Appears 78 times in the Quran. (Root: كون)
  1. Surely (as for) those whom the angels cause to die while they are unjust to their souls, they shall say: In what state were you? They shall say: We were weak in the earth. They shall say: Was not Allah's earth spacious, so that you should have migrated therein? So these it is whose abode is hell, and it is an evil resort

  2. Then their excuse would be nothing but that they would say: By Allah, our Lord, we were not polytheists.

  3. Lest you say that the Book was only revealed to two parties before us and We were truly unaware of what they read.

  4. Yet their cry, when Our punishment came to them, was nothing but that they said: Surely we were unjust.

  5. Then most certainly We will relate to them with knowledge, and We were not absent.

  6. And We will remove whatever of ill-feeling is in their breasts; the rivers shall flow beneath them and they shall say: All praise is due to Allah Who guided us to this, and we would not have found the way had it not been that Allah had guided us; certainly the messengers of our Lord brought the truth; and it shall be cried out to them that this is the garden of which you are made heirs for what you did.

  7. Do they wait for aught but its final sequel? On the day when its final sequel comes about, those who neglected it before will say: Indeed the messengers of our Lord brought the truth; are there for us then any intercessors so that they should intercede on our behalf? Or could we be sent back so that we should do (deeds) other than those which we did? Indeed they have lost their souls and that which they forged has gone away from them.

  8. The chiefs, those who were proud from among his people said: We will most certainly turn you out, O Shu'aib, and (also; those who believe with you, from our town, or you shall come back to our faith. He said: What! though we dislike (it)?

  9. And the enchanters came to Firon (and) said: We must surely have a reward if we are the prevailing ones.

  10. And when your Lord brought forth from the children of Adam, from their backs, their descendants, and made them bear witness against their own souls: Am I not your Lord? They said: Yes! we bear witness. Lest you should say on the day of resurrection: Surely we were heedless of this.

  11. Or you should say: Only our fathers associated others (with Allah) before, and we were an offspring after them: Wilt Thou then destroy us for what the vain doers did?

  12. And if you should question them, they would certainly say: We were only idly discoursing and sporting. Say: Was it at Allah and His communications and His Messenger that you mocked?

  13. Therefore Allah is sufficient as a witness between us and you that we were quite unaware of your serving (us).

  14. And you are not (engaged) in any affair, nor do you recite concerning it any portion of the Quran, nor do you do any work but We are witnesses over you when you enter into it, and there does not lie concealed from your Lord the weight of an atom in the earth or in the heaven, nor any thing less than that nor greater, but it is in a clear book.

  15. They said: O our father! surely we went off racing and left Yusuf by our goods, so the wolf devoured him, and you will not believe us though we are truthful.

  16. They said: By Allah! you know for certain that we have not come to make mischief in the land, and we are not thieves.

  17. Go back to your father and say: O our father! surely your son committed theft, and we do not bear witness except to what we have known, and we could not keep watch over the unseen:

  18. And inquire in the town in which we were and the caravan with which we proceeded, and most surely we are truthful.

  19. They said: By Allah! now has Allah certainly chosen you over us, and we were certainly sinners.

  20. They said: O our father! ask forgiveness of our faults for us, surely we were sinners.

  21. And if you would wonder, then wondrous is their saying: What! when we are dust, shall we then certainly be in a new creation? These are they who disbelieve in their Lord, and these have chains on their necks, and they are the inmates of the fire; in it they shall abide.

  22. And they shall all come forth before Allah, then the weak shall say to those who were proud: Surely we were your followers, can you therefore avert from us any part of the chastisement of Allah? They would say: If Allah had guided us, we too would have guided you; it is the same to us whether we are impatient (now) or patient, there is no place for us to fly to.

  23. Those whom the angels cause to die while they are unjust to themselves. Then would they offer submission: We used not to do any evil. Aye! surely Allah knows what you did.

  24. And when those who associate (others with Allah) shall see their associate-gods, they shall say: Our Lord, these are our associate-gods on whom we called besides Thee. But they will give them back the reply: Most surely you are liars.

  25. Whoever goes aright, for his own soul does he go aright; and whoever goes astray, to its detriment only does he go astray: nor can the bearer of a burden bear the burden of another, nor do We chastise until We raise a messenger.

  26. And they say: What! when we shall have become bones and decayed particles, shall we then certainly be raised up, being a new creation?

  27. This is their retribution because they disbelieved in Our communications and said What! when we shall have become bones and decayed particles, shall we then indeed be raised up into a new creation?

  28. He said: This is what we sought for; so they returned retracing their footsteps.

  29. They said: O woe to us! surely we were unjust.

  30. Had We wished to make a diversion, We would have made it from before Ourselves: by no means would We do (it).

  31. And if a blast of the chastisement of your Lord were to touch them, they will certainly say: O woe to us! surely we were unjust.

