Noah
Surah
Nuh
71
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Indeed, We sent Noah to his people ˹saying to him˺, “Warn your people before a painful punishment comes to them.”

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Indeed, We sent Noah to his people, [saying], "Warn your people before there comes to them a painful punishment."

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Noah proclaimed, “O my people! I am truly sent to you with a clear warning:

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He said, "O my people, indeed I am to you a clear warner -

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worship Allah ˹alone˺, fear Him, and obey me.

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To worship Allah, fear Him and obey me.

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He will forgive your sins, and delay your end until the appointed time.1 Indeed, when the time set by Allah comes, it cannot be delayed, if only you knew!”

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He [i.e., Allah] will forgive you of your sins and delay you for a specified term. Indeed, the time [set by] Allah, when it comes, will not be delayed, if you only knew."

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He cried, “My Lord! I have surely called my people day and night,

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He said, "My Lord, indeed I invited my people [to truth] night and day.

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but my calls only made them run farther away.

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But my invitation increased them not except in flight [i.e., aversion].

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And whenever I invite them to be forgiven by You, they press their fingers into their ears, cover themselves with their clothes, persist ˹in denial˺, and act very arrogantly.

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And indeed, every time I invited them that You may forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears, covered themselves with their garments,1 persisted, and were arrogant with [great] arrogance.

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Then I certainly called them openly,

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Then I invited them publicly.

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then I surely preached to them publicly and privately,

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Then I announced to them and [also] confided to them secretly

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saying, ‘Seek your Lord’s forgiveness, ˹for˺ He is truly Most Forgiving.

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And said, 'Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver.

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