45:31 But as for those who were bent on denying the truth, [they will be told:] “Were not My messages conveyed to you? And withal, you gloried in your arrogance, and so you became people lost in sin.
Lit., “since the life of this world has beguiled you”: implying that this self-abandonment to worldly pursuits was the cause of their scornful disregard of God’s messages.
45:32 For when it was said, ‘Behold, God’s promise always comes true, and there can be no doubt about [the coming of] the Last Hour’ – you would answer, ‘We do not know what that Last Hour may be: we think it is no more than an empty guess, and [so] we are by no means convinced!'”
Lit., “out of it”. Regarding the stress on the phrase, “On that Day”, see note 114 on the last paragraph of 6:128, note 10 on 40:12, and note 59 on 43:74.
45:33 And [on that Day] the evil of their doings will become obvious to them, and they will be overwhelmed by the very thing which they were wont to deride.
45:34 And [the word] will be spoken “Today We shall be oblivious of you as you were oblivious of the coming of this your Day [of Judgment], and so your goal is the fire, and you shall have none to succor you.
45:35 This, because you made God’s messages the target of your mockery, having allowed the life of this world to beguile you!” On that Day, therefore, they will not be brought out of the fire, nor will they be allowed to make amends.
45:36 And Thus, all praise is due to God, Sustainer of the heavens and Sustainer of the earth, the Sustainer of all the worlds!
45:37 And His alone is all majesty in the heavens and on earth, and He Alone is Almighty, Truly Wise!