Edward Palmer, The Qur’ân (1880)

yourselves; hard for him to bear is it that ye commit iniquity; he is anxious over you after the believers, pitiful, compassionate.

[130] But if they turn their backs, then say, ‘ ‘God is enough for me! there is no god but He! upon Him do I rely, for He is Lord of the mighty throne!’

The Chatter of Jonah, (peace be on him!)

(X. Mecca.)

In the name of the merciful and compassionate God.

A. L. R. Those are the signs of the wise Book! was it a wonder to the folk 1 that we inspired a man from amongst themselves, ‘Warn thou the folk; and give glad tidings to those who believe, that for them there is an advance of sincerity 2 gone before them with their Lord?’ The misbelievers say, ‘Verily, this is an obvious sorcerer!’

Verily, your Lord is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days; then He made for the throne, to govern the affair; there is no intercessor, except after His permission. That is God for you — your Lord! Then worship Him — do ye not mind?

To Him is your return all of you — God’s promise in .truth; verily, He produces the creature, then He makes it return again, that He may recompense

1 Of Mecca.

2 I.e. a reward awaiting them for their sincerity.

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Edward Palmer, The Qur’ân, Oxford, Clarendon Press, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 31 Jan. 2023: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/edward-palmer/1880?page=306