Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)

from which you draw wine and goodly provision.
There are indeed signs in that
for a people who apply reason.

68 And your Lord inspired the bee [saying]:
‘Make your home in the mountains,
and on the trees
and the trellises that they erect.
69 Then eat from every [kind of] fruit
and follow meekly the ways of your Lord.’
There issues from its belly
a juice of diverse hues
in which there is a cure for the people.
There is indeed a sign in that for a people who reflect.
70 Allah has created you,
then He takes you away,
and there are some among you who are relegated
to the nethermost age
so that he knows nothing
after [having possessed] some knowledge.
Indeed Allah is all-knowing, all-powerful.
71 Allah has granted some of you an advantage over others
in [respect of] provision.
Those who have been granted an advantage do not
give over their provision
to their slaves
so that they become equal in its respect.
What, will they dispute the blessing of Allah?
72 Allah made for you mates from your own selves
and appointed for you, from your mates,

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Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation, Islamic College for Advance Studies Press (ICAS), London (Distributed by The Centre for Translation of the Holy Qur’ān, Qom, Iran), Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 02 Dec. 2022: