M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)
18. Therefore when We have recited it, follow its recitation.
19. Again on Us (devolves) the explaining of it.
20. Nay! But you love the present life,
21. And neglect the hereafter.
22. (Some) faces on that day shall be bright,
23. Looking to their Lord.
24. And (other) faces on that day shall be gloomy,
25. Knowing that there will be made to befall them some great calamity.
26. Nay! When it comes up to the throat,
27. And it is said: Who will be a magician?
28. And he is sure that it is the (hour of) parting,
29. And affliction is combined with affliction;
30. To your Lord on that day shall be the driving.
31. So he did not accept the truth, nor did he pray,
32. But called the truth a lie and turned back,
33. Then he went to his followers, walking away in haughtiness.
34. Nearer to you (is destruction) and nearer,
35. Again (consider how) nearer to you and nearer.
36. Does man think that he is to be left to wander without an aim?
37. Was he not a small lifegerm in the seminal elements,