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ⅩⅩⅦ, 89-ⅩⅩⅧ, 3.
the chapter of the story.

be startled, save whom God pleases! and all shall come abjectly to Him. 90 And thou shalt see the mountains, which thou dost deem solid, pass away like the passing of the clouds ; — the work of God who orders all things; verily, He is well aware of what ye do !

He who brings a good deed shall have better than it ; and from the alarm of that day they shall be safe : but those who bring an evil deed shall be thrown down upon their faces in the fire. Shall ye be rewarded save for what ye have done ?

I am bidden to serve the Lord of this country who has made it sacred, and whose are all things ; and I am bidden to be of those who are resigned, and to recite the Qurʼân; and he who is guided he is only guided for himself; and he who errs, — say, ‘ I am only of those who warn !’

95 And say, ‘ Praise be to God, He will show you His signs, and ye shall recognise them; for thy Lord is not heedless of what ye do !’

The Chapter of the Story.

(ⅩⅩⅧ. Mecca.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

T. S. M. Those are the signs of the perspicuous Book ; we recite to thee from the history of Moses and Pharaoh in truth unto a people who believe

Verily, Pharaoh was lofty in the land and made the people thereof sects; one party of them he weakened, slaughtering their sons and letting their women live. Verily, he was of the despoilers.