اَوْ يَأْخُذَهُمْ عَلٰى تَخَوُّفٍۗ فَاِنَّ رَبَّكُمْ لَرَءُوْفٌ رَّحِيْمٌ ( النحل: ٤٧ )
Aw yaakhuzahum 'alaa takhawwuf; fa inna Rabbakum la Ra'oofur Raheem (an-Naḥl 16:47)
Or that He would not seize them gradually [in a state of dread]? But indeed, your Lord is Kind and Merciful. (An-Nahl  : 47)
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or that He seizes them while they are in apprehension? So, indeed your Lord is Very-Kind, Very-Merciful.