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And I swear by the reproaching soul ˹to the certainty of resurrection˺.  

And, nay, I swear by the (self-)reproaching soul, the one that reproaches itself, even if it should expend great effort in being virtuous (the response to the oath has been omitted, that is to say, la-tub‘athunna, ‘you shall indeed be resurrected!’, as indicated by ˹what follows˺):

وَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالنَّفْسِ اللَّوَّامَةِ  

{ولا أقسم بالنفس اللوامة} التي تلوم نفسها وإن اجتهدت في الإحسان وجواب القسم محذوف، أي لتبعثن، دل عليه: