what You have sent down and [thus] have followed the Messenger, so enroll us among the witnesses."
3:54  They plotted, while God plotted; however God is the best Plotter!
3:55  So God said: "Jesus, I shall gather you up and lift you towards Me and purify you from those who disbelieve, and place those who follow you ahead of those who disbelieve until Resurrection Day. Then to Me will be your return, and I shall decide among you (all) concerning anything you have been disagreeing about.
3:56  As for those who disbelieve, I will punish them severely in this world and the Hereafter. They will have no supporters."
3:57  As for those who believe and perform honorable deeds, He will repay them their earnings. God does not love wrongdoers!
3:58  That which We recite to you comes from the signs and the wise Reminder.
3:59  Jesus´ case with God was the same as Adam´s: He created him from dust; then told him: ´Be!" and he was.
3:60  Truth comes from your Lord, so do not be a waverer.
3:61  Tell anyone who argues with you concerning it, once knowledge has come to you; "Come, let us call our children and your children, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves together; then let us plead, and place God´s curse upon the liars."
3:62  These are true stories. There is no deity except God; while God is Powerful, Wise.
3:63  However if they should turn away, God is Aware as to who are mischief makers.
3:64  SAY: "People of the Book, [let us] rally to a common formula to be binding on both us and you, that we shall worship only God [Alone] a associate nothing else with Him, nor shall any of us take on others as lords instead of God." If they should turn away, then say: "Bear witness that we are Muslims."
3:65  People of the Book, why do you argue about Abraham when Torah and the Gospel were not sent down until after him? Do you not use your reason?
3:66  There you go, arguing on about someone you (actually) have some knowledge about! Yet why do you (then) argue about something you have no knowledge about? God knows while you do not know.
3:67  Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a Seeker [after Truth], a Muslim; he was no associator of others with God.
3:68  The closest people to Abraham are those who follow him, as well as Prophet and those who believe. God is the believers´ Patron.
3:69  A faction from the People of the Book would like to lead you (all) astray; yet only lead themselves astray, even though they do not notice it.
3:70  People of the Book, why do you disbelieve in God´s signs while you watch it happen?
3:71  People of the Book, why do you dress Truth up with falsehood and knowingly conceal the Truth?
3:72  A faction from among the People of the Book say: "Believe in what has been sent down to those who believe," at the outset of the day; towards the end of it, [they say]: "Disbelieve". That may be so they will keep coming back [to argue with you].
3:73  Believe only in someone who follows your own religion. SAY: "Guidance [means] guidance from God, lest one person should he given the same as what you (all) have been given, or they should argue with you concerning your Lord." SAY: "Bounty [rests] in God´s hand. He gives it to anyone He wishes; God is Boundless, Aware,
3:74  He claims anyone He wishes for His mercy; God possesses tremendous Bounty!"
3:75  If you entrusted some People of the Book with a large sum, he would hand it back to you; while if you entrusted another with a gold coin, he would never hand it back to you unless you dunned him for it constantly. That is because they say: "There is no way for such illiterates [to complain] against us." They tell a lie about God while they realize it!
3:76  Instead, anyone who keeps his word and performs his duty [will find] God loves the heedful.
3:77  Those who barter God´s pledge plus their [own] faith for a paltry price will have no share in the Hereafter, nor will God ever speak to them nor ever notice them on Resurrection Day. He will not purify them while they will have painful torment.
3:78  A group of them twist their tongues around concerning the Book so you will reckon [something] comes from the Book while it is not from the Book. They say: "It comes from God!", while it is not from God. They knowingly tell a lie about God!
3:79  It is not proper for God to give the Book plus discretion and prophethood to any human being, then that [the latter] should tell people: ´Be worshippers of mine instead of God´s," but rather: ´Be the Lord´s [Alone] since you have been teaching the Book and because you have been studying it."
3:80  He does not order you to adopt angels and prophets as lords; would He order you to disbelieve once you have become Muslims?"
3:81  So God accepted an agreement from the prophets: "Have I not given you some of a Book plus wisdom?" Then a messenger came to you to confirm what you already had, so you might believe in him and support him. He said: "Have you acknowledged and accepted that obligation of mine?" They said: ´We so acknowledge it." He said: "Then act as witnesses; I am one of those testifying along with you."
3:82  Those who turn away later on act immorally.
3:83  Do they crave something besides God´s religion? Whoever is in Heaven and Earth is committed to [make] peace with Him, whether willingly or reluctantly; to Him will they be returned.
