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Key to Passages Translated by Shoghi Effendi

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Súriy-i-Haykal
6–7 “While engulfed in tribulations … of them that perceive.” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter VI.
8 “The day is approaching when God … the Self-Subsisting.” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, America and the Most Great Peace.
34 “Erelong shall God draw forth … how vehement is His might” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’u’lláh.
42 “Beware lest ye shed the blood … if ye do but understand.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
44 “Naught is seen in My temple … could be seen but God.” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’u’lláh.
47 “the fertilizing winds … whether seen or unseen!” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, The Unfoldment of World Civilization; Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, The Judgment of God.
50 “The Holy Spirit Itself … of them that comprehend” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, The Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh.
66 “Within the treasury of Our Wisdom … the All-Wise.” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’u’lláh.
75 “It is in Our power, should We wish it, to enable … future ages.” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’u’lláh.
88 “Great is the blessedness … the Almighty, the All-Wise.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, His Messages to Christian Leaders.
89 “O ye the dawning-places … and unto others.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come,The Crumbling of Religious Orthodoxy.
89 “Ye are even as a spring … it fruits, will be corrupted.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come,The Crumbling of Religious Orthodoxy.
96 “Had the Primal Point … with each other in My Days.” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, 'Abdu'l-Bahá.

Pope Pius IX (Lawḥ-i-Páp)
102 “O Pope! … the Almighty, the Unrestrained.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
102 “He, verily, hath again come … hath been illumined.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
103 “Dwellest thou in palaces … towards the Kingdom.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
105 “Arise in the name of thy Lord … peoples of all faiths.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
106 “Call thou to remembrance … away from His light.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
108 “Consider those who opposed … disputed with Him.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
108 “None save a very few … eventide and at dawn.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
109 “Read ye the Evangel … concourse of learned men!” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, His Messages to Christian Leaders.
111 “The fragrances of the … fast hold of guidance.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, His Messages to Christian Leaders.
112 “The Word which the Son … of the righteous!” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
113 “This is the day … Kingdom is fulfillled!” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
114 “My body longeth … from its transgressions.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
115 “The people of the Qur’án … clouds wept over Us.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, The Collapse of the Caliphate.
116 “And if they cast … the Gracious, the All-Powerful!” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’u’lláh.
118 “O Supreme Pontiff … the book of creation.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
120 “Should the inebriation … Revealer of all power.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
126 “Verily, the day of ingathering … the All-Compelling.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
127 “Say: O concourse of Christians … turn ye unto Him.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Christian Nations Against Christian Nations.
127 “The Beloved One … heedless of My Revelation” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Christian Nations Against Christian Nations.
128 “O people of the Gospel! … everlasting life.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Christian Nations Against Christian Nations.
129 “We behold you … Direct yourselves towards Him.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Christian Nations Against Christian Nations.
129 “Verily, He said … quickeners of mankind.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Christian Nations Against Christian Nations.

Napoleon III (Lawḥ-i-Napulyún II)
131–5 “O King of Paris! … near access to God to flow.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
136–9 “Say: O concourse of monks … wrapt in a thick veil!” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
140 “More grievous … kingdoms of earth and heaven.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
141 “Upon Our arrival … token of God’s grace.” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter XI.
142–43 “As My tribulations multiplied … poor and the desolate.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
143 “Abandon thy palaces … them that turn unto Him.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, The Most Great Law Revealed.
143 “Shouldst thou desire … All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, The Most Great Law Revealed.
144 “Arise thou … Lord of strength and of might.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
145 “Adorn the body … peoples of the earth.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
146 “Doth it behoove you … shining and resplendent Seat.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
147 “Shed not the blood … abode of the transgressors!” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
148 “God hath prescribed … influence his hearers.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CLVIII.
149 “Deal not treacherously … the Most Generous.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
150–51 “O people of Bahá … created of a sorry germ.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
152 “Regard ye the world … such as create dissension.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
154 “He Who is your Lord … among God’s blessed ones.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CVII.
156 “Meditate on the world … this sublime Vision.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.

Czar Alexander II (Lawḥ-i-Malik-i-Rús)
158 “O Czar of Russia … barter away this sublime station.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
159–60 “Beware lest thy sovereignty … sword of the oppressor.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
162–3 “Again I say … the Mighty, the Glorified.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
164 “Some lamented … Evangel were adorned.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
170 “Blessed be the king … the All-Powerful, the Almighty.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.

Queen Victoria (Lawḥ-i-Malikih)
171–3 “O Queen in London … the Ruler, the All-Wise.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.
173 “And if any one of them … of the blissful.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
174–6 “O ye the elected … all else naught but error.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CXX.
176–7 “Each time that Most Mighty … what I say.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
178–82 “O ye rulers … naught but manifest justice.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CXIX.
185 “Turn thou unto God … heavens and of the earth.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Revealed to the Pope.

