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WITH ALL THIS, man [often] says, "What! Once I am dead, shall I again be brought forth alive?" (66) But does man not remember that We created him when he was nothing before? (67) So, by thy Lord, without doubt, We shall gather them together, and (also) the Evil Ones (with them); then shall We bring them forth on their knees round about Hell; (68) and thereupon We shall, indeed, draw forth from every group [of sinners] the ones that had been most determined in their disdainful rebellion against the Most Gracious: (69) Then surely it is We who are the Best Knower of these worthiest of being therein roasted. (70) Not one of you there is, but he shall go down to it; that for thy Lord is a thing decreed, determined. (71) Then We shall rescue those who kept from evil, and leave the evil-doers crouching there. (72) When Our clear verses are recited to them the unbelievers say to the believers: 'Which of the two parties has a better position or company?' (73) And how many a generation We destroyed before them, who were fairer in furnishing and outward show! (74) Say: As for him who is in error, the Beneficent will verily prolong his span of life until, when they behold that which they were promised, whether it be punishment (in the world), or the Hour (of doom), they will know who is worse in position and who is weaker as an army. (75) And God endows those who avail themselves of [His] guidance with an ever-deeper consciousness of the right way; and good deeds, the fruit whereof endures forever, are, in thy Sustainer's sight, of far greater merit [than any worldly goods,] and yield far better returns. (76) And hast thou ever considered [the kind of man] who is bent on denying the truth of Our messages and says, "I will surely be given wealth and children"? (77) Hath he perused the Unseen, or hath he made a pact with the Beneficent? (78) By no means! We shall write down all what he says; and We shall greatly prolong his chastisement, (79) All that he claims will revert to Us, and he will come before Us all alone. (80) They have sought honor from other gods instead of God. (81) But they shall reject their worship and turn against them. (82)
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