3:84  SAY: "We believe in God and what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants, and what was given Moses, Jesus and the prophets by their Lord. We do not differentiate between any one of them, and we are committed to [live at] peace with Him."
3:85  Anyone who desires something other than Islam as a religion will never have it accepted from him, while in the Hereafter he will be among the losers.
3:86  How should God e a folk who disbelieve following their [profession of] faith, and have testified that the Messenger was right and evidence had come to them? God does not guide wrongdoing folk.
3:87  Those will have their reward since God´s curse will lie upon them, as well as the angels´ and all mankind´s,
3:88  to live with for ever; punishment will not be lightened for them nor will they be granted any respite
3:89  except for those who repent later on and reform. God is Forgiving, Merciful!
3:90  Those who disbelieve following their [profession of] faith, then increase in disbelief, will never have their repentance accepted; those are lost [souls]!
3:91  Those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers will never have even all the earth filled with gold accepted from any one of them, even though they tried to use it as a ransom. Those will have painful torment while they will have no supporters.
3:92  You will never attain virtue until you spend something you are fond of; while God is Aware of anything you may spend.
3:93  Every [kind of] food was permitted the Children of Israel except what Israel had banned herself before the Torah came down.
3:94  SAY: ´Bring the Torah and recite it if you have been truthful." Those who invent a lie concerning God after that will be wrongdoers.
3:95  SAY: "God has spoken truly, so follow the sect of Abraham the Seeker; he was no one to associate [others with God]."
3:96  The first House [of worship] set up for mankind was the one at Becca (sic); it was blessed and a guidance for [everyone in] the Universe.
3:97  In it are clear signs [such as] Abraham´s station. Anyone who enters it will be secure. * Pilgrimage to the House is a duty imposed on mankind by God, for anyone who can afford a way to do so. Anyone who disbelieves [will find] that God is Transcendent, beyond [any need of] the Universe.
3:98  SAY: "People of the Book, why do you disbelieve in God´s signs while God is a Witness for anything you do?"
3:99  SAY: "People of the Book, why do you obstruct God´s way for anyone who believes, seeking to make it crooked, while [moreover], you (are) watching it happen? God is not oblivious of what you are doing.
3:100  You who believe, if you were to obey a group of those who have been given the Book, they would turn you back into disbelievers following your [profession of] faith.
3:101  How can you disbelieve while God´s verses are being recited to you and His messenger is among you? Anyone who clings to God will be guided to a Straight Road.
3:102  You who believe, heed God the way He should be heeded, and do not die unless you are Muslims.
3:103  Cling firmly together by means of God´s rope, and do not separate. Remember God's favor towards you when you were enemies; He united your hearts so you became brothers because of His favor. You were on the brink of a fiery pit, and He saved you from it! Thus God explains His signs to you, so that you may be guided.
3:104  Let there be a community among you who will invite [others] to [do] good, command what is proper and prevent dishonor; those will be prosperous.
3:105  Do not be like those who split up and disagreed after explanations had come to them; those will have awful torment!
3:106  One day some faces will turn white while other faces will turn black. Those whose faces are blackened [will be asked]: "Did you disbelieve after your [profession of] faith? Taste torment because you have disbelieved!"
3:107  while those whose faces are whitened will live for ever in God´s mercy.
3:108  Those are God´s verses which We recite to you for the Truth. God does not want any harm [to happen] to the Universe.
3:109  God holds whatever is in Heaven and whatever is on Earth, while [all] matters will be returned to God.
3:110  You are the best community which has been produced for mankind. You command decency and forbid dishonor, and you believe in God [Alone]. If the People of the Book would only believe, it would be better for them; some of them are believers while most of them are perverse.
3:111  They will never harm you except by annoying [you]. Yet if they should fight you, they will [soon] turn their backs; then they will not be supported.
3:112  Disgrace will be branded on them wherever they are overtaken unless they have a bond [leading] to God and a bond with other men. They have incurred anger from God while misery has been branded on them. That is because they have disbelieved in God´s signs and killed the prophets without any right to; that is because they disobey and act so aggressive.
3:113  Yet they are not [all] alike: some People of the Book form an upright community; they recite God´s verses through the small hours of the night as they bow down on their knees.
3:114  They believe in God and the Last Day; they command decency and forbid dishonor, and compete in doing good deeds. Those are honorable men;
3:115  any good they do will never be denied them. God is Aware of the heedful.
