Holy Quran 71


1SENT NOAH to his people to warn them before the painful punishment came upon them.
2He said: "O my people, I warn you clearly
3That you should worship God and fear Him, and follow me
4That He may forgive some of your sins and prolong your term till an appointed time. Surely when God's appointed time is come it will not be put off, if only you knew!
5He said: "O Lord, I called my people night and day,
6But the more I called, they only ran the farther away.
7And every time I called them that You may forgive them, they thrust their fingers into their ears, and covered themselves with their garments, and became wayward, and behaved with downright insolence.
8Then I called them loudly and more openly,
9And declared to them in public and in private,
10And I told them: 'Ask your Lord to forgive you. He is verily forgiving.
11He will send you abundant rain from the sky,
12And will give you increase of wealth and sons, and give you gardens and springs of water.
13What has come upon you that you do not fear the majesty of God,
14Knowing that He has created you by various stages?
15Do you not see how God has fashioned seven skies one above the other,
16And has placed the moon therein, an illumination, and has placed the sun, a lighted lamp?
17God produced you from the earth like a vegetable growth;
18He will then return you back to it, and bring you out again.
19God has made the earth for you a spreading,
20So that you may walk upon its spacious paths.'
21But they did not listen to me," Noah said, "and followed him whose wealth and children only added to his ruin.
22And they contrived a plot of great magnitude,
23And said: 'Do not abandon your gods, and do not abandon Wadda or Suwa', or Yaghuth, Ya'uq or Nasr.'
24And they misled many. So do not give the evil-doers increase but in error.
25They were drowned because of their habitual sinfulness, and sent to Hell, and did not find any helper other than God.
26Noah said: "O Lord, do not leave a single habitation of unbelievers on the earth.
27If you leave them, they will lead Your creatures astray, and beget but iniquitous and ungrateful offspring.
28O Lord, forgive me, my parents, and any one who enters my house as a believer, and all believing men and women, and do not give the evil-doers increase save in ruin.