أَهُمۡ يَقۡسِمُونَ رَحۡمَتَ رَبِّكَ ۚ نَحۡنُ قَسَمۡنَا بَيۡنَهُم مَّعِيشَتَهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا ۚ وَرَفَعۡنَا بَعۡضَهُمۡ فَوۡقَ بَعۡضٍ دَرَجَٰتٍ لِّيَتَّخِذَ بَعۡضُهُم بَعۡضًا سُخۡرِيًّا ۗ وَرَحۡمَتُ رَبِّكَ خَيۡرٌ مِّمَّا يَجۡمَعُونَ
Is it they who would portion out the Mercy of thy Lord? It is We Who portion out between them their livelihood in the life of this world: and We raise some of them above others in ranks, so that some may command work from others. But the Mercy of thy Lord is better than the (wealth) which they amass.<br/>
Is it they who apportion the mercy of your Lord?, [the mercy being] prophethood. We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of this world, making some of them wealthy and others poor, and raised some of them, in wealth, above others by degrees, so that some of them, who are wealthy, may take others, who are poor, in service, disposed to work for them in return for a wage (the [final] yaa' [in sukhriyyaa] is attributive; a variant reading has sikhriyyan); and the mercy of your Lord, that is, the Paradise, is better than what they amass, in this world.