71:1We sent Noah to his people: “Warn your people before there comes upon them a painful punishment.”

71:2He said, “O my people, I am to you a clear warner.

71:3Worship God and reverence Him, and obey me.

71:4And He will forgive you of your sins, and reprieve you until a stated term. God’s term cannot be deferred once it has arrived, if you only knew.”

71:5He said, “My Lord, I have called my people night and day.

71:6But my call added only to their flight.

71:7Whenever I called them to Your forgiveness, they thrust their fingers into their ears, and wrapped themselves in their garments, and insisted, and became more and more arrogant.

71:8Then I called them openly.

71:9Then I appealed to them publicly, and I spoke to them privately.

71:10I said, ‘Ask your Lord for forgiveness; He is Forgiving.

71:11He will let loose the sky upon you in torrents.

71:12And provide you with wealth and children, and allot for you gardens, and allot for you rivers.

71:13What is the matter with you, that you do not appreciate God’s Greatness?

71:14Although He created you in stages.

71:15Do you not realize that God created seven heavens in layers?

71:16And He set the moon in their midst for light, and He made the sun a lamp.

71:17And God germinated you from the earth like plants.

71:18Then He will return you into it, and will bring you out again.

71:19And God made the earth a spread for you.

71:20That you may travel its diverse roads.’”

71:21Noah said, “My Lord, they have defied me, and followed him whose wealth and children increase him only in perdition.”

71:22And they schemed outrageous schemes.

71:23And they said, “Do not give up your gods; do not give up Wadd, nor Souwa, nor Yaghoos, and Yaooq, and Nassr.

71:24They have misled many, so do not increase the wrongdoers except in confusion.”

71:25Because of their wrongs, they were drowned, and were hurled into a Fire. They did not find apart from God any helpers.

71:26Noah said, “My Lord, do not leave of the unbelievers a single dweller on earth.

71:27If You leave them, they will mislead your servants, and will breed only wicked unbelievers.

71:28My Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and anyone who enters my home in faith, and all the believing men and believing women; and do not increase the wrongdoers except in perdition.”