And We did not create the heaven and the earth and what is between them in vain; that is the opinion of those who disbelieve then woe to those who disbelieve on account of the fire. (27) Do We consider the righteously striving believers equal to the evil-doers in the land? Are the pious ones equal to those who openly commit sin? (28) This is a Book which We have sent down upon you, a blessed Book, for them to ponder upon its verses, and for men of intellect to accept advice. (29) And We vouchsafed unto Da'ud Sulaiman. How excellent a bondman! verily he was oft-returning. (30) When his dressage steeds were presented to him in the evening, (31) Therefore Sulaiman said, “I cherish the love of these horses*, out of remembrance of my Lord”; he then ordered them to be raced until they vanished in a curtain out of sight. (To be used in holy war.) (32) He then ordered, “Bring them back to me”; and he began caressing their shins and necks. (33) And We indeed tested Sulaiman, and placed a dead body on his throne he therefore inclined towards His Lord. (34) He said: 'Forgive me my Lord, and give me a kingdom the like of which will not befall any after me, surely, You are the Giver' (35) So We made the wind subservient unto him, setting fair by his command whithersoever he intended. (36) And also the Shayatin (devils) from the jinns (including) every kind of builder and diver, (37) And others fettered in chains. (38) 'This is Our gift, give or withhold without reckoning' (39) And verily for him is an approach with Us, and a happy end. (40)