3:116  Neither their wealth nor their children will ever help out those who disbelieve against God in any way; those will become inmates of the Fire, they will remain there forever.
3:117  What they spend during this worldly life can be compared to a wind containing bitter frost which strikes the crop of people who have injured themselves, and so destroys it. God has not injured them, but rather they injure themselves.
3:118  You who believe, do not take up with any other persons than your own fellows as intimates. They will continually cause you turmoil, and they like anything that will distress you. Loathing shows through their mouths while what their minds conceal is even greater. We have explained the signs to you provided you will use your reason.
3:119  Here you are, loving such people while they do not love you! You believe in the whole Book. Yet whenever they meet you, they say: "We believe;" while when they go off by themselves, they gnaw away at their fingertips in rage over you. SAY: "Die in your rage!" God is Aware of what is on your minds.
3:120  Whenever something good happens to you, it annoys them, while if any evil happens to you, they delight in it. If you are patient and do your duty, their plotting will not harm you in any way; God embraces anything they do.
3:121  When you rose earlier than your people did in order to station believers at their battle positions, God was Alert, Aware.
3:122  As two factions of you worried as to whether they should both fall back, God acted as a Patron for both of them. Believers should rely on God!
3:123  God already supported you (all) at Badr where you were underdogs, so heed God in order that you may be grateful.
3:124  So you told believers: "Will it never be enough for you if your Lord furnishes you with three thousand angels who have been sent down?"
3:125  Of course if you act disciplined and obey orders, and they should come at you all of a sudden just like this, your Lord will supply you with five thousand angels sent on purpose.
3:126  God has merely turned it into good news for you, so your hearts may feel tranquil over it. Support comes only from God, the Powerful, the Wise,
3:127  so He may cut off a flank from those who disbelieve and restrain them, and they will be sent home disappointed
3:128  It is no concern at all of yours whether He relents towards them or punishes them, since they are wrongdoers.
3:129  God possesses whatever is in Heaven and whatever is on Earth, He pardons anyone He wishes and punishes anyone He wishes; God is Forgiving, Merciful.
3:130  You who believe, do not live off usury which is compounded over and over again. Heed God so that you may prosper:
3:131  heed the Fire which has been prepared for disbelievers;
3:132  obey God and the Messenger so you may find mercy!
3:133  Hasten towards forgiveness from your Lord and a garden broader than Heaven and Earth which has been prepared for those who do their duty,
3:134  who spend [for others] throughout happiness and hardships and suppress their anger and overlook what other people do. God loves the kindly,
3:135  and those who remember God and seek forgiveness their offences when they commit some shocking deed or harm themselves-for who forgives offences besides God?-and do not knowingly persist in whatever they have been doing.
3:136  Those will have forgiven from their Lord, as their reward, plus gardens through which rivers flow to live in forever. How blissful will [such] workers´ wages be!
3:137  Institutions have passed away before you: travel around the earth observe what the outcome was for those who deny [it all].
3:138  This is explanation for mankind, as well as guidance and instruction for heedful:
3:139  do not falter nor feel saddened since you are superior, if you believers.
3:140  If some sore should afflict you, well sores just like them have afflicted [other] folk. We deal out such days to mankind, so God recognize those who believe and accept witnesses from among you - God does not love wrongdoers-
3:141  and so God may purge those who believe and wipe out disbelievers.
3:142  Or did you reckon that you would enter the Garden while God still does not recognize those among you who strive nor does He know the patient ones.
3:143  You used to long for death even before you met it, so now you have seen it while you were facing it!
3:144  Muhammad is only a messenger, Messengers have passed away before him. If he should die or be killed, will you (all) revert to your old ways? Anyone who turns on his heels will never injure God in any way, while God will reward the grateful.
3:145  No soul shall die except with God´s permission according to specific writ. As for anyone who wants this world´s prize, We shall give him part of it; while We shall give anyone who wants the prize of the Hereafter, some of it. We will repay the grateful!
3:146  How many a prophet has fought with many devout men alongside him! They never faltered despite what had afflicted them for God´s sake; they did not weaken nor yield. God loves the patient!
3:147  Their statement was merely to say: "Our Lord, pardon us our offences and our excesses in business. Brace our footsteps and support us against disbelieving folk!"
3:148  So God gave them this world´s prize, although the prize in the Hereafter will be even finer. God loves the kindly.
