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Ⅳ, 140-149.
the qur'ân.

140 Those who lie in wait for you, and if the victory be yours from God, say, 'Were we not with you?' and if the misbelievers have a chance, they say, ‘ Did we not get the mastery over you, and defend you from the believers ? ’ But God shall judge between you on the resurrection day; for God will not give the misbelievers a way against believers. Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive God, but He deceives them ; and when they rise up to pray, they rise up lazily to be seen of men, and do not remember God, except a few; wavering between the two, neither to these nor yet to those ! but whomsoever God doth lead astray thou shall not find for him a way.

O ye who believe ! take not misbelievers for patrons rather than believers; do ye wish to make for God a power against you ?

Verily, the hypocrites are in the lowest depths of hell-fire, and thou shalt not find for them a help.

145 Save those who turn again, and do right, and take tight hold on God, and are sincere in religion to God ; these are with the believers, and God will give to the believers mighty hire.

Why should God punish you, if ye are grateful and believe ? for God is grateful and knowing.

God loves not publicity of evil speech, unless one has been wronged; for God both hears and knows.

If ye display good or hide it, or pardon evil, verily, God is pardoning and powerful!

Verily, those who disbelieve in God and His apostles desire to make a distinction between God and His apostles, and say, 'We believe in part and