Alexander Ross, The Alcoran of Mahomet, translated out of Arabick into French, by the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and resident for the French king, at Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities. (1649)

they draw mischief on themselves, through their disobedience; they shall demand of the Keeper of the fire, will thy Lord never deliver us from these pains? He shall answer them, ye shall abide there eternally; We have taught men the truth, but the greatest part of them would not believe it. The wicked have conspired against thee, and we conspired against them; think they that I know not their secrets, and whatsoever they utter? The Angels our Messengers keep accompt; Say unto them, If God have a Son, who shall we first adore? Praised be God, King of the Heavens and of the Earth; the matter is not as the Infidels deliver it: Leave them implunged in their impiety, let them laugh and rejoyce, untill the day of their punishment arrive: One God alone ought to be worshipped in Heaven and Earth, he is most wise and omniscient. Praised be he to whom appertaineth the Kingdome of the Heavens and Earth, and whatsoever is between them. He knoweth the hour and the day, that all the world shall be assembled before him to be judged. The Idols that the Infidels adore, shall not be able to intercede for them; the good intercede for them that have knowledg of the truth; if thou ask of men, who created them? they will say, it is God; How can they then depart from his Commandments? Lord, this people is incredulous; Depart thou far from their company, they shall in the end, too late, acknowledg their errors.

CHAP. XLIV.

The Chapter of Smoke, containing fifty nine Verses, written at Mecca.

IN the Name of God, gracious and mercifull. God is prudent and wise. I swear by the book that distinguisheth good from evill, that we sent it the night of blessing, to teach the people the torments of Hell; this book explaineth our Commandments, and all that we heretofore commanded the Prophets;

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Alexander Ross, The Alcoran of Mahomet, translated out of Arabick into French, by the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezair, and resident for the French king, at Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities., London, Printed, Anno Dom., Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 26 Sep. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/alexander-ross/1649?page=329