Verse 68:1

نٓ​ وَالۡقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسۡطُرُوۡنَۙ‏

N. Noon. The Inkpot and the Pen, and all that they write, stand witness. (The high domain of knowledge will bear out that),

Verse 68:2

مَاۤ اَنۡتَ بِـنِعۡمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجۡنُوۡنٍ​ۚ‏

You (O Messenger), by the grace of your Lord, are not a madman.

Verse 68:3

وَاِنَّ لَڪَ لَاَجۡرًا غَيۡرَ مَمۡنُوۡنٍ​ۚ‏

And yours will be an everlasting reward.

Verse 68:4

وَاِنَّكَ لَعَلٰى خُلُقٍ عَظِيۡمٍ‏

For, you have sublime morals.

Verse 68:5

فَسَتُبۡصِرُ وَيُبۡصِرُوۡنَۙ‏

And soon you will see and they will see.

Verse 68:6

بِاَيِّٮكُمُ الۡمَفۡتُوۡنُ‏

Which of you is the demented. [Superb knowledge and sublime character can only indicate a great man]

Verse 68:7

اِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ اَعۡلَمُ بِمَنۡ ضَلَّ عَنۡ سَبِيۡلِهٖ وَهُوَ اَعۡلَمُ بِالۡمُهۡتَدِيۡنَ‏

Your Lord knows best him who strays from His way, and He knows best those who are rightly guided.

Verse 68:8

فَلَا تُطِعِ الۡمُكَذِّبِيۡنَ‏

So, pay no heed to the rejecters.

Verse 68:9

وَدُّوۡا لَوۡ تُدۡهِنُ فَيُدۡهِنُوۡنَ‏

They wish that you strike a deal with them so that they can strike a deal. [and compromise on a middle grounds between truth and falsehood. 10:15, 11:113, 17:74]

Verse 68:10

وَلَا تُطِعۡ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِيۡنٍۙ‏

Do not yield to any feeble oath-monger. [Repeated swearing hurts the credibility of a person]

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