So, verily you (pagans) and those whom you worship (idols).
Cannot lead astray [turn away from Him (Allah) anyone of the believers],
Except those who are predestined to burn in Hell!
There is not one of us (angels) but has his known place (or position);
Verily, we (angels), we stand in rows for the prayers (as you Muslims stand in rows for your prayers);
Verily, we (angels), we are they who glorify (Allah"s Praises i.e. perform prayers).
And indeed they (Arab pagans) used to say;
"If we had a reminder as had the men of old (before the coming of Prophet Muhammad SAW as a Messenger of Allah).
"We would have indeed been the chosen slaves of Allah (true believers of Islamic Monotheism)!"
But (now that the Quran has come) they disbelieve therein (i.e. in the Quran and in Prophet Muhammad SAW , and all that which he brought, the Divine Revelation), so they will come to know!
And, verily, Our Word has gone forth of old for Our slaves, the Messengers,
That they verily would be made triumphant.
And that Our hosts, they verily would be the victors.
So turn away (O Muhammad SAW) from them for a while,
And watch them and they shall see (the punishment)!
Do they seek to hasten on Our Torment?
Then, when it descends into their courtyard (i.e. near to them), evil will be the morning for those who had been warned!
So turn (O Muhammad SAW) away from them for a while,
And watch and they shall see (the torment)!
Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him!