so that you may warn a people whose forefathers were not warned, and so are heedless.
The decree ˹of torment˺ has already been justified against most of them, for they will never believe.
˹It is as if˺ We have put shackles around their necks up to their chins, so their heads are forced up,
and have placed a barrier before them and a barrier behind them and covered them ˹all˺ up, so they fail to see ˹the truth˺.
It is the same whether you warn them or not—they will never believe.
You can only warn those who follow the Reminder1 and are in awe of the Most Compassionate without seeing Him.2 So give them good news of forgiveness and an honourable reward.
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