34.1 . Praise be to Allah , unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth . His is the praise in the Hereafter , and He is the Wise , the Aware .
34.2 . He knoweth that which goeth down into the earth and that which cometh forth from it , and that which descendeth from the heaven and that which ascendeth into it . He is the Merciful , the Forgiving .
34.3 . Those who disbelieve say : The Hour will never come unto us . Say : Nay , by my Lord , but it is coming unto you surely . ( He is ) the Knower of the Unseen . Not an atom ' s weight , or less than that or greater , escapeth Him in the heavens or in the earth , but it is in a clear Record ,
34.4 . That He may reward those who believe and do good works . For them is pardon and a rich provision .
34.5 . But those who strive against Our revelations , challenging ( Us ) , theirs will be a painful doom of wrath .
34.6 . Those who have been given knowledge see that what is revealed unto thee from thy Lord is the truth and leadeth unto the path of the Mighty , the Owner of Praise .
34.7 . Those who disbelieve say : Shall we show you a man who will tell you ( that ) when ye have become dispersed in dust with most complete dispersal , still , even then , ye will be created anew?
34.8 . Hath he invented a lie concerning Allah , or is there in him a madness? Nay , but those who disbelieve in the Hereafter are in torment and far error .
34.9 . Have they not observed what is before them and what is behind them of the sky and the earth? If We will , We can make the earth swallow them , or cause obliteration from the sky to fall on them . Lo ! herein surely is a portent for every slave who turneth ( to Allah ) repentant .
34.10 . And assuredly We gave David grace from Us , ( saying ) : O ye hills and birds , echo his psalms of praise! And We made the iron supple unto him ,
34.11 . Saying : Make thou long coats of mail and measure the links ( thereof ) . And do ye right . Lo! I am Seer of what ye do .
34.12 . And unto Solomon ( We gave ) the wind , whereof the morning course was a month ' s journey and the evening course a month ' s journey , and We caused the fount of copper to gush forth for him , and ( We gave him ) certain of the jinn who worked before him by permission of his Lord . And such of them as deviated from Our command , them We caused to taste the punishment of flaming fire .
34.13 . They made for him what he willed : synagogues and statues , basins like wells and boilers built into the ground . Give thanks , O House of David! Few of My bondmen are thankful .
34.14 . And when We decreed death for him , nothing showed his death to them save a creeping creature of the earth which gnawed away his staff . And when he fell the jinn saw clearly how , if they had known the unseen , they would not have continued in despised toil .
34.15 . There was indeed a sign for Sheba in their dwelling place : Two gardens on the right hand and the left ( as who should say ) : Eat of the provision of your Lord and render thanks to Him . A fair land and an indulgent Lord!
34.16 . But they were froward , so We sent on them the flood of Iram , and in exchange for their two gardens gave them two gardens bearing bitter fruit , the tamarisk and here and there a lote tree .
34.17 . This We awarded them because of their ingratitude . Punish We ever any save the ingrates?
34.18 . And We set , between them and the towns which We had blessed , towns easy to be seen , and We made the stage between them easy , ( saying ) : Travel in them safely both by night and day .
34.19 . But they said : Our Lord! Make the stage between our journeys longer . And they wronged themselves , therefore We made them bywords ( in the land ) and scattered them abroad , a total scattering . Lo! herein verily are portents for each steadfast , grateful ( heart ) .
34.20 . And Satan indeed found his calculation true concerning them , for they follow him , all save a group of true believers .
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