1Lo! We sent Noah unto his people (saying): Warn thy people ere the painful doom come unto them.
2He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner unto you
3(Bidding you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him and obey me,
4That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Lo! the term of Allah, when it cometh, cannot be delayed, if ye but knew.
5He said: My Lord! Lo! I have called unto my people night and day
6But all my calling doth but add to their repugnance;
7And lo! whenever I call unto them that Thou mayst pardon them they thrust their fingers in their ears and cover themselves with their garments and persist (in their refusal) and magnify themselves in pride.
8And lo! I have called unto them aloud,
9And lo! I have made public proclamation unto them, and I have appealed to them in private.
10And I have said: Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He was ever Forgiving.
11He will let loose the sky for you in plenteous rain,
12And will help you with wealth and sons, and will assign unto you Gardens and will assign unto you rivers.
13What aileth you that ye hope not toward Allah for dignity
14When He created you by (divers) stages ?
15See ye not how Allah hath created seven heavens in harmony,
16And hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp ?
17And Allah hath caused you to grow as a growth from the earth,
18And afterward He maketh you return thereto, and He will bring you forth again, a (new) forthbringing.
19And Allah hath made the earth a wide expanse for you
20That ye may thread the valley-ways thereof.
21Noah said: My Lord! Lo! they have disobeyed me and followed one whose wealth and children increase him in naught save ruin;
22And they have plotted a mighty plot,
23And they have said: Forsake not your gods. Forsake not Wadd, nor Suwa', nor Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr.
24And they have led many astray, and Thou increasest the wrong-doers in naught save error.
25Because of their sins they were drowned, then made to enter a Fire. And they found they had no helpers in place of Allah.
26And Noah said: My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers in the land.
27If Thou shouldst leave them, they will mislead Thy slaves and will beget none save lewd ingrates.
28My Lord! Forgive me and my parents and him who entereth my house believing, and believing men and believing women, and increase not the wrong-doers in aught save ruin.