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ⅩⅥ, 14-27.
the qur'ân.

He it is who has subjected the sea, that ye may eat fresh flesh therefrom ; and ye bring forth from it ornaments which ye wear, — and thou mayest see the ships cleaving through it, — and that ye may search after His grace, — and haply ye may give thanks.

15 And He has cast firm mountains on the earth lest it move with you ; and rivers and roads ; haply ye may be guided.

And landmarks; and by the stars too are they guided.

Is He who creates like him who creates not? — are they then unmindful ?

But if ye would number the favours of God, ye cannot count them. Verily, God is forgiving, merciful.

God knows what ye keep secret, and what ye disclose.

20 And those on whom ye call beside God cannot create anything, for they are themselves created. Dead, not living, nor can they perceive !

When shall they be raised ?

Your God is one God, and those who believe not in the hereafter their hearts are given to denial, and they are big with pride !

Without a doubt God knows what ye keep secret and what ye disclose !

25 Verily, He does not love those big with pride !

And when it is said to them, ‘What is it that your Lord has sent down ?’ they say, ‘ Old folks′ tales !’

Let them bear the burden of their sins entirely on the resurrection day, and some of the burdens of those whom they led astray without knowledge. — Aye ! an ill burden shall they bear.