79:21 But [Pharaoh] gave him the lie and rebelliously rejected [all guidance].
79:22 And brusquely turned his back [on Moses].
79:23 And then he gathered [his great ones], and called [unto his people]…
79:24 And said, “I am your Lord All-Highest!”
79:25 And thereupon God took him to task, [and made him] a warning example in the life to come as well as in this world.
79:26 In this, behold, there is a lesson indeed for all who stand in awe [of God].
79:27 [O Men!] Are you more difficult to create than the heaven which He has built?
79:28 High has He reared its vault and formed it in accordance with what it was meant to be.
79:29 And He has made dark its night and brought forth its light of day.
79:30 And after that, the earth: wide has He spread its expanse.
79:31 And has caused its waters to come out of it, and its pastures.
79:32 And has made the mountains firm.
79:33 [All this] as a means of livelihood for you and your animals.
79:34 And So, when the great overwhelming event [of, resurrection] comes to pass.
79:35 On that Day man will [clearly] remember all that he has ever wrought.
79:36 And the blazing fire [of hell] will be laid open before all who [are destined to] see it.
79:37 For, unto him who shall have transgressed the bounds of what is right.
79:38 And preferred the life of this world [to the good of his soul].
79:39 That blazing fire will truly be the goal!
79:40 But unto him who shall have stood in fear of his Sustainer’s Presence, and held back his inner self from base desires.
79:41 Paradise will truly be the goal!
79:42 They will ask thee [O Prophet] about the Last Hour “When will it come to pass?”
79:43 [But] how couldst thou tell anything about it.
79:44 [Seeing that] with thy Sustainer alone rests the beginning and the end [of all knowledge] thereof?
79:45 Thou art but [sent] to warn those who stand in awe of it.
79:46 On the Day when they behold it, [it will seem to them] as if they had tarried [in this world] no longer than one evening or [one night, ending with] its morn!