Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
20 and the mountains will be set moving
and become a mirage.
21 Indeed hell is an ambush,
22 a resort for the rebels,
23 to reside therein for ages,
24 tasting in it neither any coolness nor drink,
25 except boiling water and pus
26 — a fitting requital.
27 Indeed they did not expect any reckoning,
28 and they denied Our signs mendaciously,
29 and We have figured everything in a Book.
30 So [now] taste!
We shall increase you in nothing but punishment!
31 Indeed a triumph awaits the Godwary:
32 gardens and vineyards,
33 and buxom maidens of a like age,
34 and brimming cups.
35 Therein they shall hear neither vain talk nor lies
36 — a reward from your Lord,
a bounty sufficing,1
37 the Lord of the heavens and the earth
and whatever is between them,
whom they will not be able to address
38 on the day
when the Spirit and the angels stand
in an array.
None shall speak
except whom the All-beneficent permits
1 Or ‘abounding,’ or ‘well-deserved,’ or ‘well-earned.’