Page:Sacred Books of the East - Volume 6.djvu/263

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.
Ⅵ, 160-165.
137
the chapter of cattle.

matter is in God’s hands, He will yet inform them of that which they have done.

He who brings a good work shall have ten like it; but he who brings a bad work shall be recompensed only with the like thereof, for they shall not be wronged.

Say, ‘As for me, my Lord has guided me to the right way, a right religion, — the faith of Abraham the ʿHanîf, for he was not of the idolaters.’

Say, ‘Verily, my prayers and my devotion and my life and my death belong to God, the Lord of the worlds. He has no partner; that is what I am bidden ; for I am first of those who are resigned.’

Say, ‘Other than God shall I crave for a Lord when He is Lord of all ?’ but no soul shall earn aught save against itself[1]; nor shall one bearing a burden bear the burden of another ; and then unto your Lord is your return, and He will inform you concerning that whereon ye do dispute.

165 He it is who made you vicegerents, and raised some of you above others in degree, to try you by that which he has brought you ; — verily, thy Lord is swift to punish, but, verily, He is forgiving and merciful.


  1. Not receive the recompense of other than persons’ evil actions.