Say: O Ye That Envy Me And Seek My Hurt!
Say: O ye that envy Me and seek My hurt! The fury of your wrath against Me
confound you! Lo, the Day Star of Glory hath risen above the horizon of My
Revelation, and enveloped with its radiance the whole of mankind. And yet,
behold how ye have shut out yourselves from its splendor and are sunk in
utter heedlessness. Have mercy upon yourselves, and repudiate not the
claim of Him Whose truth ye have already recognized, and be not of them
By the righteousness of the one true God! If ye reject this Revelation,
all the nations of the earth will laugh you to scorn and mock you, for it
is you that have produced, before their eyes, and for the purpose of
vindicating the truth of your Cause, the testimonies of God, the Sovereign
Protector, the Most Powerful, the All-Glorious, the All-Knowing. And yet,
no sooner was His subsequent Revelation, clothed with the glory of an
all-compelling sovereignty, sent down unto you, than ye cast it behind
your backs, O ye that are numbered with the heedless ones!
What! Believe ye in your hearts that ye possess the power to extinguish
the radiance of the Sun, or to eclipse its splendor? Nay, by My life! Ye
will never and can never achieve your purpose, though ye summon to your
aid all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth. Walk ye in
the fear of God, and render not your works vain. Incline your ears to His
words, and be not of them that are shut out as by a veil from Him. Say:
God is My witness! I have wished nothing whatever for Myself. What I have
wished is the victory of God and the triumph of His Cause. He is Himself a
sufficient witness between you and Me. Were ye to cleanse your eyes, ye
would readily perceive how My deeds testify to the truth of My words, how
My words are a guide to My deeds.
Blinded are your eyes! Perceived ye not the greatness of the power of God
and of His sovereignty? Beheld ye not His majesty and glory? Woe unto you,
ye congregation of the malicious and envious! Hearken unto My speech, and
tarry not though it be for less than a moment. Thus biddeth you He Who is
the Beauty of the All-Merciful, that haply ye may detach yourselves from
the things ye possess, and ascend to the heights from which ye can
discover the whole creation sheltered beneath the shadow of His
Say: There is no place of refuge for you, no asylum to which ye can flee,
no one to defend or to protect you in this Day from the fury of the wrath
of God and from His vehement power, unless and until ye seek the shadow of
His Revelation. This, indeed, is His Revelation which hath been manifested
unto you in the person of this Youth. Glorified, then, be God for so
effulgent, so precious, so wondrous a vision.
Detach yourselves from all else but Me, and turn your faces towards My
face, for better is this for you than the things ye possess. The Tongue of
God testifieth to the truth of My words, through Mine own Word that
speaketh the truth, and embraceth and comprehendeth all things.
Say: Think ye that your allegiance to His Cause can ever profit Him, or
your repudiation of its truth cause Him any loss? No, by My Self, the
All-Subduing, the Inaccessible, the Most High! Tear ye asunder the veils
of names and cleave ye their kingdom. By My Beauty! He Who is the Monarch
of all names is come, He at Whose bidding every single name hath, from the
beginning that hath no beginning, been created, He Who shall continue to
create them as He pleaseth. He, verily, is the All-Powerful, the All-Wise.
Beware that ye divest not yourselves of the raiment of Divine guidance.
Drink ye your fill from the Cup which the Youths of Heaven have raised
above your heads. Thus biddeth you He Who hath more mercy upon you than
your own selves, He Who asketh not any recompense or thanks from you. His
reward is from Him Who hath, through the power of truth, sent Him down
unto you, and singled Him out and proclaimed Him as His own Testimony unto
the whole of creation. He it is Who hath empowered Him to manifest all His
signs. Repeat the gaze, that ye may perceive the things whereunto the
Tongue of the Ancient of Days hath summoned you, that haply ye may be of
them that have apprehended the truth. Heard it ye ever reported by your
fathers of old, or by the generations that preceded them, even unto the
first Adam, that any one coming in the clouds of revelation, being
invested with manifest and transcendent sovereignty, having on his right
hand the Kingdom of God and on his left all the power and glory of His
everlasting dominion, any one preceded by the hosts of God, the Almighty,
the All-Compelling, the Most Powerful, and uttering continually verses
whose import the minds of the most learned and wisest of men are powerless
to fathom, should yet be the bearer of a message that is not of God? Be
discerning, then, and speak ye the truth, the very truth, if ye claim to
be honest and high-minded.
Say: The verses We have revealed are as numerous as those which, in the
preceding Revelation, were sent down upon the Bab. Let him that doubteth
the words which the Spirit of God hath spoken seek the court of Our
presence and hear Our divinely-revealed verses, and be an eye-witness of
the clear proof of Our claim.
Say: By the righteousness of the Almighty! The measure of the favors of
God hath been filled up, His Word hath been perfected, the light of His
countenance hath been revealed, His sovereignty hath encompassed the whole
of creation, the glory of His Revelation hath been made manifest, and His
bounties have rained upon all mankind.
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