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)

CHAP. LXVII.

The Chapter of Empire, containing thirty Verses, written at Mecca.

IN the name of God, gracious and mercifull. Praised be he to whom belongeth the Empire of the world, who is omnipotent, and hath created life and death, to let you know which is the better; he is omnipotent and mercifull. He hath created seven heavens, one upon another; thou seest nothing of what he hath created, that is not proportioned; raise yet thy sight to heaven, thou shalt not there see any thing defective; behold it twice, or more often, thou shalt not perceive therein any thing vain, or imperfect. We have adorned the heaven, and the world with Stars, we expelled thence the Devils, we prepared for them a great fire, and the torments of hell for unbelievers. They shall hear horrible and terribble voyces, that proceed from despair and wrath; when they shall be cast thither headlong, when they shall enter into hell by troups, the Overseer of the torments shall say unto them, had you none on earth that preached to you the pains of hell? yes, shall they reply, they were preached to us, but we traduced our preachers, we said, that God did not command to do what they declared; that they were lyars, and seduced from the right way; had we heard them, and had we been wise, we should not this day have been in the number of the damned; they shall confess their sins in the bottome of hell. Such as fear God, without seeing him, shall receive pardon of their offences, and an exceeding great reWard, Speak secretly, or publiquely, God knoweth whatsoever ye have in your hearts, since the time of your creation, he is blessed and omniscient. He hath established wayes upon the earth, goe on all sides, and live of his good things: ye all shall revive, and be one day assembled before him to be judged. Believe ye that he who is in heaven, cannot render the earth drie and barren, and cause it to tremble? Believe ye

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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=378