67:1Blessed is He in whose hand is the sovereignty, and Who has power over everything.

67:2He who created death and life—to test you—as to which of you is better in conduct. He is the Almighty, the Forgiving.

67:3He who created seven heavens in layers. You see no discrepancy in the creation of the Compassionate. Look again. Can you see any cracks?

67:4Then look again, and again, and your sight will return to you dazzled and exhausted.

67:5We have adorned the lower heaven with lanterns, and made them missiles against the devils; and We have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze.

67:6For those who reject their Lord, there is the torment of Hell. What an evil destination!

67:7When they are thrown into it, they will hear it roaring, as it seethes.

67:8It almost bursts with fury. Every time a batch is thrown into it, its keepers will ask them, “Has no warner come to you?”

67:9They will say, “Yes, a warner did come to us, but we disbelieved, and said, ‘God did not send down anything; you are very much mistaken.’”

67:10And they will say, “Had we listened or reasoned, we would not have been among the inmates of the Blaze.”

67:11So they will acknowledge their sins. So away with the inmates of the Blaze.

67:12As for those who fear their Lord in secret—for them is forgiveness and a great reward.

67:13Whether you keep your words secret, or declare them—He is Aware of the inner thoughts.

67:14Would He not know, He Who created? He is the Refined, the Expert.

67:15It is He who made the earth manageable for you, so travel its regions, and eat of His provisions. To Him is the Resurgence.

67:16Are you confident that the One in heaven will not cause the earth to collapse beneath you as it spins?

67:17Or are you confident that the One in Heaven will not unleash against you a violent storm? Then you will know what My warning is like.

67:18Those before them also denied the truth; and how was My disapproval?

67:19Have they not seen the birds above them, spreading their wings, and folding them? None holds them except the Compassionate. He is Perceiver of everything.

67:20Or who is this who is a force for you to protect you against the Compassionate? The disbelievers are in nothing but delusion.

67:21Or who is this that will provide for you, if He withholds His provision? Yet they persist in defiance and aversion.

67:22Is he who walks bent on his own design better guided, or he who walks upright on a straight path?

67:23Say, “It is He who produced you; and made for you the hearing, and the vision, and the organs. But rarely do you give thanks.”

67:24Say, “It is He who scattered you on earth, and to Him you will be rounded up.”

67:25And they say, “When will this promise be fulfilled, if you are truthful?”

67:26Say, “Knowledge is with God, and I am only a clear warner.”

67:27But when they see it approaching, the faces of those who disbelieved will turn gloomy, and it will be said, “This is what you used to call for.”

67:28Say, “Have you considered? Should God make me perish, and those with me; or else He bestows His mercy on us; who will protect the disbelievers from an agonizing torment?”

67:29Say, “He is the Compassionate. We have faith in Him, and in Him we trust. Soon you will know who is in evident error.”

67:30Say, “Have you considered? If your water drains away, who will bring you pure running water?”