56:81 Would you, now, look down with disdain on a tiding like this.
56:82 And make it your daily bread [as it were] to call the truth a lie?
56:83 Why, then, when [the last breath] comes up to the throat [of a dying man].
56:84 The while you are [helplessly] looking on.
56:85 And while We are closer to him than you, although you see [Us] not.
56:86 why, then, if [you think that] you are not truly dependent [on Us].
56:87 Can you not cause that [ebbing life] to return – if what you claim is true?
56:88 [All of you are destined to die]. Now if one happens to be of those who are drawn close unto God.
56:89 Happiness [awaits him in the life to come], and inner fulfillment, and a garden of bliss.
56:90 And if one happens to be of those who have attained to righteousness.
56:91 [He, too, will be welcomed into paradise with the words] “Peace be unto thee [that art] of those who have attained to righteousness!”
56:92 But if one happens to be of those who are wont to call the truth a lie, and [thus] go astray.
56:93 A welcome of burning despair [awaits him in the life to come].
56:94 And the heat of a blazing fire!
56:95 Verily, this is indeed the truth of truths!
56:96 Extol, then, the limitless glory of thy Sustainer’s mighty name!