The perspicuous Book is witness
(That) We sent it down one night of blessing -- so that We could warn --
On which all affairs are sorted out and decided
As commands from Us. It is indeed We who send (messengers),
A mercy from your Lord. Verily He is all-hearing and all-knowing,
The Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that lies between them, if you really do believe.
There is no god other than He, who gives you life and death, your Lord and the Lord of your fathers of old.
Yet they are lost in doubt and play.
So watch for the day when the sky begins to emit clear smoke,
Which would envelope mankind. That would be a grievous affliction.
"O Lord, take away this torment from us," (they will pray); "we have come to believe."
How can a warning benefit them? The Apostle who explained all things clearly had come to them,
But they turned away from him, and said: "He is well-instructed, (but) possessed."
If We remove the torment a little, you revert back (to misdeeds).
The day that We shall seize them with a grievous hold, We will indeed castigate them.
We had tried the people of Pharaoh before them. A respected prophet had come to them (saying):
"Deliver the creatures of God to me. I am the trusted messenger sent to you.