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Or should We treat those who believe and do good like those who make mischief throughout the land? Or should We treat the righteous like the wicked?
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˹This is˺ a blessed Book which We have revealed to you ˹O Prophet˺ so that they may contemplate its verses, and people of reason may be mindful.
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And We blessed David with Solomon—what an excellent servant ˹he was˺! Indeed, he ˹constantly˺ turned ˹to Allah˺.
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˹Remember˺ when the well-trained, swift horses were paraded before him in the evening.
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He then proclaimed, “I am truly in love with ˹these˺ fine things out of remembrance for Allah,” until they went out of sight.
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˹He ordered,˺ “Bring them back to me!” Then he began to rub down their legs and necks.1 
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And indeed, We tested Solomon, placing a ˹deformed˺ body on his throne,1 then he turned ˹to Allah in repentance˺.
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He prayed, “My Lord! Forgive me, and grant me an authority that will never be matched by anyone after me. You are indeed the Giver ˹of all bounties˺.”
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So We subjected to him the wind, blowing gently at his command to wherever he pleased.
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And ˹We subjected to him˺ every builder and diver1 of the jinn,
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and others bound together in chains.
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˹Allah said,˺ “This is Our gift, so give or withhold ˹as you wish˺, never to be called to account.”
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And he will indeed have ˹a status of˺ closeness to Us and an honourable destination!
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And remember Our servant Job, when he cried out to his Lord, “Satan has afflicted me with distress and suffering.”
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˹We responded,˺ “Stomp your foot: ˹now˺ here is a cool ˹and refreshing˺ spring for washing and drinking.”
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