18.41 . Or some morning the water thereof will he lost in the earth so that thou canst not make search for it .
18.42 . And his fruit was beset ( with destruction ) . Then began he to wring his hands for all that he had spent upon it , when ( now ) it was all ruined on its trellises , and to say : Would that I had ascribed no partner to my Lord!
18.43 . And he had no troop of men to help him as against Allah , nor could he save himself .
18.44 . In this case is protection only from Allah , the True . He is best for reward , and best for consequence .
18.45 . And coin for them the similitude of the life of the world as water which We send down from the sky , and the vegetation of the earth mingleth with it and then becometh dry twigs that the winds scatter . Allah is Able to do all things .
18.46 . Wealth and children are an ornament of life of the world . But the good deeds which endure are better in thy Lord ' s sight for reward , and better in respect of hope .
18.47 . And ( bethink you of ) the Day when We remove the hills and ye see the earth emerging , and We gather them together so as to leave not one of them behind .
18.48 . And they are set before thy Lord in ranks ( and it is said unto them ) : Now verily have ye come unto Us as We created you at the first . But ye thought that We had set no tryst for you .
18.49 . And the Book is placed , and thou seest the guilty fearful of that which is therein , and they say : What Kind of a book is this that leaveth not a small thing nor a great thing but hath counted it! And they find all that they did confronting them , and thy Lord wrongeth no one .
18.50 . And ( remember ) when We said unto the angels : Fall prostrate before Adam , and they fell prostrate , all save Ibis . He was of the Jinn , so he rebelled against his Lord ' s command . Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead of Me , when they are an enemy unto you? Calamitous is the exchange for evil doers!
18.51 . I made them not to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth , nor their own creation ; nor choose I misleaders for ( My ) helpers .
18.52 . And ( be mindful of ) the Day when He will say : Call those partners of Mine whom ye pretended . Then they will cry unto them , but they will not hear their prayer , and We shall set a gulf of doom between them .
18.53 . And the guilty behold the Fire and know that they are about to fall therein , and they find no way of escape thence :
18.54 . And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Quran all manner of similitudes , but man is more than anything contentious .
18.55 . And naught hindereth mankind from believing when the guidance cometh unto them , and from asking for forgiveness of their Lord , unless ( it be that they wish ) that the judgment of the men of old should come upon them or ( that ) they should be confronted with the Doom .
18.56 . We send not the messengers save as bearers of good news and warners . Those who disbelieve contend with falsehood in order to refute the Truth thereby . And they take Our revelations and that wherewith they are threatened as a jest
18.57 . And who doth greater wrong than he who hath been reminded of the revelations of his Lord , yet turneth away from them and forgetteth what his hands send forward ( to the Judgment ) ? Lo! on their hearts We have placed coverings so that they understand not , and in their ears a deafness . And though thou call them to the guidance , in that case they can never be led aright .
18.58 . Thy Lord is the Forgiver , Full of Mercy . If He took them to task ( now ) for what they earn , He would hasten on the doom for them ; but their is an appointed term from which they will find no escape
18.59 . And ( all ) those townships! We destroyed them when they did wrong , and We appointed a fixed time for their destruction .
18.60 . And when Moses said unto his servant : I will not give up until I reach the point where the two rivers meet , though I march on for ages .
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