70.1 . A questioner questioned concerning the doom about to fall
70.2 . Upon the disbelievers , which none can repel ,
70.3 . From Allah , Lord of the Ascending Stairways
70.4 . ( Whereby ) the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day whereof the span is fifty thousand years .
70.5 . But be patient ( O Muhammad ) with a patience fair to see .
70.6 . Lo! they behold it afar off
70.7 . While We behold it nigh :
70.8 . The day when the sky will become as molten copper ,
70.9 . And the hills become as flakes of wool ,
70.10 . And no familiar friend will ask a question of his friend
70.11 . Though they will be given sight of them . The guilty man will long be able to ransom himself from the punishment of that day at the price of his children
70.12 . And his spouse and his brother
70.13 . And his kin that harbored him
70.14 . And all that are in the earth , if then it might deliver him .
70.15 . But nay! for lo! it is the fire of hell
70.16 . Eager to roast ;
70.17 . It calleth him who turned and fled ( from truth ) ,
70.18 . And hoarded ( wealth ) and withheld it .
70.19 . Lo! man was created anxious ,
70.20 . Fretful when evil befalleth him