3:149  You who believe, if you should obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you around on your heels and send you home as losers.
3:150  Rather God is your Protector; He is the best Supporter!
3:151  We will cast panic into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they have associated others with God for which He has sent down no authority. Their refuge will be the Fire, and how wretched will such wrongdoers´ lodging be!
3:152  God confirmed His promise to you as you grappled with them by His permission, until you faltered and argued about the matter; you disobeyed after He had shown you what you would love (to have). Some of you want this world, while others of you want the Hereafter. Then he diverted you from them so He might test you. Yet He has overlooked it in you; God possesses bounty for believers.
3:153  When you were climbing up [the hillside] and did not follow anyone, and the Messenger was calling to you from your rear, He rewarded you with one worry after another so you would not feel so sad because of what had eluded your grasp nor for what had afflicted you. God is Informed about anything you do!
3:154  Then following [your] worry, He sent down confidence upon you; a drowsiness overcame one squadron of yours, while another squadron fretted themselves thinking something besides the Truth about God, guesswork from [the times of] Ignorance. They said: "Is this a concern of ours in any way?" SAY: "The whole concern is up to God." They hide something they do not show in their souls; they say: "If we had had anything to do with the matter, we would not have had to fight here." SAY: "Even though you were in your own homes, those for whom killing has been prescribed would have shown up on their deathbeds, so that God might test what is on your minds and purge whatever is in your hearts. God is Aware of whatever is on your minds!
3:155  Those of you who turned away on the day when both troops met, were only tripped up by Satan because of something they had earned. However God has pardoned them, for God is Forgiving, Lenient."
3:156  You who believe, do not be like those who disbelieve and tell their brethren when they travel around the earth or are out on some campaign: "If they had been with us, they would not have died nor been killed," so that God places that [sort of] despair in their hearts. God gives life and brings death; God is Observant of anything you do.
3:157  If you should be killed for God´s sake or die, forgiveness and mercy from God are better than what they are gathering;
3:158  yet if you should die or be killed, you will still be summoned [to appear] before God.
3:159  However since mercy from God does exist, you have been easy on them. If you had been harsh and cruel-hearted, they would have dispersed from around you. Pardon them, seek forgiveness for them. and consult with them on the matter. Yet once you have reached a decision, then rely on God; God loves those who are reliant.
3:160  If God supports you (all), there is no one who will overcome you; while if He should forsake you, who is there (left] to support you later on? O God should believers rely!
3:161  No prophet should hold back anything; and anyone who defrauds [someone else] will bring along whatever he has been withholding on Resurrection Day. Then every soul will be repaid for whatever it has earned, and they will not be harmed.
3:162  Is someone who follows after God´s approval like someone else who incurs wrath from God? His refuge will be Hell, and how awful is such a goal!
3:163  There are ranks with God, and God is Observant of whatever they are doing.
3:164  God has benefited believers whenever He sent them a messenger from among themselves, to recite His verses to them and purify them, and teach them the Book and wisdom, whereas previously they had been in plain error.
3:165  Yet whenever some disaster strikes you, such as has struck you twice as heavy already, you have said: "What´s this for?" SAY: ´It is your own doing; God is Capable of everything."
3:166  Whatever happened to you on the day when both troops clashed, occurred with God´s permission, so He might recognize believers
3:167  and recognize those who act hypocritically. They were told: "Come fight in God´s way or [at least] defend yourselves." They said: "If we knew how to fight, we would follow you." They were nearer disbelief than faith that day. They say with their mouths what is not in their hearts; although God is quite Aware of what they are concealing.
3:168  Those who tell their brethren while they remain behind: "if they had obeyed us, they would not have been killed," should be told: ´Avert death from yourselves if you are so truthful!"
3:169  Do not reckon those who are killed for God´s sake are dead, but rather [they Martyrs are] living; they will be provided for by their Lord,
3:170  so happy will they be with whatever God has given them out of His bounty, and rejoicing for those they left behind who have not yet overtaken them. No fear will fall on them nor will they be saddened;
3:171  they will rejoice because of favor and bounty from God, since God does not deprive believers of their wages.
3:172  Any persons who respond to God and the Messenger after some sore has afflicted them, those who act kindly and do their duty, will have a splendid fee.
3:173  Those whom people have told: ´Some people have gathered to [oppose] you, so be on your guard against them!´; yet it increased them in faith and they said: "God is our Reckoning, and how splendid is such an Administrator!´
3:174  They returned home with favor and bounty from God; no evil ever touched them because they followed God´s pleasure. God possesses such splendid bounty!
