But when they see it approaching, the faces of those who disbelieve will be distressed, and it will be said, |This is that for which you used to call.
Say, [O Muúammad], |Have you considered: whether Allah should cause my death and those with me or have mercy upon us, who can protect the disbelievers from a painful punishment?|
Say, |He is the Most Merciful; we have believed in Him, and upon Him we have relied. And you will [come to] know who it is that is in clear error.
Say, |Have you considered: if your water was to become sunken [into the earth], then who could bring you flowing water?|
Nun. By the pen and what they inscribe,
You are not, [O Muúammad], by the favor of your Lord, a madman.
And indeed, for you is a reward uninterrupted.
And indeed, you are of a great moral character.
So you will see and they will see
Which of you is the afflicted [by a devil].
Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has gone astray from His way, and He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.
Then do not obey the deniers.
They wish that you would soften [in your position], so they would soften [toward you].
And do not obey every worthless habitual swearer
[And] scorner, going about with malicious gossip -
A preventer of good, transgressing and sinful,
Cruel, moreover, and an illegitimate pretender.
Because he is a possessor of wealth and children,
When Our verses are recited to him, he says, |Legends of the former peoples.
We will brand him upon the snout.