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So he went forth among his people in the (pride of his wordly) glitter. Said those whose aim is the Life of this World: “Oh! that we had the like of what Qarun has got! for he is truly a lord of mighty good fortune!”

When he was in the hey-day of his glory, worldly
people envied him and thought how happy they would be
if they were in his place. Not so the people of wisdom
and discernment. They knew a more precious and lasting
wealth, which is described in the next verse.

References:

Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 28 verse 79)Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (quran4u.com)

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