Náṣiri’d-Dín Sháh (Lawḥ-i-Sulṭán)
192–95 “O King! I was but a man … derived from the Name of God!” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Let the Oppresor Desist.
217 “A just king is the shadow … that hath surpassed the worlds.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Recognition of Kingship.
221 “Would that the world-adorning wish … for Me or against Me.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, God's Vicar on Earth.
225 “O ye that are foolish … the paths of perdition.” Bahá’u’lláh. The Hidden Words, Persian no. 24.
226 “O ye seeming fair … immeasurable is the difference!” Bahá’u’lláh. The Hidden Words, Persian no. 25.
227 “O essence of desire! … unto the hosts of holiness.” Bahá’u’lláh. The Hidden Words, Persian no. 28.
228 “O bondslave of the world! … returned whence it came.” Bahá’u’lláh. The Hidden Words, Persian no. 30.
230 “O King of the age! … a sufficient witness unto Me.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Let the Oppresor Desist.
233 “The religious doctors … and unto them shall it return.” Bahá’u’lláh. The Kitáb-i-Íqán, Part Two.
233 “When the Standard of Truth … shall curse it.” Bahá’u’lláh. The Kitáb-i-Íqán, Part Two.
234 “Those doctors who have indeed drunk of the cup of renunciation” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter VIII.
242 “Each nation hath plotted darkly … invalidate the truth.” Bahá’u’lláh. The Kitáb-i-Íqán, Part One.
242 “No Messenger cometh unto them but they laugh Him to scorn.” Bahá’u’lláh. The Kitáb-i-Íqán, Part One.
244 “But if their opposition be grievous … a ladder into heaven” Bahá’u’lláh. The Kitáb-i-Íqán, Part Two.
249 “O would that thou wouldst … knowledge of the Book.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Let the Oppresor Desist.
249 “But for the repudiation … no God is there but He!” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Let the Oppresor Desist.
258 “By Him Who is the Truth! … lighteth earth and heaven.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
265 “I have seen, O Sháh … nor ear heard.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Let the Oppresor Desist.
265–6 “How numerous the tribulations … in the path of My Lord!” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Let the Oppresor Desist.
267 “According to what they say … metropolis of the owl” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter XI.
268 “By God! Though weariness … such as commune with Him.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Let the Oppresor Desist.
273 “But for the tribulations … the Lord of the worlds.” Bahá’u’lláh. Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
276 “Thus have We built the Temple … Be and it is.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, God's Vicar on Earth.

Súriy-i-Ra’ís
1 “Hearken, O chief … the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, The Unfoldment of World Civilization.
2 “Thou hast, O Chief, committed that … manifest loss!” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, The Unfoldment of World Civilization.
5 “The day is approaching … in sore distress.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, What of Turkey and Persia?.
11 “the loved ones of God … on the first night without food.” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter X.
12 “The people surrounded the house … wept over Us” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter X.
12 “We perceived that the weeping … such as ponder.” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter X.
13 “unheard of in bygone centuries … the power of His might” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter X.
13 “King and Beloved of Martyrs” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter VIII.
14 “Say: This Youth hath departed … the power of truth” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter X.
18 “Had Muḥammad … Thy law!” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’u’lláh.
“Had Moses … Thy face!” Shoghi Effendi. The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’u’lláh.
21 “Ere long will God … the Almighty, the Beneficent” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Recognition of Kingship.

Lawḥ-i-Ra’ís
6 “From the foundation of the world … nor heard of.” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By, Chapter XI.
7 “Soon will He seize you … none to help or succor you.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, What of Turkey and Persia?.
9 “Several times calamities … the Pen of My command.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, What of Turkey and Persia?.
25–26 “There is a matter … may be made known unto you.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, God's Vicar on Earth.

Lawḥ-i-Fu’ád
13 “Soon will We dismiss … the All-Compelling.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, What of Turkey and Persia?.

Súriy-i-Mulúk
2 “O kings of the earth! … the All-Powerful, the All-Wise.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Tablet to the Kings.
2–3 “Fear God, O concourse … and be not of the heedless.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Tablet to the Kings.
4 “My face hath come forth … could ye but know it.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Tablet to the Kings.
6 “Arise, then, … may be revealed unto you.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Tablet to the Kings.
6 “Beware lest ye hinder … can be quickened.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Tablet to the Kings.
7–14 “Lay not aside the fear … the right course.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Tablet to the Kings.
15 “O kings of Christendom! … the entire creation.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, His Messages to Christian Leaders.
20–23 “Twenty years have passed … turn his face towards Thee.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CXVI.
24–30 “Call Thou to remembrance … Himself a witness.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, LXV.
36 “Know ye that the world … all things hath testified.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, LXV.
37–47 “Fear God, ye inhabitants … the path of resignation.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, LXVI.
53–54 “The day is approaching … of the past or of the future.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, LXVI.
58–72 “Hearken, O King … abide and rule therein.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CXIV.
74 “They expelled Us … on earth can compare” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By,Chapter IX.
74 “the place which none entereth … authority of the sovereign” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By,Chapter IX.
75 “Neither My family … that freezing weather.” Shoghi Effendi. God Passes By,Chapter IX.
78–83 “I swear by God, O King! … the Lord of all worlds!” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CXIV.
84–107 “Dost thou imagine … trust and confidence in their Lord.” Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CXIII.
108 “O ye divines of the City! … than all your doings.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Words Addressed to Muslim Ecclesiastics.
109–111 “Know ye, that had your leaders … turn upon their heels.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Words Addressed to Muslim Ecclesiastics.
111 “Know ye that God will not … could ye but perceive it.” Shoghi Effendi. The Promised Day Is Come, Words Addressed to Muslim Ecclesiastics.
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