Youths of never-ending bloom will pass round to them
Cups and decanters, beakers full of sparkling wine,
And such fruits as they fancy,
Bird meats that they relish,
And companions with big beautiful eyes
Like pearls within their shells,
As recompense for all they had done.
They will hear no nonsense there or talk of sin,
Other than "Peace, peace" the salutation.
As for those of the right hand -- how (happy) those of the right hand --
They will be in (the shade) of thornless lote
And acacia covered with heaps of bloom,
And fruits numberless,
And maidens incomparable.
We have formed them in a distinctive fashion,
And made them virginal,
Loving companions matched in age,
For those of the right hand.
A crowd of earlier generations
And a crowd of the later.
But those of the left hand -- how (unhappy) those of the left hand --
Will be in the scorching wind and boiling water,
Under the shadow of thick black smoke
Neither cool nor agreeable.
They were endowed with good things
But persisted in that greater sin,
And said: "What! When we are dead and turned to dust and bones, shall we then be raised again?
And so will our fathers?"
Say: "Indeed, the earlier and the later generations
Will be gathered together on a certain day which is predetermined.