M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)
71. And there is not one of you but shall come to it; this is an unavoidable decree of your Lord.
72. And We will deliver those who guarded (against evil), and We will leave the unjust therein on their knees.
73. And when Our clear communications are recited to them, those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Which of the two parties is best in abiding and best in assembly?
74. And how many of the generations have We destroyed before them who were better in respect of goods and outward appearance!
75. Say: As for him who remains in error, the Beneficent God will surely prolong his length of days, until they see what they were threatened with, either the punishment or the hour; then they shall know who is in more evil plight and weaker in forces.
76. And Allah increases in guidance those who go aright; and ever-abiding good works are with your Lord best in recompense and best in yielding fruit.
77. Have you, then, seen him who disbelieves in Our communications and says: I shall certainly be given wealth and children?
78. Has he gained knowledge of the unseen, or made a