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ⅬⅤ, 18-33.
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the chapter of the merciful.

Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
He has let loose the two seas that meet together ; 20 between them is a barrier they cannot pass !
Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
He brings forth from each pearls both large and small !
Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
His are the ships which rear aloft in the sea like mountains.
25 Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
Every one upon it[1] is transient, but the face of thy Lord endowed with majesty and honour shall endure.
Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
Of Him whosoever is in the heaven and the earth does beg; every day He is in (some fresh) business !
30 Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
We shall be at leisure for you, O ye two weighty ones[2]!
Then which of your Lord’s bounties will ye twain deny ?
O assembly of ginns and mankind ! if ye are able to pass through the confines of heaven and earth

  1. The earth.
  2. I. e. mankind and the ginn ; the meaning is, that God will have leisure to judge them both.

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