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By those ˹angels˺ lined up in ranks,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

By those [angels] lined up in rows

— Saheeh International

and those who diligently drive ˹the clouds˺,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And those who drive [the clouds]

— Saheeh International

and those who recite the Reminder!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And those who recite the message,1

— Saheeh International

Surely your God is One!

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, your God is One,

— Saheeh International

˹He is˺ the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between, and the Lord of all points of sunrise.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Lord of the heavens and the earth and that between them and Lord of the sunrises.1

— Saheeh International

Indeed, We have adorned the lowest heaven with the stars for decoration

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Indeed, We have adorned the nearest heaven with an adornment of stars

— Saheeh International

and ˹for˺ protection from every rebellious devil.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And as protection against every rebellious devil

— Saheeh International

They cannot listen to the highest assembly ˹of angels˺ for they are pelted from every side,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

[So] they may not listen to the exalted assembly [of angels] and are pelted from every side,1

— Saheeh International

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˹fiercely˺ driven away. And they will suffer an everlasting torment.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Repelled; and for them is a constant punishment,

— Saheeh International

But whoever manages to stealthily eavesdrop is ˹instantly˺ pursued by a piercing flare.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Except one who snatches [some words] by theft, but they are pursued by a burning flame, piercing [in brightness].

— Saheeh International

So ask them ˹O Prophet˺, which is harder to create: them or other marvels of Our creation?1 Indeed, We created them from a sticky clay.2

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Then inquire of them, [O Muḥammad], "Are they a stronger [or more difficult] creation or those [others] We have created?" Indeed, We created them [i.e., men] from sticky clay.

— Saheeh International

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