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إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِ أَنْ أَنْذِرْ قَوْمَكَ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ
BEHOLD, We sent Noah unto his people, [saying:] "Warn thy people ere grievous suffering befall them!" (1)
قَالَ يَا قَوْمِ إِنِّي لَكُمْ نَذِيرٌ مُبِينٌ
[And Noah] said: "O my people! I am but a plain warner to you, [sent to tell you] (2)
أَنِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ وَاتَّقُوهُ وَأَطِيعُونِ
that you should worship God [alone] and be conscious of Him. "Now do pay heed unto me, (3)
يَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ مِنْ ذُنُوبِكُمْ وَيُؤَخِّرْكُمْ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى إِنَّ أَجَلَ اللَّهِ إِذَا جَاءَ لَا يُؤَخَّرُ لَوْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
so that He may forgive you some of your sins, and grant you respite until a term known [to Him alone]: but, behold, when the term appointed by God does come, it can never be put back – if you but knew it!" (4)
قَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي دَعَوْتُ قَوْمِي لَيْلًا وَنَهَارًا
[And after a time, Noah] said: "O my Sustainer! Verily, I have been calling unto my people night and day, (5)
فَلَمْ يَزِدْهُمْ دُعَائِي إِلَّا فِرَارًا
but my call has only caused them to flee farther and farther away [from Thee]. (6)
وَإِنِّي كُلَّمَا دَعَوْتُهُمْ لِتَغْفِرَ لَهُمْ جَعَلُوا أَصَابِعَهُمْ فِي آذَانِهِمْ وَاسْتَغْشَوْا ثِيَابَهُمْ وَأَصَرُّوا وَاسْتَكْبَرُوا اسْتِكْبَارًا
And, behold, whenever I called unto them with a view to Thy granting them forgiveness, they put their fingers into their ears, and wrapped themselves up in their garments [of sin], and grew obstinate, and became [yet more] arrogant in their false pride. (7)
ثُمَّ إِنِّي دَعَوْتُهُمْ جِهَارًا
"And, behold, I called unto them openly; (8)
ثُمَّ إِنِّي أَعْلَنْتُ لَهُمْ وَأَسْرَرْتُ لَهُمْ إِسْرَارًا
and, behold, I preached to them in public; and I spoke to them secretly, in private; (9)
فَقُلْتُ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ غَفَّارًا
and I said: "`Ask your Sustainer to forgive you your sins – for, verily, He is all-forgiving! (10)
 
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Abdullah Yusuf Ali
We sent Noah5705 to his People (with the Command): "Do thou warn thy People before there comes to them a grievous Penalty." (Translation)