¡ The revelation of the Book from God, the Mighty, the Wise.
1 Cf. 40:2; 45:2; 46:2. As this verse has no verb, it could alternately be rendered with an implied demonstrative at the beginning: “This is the revelation of the Book from God” (IJ, R, Z). In discussions of the levels of Quranic recitation, Sufis say that one should first hear the Quran as if it were being recited by the Prophet, then as if it were being recited by the Archangel Gabriel, and then as if it were being recited by God Himself. They sometimes cite this verse and 40:2, which differs only in that the last word is the Knower, in support of this third and last level.