3:175  That was only Satan who intimidated his adherents. Do not fear them and [instead] fear Me, if you are believers!
3:176  Let not those who hasten on to disbelief sadden you; they will never injure God in any way. God wants to grant them no fortune in the Hereafter, where they will have terrible torment.
3:177  Those who purchase disbelief at the price of faith will never injure God in any way, while they will have painful torment.
3:178  Let not those who disbelieve consider how Our acting indulgent with them is good so far as their own persons are concerned: We are merely postponing things for them so they may increase in vice; they will have disgraceful torment.
3:179  God is no One to leave believers where you are now, until He sorts out bad from good. It is not God´s role to acquaint you with the Unseen, but God chooses anyone He wishes from among His messengers. So believe in God and His messenger; if you believe and do your duty, you will have a splendid fee.
3:180  Let not those who act niggardly with any of His bounty God has given them consider it is better for them; rather it will be worse for them: they will be charged on Resurrection Day with anything they were so niggardly about. God holds the inheritance of Heaven and Earth; God is Informed about anything you do.
3:181  God has heard the statement of those who say: "God is poor while we are rich!" We will write down whatever they say and how they killed the prophets without any right to [do so]. We will say: "Taste the torment of burning."
3:182  That [has happened] because of what your hands sent on ahead. God is no One to harm [His] worshippers,
3:183  such as those who say: "God has charged us not to believe in any messenger until He brings us some offering which fire will consume." SAY: "Messengers before me have already brought you explanations and just what you have said; why did you kill them if you are so truthful?
3:184  If they reject you, messengers before you have already been rejected when they came even with explanations, the Psalms and the Enlightening Book."
3:185  Every soul will be tasting death: you will merely be repaid your earnings on Resurrection Day. Anyone who is snatched from the Fire and shown into the Garden will have triumphed. What does worldly life mean except the enjoyment of illusion?
3:186  You will be tested by means of your wealth and through your own selves, and you will hear much abuse from those who were given the Book before you, as well as those who associate [others with God]. If you are patient and do your duty, that is what will determine matters.
3:187  When God made an agreement with those who were given the Book [saying]: "You shall explain it to mankind and not conceal it," they tossed it away behind their backs and sold it for a paltry price. How wretched was what they bought [instead]!
3:188  Do not consider those who feel delighted about what they have been given and love to be praised for something they have not done, do not reckon they [have found] any means to triumph over torment. They will have painful torment!
3:189  God holds control over Heaven and Earth; God is Capable of everything!
3:190  In the creation of Heaven and Earth, and the alternation between night and daylight, there are signs for prudent persons
3:191  who remember God while standing, sifting and [lying] on their sides, and meditate on the creation of Heaven and Earth [by saying]: "Our Lord, You have not created this in vain! Glory be to You! Shield us from the torment of Fire!
3:192  ´Our Lord, anyone You sentence to the Fire, You will humiliate. Wrongdoers will have no supporters.
3:193  Our Lord, we heard a crier appealing for belief, [calling out]: ´Believe in your Lord;´ and so we have believed." Our Lord, forgive us our offences, remove our evil deeds from us, and gather us up [at death] with the virtuous.
3:194  Our Lord, give us what you have promised us through Your messengers, and do not humiliate us on Resurrection Day. You never go back on any promise!"""
3:195  So their Lord responded to them: "I shall never waste the work of any worker among you, whether it is a man or a woman. Some of you [have sprung] from others. I shall remove their evil deeds for those who have migrated and were driven out of their homes and mistreated for My sake, and have fought and were killed; and I shall admit them to a Garden through which rivers flow, as a prize from God Himself. God holds the finest prize!
3:196  Do not let it deceive you how those who disbelieve bustle about the land:
3:197  [it means such] brief enjoyment; then their refuge will be Hell, and how awful will be such a couch!
3:198  However those who heed their Lord will have gardens through which rivers flow, to live in forever as a welcome from God. What God possesses is best for the virtuous.
3:199  Some People of the Book do believe in God and what has been sent down to you and what has been sent down to them, acting reverently towards God. They do not sell God´s signs for a paltry price: those will receive their wages from their Lord; God is Prompt in reckoning!
3:200  You who believe, act patient, discipline yourselves, and hold yourselves ready! Heed God so that you may succeed.