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{ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلأَرْضَ مَهْداً وَسَلَكَ لَكُمْ فِيهَا سُبُلاً وَأَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ أَزْوَاجاً مِّن نَّبَاتٍ شَتَّىٰ }

He is the One Who made for you as well as for all creatures the earth a cradle a bed and threaded facilitated for you therein ways roads and sent down from the heaven water rain. God exalted be He says as a complement to Moses’s description of Him and as an address to the people of Mecca and therewith We brought forth various kinds species of plants shattā ‘various’ adjectivally qualifies azwājan ‘kinds’ in other words plants of different colours flavours and different in other ways shattā is the plural of shatīt similar in pattern to marīd plural mardā as may be used in a phrase like shatta al-amr ‘the affair has become divided’.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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