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the chapter of the believer.

And God guarded him from the evils of what they plotted, and there closed in upon Pharaoh evil woe.

The fire — they shall be exposed to it morning and evening; and ‘ on the day the Hour shall arise,’ enter, O people of Pharaoh ! into the keenest torment.

50 And when they argue together in the fire, and the weak say to those who were big with pride, ‘ Verily, we were followers of yours, can ye then avail us against a portion of the fire ?’

Those who were big with pride shall say, ‘ Verily, we are all in it; verily, God has judged between His servants.’

And those who are in the fire shall say unto the keepers of hell, ‘ Call upon your Lord to lighten from us one day of the torment.’ They shall say, ‘ Did not your apostles come to you with manifest signs ?’ They shall say, ‘ Yea!’ They shall say, ‘ Then, call!’ — but the call of the misbelievers is only in error.

Verily, we will help our apostles, and those who believe, in the life of this world and on the day when the witnesses shall stand up: 55 the day when their excuse shall not avail the unjust; but for them is the curse, and for them is an evil abode.

And we did give Moses the guidance ; and we made the children of Israel to inherit the Book, as a guidance and a reminder to those endowed with minds.

Be thou patient, then ; verily, God’s promise is

true : and ask thou forgiveness for thy sins, and

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