Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
They are [as if they were] called
from a distant place.
45 Certainly We gave Moses the Book,
but differences arose about it;
and were it not for a prior decree of your Lord,
judgement would have been made between them,
for they are indeed in grave doubt concerning it.
46 Whoever acts righteously, it is for his own soul,
and whoever does evil, it is to its detriment,
and your Lord is not tyrannical to the servants.
47 On Him devolves the knowledge of the Hour,
and no fruit emerges from its covering
and no female conceives or delivers
except with His knowledge.
On the day when He will call out to them,
‘Where are My partners?’
They will say, ‘We have apprised You
that there is no witness amongst us.’
48 What they used to invoke before has forsaken them,
and they know there is no escape for them.
49 Man is never wearied of supplicating for good,
and should any ill befall him,
he becomes hopeless, despondent.
50 And if We let him have a taste of Our mercy
after distress has befallen him,
he will surely say,
‘This is my due!
I do not think the Hour will ever set in,
and in case I am returned to my Lord,