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29 THE SPIDER (63 – 69)

If thou askest them, ‘Who sends down out of heaven water, and therewith revives the earth after it is dead?’ they will say, ‘God.’ Say: ‘Praise belongs to God.’ Nay, but most of them have no understanding.

This present life is naught but a diversion and a sport; surely the Last Abode is Life, did they but know.

65When they embark in the ships, they call on God, making their religion sincerely His; but when He has delivered them to the land, they associate others with Him, that they may be ungrateful for what We have given them, and take their enjoyment; they will soon know! Have they not seen that We have appointed a sanctuary secure, while all about them the people are snatched away? What, do they believe in vanity, and do they disbelieve in God's blessing? And who does greater evil than he who forges against God a lie, or cries lies to the truth when it comes to him? What, is there not in Gehenna a lodging for the unbelievers?

But those who struggle in Our cause, surely We shall guide them in Our ways; and God is with the good-doers.

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