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˹making it˺ perfectly upright, to warn ˹the disbelievers˺ of a severe torment from Him; to give good news to the believers—who do good—that they will have a fine reward,

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in which they will remain forever;

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and to warn those who claim, “Allah has offspring.”1

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Now, perhaps you ˹O Prophet˺ will grieve yourself to death over their denial, if they ˹continue to˺ disbelieve in this message.

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We have indeed made whatever is on earth as an adornment for it, in order to test which of them is best in deeds.

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And We will certainly reduce whatever is on it to barren ground.

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Have you ˹O Prophet˺ thought that the people of the cave and the plaque1 were ˹the only˺ wonders of Our signs?

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˹Remember˺ when those youths took refuge in the cave, and said, “Our Lord! Grant us mercy from Yourself and guide us rightly through our ordeal.”