Ayah

وَأَصۡبَحَ ٱلَّذِينَ تَمَنَّوۡاْ مَكَانَهُۥ بِٱلۡأَمۡسِ يَقُولُونَ وَيۡكَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَبۡسُطُ ٱلرِّزۡقَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ مِنۡ عِبَادِهِۦ وَيَقۡدِرُ ۖ لَوۡلَآ أَن مَّنَّ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيۡنَا لَخَسَفَ بِنَا ۖ وَيۡكَأَنَّهُۥ لَا يُفۡلِحُ ٱلۡكَٰفِرُونَ

Translation

And those who had envied his position the day before began to say on the morrow: "Ah! it is indeed Allah Who enlarges the provision or restricts it, to any of His servants He pleases! had it not been that Allah was gracious to us, He could have caused the earth to swallow us up! Ah! those who reject Allah will assuredly never prosper."<br/>

Tafsir

And those who had longed to be in his place the day before, that is, only recently, were saying, 'Alas! God expands provision for whomever He will of His servants and straitens [it], He restricts it for whomever He will (way-ka'anna: way is a noun of action, with the sense of 'How astonished I am', while the kaaf functions as a [causative] laam, 'because'). Had God not been gracious to us, He would have made us to be swallowed too' (read active la-khasafa, or passive la-khusifa). Lo! indeed those who are ungrateful, for God's grace, such as Korah, never prosper.

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