Thus relate We unto thee (Muhammad) some tidings of that which happened of old, and We have given thee from Our
presence a reminder.
Whoso turneth away from it, he verily will bear a burden on the Day of Resurrection,
Abiding under it - an evil burden for them on the Day of Resurrection,
The day when the Trumpet is blown. On that day we assemble the guilty white-eyed (with terror),
When the trumpet is blown, we [Allah] will assemble the guilty, who will be white-eyed with terror.
Murmuring among themselves: Ye have tarried but ten (days).
We are Best Aware of what they utter when their best in conduct say: Ye have tarried but a day.
They will murmur among themselves, saying,
It's only been ten days.
Others will say, "It's only been one day."
They will ask thee of the mountains (on that day). Say: My Lord will break them into scattered dust.
And leave it as an empty plain,
Wherein thou seest neither curve nor ruggedness.
On that day they follow the summoner who deceiveth not, and voices are hushed for the Beneficent, and thou hearest
but a faint murmur.
On that day no intercession availeth save (that of) him unto whom the Beneficent hath given leave and whose word He accepteth.
He knoweth (all) that is before them and (all) that is behind them, while they cannot compass it in knowledge.
And faces humble themselves before the Living, the Eternal. And he who beareth (a burden of) wrongdoing is indeed
a failure (on that day).
And he who hath done some good works, being a believer, he feareth not injustice nor begrudging (of his wage).
When they ask you about the mountains, say,
The Lord will break them into dust.
Thus we have revealed it as a Lecture in Arabic, and have displayed therein certain
threats, that peradventure they may keep from evil or that it may cause them to take heed.
We've revealed the Quran in Arabic. 
Then exalted be Allah, the True King! And hasten not (O Muhammad) with the Qur'an ere its revelation hath been
perfected unto thee, and say: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.
And verily We made a covenant of old with Adam, but he forgot, and We found no constancy in him.
Increase my knowledge. 
And when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, they fell prostrate (all)
save Iblis; he refused.
Therefor we said: O Adam! This is an enemy unto thee and unto thy wife, so let him not drive you both out of the
Garden so that thou come to toil.
It is (vouchsafed) unto thee that thou hungerest not therein nor art naked,
And that thou thirstest not therein nor art exposed to the sun's heat.
We said to the angels,
Fall prostrate before Adam.
And they all did, except Iblis. 
The tree of immortality and power
But the devil whispered to him, saying: O Adam! Shall I show thee
the tree of immortality and power that wasteth not away?
121 Then they twain ate thereof, so that their
shame became apparent unto them, and they began to hide by heaping on themselves some of the
leaves of the Garden. And Adam disobeyed his Lord, so went astray.
Then his Lord chose him, and relented toward him, and guided him.
He said: Go down hence, both of you, one of you a foe unto the other. But when there come unto you from Me a guidance,
then whoso followeth My guidance, he will not go astray nor come to grief.
But he who turneth away from remembrance of Me, his will be a narrow life, and I shall bring him blind to the assembly
on the Day of Resurrection.
He will say: My Lord! Wherefor hast Thou gathered me (hither) blind, when I was wont to see?
He will say: So (it must be). Our revelations came unto thee but thou didst forget them. In like manner thou art
forgotten this Day.
The devil whispered to Adam, saying,
Shall I show you the tree of immortality and power?
And they ate from the tree, became ashamed, and hid behind leaves in the garden. 
Thus do We reward him who is prodigal and believeth not the revelations
of his Lord; and verily the doom of the Hereafter will be sterner and more lasting.
We reward those who don't believe our revelations with a stern and lasting doom.
How many generations we have destroyed?
Is it not a guidance for them (to know) how many a generation We
destroyed before them, amid whose dwellings they walk? Lo! therein verily are signs for men of
How many generations have we destroyed? 
And but for a decree that had already gone forth from thy Lord, and a term already fixed, the judgment would have
been inevitable (in this world).
Therefor (O Muhammad), bear with what they say, and celebrate the praise of thy Lord ere the rising of the sun and
ere the going down thereof. And glorify Him some hours of the night and at the two ends of the day, that thou mayst
And strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs among them to enjoy, the flower of the life
of the world, that We may try them thereby. The provision of thy Lord is better and more lasting.
And enjoin upon thy people worship, and be constant therein. We ask not of thee a provision: We provided for thee.
And the sequel is for righteousness.
And they say: If only he would bring us a miracle from his Lord! Hath there not come unto them the proof of what is
in the former scriptures?
And if we had destroyed them with some punishment before it, they would assuredly have said: Our Lord! If only
Thou hadst sent unto us a messenger, so that we might have followed Thy revelations before we were (thus) humbled
Say: Each is awaiting; so await ye! Ye will come to know who are the owners of the path of equity, and who is right.
- We have revealed it as a Lecture in Arabic. (v.113)
Then why are there so many non-Arabic
words and sources for it?
And why would God prefer one language over another? Is he the tribal god of the Arabs?
- Increase me in knowledge. (v.114)
Muslim students often use this verse when they begin their studies. And since knowledge is a good thing, I've included
it in "the good stuff" -- even though it makes no sense to ask Allah for it.
- We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, they fell prostrate (all) save Iblis.
Is Iblis an angel or a jinn?
- the tree of immortality and power (v.120)
In Genesis (3:22-24), Adam and Eve are driven out of the Garden of
Eden before eating from the "Tree of Life" and thereby becoming immortal. But here they eat from
"the tree of immortality and power" -- yet they don't become immortal or powerful, they become ashamed
of their nakedness. Why?
- How many a generation We destroyed? (v.128)
See Drunk with Blood: God's killings in the Bible