Woe to every one who slanders and vilifies,
Who (sees himself above others because he) has amassed wealth and (without expending it in God’s cause and for the needy) counts it (in greedy love for it).
He thinks that his wealth will make him last forever!
By no means! He will most certainly be hurled into the Consuming Disaster.
What enables you to perceive the Consuming Disaster?
It is God’s fire, set ablaze,
Which penetrates deep into hearts (and burns within, as it burns outside).
Surely it will close in upon them
In extended columns.