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Ⅲ, 180-188.
the chapter or Imrân’s family.

about ; why then did ye kill them, if ye speak the truth ?’

And if they did call thee a liar, apostles before thee have been called liars too, who came with manifest signs, and with scriptures, and with the illuminating Book.

Every soul must taste of death ; and ye shall only be paid your hire upon the resurrection day. But he who is forced away from the fire and brought into Paradise is indeed happy; but the life of this world is but a possession of deceit. Ye shall surely be tried in your wealth, and in your persons, and ye shall surely hear from those who have had the Book brought them before you, and from those who associate others with God, much harm. But if ye be patient and fear, — verily, that is one of the determined affairs.

When God took the compact from those who have had the Book brought them that ‘ Ye shall of a surety manifest it unto men, and not hide it,’ they cast it behind their backs, and bought therewith a little price, — but evil is what they buy.

185 Count not that those who rejoice in what they have produced, and love to be praised for what they have not done, — think not that they are in safety from woe, — for them is grievous woe !

Gods is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and God is mighty over all !

Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the succession of night and day, are signs to those possessed of minds; who remember God standing and sitting or lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth. ‘ O Lord ! thou hast not