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

13 Speak secretly, or do so loudly,
indeed He knows well what is in the breasts.
14 Would He who has created not know?
And He is the All-attentive, the All-aware.
15 It is He who made the earth tractable for you;
so walk on its flanks
and eat of His provision,
and towards Him is the resurrection.
16 Are you secure that He who is in the sky
will not make the earth swallow you
while it quakes?
17 Are you secure that He who is in the sky
will not unleash upon you a rain of stones?
Soon you will know how My warning has been!
18 Certainly those who were before them had denied;
but then how was My rebuttal!1
19 Have they not regarded the birds above them
spreading and closing their wings?
No one sustains them except the All-beneficent.
Indeed He sees best all things.
20 Who is it that is your host
who may help you, besides the All-beneficent?
The faithless only dwell in delusion.
21 Who is it that may provide for you
if He withholds His provision?
Rather they persist in defiance and aversion.
22 Is he who walks proneon his face better guided,
or he who walks upright
on a straight path?

1 Or, ‘how was My requital.’

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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 01 Dec. 2022: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/ali-quli-qarai/2005?page=834