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70:1  A questioner asked about a Penalty to befall
70:2  The Unbelievers, the which there is none to ward off,
70:3  (A Penalty) from Allah, Lord of the Ways of Ascent
70:4  The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a Day the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years
70:5  Therefore do thou hold Patience,- a Patience of beautiful (contentment)
70:6  They see the (Day) indeed as a far-off (event)
70:7  But We see it (quite) near
70:8  The Day that the sky will be like molten brass
70:9  And the mountains will be like wool
70:10  And no friend will ask after a friend
70:11  Though they will be put in sight of each other,- the sinner's desire will be: Would that he could redeem himself from the Penalty of that Day by (sacrificing) his children
70:12  His wife and his brother
70:13  His kindred who sheltered him
70:14  And all, all that is on earth,- so it could deliver him
70:15  By no means! for it would be the Fire of Hell!
70:16  Plucking out (his being) right to the skull!
70:17  Inviting (all) such as turn their backs and turn away their faces (from the Right)
70:18  And collect (wealth) and hide it (from use)
70:19  Truly man was created very impatient;
70:20  Fretful when evil touches him
70:21  And niggardly when good reaches him;
70:22  Not so those devoted to Prayer;
70:23  Those who remain steadfast to their prayer
70:24  And those in whose wealth is a recognised right
70:25  For the (needy) who asks and him who is prevented (for some reason from asking)
70:26  And those who hold to the truth of the Day of Judgment
70:27  And those who fear the displeasure of their Lord,
70:28  For their Lord's displeasure is the opposite of Peace and Tranquillity;
70:29  And those who guard their chastity
70:30  Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (then) they are not to be blamed
70:31  But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors;
70:32  And those who respect their trusts and covenants
70:33  And those who stand firm in their testimonies
70:34  And those who guard (the sacredness) of their worship;
70:35  Such will be the honoured ones in the Gardens (of Bliss)
70:36  Now what is the matter with the Unbelievers that they rush madly before thee
70:37  From the right and from the left, in crowds
70:38  Does every man of them long to enter the Garden of Bliss
70:39  By no means! For We have created them out of the (base matter) they know
70:40  Now I do call to witness the Lord of all points in the East and the West that We can certainly
70:41  Substitute for them better (men) than they; And We are not to be defeated (in Our Plan)
70:42  So leave them to plunge in vain talk and play about, until they encounter that Day of theirs which they have been promised!
70:43  The Day whereon they will issue from their sepulchres in sudden haste as if they were rushing to a goal-post (fixed for them),
70:44  Their eyes lowered in dejection,- ignominy covering them (all over)! such is the Day the which they are promised