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their Faith: They said:"For us God sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs."
003.174 And they returned with Grace and bounty from God: no harm ever touched them: For they followed the good pleasure of God: And God is the Lord of bounties unbounded.
003.175 It is only the Evil One that suggests to you the fear of his votaries: Be ye not afraid of them, but fear Me, if ye have Faith.
003.176 Let not those grieve thee who rush headlong into Unbelief: Not the least harm willthey do to God: God's plan is that He will givethem no portion in the Hereafter, but a severe punishment.
003.177 Those who purchase Unbelief at the price of faith,- not the least harm will they do to God, but they will have a grievous punishment.
003.178 Let not the Unbelievers think that our respite to them is good for themselves: We grant them respitethat they may grow in their iniquity: But they will have a shameful punishment.
003.179 God will not leave the believers in the state in which ye are now, until He separates what is evil from what is good nor will He disclose to you the secrets of the Unseen. But He chooses of His Apostles (For the purpose) whom He pleases. So believe in God. And His apostles: And if ye believe and do right, ye have a reward without measure.
003.180 And let not those who covetously withhold of the gifts which God Hath given them of His Grace, think that it is good forthem: Nay, it will be the worse for them: soon shall the things which they covetously withheld be tied to their necks Like a twisted collar, on the Day of Judgment. To God belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth;and God is well-acquainted with all that ye do. 003.181 God hath heardthe taunt of those who say: "Truly, God is indigent and we are rich!"- We shall certainly record their word and (their act) ofslaying the prophets in defiance of right, and We shall say: "Taste ye the penalty of the Scorching Fire!
003.182 "This is because of the (unrighteous deeds) which your hands sent on before ye: For God never harms those who serve Him."
003.183 They (also) said: "God took our promise not to believe in an apostle unless Heshowed us a sacrifice consumed by Fire (From heaven)." Say:"There came to you apostles before me, with clear Signs and even with what ye askfor: why then did ye slay them, if ye speak the truth?"
003.184 Then if they reject thee, so were rejected apostles before thee, who came with Clear Signs, Books of dark prophecies, and the Book of Enlightenment.
003.185 Every soul shallhave a taste of death: And only on the Day ofJudgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will haveattained the object (ofLife): For the life of thisworld is but goods and chattels of deception.
003.186 Ye shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in your personal selves; and ye shall certainly Hear much that will grieve you, from thosewho received the Book before you and from those who worship many gods. But if ye persevere patiently, and guard against evil,-then that will be adetermining factor in all affairs.
003.187 And rememberGod took a covenant from the People of theBook, to make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it; but they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserablegain! And vile was the bargain they made! 003.188 Think not thatthose who exult in what they have brought about, and love to be praised for what they have not done,- think escape the penalty. For them is a penalty Grievous indeed.
003.189 To God belongeth the dominionof the heavens and the earth; and God hath power over all things.
003.190 Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth,and the alternation of night and day,- there are indeed Signs for men of understanding,-
003.191 Men who celebrate the praises of God, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and theearth, (With the thought): "Our Lord! not for naught Hast Thou created (all) this! Glory to Thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the Fire.
003.192 "Our Lord! any whom Thou dost admit to the Fire, TrulyThou coverest with shame, and never will wrong-doers Find any helpers!
003.193 "Our Lord! we have heard the call of one calling (Us) to Faith, 'Believe ye in the Lord,' and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, blot out from us our iniquities, and take to Thyself our souls in the company of the righteous.
003.194 "Our Lord! Grant us what Thou didst promise unto us through Thine apostles, and save us from shame on the Day of Judgment: For Thou never breakest Thy promise."
003.195 And their Lord hath accepted of them, and answered them: "Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you, behe male or female: Ye are members, one of another: Those who have left their homes, or been driven out therefrom, or sufferedharm in My Cause, or fought or been slain,- verily, I will blot out from them their iniquities, and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath;- A reward from the presence of God, and from His presence is the best ofrewards." 003.196 Let not the strutting about of the Unbelievers through the land deceive thee:
003.197 Little is it for enjoyment: Their ultimate abode is Hell: what an evil bed (To lieon)!
003.198 On the other hand, for those who fear their Lord, are Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath; therein are they to dwell (for ever),- a giftfrom the presence of God; and that which is in the presence of God is the best (bliss) for the righteous.
003.199 And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book, those who believe in God, in the revelation to you, and in the revelation to them, bowing in humility to God: They will not sell the Signs of God for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with their Lord, and God is swift in account.
003.200 O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other;and fear God; that ye may prosper.

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