The arrogant will say to the weak: "Did we hold you back from guidance after it had come to you? Certainly not. In fact you were yourselves guilty."
But the weak will say to the arrogant: "Not in the least. It was your plotting night and day when you ordered us to disbelieve in God and associate compeers with Him." When they see the punishment they will express repentance. But We shall put iron collars round the necks of infidels. Will they be requited for anything but what they did?
We never sent an admonisher to a habitation but its well-to-do people said: "We do not believe in what you have brought."
And (further): "We have far more wealth and children (than you), and we are not the ones to be punished."
Say: "Verily my Lord increases or restricts the provision of whosoever He will;" but most men do not understand.
It is not your wealth and children that will bring you closer to Us, except those who believe and do the right. These will be given a two-fold reward for their deeds, and will dwell in peace in the high empyrean.
But those who try to subvert Our signs will be given over to punishment
Say: "Verily my Lord increases or restricts the provision of any of His creatures as He will, and repays whatsoever you spend. He is the best of all providers."