Christian Churches of God

No. Q087




Commentary on the Koran: Surah 87 “The Most High”


(Edition 1.0 20180529-20180529)


The text refers to the Most High and follows on from the Morning Star to determine the structure of the Host.



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 Commentary on the Koran: Surah 87 “The Most High”



Pickthall Translation with Bible Quotes from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.



The text refers to the Elyon who is the Most High.  He is the One True God, Eloah (or Allah’), who became the Ha Elohim with the creation of the sons of God who are the elohim as a class. The text of this Surah follows on from the text of the Morning Star to show that He is the God of Messiah as the Morning Star as the coming ruler of the world so that it is put in subjection and then The Elyon comes to the earth to establish the universal rulership from the earth as we see in Revelation chapters 21 and 22.




87.1. Praise the name of thy Lord the Most High,


(See Introduction above)


Refer to Revelation 4:11 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 39 (No. Q039) at ayat 4.


Psalm 99:9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy!


1Chronicles 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods.


87.2. Who createth, then disposeth;


Refer to Psalm 33:9 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 (No. Q018) at ayat 6.


Psalm 148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created.


Psalm 102:26 They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away,


Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.


87.3. Who measureth, then guideth;


Refer to Isaiah 40:26 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 6 (No. Q006) at ayat 97.


Job 38:5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?


Isaiah 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?


Psalm 78:14 In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a fiery light.


Job 38:32 Can you bring out constellations in their season? Can you guide the Bear with her cubs? (ISV)


87.4. Who bringeth forth the pasturage,


Refer to Psalm 104:14 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 49.


Genesis 1:11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.


1Corinthians 3:7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.


87.5. Then turneth it to russet stubble.


Isaiah 40:7-8 The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass. 8The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.


James 1:11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade

away in the midst of his pursuits.


87.6. We shall make thee read (O Muhammad) so that thou shalt not forget

87.7. Save that which Allah willeth. Lo! He knoweth the disclosed and that which still is hidden;


See 1Corinthians 4:5 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 78 (No. Q078)  at ayat 30.


Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (KJV)


Matthew 10:26 So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.


Luke 8:17 For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.


87.8. And We shall ease thy way unto the state of ease.


Jeremiah 31:25 For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”


Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.


87.9. Therefor remind (men), for of use is the reminder.


Titus 3:1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,


2Timothy 1:6-8 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 8Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,


1Thessalonians 4:1 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.


Jude 1:3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.


87.10. He will heed who feareth,


See Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 33 (No. Q033) at ayat 2.


Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.


Job 28:28 And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’


Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed his name.


Proverbs 14:2 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.


87.11. But the most hapless will flout it,

87.12. He who will be flung to the great Fire

87.13. Wherein he will neither die nor live.


Refer to:

Revelation 21:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 23 (No. Q023)  at ayat 98 and Matthew 25:41 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 16.


Deuteronomy 27:26 “‘Cursed be anyone who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’


Proverbs 15:32-33 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. 33The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.


Jeremiah 11:3 You shall say to them, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man who does not hear the words of this covenant


87.14. He is successful who groweth,

87.15. And remembereth the name of his Lord, so prayeth,


Refer to:

Deuteronomy 10:12 in Commentary on the Koran (No. Q010) at ayat 108; Micah 6:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 22 (No. Q022) at ayat 54;bRevelation 5:10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 33 (No. Q033) at ayat 29 and Romans 2:6-7 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 45 (No. Q045) at ayat 15.


Revelation 3:21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.


87.16. But ye prefer the life of the world


Refer to:

1John 2:16-17 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 18 (No. Q018) at ayat 8 and 1Corinthians 10:6, 11 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 29 (No.Q029) at ayat 15.


Mark 8:35-37 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37For what can a man give in return for his soul?


87.17. Although the Hereafter is better and more lasting.


See 1Peter 1:4 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 68 (No. Q068) at ayat 34 and Galatians 6:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 39 (No. Q039) at ayat 48.


Romans 8:5-6, 13 5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

13For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.


2Corinthians 4:18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.


87.18. Lo! This is in the former scrolls.

87.19. The Books of Abraham and Moses.


These are recorded in the Books of the Torah and of Job and in the law and the prophets and reinforced by Messiah and the apostles in the Gospels and the Testimony or Faith of Messiah (cf. Revelation 12:17; 14:12).


See Joshua 1:8 at ayat 7 above.


Refer to Deuteronomy 29:29 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 21 (No. Q021) at ayat 15.


Deuteronomy 17:18-20 And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. 19And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them, 20that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left, so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.


If they speak not according to the Law and the Testimony there is no light in them (Isaiah 8:20).