In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1] By the heaven, and At-Tariq (the night-comer, i.e. the bright star);
2] And what will make you to know what At-Tariq (night-comer) is?
3] (It is) the star of piercing brightness;
4] There is no human being but has a protector over him (or her) (i.e. angels incharge of each human being guarding him, writing his good and bad deeds, etc.)
5] So let man see from what he is created!
6] He is created from a water gushing forth.
7] Proceeding from between the back-bone and the ribs,
8] Verily, (Allah) is Able to bring him back (to life)!
9] The Day when all the secrets (deeds, prayers, fasting, etc.) will be examined (as to their truth).
10] Then will (man) have no power, nor any helper.
11] By the sky (having rain clouds) which gives rain, again and again.
12] And the earth which splits (with the growth of trees and plants),
13] Verily! This (the Quran) is the Word that separates (the truth from falsehood, and commands strict legal laws for mankind to cut the roots of evil).
14] And it is not a thing for amusement.
15] Verily, they are but plotting a plot (against you O Muhammad (Peace be upon him)).
16] And I (too) am planning a plan.
17] So give a respite to the disbelievers. Deal you gently with them for a while.