  32. And certainly We gave to Ibrahim his rectitude before, and We knew him fully well.

  33. And Dawood and Sulaiman when they gave judgment concerning the field when the people's sheep pastured therein by night, and We were bearers of witness to their judgment.

  34. So We made Sulaiman to understand it; and to each one We gave wisdom and knowledge; and We made the mountains, and the birds to celebrate Our praise with Dawood; and We were the doers.

  35. And (We made subservient) to Sulaiman the wind blowing violent, pursuing its course by his command to the land which We had blessed, and We are knower of ail things.

  36. And of the rebellious people there were those who dived for him and did other work besides that, and We kept guard over them;

  37. And the true promise shall draw nigh, then lo! the eyes of those who disbelieved shall be fixedly open: O woe to us! surely we were m a state of heedlessness as to this; nay, we were unjust.

  38. On the day when We will roll up heaven like the rolling up of the scroll for writings, as We originated the first creation, (so) We shall reproduce it; a promise (binding on Us); surely We will bring it about.

  39. And certainly We made above you seven heavens; and never are We heedless of creation.

  40. Most surely there are signs in this, and most surely We are ever trying (men).

  41. They say: What! When we are dead and become dust and bones, shall we then be raised?

  42. They shall say: O our Lord! our adversity overcame us and we were an erring people:

  43. And when the magicians came, they said to Firon: Shall we get a reward if we are the vanquishers?

  44. By Allah! we were certainly in manifest error,

  45. To remind, and We are never unjust.

  46. So when she came, it was said: Is your throne like this? She said: It is as it were the same, and we were given the knowledge before it, and we were submissive.

  47. And those who disbelieve say: What! when we have become dust and our fathers (too), shall we certainly be brought forth?

  48. But We raised up generations, then life became prolonged to them; and you were not dwelling among the people of Madyan, reciting to them Our communications, but We were the senders.

  49. And when it is recited to them they say: We believe in it surely it is the truth from our Lord; surely we were submitters before this.

  50. And how many a town have We destroyed which exulted in its means of subsistence, so these are their abodes, they have not been dwelt in after them except a little, and We are the inheritors,

  51. And your Lord never destroyed the towns until He raised in their metropolis a messenger, reciting to them Our communications, and We never destroyed the towns except when their people were unjust.

  52. And among men is he who says: We believe in Allah; but when he is persecuted in (the way of) Allah he thinks the persecution of men to be as the chastisement of Allah; and if there come assistance from your Lord, they would most certainly say: Surely we were with you. What! is not Allah the best knower of what is in the breasts of mankind.

  53. And those who disbelieve say: By no means will we believe in this Quran, nor in that which is before it; and could you see when the unjust shall be made to stand before their Lord, bandying words one with another! Those who were reckoned weak shall say to those who were proud: Had it not been for you we would certainly have been believers.

  54. And they shall cry therein for succour: O our Lord ! take us out, we will do good deeds other than those which we used to do. Did We not preserve you alive long enough, so that he who would be mindful in it should mind? And there came to you the warner; therefore taste; because for the unjust, there is no helper.

  55. And We did not send down upon his people after him any hosts from heaven, nor do We ever send down.

  56. What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then certainly be raised,

  57. So we led you astray, for we ourselves were erring.

  58. What! when we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then be certainly brought to judgment?

  59. We would certainly have been the servants of Allah-- the purified ones.

  60. And they shall say: What is the matter with us that we do not see men whom we used to count among the vicious?

  61. And when they shall contend one with another in the fire, then the weak shall say to those who were proud: Surely we were your followers; will you then avert from us a portion of the fire?

  62. But when they saw Our punishment, they said: We believe in Allah alone and we deny what we used to associate with Him.

  63. That you may firmly sit on their backs, then remember the favor of your Lord when you are firmly seated thereon, and say: Glory be to Him Who made this subservient to us and we were not able to do it

  64. Surely We revealed it on a blessed night surely We are ever warning--

  65. A command from Us; surely We are the senders (of messengers),

  66. This is Our book that speaks against you with justice; surely We wrote what you did,

  67. What! when we are dead and have become dust? That is afar (from probable) return.

  68. Saying: Surely we feared before on account of our families:

  69. Surely we called upon Him before: Surely He is the Benign, the Merciful.

  70. And they used to say: What! when we die and have become dust and bones, shall we then indeed be raised?

  71. And they shall say: Had we but listened or pondered, we should not have been among the inmates of the burning fire.

  72. They said: Glory be to our Lord, surely we were unjust.

  73. Said they: O woe to us! surely we were inordinate:

  74. And that we used to sit in some of the sitting-places thereof to steal a hearing, but he who would (try to) listen now would find a flame lying in wait for him:

  75. And that some of us are good and others of us are below that: we are sects following different ways:

  76. And we used to enter into vain discourse with those who entered into vain discourses.

  77. And we used to call the day of judgment a lie;

  78. What! when we are rotten bones?