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70:1  A questioner asked about the chastisement which must befal
70:2  The unbelievers, which none can avert
70:3  From Allah, the Lord of the Ascending Stairways
70:4  To Him ascend the angels and the Spirit in a Day the measure of which is fifty thousand years
70:5  Therefore endure with a goodly patience
70:6  Surely they think it to be far off
70:7  And We see it nigh
70:8  On the day when the heaven shall be as molten coppe
70:9  And the mountains shall be as tufts of woo
70:10  And friend shall not ask of frien
70:11  Though they shall be given sight of each other. The guilty one would fain redeem himself from the chastisement of that day by sacrificing his children
70:12  And his wife and his brothe
70:13  And the nearest of his kinsfolk who gave him shelter
70:14  And all those that are in the earth, hoping to be delivered
70:15  By no means! Surely it is a flaming Fir
70:16  Dragging him right to his skull
70:17  It calls him who turned and fled from truth
70:18  And amasses wealth then locks it up
70:19  Surely man is created anxious (or impatient
70:20  Fretful when evil afflicts hi
70:21  And niggardly when good befalls hi
70:22  Except those who pray
70:23  Those who are constant (or devoted) at their praye
70:24  And those in whose wealth there is a fixed portio
70:25  For him who begs and for him who is destitut
70:26  And those who accept the truth of the Day of Judgment
70:27  And those who are fearful of the displeasure of their Lord,
70:28  Surely the displeasure of their Lord is a thing before which none can feel secure (or is the opposite of peace and tranquillity)
70:29  And those who guard their chastity
70:30  Except in the case of their wives or those whom their right hands possess - for on these surely is no blame
70:31  But he who seeks to go beyond this, these it is that transgress beyond bounds
70:32  And those who are faithful to their trusts and their covenan
70:33  And those who are upright in their testimonies
70:34  And those who keep guard (the sacredness of) their worship
70:35  Those shall be in Gardens, honoured
70:36  But what ails those who disbelieve that they rush around you (Muhammad) open-eyed (in mock amazement)
70:37  On the right hand and on the left, in sundry groups
70:38  Does every man of them desire that he should be made to enter the Garden of Bliss
70:39  By no means! Surely We have created them of what they know (earth and spirit)
70:40  But nay! I swear by (or call to witness) the Lord of all points of the rising and setting places East and West that We are certainly Abl
70:41  To replace them with others better than them, and We shall not be overcome
70:42  Therefore leave them alone to go on with the false discourses and to sport until they come face to face with that Day of theirs with which they are warned
70:43  The Day on which they shall come forth from their graves in haste, as if they were racing to a goal
70:44  Their eyes cast down; disgrace shall overtake them; that is the Day which they were promised